Stories for June 19th 2012
British Prime Minister David Cameron cheekily declared that Britain would open its door wide to France's rich if they flee abroad from steep tax hikes proposed by the new French government.
The European Union will soon move forward with a financial transaction tax (FTT), European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Monday, as he also spoke in favour of Euro-bonds.
Uruguay’s economic growth quickened in the first quarter, spurred by increased transport and communications. GDP expanded 4.2% from a year earlier and grew 1.9% from the fourth quarter of 2011, the central bank said on its website.
The world’s largest emerging-market nations will announce contributions to the IMF’s financial firewall at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Mexico, Brazil’s Finance Minister Guido Mantega announced.
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has requested the Brazilian government “to arrest and extradite” any Iranian officials with pending arrest warrants from Interpol because of their links with a terrorist attack in Argentina, if they arrive in Brazil for the Rio+20 conference as members of the official delegation from Teheran.
Canada’s Yamana Gold Inc. plans to buy Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at 403.6 million dollars, the companies announced Monday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has fired a broadside at Argentina ahead of the opening of the G20 summit in Mexico, accusing the country of colonialism over the Falklands and protectionism in world trade.