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  • ROME- EU Commissioner Jyrki Katainen, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan and the head of Italy's state fund Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Fabio Gallia to take part in an event at Italy's Treasury in Rome- 1000 GMT. SEOUL- Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer will meet South Korean Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Yoo Il-ho, South Korean Foreign...

  • BOGOTA, Dec 12- Colombia's central bank board named Juan Jose Echavarria as its new chief, tapping him to lead efforts to reduce inflation and accelerate economic growth while maintaining the bank's independence, the bank said on Monday. Echavarria, who replaces Jose Dario Uribe, is a former member of the board who studied economics at Boston University and...

  • SANTIAGO- Central Bank of Chile announces interest rate decision. TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia holds monetary policy committee meeting. JAKARTA- Indonesia Central Bank holds board of governors meeting.

  • Dec 6- Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, is selling 29 data centers in the United States and Latin America to Equinix Inc for $3.6 billion, as the telecom giant focuses on its core business. The data centers being sold are located in 15 metro areas, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Bogota and Sao Paulo. Verizon has pivoted to mobile video and...

  • Dec 6- Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, is selling 29 data centers to Equinix Inc for $3.6 billion, as the telecom giant focuses on its core business. The data centers being sold are located in 15 metro areas in the United States and Latin America, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Bogota and Sao Paulo. Equinix was advised by Evercore, J.P....

  • Dec 6- Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, has agreed to sell 29 data centers to Equinix Inc for $3.6 billion. The data centers being sold are located in 15 metro areas, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Bogota and Sao Paulo. The sale represents Verizon's efforts to streamline its business and follows the divestment last year of a chunk of its...

  • LA PARADA, Colombia, Dec 5- Women from crisis-hit Venezuela are crossing the border in droves and selling their hair in a Colombian border town in order to afford scarce basic necessities such as food, diapers or medicines. Dozens of middlemen, known as "draggers," stand on a bridge linking San Antonio, Venezuela, to Colombia's La Parada, calling out: "We buy hair!"

  • The pilot of the plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air-traffic controllers he had run out of fuel

  • Brazil's Chapecoense football club fans participate in a tribute to the players killed in a plane crash Monday night in Colombia, at the club's stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on November 30, 2016.

    The pilot of the plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told controllers he had run out of fuel and pleaded to land before crashing.

  • People surround a church during a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016.

    Thousands of grieving fans in green and white filled the Chapecoense stadium after the team's charter plane crashed in Colombia.

  • Five people survived and 76 others were killed when a plane carrying a Brazilian professional soccer team crashed in Colombia, authorities said.

  • *Colombia authorities responding to emergency after airplane with 72 people on board crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport- AP.

  • COLOMBIA AUTHORITIES RESPONDING TO EMERGENCY AFTER AIRPLANE WITH 72 PEOPLE ON BOARD CRASHED ON ITS WAY TO MEDELLIN'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- AP.

  • SINGAPORE- Bank Indonesia deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo to speak at the Emerging Asia Economic forum, hosted by INSEAD and IIF- 0100 GMT. BRAZIL- Central Bank of Brazil monetary policy committee meeting-. BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia board meeting.

  • SINGAPORE- Bank Indonesia deputy governor Perry Warjiyo to give a speech at the Emerging Asia Economic Forum hosted by INSEAD and IIF- 0100 GMT. BRAZIL- Central Bank of Brazil monetary policy committee meeting-. BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia board meeting.

  • JAKARTA- Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo and Indonesia President Joko Widodo will give speak on the state of the economy, the bank's policy direction for the coming year and what he expects from bankers. SEOUL- Bank of Korea senior deputy governor Jang Byung- wha will speak at the local seminar in Seoul- 0500 GMT. MOSCOW- Russian Finance Minister Anton...

  • BRNO, Czech Republic- Czech central bank Senior Director Vojtech Benda to give a lecture at the Regional Chamber of Commerce. MOSCOW- Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and a number of lower-tier officials to attend a financial forum. JOHANNESBURG- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • FARC commander Ivan Marquez, center, and the head of the Colombian delegation Humberto de la Calle, right, shake hands after signing the new agreement, with Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, left, in Havana.

    The revised peace deal comes six weeks after the original was rejected in a referendum amid objections it favored the Marxist rebels.

  • Migrant workers from Indonesia during a Labour Day rally in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong, a city commonly associated with wealth, has one of the highest proportions of people enslaved across Asia, the SCMP reports.

  • Colombian President claims Nobel Peace Prize

    Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the country's civil war with FARC rebels.