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Swift Australia named Queensland exporter of the year

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At a gala presentation for the 21st Premier of Queensland's Export Awards held in Brisbane on October 21, Premier Anna Bligh announced Ipswich-based and Brazilian-owned company, Swift Australia, as the winner of the 2010 Queensland Exporter of the Year Award.

On a night that featured numerous references to the Latin American markets and their potential, it was only fitting that a company with such strong links to the region was able to take out the major award. As...

Chile to increase mining safety standards

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After the successful rescue of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose mine in northern Chile, President Sebastian Piñera has promised to ratify International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 176, which regulates mining safety standards.

The convention requires the state to implement adequate laws and regulations to ensure safety in the mining sector; outlines the responsibilities of private companies in the prevention of risk; and regulates the rights of...

Brazil's economy may grow by 7.5% this year

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Brazil’s Finance Minister, Guido Mantega, believes that the nation’s economy has the capacity to expand 7.5 percent this year.

Speaking to investors in New York on October 12, Mantega said Brazil is experiencing a sustainable expansion and that the conditions are in place for 5.5 percent to 6 percent growth in the next four years regardless of how the U.S. economy performs. “Brazil is enjoying high quality, sustainable growth, because it doesn’t generate...

Cautious Optimism for Latin American Growth - Santander

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Santander's quarterly publication, Inside Latin America, provides a detailed look at how the major economies of Latin America are performing.  There is good news for most economies, with a predicted growth rate for the region of between 7-8%.  This is combined with strong labour markets and increased consumer demand.  Looming negatively on the horizon though are inflationary pressures, large government expenditure and 2011 elections.  The...

LATAM News September 2010

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In this issue:  Financial services opportunities, mining, agribusiness opportunities, the Argentine economy and Cuba at the crossroads.  We also recap COALAR's bicentenary dinner in Canberra, and a very successful ALABC roundtable.  Welcome to Monash University as a member, as well as a new Australian Ambassador to Peru.

LATAM News August 2010

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In this issue: Xstrata Copper apporves investment in Peru, Troy talks up Argenitna, 2010 Brisbane dinner photo gallery, Latin Resources heads for Peru, LAN to form regional airline powerhouse, Genesis Minerals heads for Peru, China on course in Brazil, Mexico economy grows

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