Here are today’s top stories:
– The award ceremony for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards took place yesterday at the BBVA Foundation’s headquarters. Learn about the winners of the 2016 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards.
– Stanford University is holding the Global Entrepreneurial Summit today. Top tech companies from Silicon Valley will participate. As part of the summit, the Inter-American Development Bank is organizing a conference on innovation and entrepreneurship in Latin America.
– Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening the largest petrochemical complex in America, operated by Brazil’s Braskem and Mexico’s Idesa.
– The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is holding a ministerial meeting in Mexico to discuss the role of the internet and the digital economy.
– The European Central Bank (ECB) announced the first of a series of new liquidity injections over an extended period of time, four years at 0%.
– The European Commission (EC) is publishing an early index of consumer confidence in the euro zone in June.
– In Spain, Red Eléctrica will publish data on large corporations’ electricity use today.
– Volkswagen is holding its Annual General Meeting in Hannover.
– Swedish clothing store Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) presented its quarterly results. Its net profit fell 21% to €847 million.
– Spain lost to Croatia (2-1) in the 2016 European Championship, making its path to a win more complicated. The “Red Team” is no longer the top team in its group and will now have to play against Italy in the next round. Vicente Del Bosque’s team has not lost a game in the final round of the European Championship since 2004.