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Cuba, China pledge to build on growing trade

Chinese Deputy Trade Minister Wei JianGuo and Cuban Government Minister Ricardo Cabrisas said in Havana that they had set up a commission to work on joint investments in various sectors. Read More

Cuba says U.S. rules limiting food trade

Cuba signed up to import more U.S. food products this week but said payment procedures introduced by the Bush administration in 2005 were hindering trade and forcing it to make deals with other countries. Cuba has been importing food like rice and chicken from the United States since 2000, when cash-only food sales were permitted as a exception to the U.S. trade embargo, turning Cuba's ideological foe into its top foreign supplier. Read More

Cuba to increase oil production

Cuba will increase oil production by 100,000 tons this year, compared to 2006, according to Carlos Lage Davila, secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers. On Saturday, Lage and Basic Industry Minister Yadira Garcia attended the opening of the Siboney 01 well by Empresa de Perforacion y Extraccion de Petroleo del Centro. The well will be 9,580 feet deep and will have a maximum inclination angle of 55 degrees. Read More

Cuba sees economy growing 10 percent in 2007

Cuba expects its economic growth to slip down a gear this year to around 10 percent but remain among the strongest in the region, a senior government official said on Thursday. Read More

Cuba holds petrol, geoscience conferences

Geologists from 20 nations on Tuesday attended the Petroleum and Gas Congress in Havana, the first of its kind there. The conference will focus on long-distance and horizontal drilling, deep-water exploration, production and transport, and refining of extra-heavy crude. Read More

Agriculture bolstering in Cubas driest province

The harvest of more than 13,800 tons of green and root vegetables in eastern Las Tunas province during the months of January and February shows that agriculture is recovering in the islands driest territory. Read More

Another Habano Cigar Shop opens in China

A new Habano House, selling the best of Cuban cigars, was recently opened in China in the hotel Westin in Beijing, with the presence of many local business men and Cuban embassy officials. This is the fifth House opened in the Asian country by the Cuba Habano S.A company, making a total of 117 franchise shops of the well-known Cuban cigars in the world. Read More

Cuba increases food storage capacity

Raul Castro visits refrigerated silos and flour packing plant in Pinar del Rio. More than a hundred refrigerated silos for storing wheat, corn, soy, beans, rice and other grains are now in use as Cuba seeks to increase its food storage capacity. The goal is to have another similar amount in operation by the middle of the year. Read More

Cuba-China trade doubles in 2006

The trade volume between Cuba and China in 2006 saw a twofold increase from the previous year and reached 1.8 billion dollars, Cuban newspaper Opciones quoted Chinese Ambassador Zhao Rongxian as saying on Tuesday. Read More

Cuba optimizes gas production

Cuba increases its infrastructure for an optimum use of accompanying gas extracted from the country's oil fields, Cuban TV reported on Friday. Installments from Cuban Company ENERGAS in Havana province's northern strip have new technologies and methods, aimed at raising the delivery of that resource to generate electricity in the Caribbean nation. Read More

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