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  • The head of the Colombian government's delegation for peace talks Humberto de la Calle (C) and FARC guerilla member Ivan Marquez (R) shake hands at the Convention Palace in Havana on August 12, 2016.

    Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels unveiled a peace deal to end a guerrilla war which almost made the country a failed state.

  • CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. NAIROBI- African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina holds a press conference to highlight Africa's economic growth progress and list structural challenges that hinder the continent from achieving rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth- 1330 GMT. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 SEOUL- South Korea...

  • TORONTO/ MEXICO CITY, Aug 24- Mexican regulators said they are examining whether mining company Goldcorp Inc broke any regulations in its handling of a long-running leak of contaminated water at Mexico's biggest gold mine. Levels of the mineral selenium rose in one groundwater monitoring well near Goldcorp's Penasquito mine as early as October 2013,...

  • **JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan take part in a debate on the economy- 1700 GMT. **PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank Conference on Collaboration for Building Cyber Resilience. Bank of England's Executive Director for Resolution Andrew Gracie to speak- 0615 GMT.

  • NEW YORK— With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and Southern California to get some sun, along with cooler weather locales such as New England and Canada.

  • The United States issued $10.5 billion in green bond sales last year, compared with $600 million in Brazil. In a separate issuance by Nacional Financiera, Mexico raised $500 million in a dollar-denominated green bond issuance last year in New York. Mexican insurers, oft-cited as likely buyers of green bonds in the future, stayed away from the Nacional...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 22- Debt-laden Mexican builder ICA is in final talks to bid with Ferrovial and two other partners to build a new $3.5 billion Mexico City airport terminal, four sources said, after the Spanish construction company mulled scrapping the joint bid plans. The two companies are in talks with Dragados, a unit of Spain's Grupo ACS, and GP Construccion, a...

  • DALLAS— Most restrictions on flights between the U.S. and Mexico will lift on Sunday, a change expected to bring more options and possibly lower prices for travelers. American, Delta and Southwest have already announced that they will offer new flights across the border later this year. The United States and Mexico agreed in December to open their aviation...

  • SEATTLE, Aug 17- Boeing Co is not experiencing any slippage in demand for jetliners in China, despite the country's sluggish pace of economic growth, a senior Boeing executive said on Wednesday. "We're not seeing any softness yet," Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's senior vice president of sales for Northeast Asia, said at a briefing marking the 50th 787 Dreamliner...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 17- Latin American stocks were mixed on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed policymakers agree they need more economic data before raising U.S. interest rates. Mexico's blue-chip IPC index closed down 0.19 percent, with shares in Grupo Financiero Banorte among the top fallers. Mexico's peso closed down 0.41...

  • Niagara Falls has become the latest natural wonder to add a zip line, offering honeymooners and everyone else the chance to take an adrenaline-pumping plunge toward churning mist at speeds topping 40 mph. We have to keep the general public— the folks that these places have been set aside for— we have to keep them motivated to get out there, "argued Tom Benson,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- When the United States blacklisted John Angel Zabaneh, a banana farmer and exporter in Belize, for alleged ties to a top drug lord, it did more than just sideline one local businessman from the global financial system. The action, designed to target only Zabaneh, his alleged associates and their businesses, also dented Belize's banana exports...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- When the United States blacklisted John Angel Zabaneh, a banana farmer and exporter in Belize, for alleged ties to a top drug lord, it did more than just sideline one local businessman from the global financial system. The action, designed to target only Zabaneh, his alleged associates and their businesses, also dented Belize's banana exports...

  • Aug 15- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday temporarily halted trade in Neuromama Ltd, whose shares have quadrupled to about $56 in over the counter trading this year, citing concerns including "potentially manipulative" transactions. The company, whose website and filings say it runs a search engine based on neural technology, is in talks to...

  • Aug 15- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday temporarily halted trading in Neuromama Ltd, whose shares last traded about $56 over the counter, citing concerns including "potentially manipulative" transactions. The company, whose website and filings say it runs a search engine based on neural technology, is in talks to license "heavy ion fusion"...

  • SAO PAULO/ MEXICO CITY, Aug 15- The Mexican peso strengthened on Monday to its highest level since mid-May, boosted by a rise in oil prices and bets that developed economies would continue with loose monetary policies. The real had posted its biggest daily loss in two months on Friday after interim President Michel Temer said his government would "look for an...

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 MANILA- Philippines central bank holds monetary policy meeting- 0800 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds its monetary policy meeting and will give its decision on interest rates- 0100 GMT. BELGRADE- National Bank of Serbia interest rate decision- 1000 GMT.

  • SEOUL- South Korean Finance minister Yoo Il-ho speaks at a forum on easing regulations for corporations- 0500 GMT. NAIROBI- Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge holds a joint news conference with CEOs of commercial banks- 0700 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds its monetary policy meeting and will give its decision on interest rates- 0100 GMT.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 8- Tropical Storm Javier lost a little strength on Monday evening as it traveled towards the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The NHC had earlier reported that the Mexican government discontinued a hurricane warning for Baja California, after the storm failed to pick up strength on...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 MUMBAI, India- Reserve Bank of India holds its monetary policy committee meeting. LIMA- Central bank of Peru interest rate decision- 2300 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea holds its monetary policy meeting and will give its decision on interest rates- 0100 GMT.