Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Global Foreign Direct Investment Stepped Back in 2017 Geneva, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The global flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2017 fell by 16 percent, from 1.8 billion dollars in 2016 to 1.5 billion, according to a new report released by UNCTAD. Popular Chinese Social Network Opens Autonomous Shop Beijing, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The instant message network WeChat has gained popularity in China after opening its first department store without employees, as clients only have to scan a QR code to identify themselves and acquire any products. Increasing Gap Between Rich and Poor in India Denounced New Delhi, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) One percent of India''s population owns 73 percent of wealth generated by the South Asian giant in 2017, according to research published today in the national media. Chile to Host 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Celac-China Forum Santiago, Chile, Jan 20(Prensa Latina) Chile will host the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Celac-China Forum on Sunday, another step in favor of expanding relations between the Latin American bloc and the Asian giant. Venezuelan Central Bank Received 540 Kilos of Gold Caracas, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Victor Cano, Minister for Ecological Mining Development, informed today that the Orinoco Mining Belt yielded 540 kilos of gold to the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) in its first delivery of 2018. China: Tencent and Google to Share Patents of Products, Technologies Beijing, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese telecoms giant Tencent reported today about a long-term agreement signed with its similar Google of the U.S. to share patents of their own products and technologies. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Plans to Open a Cryptocurrency Tokyo,Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group wants to launch its own cryptocurrency, along with a cryptocurrency exchange to trade it on, according to local media. Algeria to Refine Part of Its Oil in Italy Algiers, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Algeria will commission an Italian refinery to convert its crude oil into fuels following the signing of an agreement derived from an international tender, Sonatrach state sources announced here Monday. Tourist Arrivals to India Exceed 10 Million for First Time New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in its history, India received more than 10 million tourists in 2017, an increase of 15,2 percent compared to the previous year, today reported the ministry of the sector. European Union to Amend Tax Heaven List Brussels, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) confirmed today that it plans to amend its list of tax havens by removing several countries from payroll. Russian Carrier to Resume Flights to Cairo in February Cairo, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian carrier Aeroflot will start flying again from Moscow to Cairo on February 3, the president of Cairo airport management company Magdy Ishaq announced here. Iran Encourages Expanding Trade Business Tehran, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran talked Senegal into developing economic relations, especially in manufacturing cars and tractors in that African country. Vietnam Airlines With Non Stop Flights to USA Hanoi, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam Airlines, the main airline of the Indochinese nation, plans to carry out its first direct flights to the United States this year, is yet to be decided which will be the destination city whether San Francisco or Los Angeles on the Pacific coast. France Appoints Official Responsible of French Enterprises in China Paris, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The French government named former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin as official in charge of boosting French companies in China, informed today the deputy spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry. Mexican Economy to Lag Behind this Year, Assure Analysts México, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Volatility in the exchange rate of the peso regarding the U.S. dollar will extend to the first half of 2018, assure today experts of SURA Asset Management. Relevant actor in the Mexican financial system. Venezuela Faces Economic War with Political Aims Caracas, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela faces today an economic war with political aims, according to the analysis of Venezuelan clergy, Numa Molina. Japan to Tighten Refugee Process, Clamp Down on Work Eligibility Tokyo, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina)The Japanese Justice Ministry, bombarded with applications from Asian nationals seeking refugee status, is moving to streamline the process by swiftly filtering out applicants who are clearly not refugees. Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 2 Percent in 2017 Washington,Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Amid Market Consolidation, the Top Four PC Vendors Accounted for 64 Percent of Shipments in 2017. Ethiopian Economy still the Fastest Growing in Eastern Africa Addis Ababa, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia''s economy will continue this year as the fastest growing in East Africa, according to a World Bank (BC) report released here today. Spanish Tourism Falls in 2017 Madrid, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tourism sector suffered losses of 319 million euros in 2017, partly due to the independence process in Catalonia that generated political instability in the country, according to data published today by a sector association.