US president Barack Obama could visit Brazil this year once the US Senate approves the nomination of Thomas Shannon as ambassador before the Brazilian government, announced the head of the Brazilian diplomatic legation in Washington Antonio Patriota.
General Motors and affiliate companies in China sold almost 1.3 million cars in the first nine months of 2009, with September a record month, according to a release from the main offices in Detroit.
Following a week when the US dollar plunged to record lows forcing some Asian banks to support the greenback, money markets are looking for new signals that the US government is committed to a strong US dollar as was implicitly anticipated by the Federal Reserve.
Brand America is now ranked #1 by global citizens, according to the GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media, a division of GfK Custom Research North America. Results from the 2009 Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI), which measures the global image of 50 countries, show the United States taking the top spot as the country with the best overall brand, up from seventh last year.
Since the United States consumer is no longer the main global growth engine, experts are expecting China to take over the role, although they are also looking for other locomotives in other regions of the world to help with economic recovery.
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate David D. Nelson to the post of United States Ambassador to Uruguay. His nomination has to be approved by Congress.
The US budget deficit more than tripled to a record 1.4 trillion US dollars in the fiscal year to 30 September, according to US Congress estimates. Congressional analysts had previously predicted a deficit of 1.6 trillion but revised their latest estimate, which comes after the end of the fiscal year.
United States wishes to improve and expand trade relations with Uruguay as well as scientific cooperation, was the message from the United States Barack Obama administration to the country’s ruling coalition presidential ticket for this month’s general election.
United States economic power is declining as a result of the financial crisis, the head of the World Bank has said. One of the legacies of this crisis may be recognition of changed economic power relations, said World Bank president Robert Zoellick.
The United States economy lost 263.000 jobs in September, which was more than had been expected, according to official non-farm payrolls figures. The jobless rate rose to a fresh 26-year high of 9.8% from August's figure of 9.7%.
The number in employment has now fallen for 21 consecutive months.