Alejandro Garcia Padilla, governor of the Puerto Rica’s central bank, Government Central Bank, has announced an executive order on Saturday. The order restricts withdrawal of funds except for the emergency services in a bid to avoid default in $423 debt repayment scheduled on May 1. Analysts have already warned that failure in debt repayment will definitely attract a default status for GDB.
Dartmouth College Professor Andrew Levin, former advisor to Janet Yellen made a proposal to reform the Fed. He also suggest the Fed to be reviewed by GAO annually.
Mexico will ship up to 500,000 metric tons of sugar to U.S. without any modification on the agreement being signed by the two nations on December 14. U.S. consumers prefer sweeteners from sugarcane over sweeteners manufactured from genetically modified beets.
China's oil giant reported a 67% drop in profit. PetroChina reported its worst profit in 15 years which brought liability to $162 billion.
Stoxx Europe 600 Index continued last week's gain. The index sets a new course for the first back-to-back advance in two weeks.
Google Fiber is now phasing out its free internet option in Kansas City. For existing customers, they may continue usign the service. For subscribers to take advantage of the free internet option, they have to pay an installation fee of $300.
In a battle with German's budget stores, Aldi and Lidl, Iceland introduces its food warehouse concept. The concept is an advancement of its old style format with cash-and-carry style.
Investments in Chinese tech companies had a 50% surge in the first quarter of 2016. Nevertheless, many of the investments were spent in the big startups.
Italy faces a €4.95 billion ($5.65 billion) bailout after bad loans in its banks accumulated to an alarming rate. The bank shares have lost close to half of its value in the last 12 months.
Due to extreme dry weather conditions, African farmers are seriously affected by their crops failure with little or no more money to replenish their lands or support their families. With the mobile drought insurance, farmers are protected from such harsh conditions by paying a small surcharge fee upon purchase of seeds and fertilizers registered with an insurance company.
A US Court has rejected $12.25-million legal case between Lyft and its drivers. Lyft and attorney of drivers need to sit back again on further discussions after the latest judgment.
European banking regulators have begun probing links between banks and tax havens in the wake of leakage of Panama Papers. Switzerland's financial watchdog FINMA has cautioned banks to crack down on money laundering. Geneva has also commenced a criminal enquiry into banks dealing with tax havens in the wake of Panama Papers.
Verizon Communications Inc will bid for Yahoo's web business, while Alphabet Inc's Google unit is also exploring options on bidding for it. Additionally, Verizon may also make an offer for stake in Yahoo's Japan subsidiary.
Exxon Mobil Corp will pay $10.75 million to New York State reimbursing costs on oil spill cleanup. The payment will cover New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation fund's costs.
South Africa is experiencing wheat shortages prompting grain importation. The increased tariff has been approved but Treasury requested the Trade and Industry sector to review it as it will affect the prices of staple food.