Highlights of the World Outlook
Oct-10-07 - por Rosendo Fraga
"In the US, the positive employment data pushed markets up within a context where uncertainty continues over the mortgage crisis and oil falls below 80 dollars again"
- In the US, positive employment data improves market performance, the foreign policy is centred in the Middle East and the debate grows over illegal immigration.
- In Europe, British Premier Gordon Brown dismisses the idea of holding earlier elections; Germany and France harden their posture towards Iran, and the Pentagon Chief, Robert Gates, visits Ukraine, backing up the pro-Western government.
- In Asia, China puts limits on foreign capital in the Stock Exchange, Japan breaks the record of reserves, the two Koreas start a historic peace process, and in Pakistan the president was re-elected.
- In the Middle East, violence won’t yield in Iraq; the Iranian president proposes to move Israel to the north of the Americas and Israel might grant neighbourhoods of Jerusalem to Palestinians.
- In Africa, former US President Jummy Carter pays a visit to Sudan, seeking to solve the Darfur crisis.
- In Latin America, the US secretaries of Defence, Robert Gates, and Trade, Carlos Gutierrez, visit the region.
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