Venezuela's Finance Ministry approved the issuance of $4.5 billion of a PDVSA 6% bond, maturing November 5, 2026, which will be a private offering sold to the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and to PDVSA's service providers.
France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain have signed an agreement to build an unmanned aircraft by 2020 and challenge the dominance of the United States and Israel on a market seen as strategic.
While the lead-up to the Vilnius Eastern partnership summit has focused on a mooted EU-Ukraine association agreement, another subject that is dear to Ukrainians will be discussed, free movement across the European Union.
Vice-president Danilo Astori confirmed that Uruguay will continue with its current flexible foreign exchange policy, because "this has helped us reduce volatilities", but also admitted concern about inflation.
On November 21, 2013, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Beijing for the 16th EU-China Summit.
An ambitious agroforestry project to be developed over the next 20 years in a Guatemalan reserve for protecting water springs, seeks to capture 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to help fight climate changes.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) First Vice President Phil Bennett has reaffirmed the bank's support for the National Green Growth Plan announced by the government of Kazakhstan during his first visit to Kazakhstan.