by The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2015 6:02 am MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2015 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3M is lowering its full-year earnings forecast, citing continued slow growth of the global economy.While the Federal Reserve is expected to boost interest rates Wednesday, inflation remains low due to global economic weakness, falling energy prices and a strong dollar.The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics said Tuesday that it now anticipates 2015 earnings of about $7.55 per share. Its prior guidance was for earnings in a range of $7.60 to $7.65 per share.Analysts surveyed by FactSet predict full-year earnings of $7.66 per share.Looking further ahead, 3M Co. foresees 2016 earnings between $8.10 and $8.45 per share. Wall Street is looking for earnings of $8.41 per share.3M said in October that it planned to cut up to 1,500 jobs as part of a restructuring plan. 3M cuts full-year earnings outlook, cites continued slow growth of global economy
In a statement issued this afternoon by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban also welcomed the six-month unilateral cessation of hostilities declared by the Sudan Revolutionary Forces in the Two Areas and Darfur on 28 April 2016. “These commitments should ease the suffering of the people living in the affected areas,” said the statement, through which the UN chief also urged the parties to allow and facilitate urgently needed humanitarian access to these areas.Further to the statement, the Secretary General reiterated his call for the parties which have not signed the Road-map proposed by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to do so, and to continue talks with the Sudanese Government and other parties engaged in dialogue inside Sudan to reach agreement on a process for final peace through inclusive national dialogue.