Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Line: Peru in focus

1) IMF reasserts trust in Peru's growth despite global financial crisis

Lima, Nov. 05 (ANDINA).- First Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund, John Lipsky, attending the XV APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting met with the Peruvian Minister of Economy, Luis Miguel Valdivieso and with officials of the Central Bank of Reserves to discuss about the global financial crisis and its impact in Peru.

“As representative of the IMF I trust that Peru is ready to face the global financial crisis and it will continue with its sustainable growth within this context. Both, Peru and Chile, have good conditions to face these swings of the international economy”, stated the official who, at the same time, congratulated president-elect Barack Obama of the United States of America.


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2) Peru and Chile to become world economy locomotive machines according to

Trujillo, Nov. 05 (ANDINA).- Peru and Chile will become world economy locomotives due to their economic dynamism and solid basis, and before the lower growth rate to be registered by United States and Europe as a result of the international financial crisis, Chile’s Finance minister, Andrés Velasco, said Wednesday.

“Emerging countries of Asia, Latin America, and Africa will continue growing next year, and in some way, they will become the locomotives of the world economy. Therefore, our voice is more important than ever, which is based on our own experiences and achievements", he said.

He pointed out that the international situation is difficult; however, Latin American countries like Peru and Chile have taken preventive measures and can face the financial crisis with their fiscal discipline and strong fundamentals, as well as with their high levels of investment, external balance, resources and liquidity.


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3) Peru's natural gas production rose 30.1% in January-October

Lima, Nov. 05 (ANDINA).- Peru's natural gas production reached 98,906.68 million cubic feet from January to October 2008, registering a growth of 30.01 percent compared to the same period last year, state oil agency PeruPetro reported Wednesday.

PeruPetro pointed out that the production increase was mainly because of greater consumption in electric power stations.

The average daily production of natural gas in October was 353.74 million cubic feet, which represents a reduction of 5.03 percent compared to last September.


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