Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Sixth Africa-Europe Summit Opens in Austria 18 de diciembre de 2018, 17:05Vienna, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Africa-Europe Summit on economic relations opened in Vienna on Tuesday with the participation of some twenty heads of State and Government. Cuban Authorities Satisfied with Economic Ties with Japan Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Chamber of Commerce President Orlando Hernandez expressed satisfaction with trade relations with Japan and the actions to strengthen those ties. Diaz-Canel: Cuba to Progress in Computerization without Interference 18 de diciembre de 2018, 15:22Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel asserted on Tuesday that Cuba will continue its advance in the computerization of society without foreign interference or impositions by domination platforms. Havana Holds Scientific Event on Economic Studies Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The annual scientific event of the National Institute of Economic Research (INIE) is taking place in Havana Tuesday and Wednesday at the Melia Cohiba Hotel with the aim of examining the perspectives of the Cuban economy. Venezuela, China to Strengthen Oil Alliance Agreements Caracas, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela ratifies Tuesday its alliances with China in the hydrocarbons sector with the reinforcement of joint ventures between Petrolera Sinovensa and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Uruguay Transfers Mercosur Presidency to Argentina By Hugo Rius Blein Montevideo, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will transfer to Argentina Tuesday the temporary presidency of Mercosur at a summit of Heads of State of its four full members and uncertainties ahead. Vietnam is the Best Investment Destination in Asia, Says Forbes Hanoi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam is currently the most attractive investment destination in Asia and the dynamism of its economy suggests that this will be a sustained trend, Forbes said in an article that local press reports say today. PEMEX's Revenues Increase More Than 60 Percent in US Mexico, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) PEMEX''s revenues increased more than 60 percent in the first 10 months of 2018, thanks to the sales of hydrocarbon to the United States, the company said in a statement. Boeing, Embraer Aircraft Manufacturers Confirm Joint Venture Brasilia, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The aircraft manufacturers Boeing, from the United States, and Embraer, from Brazil, have confirmed their alliance and said that they are waiting for the endorsement by the national government to create a strategic partnership. US Increased Anti-Import Measures, WTO Says 18 de diciembre de 2018, 00:30Geneva, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States has increased by 26 percent the measures to sanction imports from mid-2016 until July 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) reported. Foreign Investment Grew in Cuba in 2018 Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) grew in 2018, Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca said, adding 40 new business deals were struck amounting to 1.5 billion dollars. Puerto Rico's Economy Still Stagnant 14 Months after Hurricane Maria San Juan, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Contrary to the impression projected by the Ricardo Rossello Nevares government, Puerto Rico''s economy remains bogged down 14 months after the Hurricane Maria hit the island. Venezuela Debates Economic Recovery Plan at Constituent Assembly Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Economic Area of ​​Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, chairs the presentation of the results of the recovery program of the economy on Monday at the National Constituent Assembly. Mexico's Informal Economy Employs Largest Number of People Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The informal economy in Mexico employs 57 percent of the economically active population (PEA), but it barely generates 23 percent of each peso that the country produces, the National Institute of Geography and Statistics reported on Monday. Cuba Warns about Increased US Hostility Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez warned on Monday about increased US political and economic hostility against Cuba. Lopez Obrador Defends Mexico's 2019 Federal Budget Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday defended his 2019 federal budget proposal, which cuts the current one by 0.2 percent and increases social and economic development expenditures. Parliament Debates Focuses on Computerization of Cuban Society (+Photos) Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Lawmakers from the People''s Power National Assembly met on Monday in Havana to debate on Internet access, e-government and other issues related to the computerization of society. OPEC Secretary General Visits Angola Luanda, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nigerian Mohamed Sanuzi Barkindo, began on Monday official meetings with Angolan authorities to chart the future of that group. China Rejects Accusations of Hegemony against Project Strip and Route Beijing, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) China rejected today the accusations of the United States on the search of world hegemony with its project of the Strip and the Route, emphasizing that the main objective is to promote common development. Cuba Foresees Economic Growth of One Percent in 2019 Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has a growth forecast for 2019, slightly higher than one percent, Economy Minister Alejandro Gil said today.