Exclusive – At a Russian polling station, phantom voters cast ballots for the ‘Tsar’

VLADIKAVKAZ/IVNYA, Russia (Reuters) – At polling station no. 333 in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz, Reuters reporters only counted 256 voters casting their ballots in a regional election on Sunday.

People were voting across Russia in what is seen as a dress rehearsal for next year’s presidential …

VLADIKAVKAZ/IVNYA, Russia (Reuters) – At polling station no. 333 in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz, Reuters reporters only counted 256 voters casting their ballots in a regional election on Sunday.

People were voting across Russia in what is seen as a dress rehearsal for next year’s presidential vote. Kremlin candidates for regional parliaments and governorships performed strongly nationwide.

When the official results for polling station no. 333 were declared, the turnout was first given as 1,331 before being revised up to 1,867 on Tuesday. That is more than seven times higher than the number of voters counted by Reuters – with 73 percent of the votes going to United Russia, the party of President Vladimir Putin.

Election officials at the polling station said their tally was correct and there were no discrepancies.

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Reuters reporters were there when the polls opened at 08:00 until after the official count had been completed. They saw one man, who said he was a United Russia election observer, approaching the ballot box multiple times and each time putting inside voting papers.

“We must ensure 85 percent for United Russia. Otherwise, the Tsar will stop providing us with money,” the man, Sergei Lyutikov, told a reporter, in an apparent reference to Putin.

Putin is the strong favourite to win re-election next year. Many voters credit him with restoring national pride. However, with the economy forecast to grow only 1 percent this year enthusiasm for Putin is not as strong as it has been. Political analysts say that could result in a weak election turnout.

Reuters reporters observed the vote at six polling stations on Sunday. At all six the reporters found discrepancies, of varying sizes, between the official vote tally and the number of voters the reporters counted.

The reporters were present for the entire voting day except for in one place where a reporter missed the start because they were initially not allowed in.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not immediately respond to requests for comments for this story.

However, Peskov, on a conference call with reporters on Monday, said the vote showed people trust Putin. He said that there was “zero tolerance” of fraud, with reports of violations of election rules being dealt with swiftly.

Citing election commission data, he said the volume of complaints were down on previous elections, and in most cases the complaints were about secondary issues.

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United Russia’s party headquarters, in a statement sent to Reuters, said it gave no orders to anyone to stuff ballots or falsify results. It said all violations would be examined by election commissions and, if the law was broken, those responsible would be punished.

The six polling stations the Reuters reporters visited were in three regions but there were thousands of polling stations operating in Russia on Sunday so the events only offer a small snapshot of what happened.

Reuters reporters are unable to assess if such practices were widespread, or whether they had a material bearing on the outcome of the election.

Opinion polls consistently show that United Russia has more support than any other Russian party.

Golos, a non-governmental organisation whose volunteers monitored the voting in 36 regions, said late on Monday it had received reports of 825 violations of election rules. They included multiple reports of inflated turnout figures and ballot-stuffing. However, the NGO said violations were down compared to previous elections.

Russia’s central election commission, asked about the discrepancies witnessed by Reuters did not immediately respond.

Ella Pamfilova, chair of the commission, told a news conference after polls closed that the irregularities that had been reported to her commission would be investigated.

At polling station no. 333, located in a further education college in Vladikavkaz, capital of the North Ossetia region, voters on Sunday were electing a new regional parliament.

Lyutikov was there throughout the day. He works as an aide to Vadim Suanov, a United Russia deputy in the outgoing North Ossetia regional legislature, according to the legislature’s website. Suanov, who was running for re-election on Sunday, told Reuters he knew nothing about what his employee did in the polling station.

Lyutikov cast his ballot in the first hours of voting but later inserted ballot papers about 10 times, according to the Reuters witnesses.

Lyutikov told a Reuters reporter not to document him at the ballot box, threatening to break her mobile phone if the pictures and video footage were not deleted. At one point, he showed a reporter his passport, with his name, Sergei Ivanovich Lyutikov and his date of birth, April 17 1984.

While he was approaching the ballot box, he was in sight of Yelena Khadonova, the chair of the election commission for polling station no.333.

Asked about Lyutikov’s actions, she said: “I have nothing to comment on. I haven’t seen anything.”

At a parliamentary election last September, Reuters reporters at several polling stations found cases of inflated turnout and ballot-stuffing. Russia election chiefs said they would investigate, and the police launched their own investigation.

After Sunday’s vote, Kremlin candidates were on track to win in all 16 regions where governors were being elected, according to preliminary results. In the six regions where parliaments were being elected, including in North Ossetia, United Russia was in comfortable first place.

United Russia was less dominant in municipal elections in parts of Moscow, where support for opposition candidates is traditionally stronger.

At another location, polling station no. 618 in Belgorod region, a Reuters reporter accompanied election officials on their visits to voters’ houses to administer home voting. The number of home voters was equal to about a quarter of those who voted at the polling station.

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Under Russia’s electoral rules, voting at home is reserved for cases where a voter has specifically requested a visit, because for health reasons they are unable to make it to a polling station.

Kremlin opponents and independent monitors say home voting is open to abuse because it is not subject to the same scrutiny as voting in a polling station, where monitors from several parties, and journalists, are often present.

Despite the rule that home voting is only offered on request, several of the people visited by the election officials at their homes said they had not asked to vote at home.

The election officials entered most of houses without knocking on the door. One man in his sixties was smoking a cigarette in his backyard when the election officials arrived.

“First build a road and then we’ll talk,” he told the officials, pointing at a bumpy path leading to his house. He denied he asked them to come, but still cast his vote.

The officials said a relative or neighbour may have made the request on his behalf.

Over the course of two hours, during which the reporter was with the officials at all times, they collected 14 filled ballot papers. When the officials returned to the polling station, they had 18 filled ballot papers.

The officials who made the trip said the tally was correct. The head of the election commission at polling station no. 618, Lyubov Grushko, said: “The difference in numbers is a provocative issue, we won’t discuss it.”

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Kevin O’Flynn and Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber in VLADIKAVKAZ, Maria Tsvetkova Gleb Stolyarov and Olesya Astakhova in SASOVO and Anton Zverev, Anastasiya Lyrchikova and Darya Korsunskaya in IVNYA; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova and Christian Lowe; Editing by Anna Willard

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Télécoms: Victoire judiciaire pour Carlos Slim au Mexique

MEXICO (Reuters) – La Cour suprême du Mexique a décidé à l’unanimité que la loi ne peut interdire à l’opérateur télécoms America Movil de l’homme d’affaires mexicain Carlos Slim de faire payer des frais d’interconnexion à ses rivaux pour l’utilisation de son réseau.

Ce jugement est un …

MEXICO (Reuters) – La Cour suprême du Mexique a décidé à l‘unanimité que la loi ne peut interdire à l‘opérateur télécoms America Movil de l‘homme d‘affaires mexicain Carlos Slim de faire payer des frais d‘interconnexion à ses rivaux pour l‘utilisation de son réseau.

Ce jugement est un sérieux revers pour la réforme de 2014, l‘une des grandes réussites du président Enrique Pena Nieto, qui visait à limiter la domination du géant des télécoms sur le marché mexicain. Elle interdisait à America Movil d‘imposer des frais aux autres opérateurs pour les appels à des clients sur son réseau, même si ces sociétés ont le droit de faire payer America Movil pour l‘utilisation de leur propre réseau.

La Cour suprême a précisé que les tarifs d‘interconnexion devaient être fixés par le régulateur mexicain du secteur l‘IFT, soutenant ainsi America Movil, le plus important opérateur d‘Amérique latine en nombre d‘abonnés, joyau de l‘empire Slim.

Les tarifs fixés par l‘IFT entreront en vigueur à partir de janvier 2018, a précisé le tribunal, tout en ajoutant que ce jugement n‘aurait pas “d‘effet rétroactif”, ce qui suggère qu‘AT&T et Telefonica ne devront pas rembourser America Movil pour la période où ils n‘ont rien versé.

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Líbano y Siria anuncian alto el fuego en batalla contra Estado Islámico

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Un alto el fuego entró en vigor el domingo en un enclave del Estado Islámico, cuyos militantes se refugiaron en una zona montañosa entre la frontera de Siria y Líbano.

El ejército libanés dijo que el alto el fuego entró en vigor a las 7 horas local (0400 GMT) y agregó que …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Un alto el fuego entró en vigor el domingo en un enclave del Estado Islámico, cuyos militantes se refugiaron en una zona montañosa entre la frontera de Siria y Líbano.

El ejército libanés dijo que el alto el fuego entró en vigor a las 7 horas local (0400 GMT) y agregó que el objetivo de la tregua era allanar el camino para negociaciones sobre la suerte de nueve soldados libaneses, secuestrados por el Estado Islámico en 2014,

También Hezbollah y el ejército sirio, que atacan las posiciones del Estado Islámico desde su lado de la frontera, anunciaron un alto el fuego, según la cadena de televisión al-Manar.

La batalla comenzó hace una semana cuando el ejército libanés y las fuerzas del gobierno sirio, respaldadas por Hezbollah, lanzaron sendos ataques contra el Estado Islámico.

Según una fuente de seguridad, las negociaciones sobre los nueve soldados ya han comenzado con la mediación del jefe de la agencia de seguridad interna del Líbano.

Varios ministros libaneses llegaron el domingo a un centro de mando del ejército en Ras Baalbeck para vigilar la situación.

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Kaufhof-Eigner Hudson’s Bay setzt auf Europa-Geschäft

Düsseldorf/Toronto (Reuters) – Der Kaufhof-Eigner Hudson’s Bay (HBC) hat die Bedeutung der Warenhauskette und der Geschäfte in Europa hervorgehoben.

“HBC steht hundertprozentig zu seinem Engagement in Europa”, sagte ein Sprecher des Konzerns in Deutschland am Donnerstag. Dies habe das Management …

Düsseldorf/Toronto (Reuters) – Der Kaufhof-Eigner Hudson’s Bay (HBC) hat die Bedeutung der Warenhauskette und der Geschäfte in Europa hervorgehoben.

“HBC steht hundertprozentig zu seinem Engagement in Europa”, sagte ein Sprecher des Konzerns in Deutschland am Donnerstag. Dies habe das Management auch mit dem jüngsten Markteintritt in den Niederlanden, den Eröffnungen neuer Geschäfte in Deutschland und den laufenden Investitionen in Galeria Kaufhof unterstrichen. Zuvor hatte der aktivistische Investor und HBC-Aktionär Land and Buildings erklärt, es gebe einen potenziellen Käufer für den Kaufhof. Um wen es sich handelt, ließ er offen.

Land and Buildings betonte aber, der Käufer habe wohl ein “ernsthaftes Interesse” an Galeria Kaufhof. Der Investor fordert bereits seit längerer Zeit, sich von Immobilien und vom Europa-Geschäft um Kaufhof zu trennen. HBC hatte Kaufhof 2015 von der Metro für 2,8 Milliarden Euro übernommen. Die Kanadier hatten am Mittwoch auch Zahlen für das zweite Quartal vorgelegt, in dem HBC höhere Verluste geschrieben hatte.

HBC-Europa-Chef Wolfgang Link hatte am Montag anlässlich der Eröffnung neuer Läden in den Niederlanden die Bedeutung des Kaufhofs hervorgehoben. “Unser Hauptaugenmerk gilt natürlich dem Mutterschiff in Europa, das ist Kaufhof.” HBC-Boss Jerry Storch hatte hinzugefügt: “Köln ist unsere Hauptstadt für Europa. Von dort aus werden wir unser europäisches Geschäft in Deutschland, Belgien und nun auch in den Niederlanden weiterentwickeln”[8nL8N1LL28V]. Der Konzern will in den kommenden fünf bis sieben Jahren bis zu eine Milliarde Euro in Deutschland investieren. Geplant ist etwa die Modernisierung von 20 Häusern.

Branchen-Insidern zufolge hat die Kreditversicherung Euler Hermes ihre Garantiezusagen für Lieferungen an den Kaufhof gekürzt. Es gebe entsprechende Briefe an Lieferanten des Kaufhof, hatten zwei Insider Ende Juli erklärt. Nach Berichten der “Textilwirtschaft” sowie des “Spiegel” wurden die Garantiezusagen deutlich zusammengestrichen.

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Rum, guns and tea: Unfazed Floridians don’t let Irma dampen spirits

(Reuters) – As veterans of at least half a dozen hurricanes, Steve and Sarah Griffin knew exactly how to cope when Irma bore down on their Clearwater, Florida, home: host an impromptu party for friends who had evacuated their own houses.

“You’ve just got to have plenty of beer, Captain Morgan, …

(Reuters) – As veterans of at least half a dozen hurricanes, Steve and Sarah Griffin knew exactly how to cope when Irma bore down on their Clearwater, Florida, home: host an impromptu party for friends who had evacuated their own houses.

“You’ve just got to have plenty of beer, Captain Morgan, vodka, (and) you’ll get through,” Sarah Griffin, 52, a native Floridian like her husband, said of the Saturday night party, which also included a game of hurricane trivia.

Irma, once one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in history, caused billions of dollars in damage and left millions of people without power when it swept across Florida this past weekend.

But even as television meteorologists delivered apocalyptic warnings, storm-savvy Floridians dealt with the impending Irma in their own way.

Bethany Spagnuolo, 33, and her family in Sebastian, a coastal city about 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, wait each hurricane season for a storm powerful enough to continue one wacky tradition: hurricane skateboarding.

She recorded a video of her fiancé, Patrick Hall, 33, and a friend, Justin Anderson, 33, skateboarding down the street using a bedsheet as a sail on Sunday evening in 50-mile-per-hour (80-kph) winds.

“Most of us are surfers and former skaters who don’t skate anymore because we’re too old, but for this moment we get to be kids again,” said Spagnuolo.

Some residents used gallows humour to defuse anxiety. A number of people wrote messages on the plywood they used to board up their windows, including one with an arrow that read: “Hey Irma – North Korea is that way.”

A Twitter user with the handle @ReturntheHunter posted a screenshot of his phone that showed Pokemon Go, the popular game, suggesting early on Sunday morning that it was a “great time” to explore local parks, just as hurricane warning alerts arrived from the National Weather Service.

“Pokemon Go trying to murder people,” he joked.

‘WHAT WAS I THINKING?’

More than 30,000 users signed up for the Facebook event “Shoot at Hurricane Irma,” a facetious call to arms from Florida resident Ryon Edwards, who suggested that residents fire guns at the hurricane.

The post prompted the sheriff’s office in Pasco County to warn against the idea on Twitter: “You won’t make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects.”

For some Floridians, the storm preparations themselves offered moments of lightheartedness.

Madeleine Brassfield, 8, collected all the candy in her kitchen, including a bag of chocolate chips, and stashed them in a bedroom cabinet to keep them safe, explaining to her parents: “A deadly hurricane is coming.”

Her mother, Kate Brassfield, 45, said they eventually moved the sweets to the safe room inside their Seminole house, which escaped the storm without major damage.

Judy Davidson, 75, a realtor in Coral Springs, stayed in her home during powerful Hurricane Andrew in 1992 but decided to leave town with her husband after Irma grew into a Category 5 monster – perhaps a bit too abruptly.

“We get to Atlanta and I said to my husband: ‘Where’s your shirt for the next day?’” she said. “I forgot to pack clothes for him. I didn’t take a picture of my mother. I took two boxes of black and green tea. I mean, what was I thinking?”

Reporting by Letitia Stein in Detroit, Gina Cherelus and Joseph Ax in New York, Irene Klotz in Los Angeles and Colleen Jenkins in Winston-Salem, N.C.; Writing by Joseph Ax; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Peter Cooney

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Zone euro: Inflation stable en juillet, l’inflation “core” monte

BRUXELLES (Reuters) – L’inflation est restée stable en juillet dans la zone euro, suivant les données publiées jeudi par Eurostat, mais l’inflation hors énergie et produits alimentaires non conditionnés (dite “core”) a augmenté.

Eurostat a confirmé sa première estimation d’une inflation …

BRUXELLES (Reuters) – L‘inflation est restée stable en juillet dans la zone euro, suivant les données publiées jeudi par Eurostat, mais l‘inflation hors énergie et produits alimentaires non conditionnés (dite “core”) a augmenté.

Eurostat a confirmé sa première estimation d‘une inflation annuelle de 1,3% et d‘une inflation “core”, indicateur suivi de près par la Banque centrale européenne (BCE), de 1,3% aussi.

Cette dernière était de 1,2% en juin et les 29 économistes interrogés par Reuters l‘attendaient inchangée en juillet.

Par ailleurs, la balance commerciale de la zone euro a dégagé un excédent de 26,6 milliards d‘euros en juin contre 28,9 milliards en juin 2016 et 22,9 milliards attendus par les économistes.

Les exportations de la zone euro ont augmenté de 3,9%, par rapport à juin 2016, et les importations de 6,2%, en données brutes.

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Residents return to shredded Florida Keys homes in Irma’s deadly wake

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) – Some residents of the Florida Keys archipelago allowed back Tuesday found homes that Hurricane Irma’s high winds had shredded like soda cans, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year.

Irma, one of the most powerful …

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) – Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins.

Categorized as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, Irma claimed more than 60 lives, officials said.

At least 18 people died in Florida and destruction was widespread in the Keys, where Irma made initial U.S. landfall on Sunday to become the second major hurricane to strike the mainland this season.

A resort island chain that stretches from the tip of the state into the Gulf of Mexico, the Keys are connected by a bridges and causeways along a narrow route of nearly 100 miles (160 km).

“I don’t have a house. I don’t have a job. I have nothing,” said Mercedes Lopez, 50, whose family fled north from the Keys town of Marathon on Friday and rode out the storm at an Orlando hotel, only to learn their home was destroyed, along with the gasoline station where she worked.

“We came here, leaving everything at home, and we go back to nothing,” Lopez said. Four families from Marathon including hers planned to venture back on Wednesday to salvage what they can.

The Keys had been largely evacuated by the time Irma barrelled ashore as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of up to 130 mph (215 km/hour).

Initial damage assessments found 25 percent of homes there were destroyed and 65 percent suffered major damage, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said.

‘SAILBOAT IN OUR BACKYARD’

Authorities allowed re-entry to the islands of Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada for residents and business owners on Tuesday. The extent of the devastation took many of the first returnees by surprise.

“I expected some fence lines to be down and some debris,” said Orlando Morejon, 51, a trauma surgeon from Miami as he hacked away at a tree blocking his Islamorada driveway. “We were not expecting to find someone else’s sailboat in our backyard.”

A boil water notice was in effect for the Keys late on Tuesday, while its airports remained closed to commercial flights.

Several major airports in Florida that had halted passenger operations resumed with limited service on Tuesday, including Miami International, one of the busiest in the United States.

All 42 bridges in Monroe County, which includes the Keys, were deemed safe and one of two washed out sections of U.S. 1 Roadway was now navigable, the county said on its Twitter account.

At the end of Islamorada, roughly the halfway point of the Keys, police at a checkpoint turned around returning residents seeking to travel farther south and waved through utility crews, law enforcement and healthcare workers.

Authorities said they were barring re-entry to the remainder of the Keys to allow more time to restore electricity, water, fuel and medical service. U.S. officials have said some 10,000 Keys residents stayed put when the storm hit and may ultimately need to be evacuated.

Across Florida and nearby states, some 5.8 million homes and businesses were late on Tuesday estimated to be still without power, down from a peak of 7.4 million on Monday.

Florida’s largest utility, Florida Power & Light Co, said western parts of Florida might be without electricity until Sept. 22.

The state’s largest city, Jacksonville, in its northeastern corner, was still recovering from heavy flooding on Wednesday.

While damage across Florida was severe, it paled in comparison with devastation wrought by Irma in parts of the Caribbean, which accounted for the bulk of the hurricane’s fatalities.

It destroyed about one-third of the buildings on the Dutch-governed portion of the eastern Caribbean island of St. Martin, the Dutch Red Cross said on Tuesday.

Irma was a post-tropical cyclone late on Tuesday as it drifted north as it brought rain to the Mississippi Valley, the National Hurricane Center said.

It hit the United States soon after Hurricane Harvey, which ploughed into Houston late last month, killing about 60 and causing some $180 billion in damage, mostly from flooding.

Additional reporting by Daniel Trotta in Orlando, Florida; Bernie Woodall, Ben Gruber and Zachary Fagenson in Miami; Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Letitia Stein in Detroit; Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Colleen Jenkins in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Harriet McLeod in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; and Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Scott DiSavino in New York; editing by John Stonestreet

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Des produits contaminés au fipronil rendus publics

PARIS (Reuters) – Une première liste de produits contenant des oeufs contaminés par l’insecticide fipronil et retirés de la vente en France a été publiée jeudi sur le site internet du ministère de l’Agriculture, conformément à la promesse du ministre Stéphane Travert.

Pour l’instant, …

PARIS (Reuters) – Une première liste de produits contenant des oeufs contaminés par l‘insecticide fipronil et retirés de la vente en France a été publiée jeudi sur le site internet du ministère de l‘Agriculture, conformément à la promesse du ministre Stéphane Travert.

Pour l‘instant, cette liste évolutive concerne seulement dix-sept produits, exclusivement des gaufres de marques distributeurs et d‘origine néerlandaise.

Les différents lots ont été mis sur le marché entre le 28 juin et le 1er août.

Le ministère précise que ces produits ne présentent pas de risque pour la santé, bien que contenant du fipronil à une concentration supérieure à la limite réglementaire.

Une seconde liste, pour l‘instant vide, est aussi disponible sur le site du ministère. Elle concerne les produits dont le taux de fipronil dépasse le seuil d‘exposition aiguë.

Les données sont fournies soit par des contrôles réalisés par la France ou un autre Etat européen, soit directement par un fournisseur de produits à base d‘oeufs.

Près de 250.000 oeufs contaminés par le fipronil auraient pu avoir été consommés par les Français dans les derniers jours ou pourraient encore se trouver dans leur réfrigérateur, avait déclaré vendredi dernier le ministre de l‘Agriculture, précisant toutefois qu‘il n‘y a aucun risque pour la santé.

Au moins 16 établissements français de transformation d‘oeufs ou d‘ovoproduits qui ont reçu ces oeufs ont été identifiés.

La Commission européenne a demandé la tenue d‘une réunion au niveau ministériel pour discuter des conséquences de cette crise qui a nécessité le retrait des rayons de millions d‘oeufs contaminés par l‘insecticide potentiellement dangereux dans 15 pays membres de l‘UE, ainsi qu‘en Suisse et à Hong Kong.

Selon l‘Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire (Anses), un adulte, y compris les femmes enceintes, ne devrait pas consommer plus de 10 oeufs contaminés par jour. Pour les enfants de 1 à 3 ans, il s‘agit d‘un oeuf par jour, selon les scénarios les plus protecteurs.

Cyril Camu, édité par Yves Clarisse

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El precio de la vivienda en España sube un 5,6% en el segundo trimestre

MADRID (Reuters) – Los precios de la vivienda en España repuntaron un 5,6 por ciento interanual en el segundo trimestre y suman ya 13 trimestres al alza, según los datos publicados el viernes por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE).

La moderación del alza de los pisos nuevos respecto al …

MADRID (Reuters) – Los precios de la vivienda en España repuntaron un 5,6 por ciento interanual en el segundo trimestre y suman ya 13 trimestres al alza, según los datos publicados el viernes por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE).

La moderación del alza de los pisos nuevos respecto al trimestre anterior fue compensada por la vivienda de segunda mano, que subió un 5,8 por ciento en tasa interanual, medio punto más que en el primer cuarto del año.

El precio de la vivienda nueva, por su parte, subió un 4,4 por ciento, casi un punto por debajo del 5,5 por ciento registrado en los tres primeros meses del año.

Al calor de la recuperación económica, el repunte del consumo y un descenso en los tipos de interés de los préstamos hipotecarios, los precios siguieron subiendo en prácticamente todas las comunidades autónomas, lideradas por Madrid (3,4%), Cantabria (3,2%), País Vasco (2,9%) y Cataluña (2,9%).

Asturias y Extremadura, con caídas del 1 por ciento y del 0,2 por ciento, respectivamente, fueron las únicas comunidades con variaciones trimestrales negativas.

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Bislang beantragen nur wenige Banken EU-Lizenz wegen Brexit

Frankfurt (Reuters) – Trotz des näher rückenden Brexit haben Insidern zufolge bislang nur wenige internationalen Geldhäuser mit Sitz in London neue Banklizenzen für die EU beantragt.

Weniger als zehn von rund 40 internationalen Geldhäusern in London mit Geschäften in der EU hätten um …

Frankfurt (Reuters) – Trotz des näher rückenden Brexit haben Insidern zufolge bislang nur wenige internationale Geldhäuser mit Sitz in London neue Banklizenzen für die EU beantragt.

Weniger als zehn der rund 40 Institute mit Geschäften in der EU hätten um Genehmigungen nachgesucht, sagten drei Insider der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. “Wir haben viele Treffen, aber es gibt nicht genug konkrete Aktionen”, sagte ein Bankenwächter. Bundesfinanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble und Deutsche-Bank-Chef John Cryan rührten unterdessen die Werbetrommel für Frankfurt als Brexit-Exil.

Die britische Lizenz, mit der in London ansässige Geldhäuser derzeit in der ganzen Europäischen Union agieren, verliert mit dem Brexit voraussichtlich ihre Gültigkeit. Dann können Banken von dort aus keine Produkte mehr in den verbleibenden 27 EU-Ländern vertreiben. Dafür ist dann eine Lizenz in einem EU-Land erforderlich. Banken befürchten, Top-Leute zu verlieren, wenn sie Geschäfte auf den Kontinent verlagern. Aufseher hatten zudem davor gewarnt, dass Geldhäuser versuchen könnten, lediglich Broker-Lizenzen bei den nationalen Aufsehern zu beantragen. Damit sind allerdings volle Bankgeschäfte nicht möglich.

Die Brexit-Verhandlungen müssen laut EU-Recht bis Ende März 2019 abgeschlossen sein. Bankvorständen zufolge kann es 18 Monate oder länger dauern, um eine Tochtergesellschaft in der EU aufzubauen. Darüber hinaus könnte es für die Aufseher zu einem Problem werden, sollte kurz vor Toresschluss eine Welle von Lizenzanträgen auf sie zurollen. Die EZB-Bankenaufsicht wollte sich zu der Zahl der Anträge nicht äußern.

EZB-Direktorin Sabine Lautenschläger hatte unlängst die Institute bereits eindringlich dazu aufgerufen, sich rasch über ihre Pläne klar zu werden. “Ich habe eine sehr klare Botschaft für sowohl kleine als auch große Banken: Die Uhr tickt”, erklärte die Vize-Chefin der EZB-Bankenaufsicht. “Die Banken sind noch nicht so weit vorangekommen, wie wir es gerne hätten.”

Die EZB und die nationalen Bankenaufseher der EU-Länder brauchen üblicherweise sechs bis zwölf Monate, um Lizenz-Anträge zu prüfen. Dabei werden unter anderem Geschäftspläne durchleuchtet, die Kapitalausstattung sowie die Liquiditätslage untersucht und das Risikomanagement unter die Lupe genommen. Auch das Management wird auf seine Eignung hin überprüft. Dabei betonen die Kontrolleure, dass wichtige Funktionen wie das regionale Management oder die interne Revision auch tatsächlich in der EU angesiedelt sein müssen. Briefkastenfirmen und leere Unternehmenshüllen wollen die Bankenwächter nicht akzeptieren.

Im Kampf der Finanzzentren um die Vormacht in der EU nach dem Brexit sehen Schäuble und Cryan die Stadt Frankfurt schon jetzt als große Gewinnerin. “Natürlich gibt es keinen besseren Platz in Kontinentaleuropa als Frankfurt am Sitz der Europäischen Zentralbank”, sagte Schäuble in einer Zuschaltung zu einer Bankenkonferenz in der Main-Metropole. Auch für die Europäische Bankenaufsicht (EBA), die bisher in London sitzt, sei Frankfurt der beste Platz. Zahlreiche Länder buhlen um die EBA. “Ich hoffe, wir werden uns mit den besseren Argumenten für den Standort Frankfurt durchsetzen”, sagte der CDU-Politiker.

“Für mich ist das Rennen eigentlich schon gelaufen, ehe es angefangen hat”, sagte Cryan. Zwar würden auch in Dublin, Amsterdam oder Paris neue Arbeitsplätze im Finanzsektor entstehen. “Aber keiner dieser Standorte hat die Strukturen, um wirklich einen substanziellen Teil des Geschäfts aus London zu übernehmen. Diese Voraussetzungen bringt nur eine europäische Stadt mit, und das ist Frankfurt.”

Vor allem die Ballung von Aufsichtsbehörden, großen Anwaltskanzleien und Beratungsfirmen sowie die digitale Infrastruktur sprächen für die Mainmetropole. “Wenn wir, die Deutsche Bank, uns derzeit darauf vorbereiten, mehr Geschäfte außerhalb Londons abwickeln zu können, dann ist Frankfurt unsere natürliche Anlaufstelle – und für viele unserer Wettbewerber sieht es ähnlich aus.” Wie viele Stellen das größte deutsche Geldhaus wegen des Brexits von der Themse nach Frankfurt verlagern will, ließ Cryan offen.

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