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EL PARAISO, Honduras/ PEREZ ZELEDON, Costa Rica, Aug 30- C entral American coffee industry officials say the region's arabica crop is weathering an outbreak of leaf-rust fungus, but try telling that to small-hold farmers like Graciela Alvarenga.
WELLINGTON/ SHANGHAI, Aug 30- However much China and other big customers strive to rely less on Fonterra after a global food contamination scare this month- now downscaled to a' false alarm'- the New Zealand firm's grip on the global dairy trade is unlikely to be loosened.
BLACKTOWN, Australia, Aug 29- Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare crouches uncomfortably in a suit on the canvas of a youth boxing ring in Sydney's hardscrabble Western Suburbs, shaping up for the election fight of his life.
The reorganization comes as pharmaceutical companies are in the spotlight in China after the government began investigating bribery accusations against British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.
*Russia says U.S. intervention would be a grave mistake. WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, Aug 26- The United States put Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on notice on Monday that it believes he was responsible for using chemical weapons against civilians last week in what Secretary of State John Kerry called a "moral obscenity."
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Aug 26- Asia could become twice as important to Mexico as an export market over the next five years as the country strengthens trade ties with the fast-growing economies of the region, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Monday.
*Washington says there must be accountability. BEIRUT/ AMMAN, Aug 26- U.N. chemical weapons experts came under sniper fire on Monday on their way to investigate the scene of last week's apparent poison gas attack in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus and Washington warned there must be accountability for those who would use "the world's most heinous weapons."
BEIRUT/ AMMAN, Aug 26- U.N. chemical weapons experts interviewed and took blood samples on Monday from victims of last week's apparent poison gas attack in a rebel-held suburb of Syria's capital, after the inspectors themselves survived sniper fire that hit their convoy.
BERLIN, Aug 26- Philipp Roesler, the young leader of Germany's Free Democrats, looked like a dead man walking at the start of the year, until he took a major risk that turned his and his party's fortunes around.
Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist at Barclays highlights the key loopholes that Indonesia's government and the central bank need to address in order to stop the current crisis.
WASHINGTON, Aug 23- The United States and 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific have begun a final push to reach a landmark trade deal this year and hope for significant progress by an October meeting of leaders in Bali, the top U.S. trade official said on Friday.
TOKYO, Aug 23- In the weeks after the Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed by a triple meltdown in March 2011, the plant's owner turned to three of Japan's largest construction companies for a quick fix to store radiated water that was pooling in the disaster zone.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. Yingluck's party initially asserted that the market would simply pay whatever Thailand demanded for its rice, but this confidence was shown for the economic naivety it was when India resumed rice exports in 2012, and good crops were harvested across Southeast Asia.
SINGAPORE, Aug 23- Singapore's ambitious project. mid-2020s is set to extend its lead over neighbours like Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Jakarta, whose airports are struggling with congestion and construction delays.
The American Cancer Society and allied organizations said the plan would give tobacco companies a new tool to challenge government anti-smoking measures, while business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Farm Bureau Federation said it would weaken a tenet of international trade law that many U.S. exporters rely on to sell goods abroad.
WELLINGTON/ BEIJING, Aug 22- New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy exporter, caught up in a contamination scandal this month, said on Thursday it was also forced to withdraw 42 tonnes of milk powder bound for China because of high nitrite levels.
Fonterra had to apologise for a milk powder contamination scare in China after contaminated whey protein concentrate had been sold to China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Saudi Arabia and used in products including infant milk powder and sports drinks.
WELLINGTON/ BEIJING, Aug 22- New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy exporter caught up in a contamination scandal earlier this month, said on Thursday it was forced to withdraw 42 tonnes of milk powder bound for China because of high nitrite levels.
NEW YORK, Aug 20- Authorities in Thailand have arrested a Canadian man accused of masterminding a $140 million plan to defraud investors in U.S. penny stocks, as well as another man who allegedly ran the scheme, federal prosecutors in New York said on Tuesday.
TOKYO, Aug 19- The United States urged Japan on Monday to open its auto and insurance markets more to foreign companies as the two countries pursue bilateral talks linked to a broader free-trade agreement that covers two-fifths of the globe. The United States hopes to make a proposal to Japan on its trade barriers in September, U.S.