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Stories for January 6th 2018

  • Saturday, January 6th 2018 - 10:01 UTC

    Northeast US and Canada frigid with wind chills reaching negative C 50 degrees

    New York Times reporters who were sent to Mount Washington in that state said the wind “steals your breath and freezes your eyelashes.”

    The aftermath of a frigid “bomb cyclone” and polar vortex left much of the northeastern US and Canada frigid on Friday night. Wind chills in one part of the state of New Hampshire were forecast to hit negative 50 degrees Celsius, according to forecasters. New York Times reporters who were sent to Mount Washington in that state said the wind “steals your breath and freezes your eyelashes.”

  • Saturday, January 6th 2018 - 09:54 UTC

    “Fire and Fury” becomes an instant bestseller despite Trump's threats

    The book by Michael Wolff portrays Trump as unprepared and unfit for the demands of the presidency, and a White House in chaos in its initial six months

    President Donald Trump legal threat aimed at “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”” appears to have the effect of making the book an early 2018 hot-selling title. On its first day of release, bookstores in major cities like Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles reported selling out of the initial order, and other shops in places like Oxford, Miss., and Shaker Heights, Ohio, also said that buyers quickly snatched up copies of their first batch.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2018 - 09:45 UTC

    Argentine stock market reaches a new record, 13th session running of gains

    Friday's stock market rise occurred in spite a temporary profit-taking again during the midday

    Good and not so good news from Argentina. Merval, the main index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, rose 0.79% to 32,505.59 points on Friday, a new settlement record that marked the 13th consecutive session of gains to the Argentine stock market. Merval had a weekly gain of 7.11%.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2018 - 09:42 UTC

    Brazilian industrial production rose in November for the third month running

    On a monthly basis, half of the 24 industrial sectors surveyed showed an output increase, primarily influenced by pharmaceutical products (+6.5%)

    Brazilian industrial production rose 0.2% in November from a month before, at the same rate as in September and October, surprising market analysts who expected stability. It was the third monthly increase in a row in the industrial output.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Europe and Mercosur scheduled to resume trade negotiations this month

    EC fruit and vegetable exports to the Mercosur countries in 2016 amounted to 241.3 million Euro, according to data from the EU Statistical Office, Eurostat

    The European Commission and Mercosur are planning to resume negotiations to reach a new Association Agreement during this month. The Commissioner of the European Trade Commission, Cecilia Malmström, stated that, after the last negotiating round, which took place in early December, and after the attempt to reach an agreement in the framework of the last round of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held from 11 to 14 December, the agreement was very close and would be reached in a matter of weeks.