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  • July 20- From the heart of the U.S. big farm belt to Colombia, Vietnam and Indonesia, livestock producers are snapping up wheat damaged by bad weather or low in protein, providing pigs and poultry with grain more often milled for making bread. Farms in the United States, the Black Sea region, Europe and Australia have had bumper harvests, which are likely to push global...

  • July 20- From the heart of the U.S. big farm belt to Colombia, Vietnam and Indonesia, livestock producers are snapping up wheat damaged by bad weather or low in protein, providing pigs and poultry with grain more often milled for making bread. Farms in the United States, the Black Sea region, Europe and Australia have had bumper harvests, which are likely to push global...

  • The Samarco dam disaster forced BHP Billiton to miss its iron ore guidance for 2016, but the mining giant upped production in Australia.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 BEIJING- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit China. THURSDAY, JULY 21 JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank rate decision- 0700 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank rate decision- 1300 GMT.

  • SAO PAULO, July 19- Brazil's telecommunications industry watchdog Anatel proposed on Tuesday a list of four candidates to become the in-court administrator of phone carrier Oi SA, which last month filed for the nation's biggest-ever reorganization. Brasilia- based Anatel picked Alvarez& Marsal Holdings LLC, BDO LLP, Deloitte& Touche LLP and...

  • IMF Forecast

    The low interest rate environment in advanced economies and a recovery in commodities should support growth in Asia, says PNC's William Adams.

  • Federal Supreme Court President Ricardo Lewandowski said in a decision that it seemed "scarcely reasonable or proportional" for a judge in Rio de Janeiro state to have ordered the indefinite suspension of the messaging app until it revealed encrypted messages pertaining to a confidential case. Still, the criminal judge left some 100 million Brazilian users...

  • SAO PAULO, July 19- Brazil's state-controlled Petróleo Brasileiro SA is inclined to restart the process of selling part of BR Distribuidora SA, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, as a recent bidding round put a low price tag on the fuel distribution unit. The three bidders were global energy and commodity trading company Vitol BV and...

  • SAO PAULO, July 19- A Brazilian judge ordered an indefinite suspension of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp on Tuesday after it failed to cooperate in a criminal investigation, the third such incident involving the popular phone messaging app since December. The office of Judge Daniela Barbosa Assunção de Souza in the state of Rio de Janeiro said the order, affecting...

  • SAO PAULO, July 19- A Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc's WhatsApp indefinitely, starting on Tuesday, the third such incident against the popular phone messaging app in eight months. The decision by Judge Daniela Barbosa Assunção de Souza in the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro applies to Brazil's five...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— The chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court quickly struck down a lower court decision that had blocked the WhatsApp messaging service nationwide for several hours Tuesday, affecting almost 100 million users. Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski ruled on a motion filed by a political party seeking to have the Rio de Janeiro judge's order thrown...

  • The Olympic flag and Russian flag are raised as the Russian National Anthem is sung during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    More than 400 Russian Olympic athletes will learn Tuesday whether they are banned from the Rio Summer Olympics, NBC News reported.

  • The Christ the Redeemer statue, with the Maracanã Stadium in the background, Rio de Janeiro

    Brazil is notorious for its large concentration of hackers. Fears are mounting that there could be large-scale breaches at the Rio Olympics.

  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • LIMA, July 18- A World Bank panel rejected a lawsuit filed against Peru which charged the nation with failing to clean up pollution tied to a smelter, the government said on Monday, but the company bringing the suit pledged to refile it immediately. New York- based Renco Group Inc sued Peru for $800 million in 2011, accusing it of failing to clean the soil around the La...

  • LIMA, July 18- A World Bank panel has rejected an $800 million lawsuit filed against Peru for allegedly failing to clean up and take legal responsibility for pollution tied to a smelter in the South American nation, the Peruvian government said on Monday. New-York- based Renco Group Inc sued Peru in 2011, accusing it of failing to clean the soil around the La Oroya...

  • SAO PAULO, July 18- Most Latin American stocks and currencies rose on Monday as traders unwound safety bets after a military coup attempt in Turkey proved unsuccessful. "After a busy and somewhat fraught end to the trading week, markets are relatively calm as the situation in Turkey stabilizes," Scotiabank analysts wrote in a client note. Power utility Light SA,...

  • European Equities

    European stocks were oversold on the Brexit risk, which will actually take a while to materialize, says Riedel Research Group's David Riedel.

  • Oil crude oil

    Colombia's oil-reliant economy appears to be navigating global uncertainty that has hammered places like Venezuela and Brazil.

  • MONTREAL/ SAO PAULO, July 15- Canada insisted on Friday that it plays by international trade rules after Brazil warned it may challenge government funding to planemaker Bombardier Inc, a move that would revive a two-decade-old dispute between the two countries. Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra told Reuters on Thursday it could move against Canada at the...