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  • *Brazil real seen down 8 pct, S. Africa rand 4 pct weaker. *Brazil, China, Switzerland likely to intervene- analysts. BRASILIA/ BENGALURU, Oct 7- Emerging market currencies will slide further in coming months as investors fret over a slowdown in the global economy and seek safer havens, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

  • SANTIAGO, Oct 5- Latin America's economies are expected to contract 0.3 percent in 2015, down from a previous forecast of 0.5 percent growth, the United Nations' regional arm said, as Brazil's woes drag on its neighbors. Brazil's economy, the largest in the region, is now expected to contract 2.8 percent this year, the Santiago- based Economic Commission for Latin...

  • Relishing new Wi-Fi, Cuba's young clamor for more Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    Cuba's new Wi-Fi hotspots- 35 nationwide since July with more promised soon- are a sensation in a highly controlled country with one of the world's lowest Internet penetrations. They want the Communist government to provide more, cheaper and less restricted Wi-Fi for Cuba's 11 million people. said Ariel Boggiano, 20, on Havana's La Rampa avenue after an hour's...

  • *From Codelco to Glencore, the copper market since 2002: http://link.reuters.com/xyk65w. This time around hopes are pinned on the announcement earlier this month from Glencore of a sweeping strategy to shore up cash and cut spending, including plans to shutter two major, high-cost copper mines in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo over the next 18...

  • *Copper prices dip after gaining on supply worries. ILLAPEL, Chile, Sept 17- Residents sifted through the rubble of destroyed buildings in central Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake killed 11 people and sent powerful waves barreling into coastal areas, forcing more than 1 million people from their homes. Aftershocks shook the South American...

  • ILLAPEL, Chile, Sept 17- Residents picked through the rubble of destroyed buildings in central Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake killed 10 people and sent powerful waves barreling into coastal areas, forcing more than 1 million people from their homes. Bottles and glasses shattered and the pipes in the bathroom and kitchen burst, "said...

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 17- Chile's Codelco said on Thursday it restarted its open-pit Andina mine located in the Andes mountains, as mining operations in the world's top copper producer appeared to be unscathed after a powerful earthquake that struck off the coast overnight. Antofagasta Plc said it was inspecting operations at its flagship Los Pelambres copper mine...

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 17- Chile's state copper miner Codelco said it has restarted operations on Thursday at its open-pit Andina mine, which lies in the Andes mountains north-east of capital city Santiago, following a massive quake the prior night.

  • *8.3 magnitude quake hits 280 km north of Santiago. ILLAPEL, Chile, Sept 17- Residents picked through the rubble of destroyed buildings in central Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake killed eight people and sent powerful waves barreling into coastal areas, forcing more than 1 million people from their homes. The latest quake and the heavy waves...

  • *8.3 magnitude quake hits 280 km north of Santiago. SANTIAGO, Sept 16- A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, killing at least five people and slamming powerful waves into coastal towns. The quake and heavy waves caused flooding in coastal towns, damaged buildings and knocked out power in the worst hit areas of central Chile and shook...

  • *Codelco, Antofagasta suspend ops at two major mines. SANTIAGO, Sept 16- Codelco and Antofagasta PLC suspended operations at two major copper mines in Chile, the world's top producer of the metal, after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast on Wednesday, threatening over 600,000 tonnes of annual capacity. Other producers in the region Anglo American PLC and...

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 16- A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city of Santiago and flooding some coastal areas under a tsunami warning. At least three people were killed by the quake about 280 km north of Santiago, the biggest earthquake since 2010 to hit the world's top copper producer.

  • METALS-Copper strikes 8 week top after Chile quake Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 10:43 PM ET

    *Anglo American, Antofagasta say no impact from quake. MELBOURNE, Sept 17- London copper popped to its highest in nearly two months on Thursday after a large earthquake that struck Chile triggered concerns over supply disruptions, before tailing back on persistent worries over China's economy. A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile, shaking...

  • FACTBOX-Status of Chile's copper mines after earthquake Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 10:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 16- A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city of Santiago and generating a tsunami warning, the latest extreme weather event to roil the world's top copper producer. Chile's state copper miner Codelco evacuated workers at its Ventanas division, which includes a refinery and a smelter,...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 17- London copper price hit their highest in nearly two months on Thursday after a powerful earthquake off the coast of Chile sparked concerns about supply disruptions in the world's biggest copper producer. The magnitude 8.3 earthquake shook buildings in the capital Santiago and generated a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 16- A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city of Santiago and generating a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru. Chile's government urged residents to evacuate the coastline. Hazardous tsunami waves from the quake were possible along the coasts of Chile and Peru within the next several...

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 15- Flights in and out of Chile were canceled Tuesday, grounding thousands of passengers, as workers tied to the country's civil aviation authority went on a 24- hour strike ahead of the travel-intensive Sept. 18 national independence day holiday. Regional carrier LATAM Airlines said it was canceling all of its flights in and out of capital city...

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 15- Flights in and out of Chile were canceled Tuesday, grounding some 15,000 passengers nationwide, as workers associated with the country's civil aviation authority went on a 24- hour strike days before the travel-intensive Sept. 18 national independence day holiday. Regional carrier LATAM Airlines said it was canceling all of its flights in...

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 15- Regional carrier LATAM Airlines said that it was canceling all of its flights in and out of Chile's capital city Santiago until midday Tuesday as workers associated with the country's civil aviation authority went on strike. LATAM, which was formed in 2012 in the merger of Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM, said it was reprogramming flights in and...

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