Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fitch confirms the "AAA" rating to the United States

The maximum "AAA" rating to the debt of the United States will not move. Confirmation, Tuesday, August 16 from the rating agency Fitch Ratings takes the foot against its rival Standard & Poor's. Ten days ago, S & P had in fact lowered by one notch the rating of the United States, causing an earthquake in the financial markets.

Billionaire Warren Buffett calls for a tax increase for the richest

American billionaire Warren Buffett has launched a stir by calling Monday, August 15 at higher taxes for the wealthiest in the United States, in an article published by The New York Times. This is not the first time investor, nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha" for his often wise investments, requires extra effort on the part of "m├ęgariches".

But his call on "Stop coddling the super rich" and that made the rounds on the Internet, took a particular resonance in an economic context troubled by the sovereign debt crisis and the lowering of the American note.

The Syrian government announced the "end of the military offensive" in major cities

Syrian security forces as "finished" the military operation in two of the main rebel-held areas of the country, Deir el Zor (east) and Latakia (on the Mediterranean coast in the northwest), say the official media . The offensive of recent days against alleged "terrorists", according to official VERSION in these areas have caused scores of deaths.

A group of international journalists on a visit organized by the regime, claims to have witnessed the withdrawal of soldiers and armored vehicles, while local media broadcast images of people singing and smiling as the soldiers away. The activists, however, contradict the official version.

President Saleh announced his return to Yemen

Ali Abdullah Saleh lashed out, Tuesday, August 16th, his opponents and announced his approaching return to Sanaa. Yemeni President addressed his supporters in a speech broadcast on state television from Riyadh, where he is recovering after being injured in an attack against the palace on June 3 Mr Saleh, who was hospitalized two months, appeared in good form and spoke in a voice firm and combative.

Sarkozy and Merkel announced proposals to address the crisis of the euro

After the Franco-German summit on the crisis of debt in Europe, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for new measures of fiscal convergence between European states. A government of the euro area. France and Germany will propose to create an "economic government of the euro area".

Consists of the Council of Heads of State and Government, would meet twice a year, headed by a permanent president, elected for two and a half years. The name of Herman Van Rompuy, the current European Council President, has been suggested to chair the new body. A tax on financial transactions.