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Stories for July 24th 2018

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 05:11 UTC

    Over 1.500 companies were operating in Argentina's mining sector in 2016

    Ninety per cent of the operations take place at open pit mines with metallic minerals making up 73.1% of the production

    Argentina last polled its mining sector a decade ago but this month some results from a census carried out in 2016 were made public. The Indec document available online says that over 1,500 mining companies were operating in Argentina in 2016. Their extractive activities generated US$ 1,329 million while their processing activities generated US$ 2,386 million.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 04:28 UTC

    IMF underlined financial pressures risks for vulnerable emerging economies

    “In response to financial volatility, exchange rate flexibility should continue to play a role in buffering shocks in emerging economies,” Lagarde stated

    The IMF urged that trade conflicts be resolved via international cooperation, without resorting to exceptional measures, and underlined the world economy is facing increasing risks especially financial pressures in vulnerable emerging economies and the return of sovereign risks in parts of the Euro area.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 02:41 UTC

    G20 begin talks on global rules to tax the digital economy

     EC proposed rules earlier this year to make digital companies pay more tax, targeting such US giants as Alphabet’s Google, Facebook and Amazon .

    European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday, putting them at odds with U.S. counterparts.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 02:31 UTC

    Police violence in Rio remains as savage as 25 years ago, claims Amnesty

    On 23 July 1993 eight boys who were sleeping rough near Rio's Candelária Church were killed by off duty officers as part of a non official “extermination” policy

    The struggle to protect black Brazilian youths from police violence and deliver justice for the victims of the past remains as vital and relevant as ever, Amnesty International said on the 25th anniversary of the Candelária massacre, in which eight young boys were killed by off-duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 02:12 UTC

    Brazil combats fake news: media analysis studies compulsory in schools

    “The aim is to teach students to identify fake news, and now it’s part of the national curriculum because the country has decided it’s necessary,” said Leandro Beguoci,

    Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of “fake news” stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren. Media analysis studies became compulsory in December 2017, but have been offered alongside traditional subjects like mathematics and history for years in some Brazilian schools.

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