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Stories for October 15th 2015

  • Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 20:16 UTC

    China to continue expanding its influence in the oil and gas sector

    China has three major state owned oil companies: CNOOC, oil and gas producer; PetroChina and Sinopec, which is primarily a refining company.

    Since 2009, China has been taking a much more active role in its pursuit of international oil contracts. In 2009, for the first time, Saudi Arabia exported more of its oil to China than it did to the US. China also made large investments in Saudi Arabia's oil refining industry as well. But China's oil investments didn't stop there; they also pursued oil producing Canadian assets in 2011/12.

  • Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

    Rousseff accused the opposition of a 'deliberate coup-mongering'

    Rousseff said the opposition was practising “deliberate coup-mongering” against a “project that has successfully lifted millions of Brazilians out of poverty”.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has accused her opponents of trying to overthrow a democratically elected government by seeking to oust her without any material facts while spreading hatred and intolerance across the country.

  • Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 07:18 UTC

    Cruise ship industry concerned about escalating crime in the Caribbean

    A Carnival Cruise Line executive reportedly warned Bahamas officials about the crime situation in Nassau, and was considering issuing crime warnings

    Reports of escalating crime in the Caribbean have renewed the debate about how it affects the millions of cruise ship passengers and other tourists who visit the region each year.

  • Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

    Argentine September inflation 1.92% and 25.91% in last twelve months

    The Congress index acts as a reference because the official inflation rate, supplied by the much questioned Indec is “absurd”, said Patricia Bullrich.

    September inflation in Argentina was 1,92% and reached 25.91% in the last twelve months according to the monthly report from opposition members of Congress, which is based on the average of the country's leading private consultants. Later this week the official Indec rate is expected to be announced, systematically lower than that of the so called Congress index.

  • Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

    HMS Protector to assess fish stocks and update Ross Sea charts

    Ross Sea contains valuable fish stocks and Protector will help to ensure fishing vessels comply with the strict environmental rules for a sustainable resource.

    Ice ship HMS Protector is heading for waters no Royal Navy vessel has visited in 80 years as she begins a marathon deployment to Antarctica. The Plymouth-based icebreaker and survey vessel will ensure the world’s fishermen are not stripping the largely-unspoiled waters of the Ross Sea of marine life.

  • Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 04:45 UTC

    Should UK Overseas Territories have representation in Westminster?

    The panel consisted of Falklands MLA Roger Edwards, Andrew Rosindell, MP,  Philip Smith of FOTBOT, and Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

    A recent formation of the Friends of the British Overseas Territories, FOTBOT, had an interesting participation at the British parties conferences this season with fringe meetings open to the public and panel discussions on political issues pertaining to the British Overseas Territories, including whether BOT's should have representation in Westminster.