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Topic - Paraguay
Jun 30, 2014
While South Africa’s mobile connection speeds surpassed that of two other countries within the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) economic bloc, it remained at the lower end of the scale in a quarterly survey of 56 countries. Akamai...
May 28, 2014
Metals developer Mining Group has signed a second production lease over the Paraguay copper mine, at the El Roble project, in Chile. The ASX-listed Mining Group has an existing production agreement allowing the company to extract some 5 000 t/m of copper bearing...
Mar 14, 2014
Despite what outgoing CEO Hubert Brody called “challenging trading conditions in South Africa and Europe”, Imperial reported a 8% jump in operating profit, to R3.16-billion, for the six months ended December 31. Compared with the same six months in the previous...
Feb 28, 2014
The adoption of technology to produce genetically modified (GM) crops has become the fastest growing technology worldwide and the subsequent commercialisation globally has been unprecedented, Life Sciences for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research...
Feb 26, 2014
Hubert Brody and Mark Lamberti
Despite what CEO Hubert Brody called “challenging trading conditions in South Africa and Europe”, Imperial on Wednesday reported a 8% jump in operating profit, to R3.16-billion, for the six months ended December 31. Compared with the same six months in the...
Jan 17, 2014
The solar water-pumping system will provide drinking water for a large cattle farm.
Sep 13, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
National Treasury issued a media statement on July 5 extending an invitation to interested parties to submit comments by August 5 on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill 2013.
Jun 21, 2013
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Sep 21, 2012
Hydroelectric power is one of the oldest and best established sources of renewable energy, and world hydropower capacity has been growing at a steady rate of about 3% a year since the 1960s. The bulk of hydropower is generated on a large scale using water stored in...
Sep 14, 2012
The Southern Common Market (Mercosur), Latin America’s largest regional economic alliance and trade bloc, comprising Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, recently welcomed Venezuela as its newest full member and also suspended Paraguay after that country's Parliament had...
Jul 25, 2012
Water pumping system by The meeco Group supplies cattle farm with water
Jul 06, 2012
Community-scale production of biodiesel from used oils and fats can effectively provide a high-value product to supplement local fuel use and form an additional revenue stream for farmers who produce oil-yielding crops, says UK biofuels company Green Fuels founder...
Jun 12, 2012
Amarula, a cream liqueur manufactured in South Africa, has been identified as a key contender in UK-based international trade journal Sprits Business new spirits survey, released this month. Market intelligence firm Euromonitor has also listed Amarula as one of the...
May 03, 2012
Research In Motion announced today the recipients of this year's Wireless Achievement Awards at BlackBerry World 2012.
Feb 09, 2012
Cape Town architect is first South African woman to receive top international lifetime achievement award for architecture (Cape Town, 9 February 2012) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) this week announced that Cape Town architect Anya van der Merwe will...
Nov 07, 2011
meeco to supply renewable energy equipment to 10 Indian villages in the Chaco region
Sep 05, 2011
Mobile operator Vodacom on Monday announced the appointment of a new MD at Vodacom Tanzania. Rene Meza, who was currently MD at Bharti Airtel’s Kenya operations, would replace Dietlof Mare, who had requested to change roles after spending almost five years in...
Aug 04, 2011
Attached please find a press release on: The largest exhibition in Paraguay, the Expoferia Internacional, took place in Mariano Roque Alonso (Paraguay) from July 9 to 24 and The meeco Group was among the few to integrate the “Visible Companies” exhibition hall.
May 24, 2011
New York-listed Uranium Energy Corp said on Monday it has completed the purchase of uranium properties in Paraguay it announced May 12. The company paid about $720 000 in shares, as well as a 1,5% royalty to buy the 247 000-acre prospecting permits from an unnamed...
May 12, 2011
New York-listed Uranium Energy Corp has agreed to buy a Paraguayan uranium deposit for about $720 000 in shares, as well as a 1,5% royalty, the company said on Thursday. Uranium Energy said it aimed to start exploration at the Coronel Oviedo Property property...
Mar 04, 2011
The project plans to construct the third-largest hydropower plant in the world, in the vicinity of the Xingu river, in north-eastern Brazil.
Jan 21, 2011
Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma last week proposed that the target for bilateral South African/Indian trade be increased to $15-billion a year by 2014. Speaking in Johannesburg, he reported that bilateral trade is growing so fast that the current...
Jan 14, 2011
Late last month, it was announced that South Africa had been invited to join the BRIC grouping of Brazil, Russia, India and China. On December 23, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi telephoned his South African counterpart, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, (China currently...
Jan 10, 2011
Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma proposed on Monday that the target for bilateral South African/Indian trade be increased to $15-billion a year by 2014. Speaking in Johannesburg, he reported that bilateral trade is growing so fast that the current...
Dec 10, 2010
Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) with the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) serve South Africa better than full-scale Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) would. “The PTA approach is, I think, much better than FTAs,” asserts Department of Trade and...
Oct 29, 2010
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has stated that 32 WTO member states reported taking anti-dumping actions during the first half of 2010. This came after the meeting of the committee on anti-dumping practices, where a number of these actions were questioned, and...
Aug 11, 2010
Leaders from countries belonging to the Mercosurtrade bloc last week declared a mining key sector for the economic and social development of the region. Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, Sebastián Piñera of...
May 21, 2010
“We certainly expect to see an increase in the number of visitors to our shopping centres during the World Cup,” says Liberty Properties retail director Mel Urdang.
May 11, 2010
“We certainly expect to see an increase in the number of visitors to our shopping centres during the World Cup,” says Liberty Properties retail director Mel Urdang. Liberty Properties owns seven shopping centres, including Eastgate, Greenacres, Sandton City and...
Apr 09, 2010
World energy demand is growing. The International Energy Agency predicts that global energy requirements will increase by 40% by 2030. No less than 80% of this increase in demand will come from emerging and developing countries. Fossil fuel resources, although not...
Mar 01, 2010
Local Organising Committee (LOC) CEO Dr Danny Jordaan has "no doubt" that South Africa's preparations for the FIFA World Cup - about 100 days away - are going according to plan and that all tickets will be sold. "We are comfortable with the preparations so far," he...
Nov 06, 2009
South America is a continent whose richness in natural resources became legendary through myths such as El Dorado or the Emerald Mountain. Neither of these ever existed, of course, but today the continent produces antimony, bauxite, coal, cobalt, copper, gold,...
Oct 27, 2009
The South African government is considering the creation of a fund to support industrial development and job creation, the National Treasury reported on Tuesday. The fund would be made up largely of existing spending programmes and tax breaks, with clear, measurable...
Sep 17, 2009
Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) has appointed Edgar Lourencon to succeed Steve Koch as MD and president of GM Africa, as of November 1. Koch, in August, announced his intention to retire on October 1, after 40 years of service at GM South Africa and Africa.
Sep 14, 2009
The Brazilian National Defence Council has approved the pending sale of diversified miner Rio Tinto’s Corumbá mine to iron-ore giant Vale. In January, Rio Tinto entered into an agreement with Vale to sell its Corumbá iron-ore mine and the associated river...
Sep 11, 2009
Investment in Argentina’s mining sector have risen to their highest levels so far this year, despite the economic downturn and stirrings of local opposition to the sector. The country has received 7,35-billion Argentine pesos (Some 1,9-billion) into a range of...
Jul 31, 2009
“Industrial policy” has been an issue of debate in South Africa for a while now. Should South Africa have one? Should the government select certain promising industries and companies and boost them through various kinds of support?

This is popularly called...
Feb 05, 2009
Diversified giant Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its undeveloped potash assets to Brazilian mining giant Vale for a cash consideration of $850-million. The transaction included the Potasia Rio Colorado potash project, in Argentina, and the Regina exploration...
Jan 30, 2009
As part of its asset divestment programme, diversified miner Rio Tinto has signed agreements to sell its undeveloped potash assets, and an iron-ore asset to Brazilian mining giant Vale, for $1,6-billion. The assets included the Potasio Rio Colorado (PRC) potash...
Oct 10, 2008
Global truck production rose for the sixth year in succession in 2007, growing by 6% to reach 11,7-million units.
Aug 29, 2008
While World Trade Organisation (WTO) DG Pascal Lamy remains convinced that a new global trade deal is still possible by the end of the year, South Africa, which has hitherto prioritised the multilateral talks above bilateral ones, is less convinced.
Mar 17, 2008
Information communication technology (ICT) group Datatec said on Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Logicalis, would merge its Latin American operations with Brazilian integration business Promon Tecnologia (PT). For a 70% equity holding in the combined...
Oct 03, 2007
JSE-listed information and communication technology (ICT) group Datatec subsidiary Logicalis has bought the remaining 20,4% stake in Logicalis South America for $6,2-million, it said on Wednesday.
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