Author: Stanley Bowers

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he would speak with his Russian counterpart for the first time since the Ukraine invasion but could address other priorities, including the release of American detainees. The conference call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be “in the next few days” and “will not be a negotiation on Ukraine,” Blinken told reporters. He added that essentially it will be focused on the resumption of Ukrainian grain exports. “I hope to talk about an issue that is a priority for us: the release of Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner who were…

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Owners of large and small businesses in this tourist enclave are trying to adapt to handling cryptocurrencies as a form of payment, while they hope that this measure will attract more tourism to the region. “Let them know that it can be used here and being able to use it will open up more space and attract more people,” said César Andino, manager of the Los Robles shopping mall in Santa Lucía, referring to cryptocurrencies. The “Bitcoin Valley” project has as its objective that initially 60 entrepreneurs receive training and adopt cryptocurrencies as a way to market their products, with…

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The bank hopes to advance in 2023 with the implementation of open banking or open banking that will allow them to provide more products to customers. The executive said that the offer rejected by Citigroup for Banamex gives them the opportunity to grow organically. “The (growth) strategy does not depend on making acquisitions,” he said. One of the bank’s strong commitments to compete with fintechs and reach a young audience is by launching LikeU cards, which represent 12% of plastic placement, since most of its customers are under 30 years of age. When questioned about the offer he presented to…

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Rodrigo Escartín, a partner at Escartín Abogados, explained that, in general, in this type of dispute between legal entities and the tax authority, there are three possible scenarios: smooth nullity, which completely cancels the tax credit; the nullity for purposesin which the authority determines that the debt is less and instructs the treasury to carry out a new calculation under certain parameters, and, finally, that the authority declare the firmness of the fiscal credit. In February of last year, the SAT notified Alsea of ​​claiming a tax payment for alleged income from the acquisition of goods for the purchase of…

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“These negative balances in the IEPS do not have any effect on public finances because more oil revenues are being generated, in addition to a greater collection by the ISR of the companies, the impact is not negative, if not neutral, in the income In total, we are above 166,000 million pesos, so there is no lack of oil revenue, no flow is being lost,” said Gabriel Yorio, undersecretary of the Treasury at a press conference. The Treasury official explained that without the subsidy, the cost of gasoline would be 35% higher, we would have inflation of 11%, and increases…

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More than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have been detected in 78 countries around the world since the beginning of May in 78 countries around the world since the beginning of May, 70% in Europe and 25% in America, according to information from the WHO. Spain is where the most cases have been reported in the world, with 3,595 infections, followed by the United States (2,881), Germany (2,410), the United Kingdom (2,208) and France (1,567). 10% of the cases have required hospital admission to manage the pain caused by the infection in the patients. This is how the monkey virus spreads…

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Small business credit (SMEs) also reported a placement of 88,000 million pesos, which represented a growth of 17.9%. With its “Banca de Barrio” initiative, the bank added 700,000 customers as well as 100,672 point terminals at the end of Junefor sale in shops. The placement of cards also increased by 18.2% compared to 2021 and housing credit by 12.1%. Until June, the bank’s customers have made 1,373 million, 27.4% more compared to the same period in 2021. Despite the failures that have been reported in recent months, BBVA Mexico reported that the use of the mobile app was 59% of…

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But in the publication of the Official Gazette of the Federation this Friday, the Ministry of Finance announced that this complementary stimulus will be less and will be as follows: 1.32 pesos for each liter of magna; 0.76 pesos per liter of premium and 2.78 per liter of diesel. On Thursday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked gasoline distributors – beneficiaries of said additional or complementary stimulus – not to increase fuel prices in an “unjustified” manner. And he asked that the stimulus be reflected in the final price for consumers. The reduction in the complementary fiscal stimulus, however, could…

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“During the month, Doctor Web’s malware analysts discovered dozens of malicious apps on Google Play. These included adware Trojans, fake apps used by scammers, information stealers targeting sensitive data, and others,” details a Dr. Web report. Although most of these applications have already been removed from the online store, they do represent risks for people who have already downloaded them to their smartphones. What do these types of applications do? The applications go unnoticed, making the victim see other claims, since they are disguised as photo editing tools, wallpaper galleries, keyboards, or Android themes. However, not all of these apps…

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