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  • MELBOURNE, March 22- London copper dropped with other commodities on Wednesday as investors shunned risk on doubts over the economic agenda of U.S. Concerns that the U.S. would not push through corporate tax cuts as promised before the election pulled down stocks in Asia, with the negative sentiment spilling into metals, said analyst Daniel Morgan of UBS in...

  • March 17- British Airways owner IAG said it will launch a new low-cost, long-haul airline with flights from Barcelona to the Americas, in response to rising budget competition on transatlantic routes. IAG's new airline, Level, will start in June with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana, it said in a statement on Friday.

  • CARACAS, March 14- The head of the Organization of American States on Tuesday said that crisis-wrought Venezuela should be suspended from the regional diplomatic body if it does not hold general elections "as quickly as possible." Luis Almagro, secretary general of the OAS and a former foreign minister of Uruguay, stressed that elections are key to allowing...

  • CARACAS, March 14- The head of the Organization of American States on Tuesday said that crisis-wrought Venezuela should be suspended from the regional diplomatic body if it does not hold general elections "as quickly as possible." Luis Almagro, secretary general of the OAS and a former foreign minister of Uruguay, stressed that elections are key to allowing...

  • SECOND DAY OF TALKS BETWEEN UNION AND FREEPORT ENDS WITH NO AGREEMENT, WORKERS TO CALL FOR REGION-WIDE PROTESTS.

  • VIENNA, March 14- Vienna, Austria's grand capital on the Danube river, has topped consulting firm Mercer's list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row, while Baghdad is again considered the worst place to live. Global centres London, Paris, Tokyo and New York City did not even make the top 30, lagging behind most big German,...

  • HAVANA, March 9- Cuba said on Thursday it had approved five new business proposals for its Mariel special development zone, bringing the total so far to 24 projects from 11 countries, worth $966 million in investment. Ultimately, cash-strapped Cuba hopes to replace imports with goods manufactured in the zone around Mariel Bay, just west of Havana.

  • HAVANA, March 8- Swiss firm Nestle is close to reaching a deal with Cuba on forming a new joint venture to build a $50 million to $60 million factory to produce coffee, biscuits and cooking products, company Vice President Laurent Freixe said on Tuesday in Havana. Cuba has upped its drive to attract foreign funds in a bid to stimulate the economy in recent years,...

  • PARIS, Feb 23- AXA, France's biggest insurer, reported a 4 percent increase in underlying earnings per share, at the lower range of its targets, helped by tariff hikes in property insurance coverage and a recovery in life and savings business. The targets were presented earlier in 2016 by the new chief executive Thomas Buberl, who replaced Henri de Castries after 17...

  • QUITO, Feb 20- Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso. While Ecuadoreans are angry over an economic downturn and corruption scandals, the opposition split its votes among...

  • QUITO, Feb 20- Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso. While Ecuadoreans are angry over an economic downturn and corruption scandals, the opposition split its votes among...

  • QUITO, Feb 20- Ecuadorean leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory in a presidential election but results still coming in on Monday meant he may face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso. While Ecuadoreans are angry over an economic downturn and corruption scandals, the opposition split its votes among candidates and the...

  • QUITO, Feb 20- Ecuadorean leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was set for victory in a presidential election but results still coming in on Monday meant he may face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso. In a nail-biter vote with eight candidates, Moreno was close to the threshold needed to avoid a second round on April 2 and continue a decade-long...

  • QUITO, Feb 20- Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was within striking distance of winning the first round of Ecuador's presidential election on Monday, as the Andean country's electoral body counted ballots late into the night. A couple of hundred opposition supporters congregated in front of the electoral council headquarters in Quito to demand...

  • HAVANA, Feb 14- From buses and trucks to a $500 million golf resort, China is deepening its business footprint in Cuba, helping the fellow Communist-run state survive a crisis in oil-benefactor Venezuela and insulate against a possible rollback of U.S. detente. Cuban imports from China reached a record $1.9 billion in 2015, nearly 60 percent above the annual...

  • *China imports 380,000 T copper in Jan, down 22 pct vs Dec. Trade data from China, the world's biggest metals consumer, also provided support, but copper pulled back from highs after Indonesia issued new mining permits to Freeport McMoRan Inc, opening the way for a resumption of exports. "Trump seems to have come round to the one- China view and he wants to have a good...

  • By Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander. PARIS, Feb 8- Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon appealed to voters on Wednesday via a newspaper column to back his campaign, trying to claw back support after losing his place as frontrunner over accusations of fake jobs for his family. "It's for you and only you to decide," Fillon told voters in his...

  • PARIS, Feb 8- Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon appealed to voters on Wednesday via a newspaper column to back his campaign, trying to claw back support after losing his place as frontrunner over accusations of fake jobs for his family. "Nothing will divert me from the real aim of my presidential campaign: set France back upright and...

  • *Freeport still trying to work out permit renewal for Papua mine. Freeport-McMoRan Inc warned it will scale back output at its Grasberg mine in Indonesia, the second-biggest, amid a smelter strike and issues over renewal of its mining permit. In Indonesia, a strike at the country's biggest copper smelter, which is Freeport's sole domestic offtaker of copper...

  • PARIS, Feb 8- Conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon appealed to voters on Wednesday via a newspaper column to back his campaign, after losing his place as frontrunner over accusations of fake jobs for members of his family. Opinion polls show independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the likely winner of the April-May election, beating...