Uruguay is ranked in position 30 at global level among 'high prosperity' countries, according to the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, and remains at top position regarding Latin America. It's the same ranking as in 2013 and confirms Uruguay in the leading position for the region for several years running.
Registrations for new vehicles in Argentina fell 40% in October compared to the same month in 2013, according to the latest study by commercial sellers' group ACARA. The chamber revealed that 52,983 cars were registered over the past month, against 59,099 in September and 88,948 last October.
Argentina told New York district judge Thomas Griesa that bondholders filed 25 lawsuits since June, when the judge ordered blocking the country's from paying its restructured debt without also paying a group of holdouts, Bloomberg news has reported.
A Colombian engineer smashed a plaque commemorating the death in 1741 of thousands of English soldiers in the coastal city of Cartagena just days after it was inaugurated by Prince Charles, said the mayor of the city who has now ordered its removal.
Bank of England interest rates have been left on hold at 0.5% for another month amid fears that the pace of recovery in the UK economy is slowing. The BoE base rate has been at its current level for more than five years, with economists not expecting an increase until next summer.
The world's largest ship fuel supplier, OW Bunker, has filed for bankruptcy after alleged fraud. The company's troubles came to light earlier this week when it discovered suspected fraud by senior employees in a Singapore-based subsidiary.
Mexico has abruptly cancelled a 3.75bn dollars contract awarded on Monday for a Chinese-led consortium to build a high-speed passenger rail link. President Enrique Peña Nieto said he wanted to avoid any doubts about the legitimacy and transparency of the bidding process.
The US economy added 214,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8%, official Labor Department figures show. The number of jobs created is slightly below forecasts of about 230,000 new posts, but still indicates a healthy US jobs market.
The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of this year’s hole was 24.1 million square kilometers, an area roughly the size of North America.