Stories for August 31st 2012
Mitt Romney has pledged to restore the promise of America, as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in Florida. The former Massachusetts governor accused President Barack Obama of failing to deliver on his soaring promises of hope and change. Mr Romney will challenge the Democratic president in November's election.
Argentina’s recently nationalized oil and gas corporation YPF announced non conventional oil was discovered in five new wells drilled in the Patagonian provinces of Chubut and Neuquen and anticipated that fuel prices in the country will continue to gradually increase to eliminate the gap with competition.
Argentina has no interest whatsoever in fisheries conservation, Chair of the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) Cheryl Roberts stated this week, and Director of Natural Resources John Barton believes an Argentine action aimed at undermining the Falklands fishery is likely to have a negative impact on their own fishery.
The Falkland Islands Executive Council has officially approved that a referendum be held on the question of the political status of the Falkland Islands and announced that the Electoral Commission has agreed to assist with developing the form of the question and the wording and give a bespoke advisory service including providing guidance.
“We’re a free country with dignity and national pride; we are nobody’s employee or subordinate” challenged Argentine president Cristina Fernandez after it was revealed that the US, Spain and Germany at the Inter American Development bank (IDB) had voted against granting the country a loan.
Argentine credit card purchases abroad will be charged with an additional 15% income tax advance, AFIP tax agency reported on Thursday. The extra amount will be deductible from the income tax and the personal assets tax.
Argentina’s leader unveiled an ambitious plan Wednesday to support the country’s television and film creators with a new industrial park along the Buenos Aires waterfront that she hopes will be modelled on Hollywood’s studios.
Global food prices soared by 10% in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Food Price Watch report.
Soy beans in Chicago climbed to their highest having advanced 0.4% on Thursday to 650.47 dollars the ton, while corn up 0.2% to 319.47 dollars the ton came closer to its record value of last August, 327.25 dollars. Wheat meantime slid 0.2% to 324.64 dollars the ton.
Exxon-Mobil Corp. and Apache Corp. will hold talks with Argentina's YPF next month to discuss further investments in the country's Vaca Muerta shale formation, said a YPF official briefed on the matter.