Wednesday, December 8, 2021

All posts tagged "Economy"

  • Q&A: China’s Market Turmoil a Symptom of Other Problems

    HONG KONG – Calm returned Friday to China’s stock markets after a torrid week but underlying reasons for the turmoil remain: a weakening yuan and perceptions China’s leaders are bungling their handling of the economy. — WHAT...

    • Posted January 8, 2016
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  • UK Warns of ‘Dangerous Cocktail’ of Economic Threats

    LONDON – Britain’s Treasury chief is set to warn Thursday of a “dangerous cocktail” of new threats to the economy, insisting that the country’s robust growth is not immune to troubles from abroad. George Osborne will use...

    • Posted January 7, 2016
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  • Dominican Economy Establishes Itself as Region’s Strongest

    SANTO DOMINGO – The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 percent last year and established itself as the most robust in the Latin American and Caribbean region, officials said Wednesday. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez credited...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
  • Statistics Reflect Rise in November Employment

    SAN JUAN – Employment increased during November 2015, according to data compiled by the Studies and Statistics Division of Labor Statistics Bureau. The data, released Tuesday by the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute, reflect an increase in employment...

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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  • More Than 100 Employees To Be Laid-Off By Legal Assistance Society

    SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Legal Assistance Society (LAS) could be implementing a severance plan that may leave more than 100 of its 250 employees without a job. The information about LAS’ severance plan was revealed...

    • Posted January 3, 2016
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  • “A Mystery Inside An Enigma” How The Government Plans To Pay Debt

    SAN JUAN – Economist Gustavo Velez  urged the government Saturday to explain publicly how it plans to pay some $2 billion it owes throughout 2016.Puerto Rico is slated to pay the bulk of about $902 million in payments due this week, including some $330...

    • Posted January 2, 2016
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  • Venezuela Cuts Gas Export To Neighboring Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia  – Venezuela’s state oil company is temporarily halting gas exports across the border to Colombia, citing climate factors and the need to generate electricity, the Colombian Mining Ministry reported Friday. The ministry said that PDVSA...

    • Posted January 2, 2016
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  • Copper Theft: A Lucrative Criminal Activity That Threatens Essential Services

    SAN JUAN – Copper thieves are threatening Puerto Rico’s infrastructure by targeting electrical substations, telephone land lines, construction sites, and vacant homes for profits, a situation that disrupts the flow of electricity and other essential services, according...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • BBC Says Website Knocked Down Due To Apparent Attack

    LONDON – BBC says its main news website and other sites were knocked offline due to an attack. Service was out for more than three hours Thursday. Users received an error message and the broadcaster said on...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • Target’s Turnaround Gets Shoppers Back Into Stores

    NEW YORK – Target’s efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. Take Annabel Bernardo, who once bought trendy clothes at Target but cut back after she felt it lost its fashion edge. Now,...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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