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Business Chile

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    The British pound is prancing, the dollar's in a funk, and the loonie is on a downdraft - time for your FX Fix.

  • The dollar hits new lows after Bernanke's comments, but New Zealand's central bank moves can't keep the kiwi down - time for your FX Fix.

  • Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    Miners have started to protect themselves against a fall in the price of copper as the metal’s rally, which only a few months ago looked unstoppable, has hit a wall, the Financial Times reports.

  • The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country. Japan's 9.0 magnitude earthquake is a rare event, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Globally we experience an average of only one earthquake above an 8.0 magnitude each year. This, of course, varies from year to year, with the most recent examples being four 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes in 2007 and zero in 2008.

    The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country.