FOR only the second time in recent years, on January 14 the Falkland Islands Government refused permission for a cruise ship to land its passengers in the islands' capital, Stanley. The ship in question was the Star Princess which had 2,608 passengers aboard.
Brazil’s economy grew at its fastest pace in 19 months in November, reversing a three-month contraction, as a recovery in consumer spending helped Latin America’s largest economy shrug off a global slowdown. Yields on interest rate futures rose.
Rockhopper Exploration Plc climbed to an 11-month high in London trading after a report that Cairn Energy Plc is in talks with the only company to have made a potentially commercial oil find near the Falkland Islands.
Brazil had been demanding too much in negotiating the conditions for hosting the 2014 World Cup but a legal dispute should be settled within days, FIFA said on Monday.
Credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s downgraded the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) from “AAA” to “AA+,” although it does not rule out it would increase it again if it bolsters its funds, according to a communiqué released on Monday.
In another round of the ongoing battle between the Argentina government and the leader of organized labour Hugo Moyano, Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo stated that “if the union leaders are really representatives of the working class, there is no possibility of a divorce between the CGT Labour Confederation and the national government”.
The presence of a cloud of ash caused by a volcano in Chile has again closed an airport in neighbouring Argentina just days after it had re-opened anticipating massive losses for the tourism and the resort’s finances.
Rising human carbon dioxide emissions may be affecting the brains and central nervous systems of sea fish, with serious consequences for their survival, according to Australian research.