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Stories for March 22nd 2017

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 12:20 UTC

    Relief for Macri: stats confirm the economy is moving out of recession

    President Mauricio Macri's administration is hoping an economic recovery ahead of midterm elections in October can boost flagging approval ratings.

    Argentina's economy exited a prolonged recession in the second half of last year, with government data on Tuesday showing a 0.5% expansion in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the third quarter. Indec stats agency also revised its estimate for third-quarter GDP to a 0.1% increase over the second quarter, up from a 0.2% decline previously. Taken together, the data show Argentina's economy grew in the second half after shrinking for three straight quarters.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 12:09 UTC

    Argentine farmers confident they can increase sales 28% to UK in the short term

    SRA president Etchevehere said that Brexit was a great opportunity to strengthen bilateral trade in a “strategic and complementary” form.

    Argentina has the potential to increase food sales to the UK by 28% in the short term, from the current US$ 830 million to US$ 1.060bn, according to the president of the powerful farmers' organization, Argentine Rural Society, Luis Miguel Etchevehere, currently in London with a business mission sponsored by the Argentine foreign ministry, the Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce and the embassy in London.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 12:01 UTC

    Guyana beats exploration/production record: oil extraction expected to begin 2019

    Exxon-Mobil in 2016 announced the successful drilling of a deepwater exploration well, positioning Guyana's seafloor as one of the richest oil discoveries in decades.

    United States oil giant Exxon Mobil Corporation is moving full steam ahead with plans to transform Guyana, in the north of South America, into a major oil producer. In what industry experts call a rare occurrence in the industry, Exxon Mobil has asked the David Granger administration for a production license to start pumping oil from the country’s seabed, less than five years after it discovered major oil finds.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 11:50 UTC

    Growing concern of Brazil' rotten meat scandal on the Mercosur/EU trade talks

    Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said the EU’s agricultural representative had called him by telephone and that they are due to meet to discuss the issue.

    European Union has insisted Brazilian representatives attend an emergency meeting to explain themselves regarding a scandal involving rotten meat and the country’s two largest exporters, JBS and BRF. Brazil has already announced that the 22 plants (out of over 4.000) allegedly involved in the scam have been closed.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    US and UK ban carry-on electronic devices on planes main cabins from Islamic countries

    U.S. Homeland Security said passengers traveling from a specific list of airports could not bring into the main cabin devices larger than a mobile phone

    United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 09:58 UTC

    Trump´s “eyes and ears” will have an office in the White House and access to classified information

    Ms Trump, who owns a fashion brand, will join husband Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the president.

    President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump is to have an office in the White House, her lawyer said. The 35-year-old will have security clearance and access to classified information, but no official title or salary when she works in the West Wing. She will serve as her father's “eyes and ears” while providing broad-ranging advice, her attorney told Politico.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 09:50 UTC

    Initiative in US Lower Chamber to recognize Gibraltar's right to self determination

    As on previous occasions, the latest version of the resolution was sponsored by Republican Congressman George Holding.

    A resolution calling on the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the US Congress, to formally recognise Gibraltar’s right to self-determination has been tabled for a third time. The resolution states that the views and rights of Gibraltarians should always be imperative in any discussion of Gibraltar’s status as a British Overseas Territory.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 09:43 UTC

    Spain supports deal for British expatriates to remain following Brexit

    Minister Jorge Toledo told The Times “We are broadly in favour of retaining a reciprocal agreement on questions like healthcare and freedom of movement.”

    Spain will support a Brexit deal that allows British expatriates to remain on the Costas with their benefits intact, including access to healthcare, it was reported. According to The Times, Madrid would “in principle” favour an agreement that would allow Britons living in Spain and other parts of the EU to retain existing rights.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 09:32 UTC

    Goldman Sachs moving jobs from London to the European Union

    Gnodde indicated the bank would bolster its presence in other European cities over the next 18 months. Other London banks have already said they would move jobs

    Goldman Sachs will move jobs away from London and bulk up its European presence by “hundreds of people”, a senior executive has said. The US bank's European chief executive, Richard Gnodde, said it would begin the process before the UK leaves the European Union.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 09:12 UTC

    FIH considers acquisition approach from an Argentine fund as “unwelcome”

    FIH Group independent Directors said such a deal “unwelcome” and “seriously threatens to undermine the FIC business and the interests of its employees”.

    The much publicized and controversial bid from an Argentine group to acquire a leading position in the Falkland Islands Holdings, which owns the Falkland Islands Company, closely linked to the Islands' history and economy, has been considered “a real hazard” by FIH directors.