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Stories for January 30th 2018

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 19:37 UTC

    Argentina promotes B20 agenda in London

    Argentina’s recent role in Davos shows that the country is integrating to the world as a “predictable and stable partner”

    Daniel Funes de Rioja, Chair of B20, promoted the B20 agenda among British business, chambers, institutions and members of the press at the “B20 Priorities and Challenges” seminar at the Argentine Official Residence in London.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 15:41 UTC

    Falkland Islands Outlines Fiscal Strategy for 2018/19 and Beyond

    “The Falkland Islands Government obtain almost 60% of its annual revenue from the fishing sector” (Pic R. Goodwin)

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council (its effective Cabinet) agreed late last week a set of budgeting principles for the Government over the coming financial year beginning 1st July 2018. These principles are likely to apply throughout the four year term of the current Legislative Assembly, though will be formally reviewed by the Assembly annually.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 10:24 UTC

    Macri implements pay freeze and eliminates 1.000 “political positions”

    “If Argentines chip in, all of us who are part of politics must make twice the effort and lead by example,” Macri said

    President Mauricio Macri said on Monday that government employees in Argentina won't receive pay raises this year as part of a string of measures aimed at cutting spending. Macri also announced the elimination of 1,000 “political positions” and the firing of family members appointed as advisers by government ministers. The measure is expected to save the government about US$75 million.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 10:16 UTC

    PM May leadership questioned by Tories divided over Europe

    No 10 says Mrs May had made progress in the negotiations and set out a “clear vision” of the UK's future relations.

    Prime minister Theresa May has been warned the UK risks disaster unless she “sees off hard Brexiteers” in her own party amid continuing Tory divisions over Europe. Ex-minister Anna Soubry said the PM must not let what she said were 35 MPs dictate the terms of the UK's EU exit.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 10:06 UTC

    FBI's No 2 steps down; Trump publicly criticized him of political bias

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump ”stands by his previous comments” about McCabe

    Andrew McCabe, the FBI's No. 2 official whom President Donald Trump publicly criticized for alleged political bias and reportedly wanted fired, stepped down from the bureau Monday, weeks ahead of his retirement. The move followed months of blistering criticism by Trump and his Republican allies that McCabe, 49, was an anti-Trump partisan. Recent reports said McCabe had been pressured to leave the bureau.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 10:00 UTC

    Petrobras to join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

    The OGCI is the CEO-led grouping of oil and gas companies that intends to lead the industry’s response to climate change

    The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and Petrobras announced that the Brazilian company will join the initiative. This commitment is subject to the approval of the OGCI Climate Investments Members’ Agreement by the Petrobras board of directors.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:49 UTC

    Surprise shock for Lula: praise from Temer, “he's a very charismatic figure”

    “He's a very charismatic figure. There's a reason he's leading opinion polls”, Temer said on Radio Bandeirantes. “I don't think he's dead.”

    Brazil's popular but scandal-plagued leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva got an unlikely morale boost on Monday from a political nemesis, current President Michel Temer. Lula easily leads the polls heading to October's presidential election but his dream of returning to office was left in doubt last week after an appeals court upheld an earlier corruption conviction against him.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:38 UTC

    Macron calls on the EU for more sanctions on Venezuela

    “Sadly things are going in the wrong direction,” Macron told a joint news conference with the visiting president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

    French President Emmanuel Macron called for further European Union sanctions on Venezuela, days after the 28-nation bloc agreed a travel ban and asset freezes on seven senior Venezuelan officials. The West accuses President Nicholas Maduro's government of violating democracy and human rights in the oil-producing nation, which is in the grip of a major economic and social crisis with millions suffering food and medicine shortages.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:28 UTC

    Brazil's meets 2017 fiscal target and juggles funds to keep the investment/debt rule

    Government is 208.6 billion reais (US$65.9 billion) short of meeting the golden rule in 2018, which links debt with investments, Treasury Secretary Ana Paula Vescovi

    Brazil’s government will tap the nation’s sovereign fund and recent surpluses to cut debt and avoid breaking budget rules this year, officials said on Monday, after easily meeting the 2017 fiscal target.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    Chile's incoming finance minister pledges the economy will expand 3.5% this year

    Felipe Larrain will assume as finance minister in March as part of conservative President-elect Sebastian Piñera's cabinet

    Chile's economy is likely to grow by 3.5% this year on the back of increased confidence in a new presidential administration and in improving global economy, the future finance minister said in a local newspaper published on Sunday.

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