The Gibraltar Government issued a statement on Tuesday saying it took note of comments made by Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo indicating the Spanish government is abandoning the Trilateral Forum which involved three-side talks: Spain, UK and Gibraltar.
Uruguay’s Vice-president Danilo Astori said Mercosur is going through its worst moment in history because some of its members in practical terms “are denying the most basic principles”.
India’s Jinda Steel & Power's ambitious Bolivian project to mine 20 billion tons of iron ore is at risk after the Bolivian government encashed yet another 18-million dollars bank guarantee from the Indian firm for not meeting contractual terms.
Queen Elizabeth II gave her Queen's Speech to Britain's parliament Wednesday, setting out government policy for the coming year as the ruling coalition sought to fight back after a dismal month.
Spanish shares have fallen and the interest rate on the country's benchmark 10-year bond has risen amid fresh worries over the banking sector. The Ibex market fell by 3% and bond yields rose above 6%, a level seen as unsustainable.
Goldman Sachs raised its price target on several exploration and production companies, including Falklands’ Rockhopper Exploration, and said there were opportunities for deals in some assets in the sector.
British relations in South America could falter if the UK Government refuses to hold talks on the Falkland Islands sovereignty with Argentina, the country’s ambassador to London said this week.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández vindicated on Tuesday the nationalization of public services and said that all decisions made “are not rooted in ideology or populist decisions. It’s the disaster caused by the concessionary companies that forces us to intervene”.
Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou on Tuesday urged US companies to invest in YPF, the nationalized oil company that Argentina recently expropriated from Spain's Repsol.
The potential to treble imports from Argentina in a few years was underlined by Brazilian manufacturers but there must be a “compromise of reciprocity” to lower trade barriers since currently “we known they are higher on the Argentine side”.