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  • LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – Angola’s state oil company offered a number of May-loading cargoes on Tuesday while Nigerian differentials remained under pressure from ample supply. Source:
  • In the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Congress not only created the U.S. Sentencing Commission and tasked it with creating guidelines for federal sentencing, it also enacted a novel provision, 18 U.S.C. §3582(c)(2), which allows modification of a prison term for a “defendant who has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment based on a […]
  • The question of how to count the votes of the justices to decide who won a Supreme Court case – and on what ground – when the court is splintered has baffled lower courts for years. The rule laid out in Marks v. United States purports to answer that question: “When a fragmented Court decides […]
  • Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (Petan) thinks that major projects are not moving fast enough. The spokesman for Nigeria’s indigenous oil services companies tells The Africa Report what’s changed in five years Source:
  • South Africa aims to finalise revised plans for black ownership in the mining industry by the end of May, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday, promising to deliver “policy certainty” to an industry worried about new costs. Source:
  • ABUJA, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One month ago, 110 schoolgirls were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Dapchi, raising echoes of the infamous abduction of schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014. Source:
  • The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. – – – – – EVENTS: *Central Bank Governor holds news conference a day after the bank’s latest lending rate decision GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares fell on Tuesday after investors took profits in high-flying […]
  • The petition of the day is: Coleman v. United States 17-1154 Issue: Whether a district court is required to consider the sentencing factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) when determining a term of imprisonment for a defendant whose supervised release has been revoked pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583(g). The post Petition of […]
  • Today in Washington ———————————————————– This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ———————————————————– TUESDAY, MARCH 20 ** BUENOS AIRES – European Central Bank rate-setter and governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, holds a press conference after a G20 meeting of financial policymakers from the world’s largest economies – 2000 GMT. BUENOS AIRES […]
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