International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that slower growth rates among emerging markets are causing cash outflows and could cause another bout of crisis. Narrowing differential in growth prospects between advanced and emerging economies may add to the crisis situation again.
Frozen broccoli cuts have been recalled from 11 states that have been distributed with 1,800 cases which could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The infection affects young and old and can cause slight to severe infections with symptoms like high fever, abdominal pains and diarrhea to name a few aside from miscarriage and stillbirth.
Mexico will be rich in renewable energy as private energy companies flock to the state to provide them with electricity generated from clean energy to be sold to Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Italy’s Enel Green Energy won 3 projects and will build solar plants while others will provide energy from wind farm.
Contrary to a notion that oil rout is impacting everyone in the industry, there are few bosses at energy companies making more money based on their performance. Few top managers are excelling in meeting targets and getting hefty paychecks.
Even if Huawei already has a foothold in Cuba, Google will still provide internet access and WiFi. This is according to the U.S. president during his historic visit to Cuba. Competition will drive faster and more reliable internet service to the island nation.
China and U.S. has been competing for a place in the economy and politics of Cuba. China has been doing business with Cuba for several years and the U.S. is just making a start. The edge that Washington sees is the proximity as being Cuba's neighbor.
Central bank of Chile has not changed its key interest rate for three months in a row even though it recorded the slowest economy growth rate in six years in January 2016. The inflation rate is alarmingly at 4.7 percent above the two percent target of Chile government.
Facebook Inc is bullish on Asian market potential. Recently, Facebook's Free Basics service has been banned by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). Despite this jolt, Facebook is still optimistic about adding number of users as the region is recording much faster growth rate than other parts of the world.
Brazilian iron ore miner Vale and Australian miner Fortescue, both have reduced their debt burdens significantly through disposing less prospective assets. Under such situations, news for tying up with each other seems to be unusual. But analysts observe the move as highly strategic to cope up with the market situation.
Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) has beaten analysts' forecasts for the first quarter earnings. HPE has posted earnings per share (EPS) of 41 cents a share for first quarter as against the 40 cents per share of average forecast made by analysts. Hewlett Packard Enterprises is expected close Tsinghua deal by end of May as soon as it gets Chinese regulatory approval.
Google grants UNICEF a total of $1.5 million in its battle with Zika virus which has been declared an epidemic by WHO last month. The virus has been linked with microcephaly and neurological illness called Guillain-Barre syndrome. UNICEF and the tech giant will collaborate to map and anticipate the spread of the virus.
Argentina is planning to issue $15-bilion bonds making it the largest sum by any developing nation since 1996. Country's new President Mauricio Macri-led government will use funds mobilized through bonds for repaying debts and supporting government spending.
The legal battle running for 13 years between hedge fund investor Paul Singer and Argentina is over as both the parties have reached to an agreement. Singer's Elliott Management will get $4.65 billion cash from the Argentina government as part of the deal.
Spain-based Caixabank is planning to buy the stake of Isabel Dos Santos in Portugal's Banco BPI SA. The negotiations over the acquisition are still going on and may be completed soon.
Canada-based Bank of Nova Scotia witnessed a strong profit surge as banking activity in domestic and international operations rose. Scotiabank has increased provision for bad loans in the oil and gas sector. The bank is expanding in Mexico, Chile, Columbia and Peru.
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