Sunday 23rd November 2014
NEWS TICKER – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST 2014: The director of the National Security Agency, Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, says he expects to see adversaries launch a cyber-attack in the next few years aimed at severely damaging America's critical infrastructure. "I fully expect that during my time as commander, we're going to be tasked to help defend critical infrastructure within the United States because it is under attack by some foreign nation or some individual or group," Rogers told the House Select Committee on Intelligence this morning (EST). Rogers, who also serves as commander of the US Cyber Command, says the government is better prepared to defend against those attacks than it was two years ago.On November 24th, the Federal Reserve will conduct a fixed-rate offering of term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility (TDF) that will incorporate an early withdrawal feature. This feature will allow depository institutions to obtain a return of funds prior to the maturity date subject to an early withdrawal penalty. The Federal Reserve will offer eight-day term deposits with an interest rate of 0.29000% and a maximum tender amount of $20,000,000,000. The penalty for early withdrawal is 0.75%, the minimum tender per institution is $20,000,000,000 - The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +29.72 points higher or +0.90% to 3345.32, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.70%. The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.64% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.83%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.51%), UOB (+1.37%), DBS (+1.64%), Keppel Corp (+0.22%) and OCBC Bank (+1.16%). The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index (+1.70%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index are Midas Holdings (+1.72%) and Geo Energy Resources (+3.02%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which gained +0.16% with Silverlake Axis’s share price gaining 0.41% and STATS ChipPAC’s share price unchanged. The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value were the IS MSCI India (+1.70%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.34%), DBXT MSCI Singapore IM ETF (unchanged). The most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (unchanged), Ascendas REIT (unchanged), CapitaCom Trust (+0.89%) - In an interview with US online service Careers Info-Security News Greg Shannon, chief scientist at the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute says that to defeat cyber-adversaries, cybersecurity professionals should adopt a contrarian attitude, says. "Having that contrarian point of view allows you to get into the mindset of the adversary," Shannon says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. "How would this technology work if it did something the designer of it didn't think of?" he asks. "Certainly, that's the way the adversary is thinking, coming up with new attacks, new threats. They're looking at an app, a piece of software or some websites, [and they think] 'What can I do here that the designer didn't think of? Is there a way to get information through channels, through tricks that weren't anticipated? Is there some frailty of humans that I can exploit to get information out of them that they wouldn't normally give me?'" – Raiffeisen Bank International warned in an analyst conference call yesterday that profits in its Russian business would be challenged in Q4 versus Q3. The bank’s Chief Financial Officer Martin Gruell said higher risk provisioning and increased operating expenses could cut profits in its single most profitable market. "I would expect the fourth quarter to be a bit lower than the third quarter," he said. He believes the worst of the rouble's devaluation is over, but explained that the impact on the group’s capital from the dip in the ruble, could push RBI's core capital below 10% of risk-weighted assets by the end of this year - The performance of the Dutch residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) market remained stable during the three-month period ended September 2014, according to the latest indices published by Moody's Investors Service. The 60+ day delinquencies of Dutch RMBS, including Dutch mortgage loans benefitting from a Nationale Hypotheek Garantie, decreased to 0.95% in September 2014 from 0.98% in June 2014. At the same time, the 90+ day delinquencies decreased to 0.72% during the three-month period compared with 0.75% in June 2014. Cumulative defaults continued to increase to 0.54% of the original balance, plus additions (in the case of Master Issuers) and replenishments in September 2014, compared with 0.47% in June 2014, says the ratings agency. Cumulative losses slightly increased to 0.11% in September 2014 from 0.10% in June 2014 – According to a Clearstream client bulletin on November 18th, the US Internal Revenue Service and the US Treasury published an amendment to the current temporary regulations (TD9657) regarding FATCA. The amendment impacts Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) who have entered into an agreement with the IRS to become a participating FFI. It amends the determination date and timing for reporting with respect to the 2014 calendar year.
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

México, energía y competitividad

El Secretario de Economía, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, participó y clausuró la conferencia “Monterrey: energía y competitividad en un México post reformas” organizada por Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), ProMéxico y el Gobierno del Estado de Nuevo León, en el Club Industrial de Monterrey, Nuevo León.

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El 11 de noviembre, la tasa de interés interbancaria en soles fue del 3,5%, similar a la tasa de interés de referencia del Banco Central de la República del Perú (BCRP). 

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En el mes de septiembre, el Resultado Fiscal Primario medido en base caja del Sector Público Nacional alcanzó la suma de -4.257,8 mm de dólares. Los Ingresos Totales aumentaron 23.697,7 mm de dólares con respecto a septiembre de 2013, mientras que el Gasto Primario creció 28.368 mm de dólares, comparado a igual mes del año pasado.

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El Ministerio de Economía, por medio del Viceministerio de Integración y Comercio Exterior, apoya la Misión Comercial Multisectorial que durante la semana del 17 al 22 de noviembre visitará la República Dominicana y Puerto Rico con el objetivo de generar negocios que aumenten las exportaciones guatemaltecas hacia el Caribe.  

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Con la presencia de la Viceministra de Integración y Comercio Exterior de Guatemala, María Luisa Flores, se llevó a cabo la Ceremonia de cierre de negociaciones y presentación oficial del protocolo de incorporación de Guatemala al Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre los estados miembros de la European Free Trade Association (EFTA, bloque comercial integrado por Suiza, Noruega, Liechtenstein e Islandia) y los miembros de Centroamérica (Costa Rica y Panamá). 

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La Dirección del Banco Central de Reserva del Perú acordó mantener la tasa de interés de referencia de la política monetaria en 3,5%. Este nivel de la tasa de referencia es compatible con una proyección de inflación que converge a 2% en el 2015 y toma en cuenta que, en primer lugar, los indicadores actuales y adelantados de la actividad económica continúan mostrando un crecimiento por debajo de su potencial; en segundo lugar las expectativas de inflación permanecen ancladas dentro del rango meta y, en tercer y último lugar, los indicadores internacionales recientes muestran señales mixtas de recuperación de la economía mundial, así como una mayor volatilidad en los mercados financieros y de cambios.

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Tras cinco años de vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre las Repúblicas de Guatemala y Colombia, de 2009 a 2013 las exportaciones desde el primero al segundo han crecido a un ritmo promedio de 4.6% anual. Hoy se cumplen 5 años de la entrada en vigencia del TLC entre las dos naciones, el cual ha fomentado la expansión y diversificación del comercio de bienes y servicios entre ambas, eliminando las barreras al comercio.  

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El Presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, se reunió hoy con el Primer Ministro de la República Popular China, Li Keqiang, quien encabeza el Consejo de Estado, para dialogar sobre la nueva etapa de la relación bilateral y el encuentro que sostendrá con su homólogo de esta nación, Xi Jinping, el jueves 13 de noviembre.

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