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International Finance

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Economy

Brazil takes a $27 billion hit

International Finance Desk
That’s the cost of the Petrobras scandal to the world’s seventh largest economy Kamilia Lahrichi April 8, 2015: The Petrobras oil scandal, which sparked massive protests across Brazil against the government’s corruption and the economic slowdown, has cost $27.1 billion to the GDP of the world’s seventh largest economy, according to an April 2015 study...
Business Leaders

Clinton accuses Russia of interference in US presidential election

Says President Vladimir Putin sees Trump victory as an advantage IFM Correspondent September 6, 2016: Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused Russia of interfering with the US elections. “It is almost unthinkable”, Clinton said referring to reports of Russia’s alleged involvement in US elections citing the hacking of Democratic National Committee’s emails. “We’ve never had...
Business Leaders

Nigel Farage urges US to vote for Trump

Says will not vote for Clinton even if he gets paid for it IFM Correspondent August 25, 2016: Outgoing UKIP (UK Independence Party) leader Nigel Farage urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and drum up support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Farage addressed around 15,000 activists in Mississippi and said the party...
Economy

‘Focus on EU referendum and get it over with’

Industry believes decisive UK election result will help only once all hurdles to growth are overcome quickly Peter Taberner May 18, 2015: Britain is still raising its eyebrows, after David Cameron’s Conservative Party won an outright majority in the general election, after five years in Downing Street as part of a coalition government. It was...
Economy

Uncertainty of election makes pound jittery

On April 10, the pound fell to a five-year low against the dollar Tim Evershed April 17, 2015: Uncertainty surrounding the result of next month’s UK general election is sending the sterling on a rollercoaster against the dollar. On April 10, the pound fell to a five-year low against the dollar as election jitters combined...
Business Leaders

Brazil’s President Rousseff stays in power

State interventionism wins over free market Kamilia Lahrichi October 27, 2014: Left-leaning president Dilma Rousseff won the election in recession-hit Brazil on October 26 after one of the most dramatic electoral campaigns. The country’ first female president turfed out the centrist contender Aécio Neves with about 52% of the vote against 48% for her rival...
Business Leaders

Uruguay’s presidential election goes to run-off

abare Vazquez of the leftish Broad Front and Lacalle Pou from the conservative National Party won the first round Kamilia Lahrichi Oct 27,2014: The two contenders who won Uruguay’s first round of the presidential election on October 26 will not bring about any radical economic change for this small country wedged between two regional heavyweights –...
Business Leaders

Bolivia’s Evo Morales wins a third consecutive term

Left-leaning president, an Aymara Indian and a former coca farmer, becomes the longest serving leader and incumbent head of state in the Andean country Kamilia Lahrichi October 17,2014:Since his first election in 2005, Evo Morales has propelled economic growth in what was once one of the worst performing economies in Latin America, and enacted redistributive...