Daily Archives: April 13, 2012
Argentine Economy Minister, Hernan Lorenzino, insisted today that the Government was working to “reverse the increase” in imports of fuels for “achieving self-sufficiency in oil.”
“We looked at each of the concessions” with the oil-producing provinces, requiring “compliance with agreed contracts (with oil) and when that happens not revert” areas awarded “as happened before,” said are mention the conflict with YPF, which controls the Spanish Repsol.
Lorenzino was speaking television channel C5N cable news at a time when the government of President Cristina Fernandez is silent about his intentions after the press on Thursday released a project official alleged that the State acquires 50 percent of YPF.
The reports in the press on the eve increased uncertainty about the future of YPF, which Repsol is a partner of the Argentine group Petersen.
“Government policy is to maintain the competitive equation in the field of energy,” said the minister pointed out that in 2003 Argentina 4,300 million dollars spent on fuel imports, “and that account in 2011 amounted to 9,300 million dollars”.
“Argentines need the oil beneath the earth be removed and used in cost-Argentines, to sustain the competitiveness of the economy,” he insisted.
In recent weeks, six provinces oil concessions YPF is removed on the grounds of lack of investment, which the company lost the equivalent of about 18 percent of its crude oil production.
With the same argument, also has withdrawn a concession to Petrobras, but it is a marginal area of the province of Neuquén, rich in natural gas.
The Spanish government, with support from the European Union has defended the interests of Repsol in Argentina, supported by the European Union.
Perhaps, you hired the services of a real estate agent the time you bought your house. Perhaps, the agent you hired was referred to you by a close friend or family member, or maybe you have heard or read about his or her services in the newspaper or radio ads. You alone can justify the need for hiring an estate agent with certain reasons like you have found the ideal house, made an offer, agreed to the deal, and moved in.
The time has come and you decided to sell your home, and once again, you need the help of a real estate agent. Most home sellers of Colorado Real Estate who have sold their first property would most likely think that all real estate agents are similar with the previous one who helped them buy their house.
Real estate agents of Aurora Real Estate can do the marketing or both the buying and selling of properties, however, they tend to concentrate or specialize more on one than the other. The time you bought a house, you might have hired a real estate agent who particularly worked for you as a selling agent. Most people are already familiar with the nature of advertising and marketing real estate properties, so they tend to picture the real estate profession more on the selling agent or buyer’s agent.
The result is: many estate owners expect their agent to do the same tasks as that of a selling agent which is to look for a homebuyer. Having knowledge on the nature of real estate business, they do the tasks you expect them to do and prioritize like searching for homebuyers. Certain tasks you expect them to do include: posting signboard in the front yard, placing ads in the local news, holding an open house on the weekend, displaying your estate property like Colorado Cabins on the Internet.
You should however bear it in mind that this is just a real estate business scheme called surface marketing. More important activities are undertaken behind the scenes. When posting the “for sale” sign and printing of flyers are done, the first priority of your listing agent would be the marketing of your property to other agents, not to homebuyers.
Although the growing problem of current monetary crisis is prevailing, it is observed that the amount of forgery as well as mortgage fraud cases keeps rising. Not surprising, there’s a rapid increase in the number of mortgage fraud cases. Clearly, the scammer’s main target market is definitely the new house purchasers who’re fighting to get out of a foreclosure situation. Hence, it has turn out to be vital for all new home consumers, property owners, as well as real estate investors to take into consideration a few suggestions to be able to defend themselves from these kinds of ill-fated incidents.
The government identifies a situation of mortgage fraud as a scheme of misusing of misrepresented information to obtain home loan financing effortlessly. A mortgage fraud is basically of two varieties; the very first one is for property and then the next one is actually for financial gain. In brief, a scammer concentrates on either to profit by means of owning a property or home unlawfully or perhaps simply by obtaining a lump sum of bank loan.
Usually, a crew of scammers attempt to get in contact with the Toronto real estate investors that are the loan providers along with the home owners to obtain their crucial mortgage information. When they have your details, these people labor more deeply to gain your confidence so that they are able to take hold of your hard-earned funds. The following is a number of crucial suggestions that you should adhere to as a way to protect yourself from a potential mortgage fraud situation.
Usually, the fraudsters work quickly and swiftly; in the event this type of team approaches you and asks you to provide a bit of info, you ought to always take time. It truly is very important for the people who own Windsor homes to think through your discussions with any unknown individual in relation to any sort of monetary interacting connected to your home loans. Take your own time to understand what you are agreeing to do and exactly what might be the effects; contemplate from both beneficial and bad viewpoints.
Just before revealing any kind of material regarding your mortgage and residence to get a new credit package, you should communicate with your mortgage company dealer. Sometimes, the new lending team may possibly advise you not to speak or correspond with anyone within your bank, but that’s bad information. Bear in mind, your mortgage company needs to be the first point of contact whenever you are facing difficulties in having to pay your bank loan.
In the event you really feel any kind of uncertainty, you should always speak with your lawyer. Should you be addressing a fraudster, he could dissuade you from contacting a legal specialist. Consequently, make sure to get in touch with your attorney anytime should you really feel you might be in need of suggestions to handle your situation. Without allowing you to think, the crooks will try to make you agree to some kind of monetary pay out as quickly as possible. They are going to make use of the hard-sell strategies to convince you. Stay away from signing and making payments upfront without analyzing the documentation. Although the provided scam lending options appear extremely lucrative, you need to never ever enlist upfront. Consequently, you are able to simply avoid getting into the snare of an alluring home loan scam.
President Pescanova, Manuel Fernandez de Sousa, stressed today that the company does not intend “to leave the boats and fishing” to information that pointed to that the company had classified several vessels for sale and facilities, with a book value exceeding 55 million euros.
In a press conference after the annual general meeting of the company, Fernandez de Sousa explained that this information “came from a reading of the annual accounts” which can be interpreted “in a way or another,” and added: “nor are we going to leave boats or fishing.”
Fernandez de Sousa has stated that the immobilized Pescanova is 1,120 million euros and that within that number, is classified as “assets held for sale” a “small amount” that is “normal within that volume.”
It has also clarified that these assets for sale “are working” and to have them included in this section does not mean “you’re not using, nor necessarily the go to sell.”
“The sell if there is an operation that really fit,” said the president of Pescanova.
In any case, reiterated that the company is not putting “for sale part” of your business.
The Colombian economist Jose Antonio Ocampo told that he withdrew his candidacy to head the World Bank (WB) because the process has become “political”, and announced that he supports the Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala front-runner American Jim Yong Kim.
“My candidacy only made sense in the context of meritocracy. The process has now become political,” said Ocampo in a telephone interview from Brazil, where on Thursday he met with Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil.
In his resignation letter says he is “at a disadvantage by the lack of government support” of his country, which, in his view, “hindered” the political backing for his candidacy.
Ocampo, who was a candidate in Latin America, did not receive support from Bogota, while Brazil, who proposed at first announced they would support a single candidate alternative to the U.S..
Even today, Brazil announced that along with Russia, India and China, making up the forum known as BRICS with South Africa and are the world’s largest emerging economies, negotiate until Monday to support a common candidate for president of the WB.
Ocampo said that although this choice does not fully comply to the characteristic of “an open, transparent and based on the merit of candidates, it has established the precedent that the election of President of the World Bank has to be different.”
On this occasion, is the first time you have several candidates to head the World Bank.
Since its creation in 1944, the multilateral institution has always been headed by an American as a result of a tacit pact with Europe by a European heads the IMF.
“I hope the Bank’s Board reflect on this experience and much more democratic rules set for the next election,” he said.
However, despite its withdrawal, Ocampo as “very satisfactory” that his candidacy has contributed to “sow the seeds for a better system of governance of the most important institution for development co-operation in the world.”
The WB Board of Executive Directors, who has interviewed three candidates last week, is expected to announce a new president during the spring meeting of IMF and World Bank to be held between 20 and 22 April in Washington.
Portugal today became the first EU country to conduct the parliamentary ratification of the treaties of budgetary stability, hoping to give a “signal” to generate confidence in its willingness to fulfill commitments to Europe.
Subject to the harsh demands of the bailout it requested last year, Portugal was quick to submit to Parliament by the EU treaties designed to support countries hit by the debt crisis and prevent it can be repeated in the future.
The rules were adopted with the support of the conservative coalition in power in Portugal, with 132 of the 230 deputies, and the main opposition party, the Socialist, with 74 lawmakers and could not stop despite ban, two abstentions in their ranks.
Luso’s conservative government was very proud to open the European list of ratifications, which could lengthen about a year, and considered it a sign of national commitment to overcoming the crisis.
The foreign minister, Paulo Portas, said in remarks to foreign reporters that the approval of treaties made with almost 90 percent of the votes of the Legislature, in what he called “a test of political stability and consensus “.
Against the ratification of the three parties pronounced Marxist line of parliament, the Communists, the Left Bloc and the Greens, numbering 24 deputies and tried, unsuccessfully, that the texts were submitted to a referendum.
“It is important that the ratification was made so quickly and consensual,” said Portas, for whom the loose parliamentary support to treaties is testament to the sense of responsibility and the “clear commitment” of Portugal with Europe.
That attitude, he acknowledged, is very important for a nation that was forced, a year ago, to seek financial support for their excessive debt and financial problems.
Portugal is receiving 78,000 million euros from the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a financial recovery plan for three years which forced him to adopt harsh austerity measures and implement labor reforms and administrative answered with two general strikes.
In the debate preceding the vote on the treaties, the Marxist left reloaded against the economic policy of the Conservatives while the Socialists made it clear that support the European treaties but the austerity measures of the Executive.
Luso Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, who won the early elections last June, defended the Treaty for Stability, Coordination and Governance in the EU as a guarantee of rigor to avoid mortgaging the future of coming generations.
But the Socialist leader, José Antonio Seguro, warned that this was not enough to overcome the crisis and called for measures to curb unemployment, which has risen 15%, and revive the economy Lisbon, which this year recorded a contraction of more than 3 %.
Worldwide sales of Seat car company have fallen by 11.6% in the first quarter of 2012, to deliver 80,100 units compared to 90,700 the same period last year.
These data, supplied today by its parent Volkswagen, are a reflection of the difficulties facing the automotive sector in much of Europe as a result of the crisis that particularly affects the weakness Seat the Spanish market.
Despite this overall decline of 11.6% in the first quarter, Seat, based in Martorell (Barcelona) has experienced increases in their deliveries in some world markets such as Germany, where it sold 13,100 vehicles, up 3.6% more.
In the British market, enrolled 10,900 Seat cars in the first three months of the year, 4.1%, and sales in Mexico grew 10% to the 5,100 units.
Seat, which in 2011 managed to reduce its loss after tax by 41.3% to EUR 61 million, has set a target to leave behind the red in 2013, which has designed a strategy that goes through an offensive products to be developed this year.
The Volkswagen Group achieved, meanwhile, increased its global sales by 9.6% in the first quarter of this year to reach 2.16 million units.
These good results were due mainly to good sales performance in North America, China and Russia, while there is still uncertainty in the markets of western Europe.
The EC is investigating a mobile commerce company that participates in the British subsidiary of Telefónica
The European Commission (EC) today opened an investigation in depth about creating a platform for trade through mobile phone involving a subsidiary of Telefonica in the United Kingdom and its rival Vodafone and Everything Everywhere (the Association of Orange and T-Mobile).
The British subsidiary of Telefonica, O2, Vodafone UK and Everything Everywhere announced in June last year creating a common platform for trade through mobile phone in the UK, which wanted to accelerate the development of mobile services to customers.
The EC announced today in a statement that, after completing a preliminary analysis, remains a concern about whether the transaction fits with the Community rules of competition, since it believes that the operators would get “very high market shares” in the young market for payment services and advertising via mobile (called “mobile wallet”).
The objective of this project is to generate a unique system by which consumers can make their mobile transactions through which advertisers, business partners, retailers and banks can access more easily to consumer mobile phones.
The EC points out in his note that the opening of an in-depth investigation does not prejudge the outcome, and states that now has 90 working days, until August 27 to take a final decision on whether the proposed transaction would reduce competition European Economic Area (EEA).
“The Commission is in favor of any initiative to develop the promising mobile commerce in Europe, and provide new and innovative ways of payment and interactive advertising experience for users,” said EC vice-president and head of Competition Joaquin Almunia.
However, he assured that, at the same time, we must ensure that they can emerge in this market competitive services, “so that there are still incentives for innovation and consumers get the best mobile commerce services at the best prices” .
Initial investigation revealed that the EC merger of three companies cited “could have the technical and commercial ability to block future competitors,” and in-depth analysis will now the EU executive will confirm or disprove these allegations.
The joint platform will provide telephone-commerce services to businesses, including payment and transaction services via mobile, and marketing services and data analysis.
Telefónica UK, Vodafone UK, and Everything Everywhere are three of the four operators of mobile networks in the UK, highlights the Commission.
The king of Morocco said to the president of the Canary Islands that have not found oil near islands
King Mohammed VI has assured the President of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero, Morocco has not detected oil in its territorial waters and therefore “there is no expectation of a future oil exploration.”
According to Rivero explained today at a press conference in Rabat, yesterday, during his hearing at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, he exposed the monarch of his government’s concern for environmental damage that can lead to an eventual oil development in Moroccan waters against the Canary Islands and its impact on tourism in the islands (accounting for 30% of GDP in the archipelago).
The king confirmed that surveys have allowed (a British company Longreach Oil & Gas) and that “it is true that they found oil, but would like.”
Rivero explained further that, in any case he was, “extremely little all control measures and all warranties” to be respectful to the environment, an issue in which he appreciated as a “compromise” on the Moroccan side.
The president has made clear that canary at all times respect the sovereignty of Morocco, and therefore his request was to “help and collaboration.”
However, Rivero has been much stronger in his statements on the survey allowed the company Repsol by the Spanish central government in 6,500 miles of surface waters Canary: “We are absolutely against this matter and we have therefore used this authorization “.
Rivero pointed out that opposition to oil exploration is unanimous among the government, canaries councils, municipalities and all political forces of the island, and this despite assurances that Repsol will be with full respect for the environment environment.