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The US Federal Reserve has reiterated that it will raise interest rates once a considerable time has passed after its stimulus program ends in October. The announcement came at the end of a two-day meeting of the central bank's policy committee in Washington DC.
United States interim ambassador to Argentina Kevin Sullivan was summoned to foreign minister Hector Timerman's office and was informed of ”the profound and firm rejection of the Argentine government to the US diplomat’s inappropriate statements”, according to the statement from the ministry made public on Tuesday.
The White House weighed in carefully on the Scottish independence referendum, saying Washington would respect the outcome of the vote but would prefer the United Kingdom to remain strong, robust and united.
As Argentine President Cristina Fernandez readies for her annual trip to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, US interim ambassador in Buenos Aires Kevin Sullivan ratified that Washington will not back the UN sovereign debt resolution sparked by Argentina’s legal battle with its holdout creditors.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Sunday under growing pressure to sanction air strikes after an Islamic State video showed the beheading of a British hostage.
US ambassador in Montevideo, Julissa Reynoso said that Washington does not impose a date for the transfer and arrival of the Guantanamo prison detainees to be accepted by Uruguay, but admitted that the ideal would be for this to happen before the end of President Jose Mujica's mandate next March first.
Venezuela’s shipments of crude oil and fuel to its allies have fallen to a five-year low as a weak economy hits its ability to uphold accords that former president Hugo Chávez struck to lower energy costs for friends and expand his diplomatic clout.
The British embassy in Washington has apologized after tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, commemorating the burning of the building 200 years ago.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the US jobs market has not yet fully recovered, but acknowledged that data is sending mixed signals, spurring debate over inflationary pressures. In a speech to leading central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen, who has kept Fed policy expansive due to perceived excess slack in the jobs market, gave no clear new signs for monetary policy.
The US Federal Reserve hinted that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating. At the same time, most Fed officials wanted further evidence before changing their view on when rates should rise, according to the minutes from the central bank's July 29-30 meeting.