Ireland is stepping up preparations for physical infrastructure at ports and airports after Brexit, premier Leo Varadkar said. Irish ministers held detailed discussions in Dublin on Tuesday surrounding the hiring of customs officers and veterinary inspectors as well as the upgrading of IT systems.
The Organization of American States, OAS, faces a financial ‘crisis’ warned Monday Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza after country members approved the 2012 budget totalling 85.3 million dollars, with no increase over the current level of expenditure.
The Unions of South American Nations, Unasur, finance officials are considering creating a 10 to 20 billion dollars emergency fund to assist nations that experience capital flight should the global economic crisis deepen, according to financial sources.
Admitting that employment and output recovery has slowed down in recent months, the US Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that it is prepared to provide additional accommodation if needed to support the economic recovery and to return inflation, over time, to levels consistent with its mandate.
The Chilean government’s interest in creating a law to encourage the repatriation of funds from abroad received approval by a number of tax experts this past week, reported local media. The proposal, which was first mentioned publicly, last week would allow money earned outside the country to enter Chile, but at a lower tax rate.
The IMF and EU suspended a review of Hungary's funding program, set up in 2008 to save the country from financial meltdown, saying it must take tough action to meet targets for cutting its budget deficit.