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Stories for September 9th 2017

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 23:53 UTC

    UK manufacturers warn of recruitment crunch if unable to hire EU workers after Brexit

    Two thirds of firms hire EU nationals because of insufficient UK applicants and one third because they cannot get the skills needed in the UK, EEF's survey found.

    United Kingdom manufacturers have warned of a recruitment crunch if they are unable to keep hiring EU workers after Brexit. The manufacturers body, EEF, says the government must clarify the rights of EU workers “as a matter of urgency” underlining that a quarter of 243 firms it surveyed had already seen an increase in EU nationals leaving their business.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 20:54 UTC

    Sir Alan Duncan in Gibraltar to celebrate the Rock's National Day

    “The UK reaffirms its support for Gibraltar, its people and its economy, and will continue to do so as long as the people of Gibraltar wish to remain British.”

    The United Kingdom will stand by Gibraltar, its people and its economy for as long as Gibraltarians wish to remain British, Sir Alan Duncan said ahead of an official visit to the Rock. Britain’s Minister for Europe at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office arrived at the Rock on Saturday and will spend the weekend in Gibraltar celebrating National Day, 10 September, and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 20:04 UTC

    Uruguay's vice-president resigns; Mujica's wife expected to assume

    Sendic and his political mentor, Mujica, are considered responsible for the “technical bankruptcy” of Uruguay's fuels refining and pricing company ANCAP

    Uruguayan Vice president, and head of the Senate, Raul Sendic has stepped down after presenting his “indeclinable” resignation to the ruling coalition plenary and to president Tabare Vazquez, quelling what was becoming a major political and institutional situation given his long string of misconducts, some of them precisely questioned by an ethics tribunal from the coalition.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 19:57 UTC

    Argentine embassy disappointed with Falklands stand at the Prado show

    The Falklands stand promoting tourism, trade and links at the Great Britain pavilion

    The Argentine embassy met with officials from the Uruguayan Rural Association, ARU, to express their disappointment since the Falkland Islands have a stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the Prado agro-industry show in Montevideo, according to a report from Television Nacional, which belongs to the Uruguayan government media complex.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 19:54 UTC

    Brazil's central bank slashes rate one full percentage point to 8.25%

    The eighth consecutive cut was announced after the stats agency IBGE, reported that twelve-month inflation in August was 2.46%, lowest in almost two decades.

    Brazil's central bank slashed its key interest rate this week by a full percentage point to 8.25%, the eighth consecutive cut as the country slowly exits a painful recession. The one percentage point fall in the base Selic rate had been predicted by markets and matched a previous cut in July.