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Chilean per capita meat consumption has doubled in the last two decades

In the last two decades Chileans consumption of different meats has doubled according to data from the Agriculture Policy and Studies Office, ODEPA, released this week. From the 39.6 kilos of 1991, meats consumption soared in 2011 to 84.2 kilos on average, and not taking into account fish and sea food. If the 28 years since meats’ consumption stats were first recorded is taken into account, beef has soared 50% since 1986, from 14.7 to 21.7 kilos in 2011, while pork has jumped four fold from 6.1 kilos to 25.7…

HSBC has released a report predicting the rise and fall of the world’s economies in the next 40 years.

The global research department of HSBC has released a report predicting the rise and fall of the world’s economies in the next 40 years. The world’s top economy in 2050 will be China, followed by the United States. No surprises there – since China’s reforms in the 1980s, economists have said it’s not a question of if, but when, China’s collective economic might will top the U.S. #adp02 But among the smaller, developing nations, there are several surprises by HSBC prognosticators:But among the smaller,…

The untold story of the Mavinas ( aka Falklands ) war in 1987

Malvinas War – The Untold Story (1987) Five years after the war in the Malvinas between Britain and Argentina, many facts were still wrapped in red tape. Many of the key figures had remained silent. No-one had been to Argentina to tell the other side of the story. For the majority of the British people, the war was another glorious chapter in their history. With flags waving and bands playing, British troops had sailed away to repel the invaders. Patriotic emotions were stirred as they returned victorious.…

Why I’m backing Argentina: top EMD manager reveals all

by Chris Sloley @CitywireGlobal #adp02 Pioneer’s leading bond manager Yerlan Syzdykov is backing Argentina to rise as an emerging market bond powerhouse despite it being viewed as a country ‘people love to hate’. #adp02 Syzdykov, who manages the Pioneer Funds Emerging Markets Bond portfolio, revealed why the South American country is his favoured investment pick despite it still being seeen as tainted by its 2002 default. Over the past three years, Syzdykov has returned 103.9% in the emerging bond space,…

Paraguay enhances measures against FMD

Paraguay veterinary services concluded Monday midday the termination of 168 livestock mostly belonging to a farm where an outbreak of foot and mouth disease was confirmed 2 January in the county of San Pedro to the centre north of the country. According to the Animal health and food quality Service, Senacsa, 154 cattle from the “Nazareth” farm were sacrificed together with another nine and two hogs from neighbouring paddocks Livestock were terminated with the so called ‘sanitary rifle’, manned by the…

Argentina expands railroad network as economy grows

Argentina is expanding its railroad network to cope with increasing demands for its growing export sector plus expectations of a boost in transit trade from landlocked Paraguay and regional commerce. Swedish contractor Skanska is the latest international player in the expansion plans. Skanska said it will build a railway extension from the province of Neuquen to the Port of Bahia Blanca near Buenos Aires in a deal estimated at $134 million. Neuquen city is an important agricultural center irrigated by the Limay…