Parliamentarians meet in Quito to discuss security and cyber espionage

Around 240 parliamentarians from 17 countries of Asia and the Pacific are in Quito since yesterday for the Twenty-Third Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, to discuss policies on climate change, security, cyber espionage and terrorism. The forum started on Sunday and...

Ecuador announces the designation of ambassadors in America, Asia, Africa and Europe

The Foreign Ministry announced yesterday the designation of 12 new ambassadors in countries of America, Asia, Africa and Europe, including Costa Rica and Dominican Republic. The Ecuadorian Chancellor, Ricardo Patino, said that the new ambassadors, of whom he is awaiting for the...

The price of a box of bananas will rise 33 cents next year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Magap for its Spanish acronym) set at USD 6.55 the new price for a box of bananas for export. That price shall apply from January 1, 2015 until December of that year. The value was established based on the banana box of 43 pounds, which...

Ecuador would issue USD 2 000 million in bonds

After the reopening of the fiscal accounts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the economic authorities of the country have been in Washington paving the way to comply with the consultations of the Article IV of the organism. “This important step will allow the IMF...

Ecuadorian shrimp export is directed to Europe, Asia and the United States

In the first quarter of 2014, Ecuadorian shrimp exports grew a 90.6 % compared to the same period last year, according to the European Central Bank (ECB). This makes it the fastest growing product in the list of 26 sales unrelated to oil. The increased commercialization of shrimp...

Bhutan Seeks to be The First Green Country

Bhutan, a country located on the Himalayas in south Asia, was recognized worldwide for its national slogan of Gross National Happiness. The country sought to define an indicator that measures quality of life focusing in the psychology of human beings, differing from the commonly...