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2011-06-15 12:39:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Germany (ACG) presented the 2011 John J. McCloy Awards to Peter Loescher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG, and Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, on June 14, 2011, at the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central in New York City for their and their companies' work to enhance transatlantic ties. Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt, Chairman of the American Council on Germany, Independent...

2010-05-19 05:59:00

WASHINGTON and WEST POINT, N.Y., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry R. McCaffrey (USA-Ret.), who led the Left Hook in the Gulf War, was SouthCom Commander (directing U.S.-Latin America troops), and later served as the White House National Drug Policy Director, yesterday was given the United States Military Academy 2010 Distinguished Graduate Award by the West Point Association of Graduates. The presentation followed the West Point spring Alumni March and occurred at...

2006-06-01 04:47:17

By Gernot Heller BERLIN (Reuters) - China should speed up adjustment of its yuan exchange rate policy to reflect market conditions, U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary Robert Kimmitt said on Thursday. China's central bank on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to deepen foreign exchange reform to make the yuan more flexible while keeping the currency on an even keel. "We'd like to see that ... the Chinese move their currency more quickly to reflect the underlying market conditions,"...

2006-03-02 13:21:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dubai Ports World's $6.85 billion acquisition of Britain's P&O will close on Friday or Monday, despite an additional 45-day review by the U.S. government in response to security concerns, a U.S. Treasury Department official said on Thursday. "My understanding is that the deal will not close today," Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt told a Senate panel. "Although they had announced March 2 as the closing date ... that deal will not now close until...

2006-03-02 15:01:11

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive government process that vets foreign investments in the United States must be overhauled, Republican and Democratic senators said on Thursday following the approval of an Arab company's deal to assume management of terminals at six U.S. ports. In the latest hearing into the controversy over the deal by state-owned Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates, lawmakers criticized the administration's scrutiny of the transaction...

2006-03-02 01:27:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration has opened a national security probe of a second Dubai-owned company amid a political storm over a deal with state-owned Dubai Ports World, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The secretive Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is reviewing Dubai International Capital's acquisition of London-based Doncasters Group Ltd., which operates in nine U.S. locations and makes precision parts for U.S. defense...

2006-02-22 17:50:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government should keep Congress better informed about decisions such the recent approval for a state-controlled Dubai company to manage six U.S. ports, Treasury Deputy Secretary Robert Kimmitt said on Wednesday. Kimmitt, in an interview on CNN, said a government committee vetting foreign investments in the United States has adapted to new security worries after the September 11, 2001, attacks by adding security officials to the process. But he said...

2006-02-22 16:56:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Banking Committee said on Wednesday it will hold a hearing next week on a plan to hand over operations at major U.S. ports to an Arab company, as it continues probing the way such deals are handled by the U.S. government. The panel's chairman, Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama, had complained the government's review process was too murky and might need legislative repair -- even before the recent controversial decision to allow state-controlled...

2006-02-21 19:25:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Armed Services Committee will be briefed at noon EST on Wednesday by Bush administration officials about an Arab company's planned takeover of the management of major American seaports, the chairman of the panel, Sen. John Warner, said on Tuesday. Warner, a Virginia Republican, said senior officials from at least a half-dozen federal departments and agencies would tell his committee about a deal allowing state-controlled Dubai Ports World of the...

2006-02-21 18:59:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Armed Services Committee will be briefed at noon EST (1700 GMT) on Wednesday by Bush administration officials about an Arab company's planned takeover of the management of major American seaports, the chairman of the panel, Sen. John Warner, said on Tuesday. Warner, a Virginia Republican, said senior officials from at least a half-dozen federal departments and agencies would tell his committee about a deal allowing state-controlled Dubai Ports World...


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