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Stories for June 7th 2016

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 23:57 UTC

    Rate hikes likely, but some reports remain 'disappointing', admits Fed chief Yellen

     Yellen was careful not to give timelines on raising interest, in contrast to May 27, when she said “probably in coming months such a move would be appropriate.”

    Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday that interest rate hikes are likely on the way because “positive economic forces have outweighed the negative” for the United States now that risks from earlier this year have diminished.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:34 UTC

    Hillary Clinton captures Democrat presidential nomination, (with super-delegates), says AP survey

    “I got to tell you, according to the news, we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment, but we still have work to do, don’t we?” said Hillary

    Hillary Clinton became the first woman to capture the presidential nomination of one of the United States major political parties on Monday night, according to an Associated Press survey of Democratic super-delegates, securing enough of them to overcome a bruising challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders and turn to a brutal five-month campaign against Donald J. Trump.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Nothing bogus about Continental Shelf claims

    Argentine diplomat Osvaldo N Mársico

    By Osvaldo N Mársico (Chairman of COPLA) (*) - In my capacity as the head of the COPLA National Committee on Argentina’s Continental Platform at the Foreign Ministry, I would like to refer to the letter of Professor Peter Willets published last Saturday (Mercopress) concerning the outer limit of the Argentine continental shelf and clarify some mistakes and misconceptions evident in Professors Willets’ letter.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

    Ex Total top engineer named Argentina's YPF CEO

    Ricardo Darre, an engineer, previously worked for French oil company Total in the United States. He will take up his post on July 1.

    Argentina's state oil company YPF said on Monday it has named Ricardo Darre chief executive officer, as the company makes leadership changes under the new pro-business government.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

    Macri resumes activities on Monday: “I am here, I am fine”

    “I am here, I am fine. I thank the Argentine people who filled me with messages.  I am here, I am fine to keep on working together for this Argentina we dream about”

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri resumed on Monday his official activities after an arrhythmia condition that led him to be hospitalized Friday night. Macri appeared at a morning rally in a southern locality of Buenos Aries to announce a financial aid for neighborhood clubs, highly affected by the latest utility rate hikes, and thanked all the messages he received.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:46 UTC

    Temer's Tourism minister might have to 'advance holidays' because of Petrobras

    The messages supposedly show Alves offering political support to construction firm OAS Engenharia allegedly in exchange for campaign donations

    Brazil's prosecutor general found evidence linking the tourism minister of interim President Michel Temer to the corruption scheme at Petrobras, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Monday. Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot included intercepted phone messages in a request to the Supreme Court for a formal investigation of Tourism Minister Henrique Eduardo Alves, Folha reported in publishing excerpts of the messages.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

    “Out” prevailing over “Remain” in Brexit as immigration displaces economy as center of debate

    The swing towards “Out” with less than three weeks to go comes as both sides step up their campaigning to try to win over the large number of still undecided voters

    The campaign for Britain to leave the European Union has taken a 4-5 percentage point lead ahead of a June 23 referendum, according to online polls by ICM and YouGov, sending sterling towards three-week lows against the U.S. dollar.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Almagro accuses Macri of reversing campaign promises in the Venezuelan situation

    Almagro implied that Argentine Ambassador to the OAS Juan José Arcuri was stalling a discussion on whether or not to invoke the Charter against Venezuela.

    After directing criticism at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and urging that Caracas be considered for suspension from the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro has accused Argentine President Mauricio Macri of impeding those efforts and of reversing his campaign promises of taking a hard line against Maduro.