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  • *Wheat falls on hefty crop estimates for Canada, Australia. Chicago Board of Trade wheat for March delivery settled down 5-3/ 4 cents at $4.01 per bushel. March corn ended down 2-1/ 2 cents at $3.58 a bushel while January soybeans finished up 1-1/ 4 cents at $10.49 a bushel.

  • OTTAWA, Dec 7- Canada's government and 10 provinces are set to agree a national carbon price on Friday, doubling down on a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions just weeks before avowed climate change skeptic Donald Trump becomes U.S. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the carbon price- the first of its kind in Canada- will help the country meet its targets...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- Donald Trump will pick an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday, a choice that enraged green activists and cheered the oil industry. Trump's choice, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, fits neatly with...

  • President-Elect Donald Trump will pick an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to stem climate change to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday. Pruitt became the top prosecutor for Oklahoma, which has extensive oil reserves, in 2011, and has challenged the EPA multiple times since,...

  • *Paris pollution hits worst level in a decade. PARIS, Dec 7- The French capital Paris announced on Wednesday license-plate based driving restrictions for a third day in a row and plans bans on old cars as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Paris banned cars from circulation based on whether their license...

  • GENEVA— Switzerland has achieved "good results" in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, but should strengthen its compliance controls, boost scrutiny on the use of cash and share information more with foreign authorities, a leading watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris- based Financial Action Task Force noted that Switzerland remains a major...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 7- Chicago corn futures edged lower on Wednesday with prices falling after three days of gains on expectations of bumper production in Brazil early next year while wheat continued to come under pressure from ample global supplies. "Dryness in Argentina is a concern, but excellent conditions in Brazil may dampen the impetus to push prices...

  • BEIJING— Seven coal miners are dead and another four still missing after a gas explosion in a central province in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry, authorities said Wednesday. China is the world's top producer and consumer of coal. China is trying to balance the vast energy demands of the world's most populous country— and an industry...

  • LONDON- Cyprus Finance Minister Harris Georgiades and European Commission mission chief for Cyprus Daniel Daco to attend Economist conference in London. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Per Jansson gives a speech about inflation targets- 0700 GMT. QUEBEC, Canada- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, Canada Minister of Finance Bill Morneau...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 6- U.S. soybean futures rose on Tuesday with another round of export deals with China and concerns about dry weather in Argentina pushing prices higher, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures settled up 4-1/ 4 cents at $10.47-3/ 4 a bushel. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday morning said that private exporters reported the...

  • In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, nine leading UK- based technology entrepreneurs and investors, including Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, pressed the government to act to ensure a continued flow of skilled migrants after Britain leaves the European Union. Signatories of the letter also included Balderton Capital partner Bernard...

  • PARIS, Dec 6- The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration so far. Alain Raposo, global head of powertrain engineering, will be moved to an advisory role, and a successor announced this week, four...

  • PARIS, Dec 6- The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration so far. Alain Raposo, global head of powertrain engineering, will be moved to an advisory role, and a successor announced this week, four...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Chicago corn futures edged lower on Tuesday as the market took a breather after notching up its biggest one-day gain in almost eight weeks thanks to strong demand and short-covering by investors. Wheat was almost unchanged after two sessions of gains, as the market weighed up supply pressure from an expected record harvest in Australia...

  • PARIS— Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution. To tackle what City Hall describes as an "exceptionally serious" crisis, Paris's Velib bike-share and Autolib electric cars were made free Tuesday, as well as the Paris metro and bus services.

  • A computerized rendering of what the Station F campus will look like when it opens to the public in April 2017.

    Facebook has joined a raft of major European venture capital firms and companies on the world's largest start-up campus which is based in Paris.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Martin Floden will hold a speech on the effects of the negative repo rate but also on the associated risks such as household indebtedness- 0945 GMT. LONDON- Cyprus Finance Minister Harris Georgiades and European Commission mission chief for Cyprus Daniel Daco to attend Economist conference in London.

  • The soybean rally was the biggest in two weeks, with a fresh sale to China and better-than-expected weekly export inspections pushing prices above overnight highs. Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures settled up 16 cents at $10.43-1/ 2 a bushel. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Monday morning said private exporters reported the sale of 426,000...

  • *Companies say Burkina Faso blocked development of manganese mine. DAKAR, Dec 5- Three companies belonging to Romanian-Australian businessman Frank Timis's Pan African Minerals Group are seeking $385 million from Burkina Faso via mediation, accusing it of blocking development of one of the world's biggest manganese mines. According to an arbitration...

  • PARIS— Paris' Police authority is again cracking down on the city's rocketing air pollution with a 24- hour traffic-regulating scheme that aims to halve the day's emissions from road vehicles. Police say that on Tuesday only vehicles with an even-numbered license plate will be allowed to use the roads in Paris and its nearest suburbs. The initiative is part of...