Leasing by San Francisco-area technology firms is slowing just as developers are poised to add 6.5 million square feet of office space to the city and Silicon Valley, the most construction in a dozen years.
The Obama administration is setting out to help exporters get in on Brazil’s building boom even as it spars with the region’s biggest economy over high tariffs, rules favoring local companies and monetary policies.
Govt declared state of emergency in 4 eastern municipalities after anti-mining riots resulted in death of police officer and left eight more injured. * Riots began earlier this week in town of San Rafael Las Flores, where Tahoe Resources Escobal silver mine located * 23 members of Guatemalan National Police were rescued by special forces April 30 after protestors held them captive * Protesters stole 24 guns and ammunition from police, Government Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said * Some protestors thought to be linked to Zeta drug cartel, Lopez Bonilla said * President Otto Perez Molina said police deployed to area in attempt to arrive at peaceful solution with protestors * Statement, streamed comments posted on govt websites
Guatemala’s Energy and Mines Ministry awarded licenses to Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel, S.A. and Minera San Rafael S.A. to begin mineral extraction in Central America’s largest economy, the ministry said in a statement published on its website.