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  • Monday, January 8th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Pulp mills dispute: plans to ban sale of logs to Uruguay

    The Uruguay Argentina pulp mills controversy took another turn this week when the Argentine province of Entre Rios said it would ban all wood sales to Uruguayan pulp mills and picketers announced a complete land blockade of Uruguay sometime in mid January.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Ambitious project to recover Uruguay's flag carrier

    Uruguay's flag air carrier PLUNA

    The international investment group which is capitalizing Uruguay's flag air carrier PLUNA plans to balance the deficit ridden company by the end of this year with a five to six months “restructuring plan” to be implemented once the incorporation of the group is signed at the end of January.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Kirchner's obsession with one digit inflation and subsidies

    Argentina managed in 2006 to keep inflation below the two digits (9.8%) as promised earlier in the year, but the Buenos Aires press reveals the cost of such an achievement: the equivalent of 1.47 billion US dollars in Treasury handouts to keep the most sensitive items in the consumers and wholesales indexes in line with the target.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina, Mexico in deal to boost trade by 350 million dollars

    A new accord between Argentina and Mexico has come in force as from January 1st whereby they increased to about 1,500 the number of bilateral trade products with a sliding scale that will lead to zero tariff in ten years time, Argentina's Foreign Affairs ministry said.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil's industry expands 3.1% in 11 months

    Brazil's manufacturing production accumulated 3.1% growth in the first eleven months of 2006 compared to the same period in 2005, which happened to be exactly the same as 2005 over 2004, reported the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Controversy erupts over intended cuts in Royal Navy

    Controversy erupted in Britain following reports in the London press that the Royal Navy will experience a drastic cut to its surface fleet and promotion for RN officers is to be frozen for five years as a result of cost cutting measures.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine peso, 25% below “equilibrium exchange point”

    Five years after the melting of the Argentine economy and one of the country's major financial setbacks including a massive devaluation, Argentina has the least valued currency against the US dollar, according to a panel of economists from J P Morgan investment bank.

  • Friday, January 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's wine prices rise on international markets

    Exports of Chilean bottled wine to foreign markets are increasingly lucrative, with wine prices increasing in nine of the top ten market destinations between January to November last year.

  • Friday, January 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    EU top delegation to meet Bush and Democrat leadership

    The European Union called on the United States to show leadership in reviving the stalled Doha trade talks ahead of meetings in Washington next Monday of top EU officials with President George W. Bush and the new Democrat congressional leaders.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    2006 exports rocket to record high. EU is CODELCO chief importer

    Chile's exports – at least in terms of dollar amounts — rose dramatically in 2006, fueled in large part by record high copper prices.