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*Yen sharply higher vs Australian and New Zealand dollars Swiss also franc rises versus euro, dollar. *Emerging market currencies in rout on Syria tension. We are seeing some safe-haven bids because of the Syrian issue and that is driving the Aussie and the kiwi lower, "said Daragh Maher, currency strategist at HSBC.
*Yen sharply higher vs Australian and New Zealand dollar. LONDON, Aug 27- The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc rose on Tuesday and riskier currencies like the Australian dollar fell in trade dominated by geopolitical tensions as the West edged towards possible military action against Syria.
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.
SHANGHAI, Aug 26- Global milk powder firms are scrutinising Chinese social media reports up to four times a day to gauge consumer reaction to a high-profile pricing probe and food safety scare that threaten their squeaky-clean image in the $14.5 billion China market.
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.
*Analyst: Backlash in Sri Lanka driven by' industry politics'. WELLINGTON, Aug 23- New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative said on Friday it had suspended operations in Sri Lanka after the world's largest dairy exporter faced product bans, court cases and angry demonstrators over its milk products in the country.
WELLINGTON, Aug 23- New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative said on Friday it had suspended operations in Sri Lanka because of an unstable situation in the country.
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.
COLOMBO, Aug 22- A Sri Lanka state institute said it would test all milk powder in the market after finding a toxic chemical in products sold by New Zealand's Fonterra, while a nationalist party called for the closure of Fonterra's local subsidiary.
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 21- The dollar gained across the board on Wednesday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's meeting in July suggested that the U.S. central bank was on track to taper its asset-buying program next month.
*Trade Union says Fonterra has distributed products, leaflets. *Sri Lanka's local tests find DCD in some Fonterra brand milk powder.
LONDON, Aug 21- The dollar edged higher from a six-month low against the euro and gained versus the yen on Wednesday as traders bet Federal Reserve minutes due out later in the day will reinforce expectations of a pullback in stimulus next month.
New York, Aug 21- Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Qualcomm Inc and four other companies for a project aimed at bringing Internet access to people around the world who cannot afford it, following efforts by Google Inc.
COLOMBO, Aug 21- A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday issued a summons to Fonterra Brands Lanka, the local company of New Zealand's Fonterra and four of its top officials to face contempt of court charges for not adhering to an earlier ruling that banned sales and advertising of all Fonterra milk products.
SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 21-- The dollar held steady against the yen and hovered near a half-year low against the euro on Wednesday, as investors awaited minutes of the U.S. Speculation that the U.S. central bank is poised to begin tapering its $85 billion a month in asset purchases as early as September is generally positive for the dollar, as it tends to lift U.S.
TOKYO, Aug 21-- The dollar took back some lost ground against the yen though remained near a half-year low against the euro in early Asian trade on Wednesday, as investors awaited minutes of the U.S. The dollar rose 0.1 percent to 97.35 yen, pulling away from a one-week low of 96.88 yen hit on Tuesday.
*Euro at highest vs dollar since mid-February. *India's rupee hits record low against U.S. dollar. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The dollar fell on Tuesday to a six-month low against the euro and a two-month trough against the Swiss franc, as U.S.