A report by a Committee of Eminent Persons advised the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday to sell 400 tons of its gold reserves as part of a new strategy to set the Fund's finances on a sustainable basis.
Tens of thousands of trade unionists, farmers and common citizens marched through downtown Mexico City on Wednesday to protest price increases for basic foods like tortillas, the staple of Mexico's poor.
The number of air travellers is expected to double by 2025, rising to more than 9 billion a year, a body representing the world's airports said on yesterday. The Airports Council International (ACI) predicted air freight would triple over the same period.
The world's leading climate scientists, in their most powerful language ever used on the issue, said global warming is very likely man-made, according to a new report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
The United States Federal Reserve left Wednesday interest rates unchanged at 5.25% for the fifth time running based on firmer economic growth with the economy likely to expand at a moderate pace over coming quarters.
US President George Bush formalized Wednesday his announced request to the Democratic-led Congress to renew his fast-track authority (officially Trade Promotion Authority) for negotiating international trade agreements.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, is preparing to implement another round of oil cuts beginning February first, satisfied with its decision to cut supply by 6% that has helped restore market balance.
An anti-whaling group patrolling the Ross Sea off Antarctica is offering a 25.000 US dollars reward to any person or group that can provide coordinates of the Japanese whaling fleet operating in the area.
British Airways averted a strike by flight attendants, reaching agreement on pay and sick leave hours before the two-day walkout was due to start Wednesday. The deal was finally nailed down after more than 120 hours of talks between the company and the Transport and General Workers' Union.
China's first strategic oil reserve base station has begun to be filled in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, according to reports from the country's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). This is the latest step in China's efforts to ensure a strategic oil reserve.