Argentina, Repsol in talks regarding YPF compensation: Argentina
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina has begun talks with Repsol (REP.MC) about compensation to the Spanish oil major for last year´s nationalization of the South American country's top oil company, YPF (YPFD.BA), a government official said on Thursday.
Argentine cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich told reporters that the long-awaited negotiations had begun but declined to elaborate on the progress or location of the talks.
"Negotiations with Repsol have begun. They are meeting," Capitanich told a news conference.
Argentina and Repsol struck a preliminary deal last week over compensation for the 2012 seizure of the Spanish company's majority stake in YPF. Sources have said Argentina is offering a compensation package worth $5 billion, half the sum Repsol was initially demanding.
Details of the settlement, which is likely to be paid in 10-year U.S. dollar denominated Argentine bonds, are expected to be ironed out in the coming weeks.
BEIJING - U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it competes with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market.
- The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Instead, there are hot sports cars in the streets and new companies filling the refurbished office buildings. | Video
BEIJING/HONG KONG - China reiterated its opposition on Thursday to a European Union plan to limit airline carbon dioxide emissions and called for talks to resolve the issue a day after its major airlines refused to pay any carbon costs under the new law.