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LONDON, May 15- Benchmark raw sugar futures on ICE broke below 17 cents a lb on Wednesday for the first time in nearly three years weighed by the rapid pace of production in top grower Brazil and the strength of the dollar.
LONDON, May 15- Benchmark raw sugar futures on ICE broke below 17 cents a lb on Wednesday for the first time in nearly three years weighed by the strong pace of production in top grower Brazil with the market already struggling to absorb excess supplies.
*BG Group, OGX, Total, BP among big winners at Brazil auction. RIO DE JANEIRO, May 15- For the first time in nearly five years, Brazil's flagging oil industry has received a jolt of serious interest from private investors.
MEXICO CITY, May 14- Latin American countries do not tax the rich enough, offer too many tax breaks and fail to punish rampant tax evasion, meaning they are unable to raise enough revenue to properly combat poverty and boost development, the Inter-American Development Bank said in a new study.
PARIS, May 15- A growing divide between rich and poor risks will yawn still wider if cash-strapped governments keep cutting back the welfare state, an industrialised nations' think-tank warned on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES-- Shares of Copa Holdings SA, the parent company of Panama's national airline, jumped Tuesday after a Deutsche Bank analyst upgraded the company to "Buy," citing strong first-quarter results and an improved outlook for this year. THE BACKGROUND: Copa Holdings provides air transport for passengers and cargo.
*Brazil, Chile, Colombia top 2012 Latam FDI recipients. SANTIAGO, May 14- Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean this year could fall as much as 3 percent or jump by up to 7 percent after leaping to a record in 2012, the United Nations' body for the region said on Tuesday.
LONDON, May 14- The head of the International Energy Agency on Tuesday urged the United States to decide quickly to allow crude exports, or the industry will find ways to get around restrictions.
CARACAS, May 14- Venezuela in 2012 became a net importer of gasoline as a result of escalating problems at its refineries and increasing demand for fuel in its internal market, joining a growing list of countries that struggle with fuel supplies despite ample oil reserves.
ALBANY, N.Y.-- New York Gov. The issue has long been a favorite of New York City Democrats and allied labor unions and activists, some of whom demonstrated in Albany on Monday.
MEXICO CITY-- Two waiters at a Mexico City bar will face homicide and robbery charges in the beating death of Malcolm X's grandson Malcolm Shabazz, authorities said Monday. Prosecutor Rodolfo Fernando Rios said bar employees David Hernandez Cruz and Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus would be charged with aggravated robbery and homicide.
*Sharp to boost supply business to Samsung as Apple growth slows. TOKYO, May 14- Japanese display maker Sharp Corp, a supplier to Apple Inc, will aim to boost sales to the iPhone maker's rival Samsung Electronics Co under a three-year rehabilitation roadmap after posting a worse-than-expected $5.4 billion net loss in the last financial year.
*Will aim to boost supply to Samsung as Apple's growth slows- sources. TOKYO, May 14- Japanese display maker Sharp Corp, a supplier to Apple Inc, will aim to boost sales to the iPhone maker's rival Samsung Electronics Co under a three-year rehabilitation roadmap after posting a worse-than-expected $5.4 billion net loss in its latest financial year.
WASHINGTON, May 13- Downplaying warnings about the potential for hackers to sabotage U.S. power plants at the click of a mouse, the head of the North American electricity standards group said on Monday he is more concerned about physical rather than cyber threats.
*Will aim to boost supply to Samsung as Apple's growth slows- sources. TOKYO, May 14- Japanese display maker Sharp Corp, a supplier to Apple Inc, will aim to boost sales to the iPhone maker's chief rival Samsung Electronics Co under a three-year rehabilitation roadmap to secure its survival.
MEXICO CITY, May 13- The Mexican unit of insurer Marsh& McClennan Companies Inc said on Monday it is launching a policy that will cover terrorism, organized crime and sabotage, the first such policy available in a country wracked by drug-related violence.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 13- Cocoa futures on ICE rose on Monday, as both commercial and speculative participants bought the market after finding technical support, while arabica coffee climbed around the 200- day moving average in consolidative dealings.
NEW YORK-- Ryan Seacrest will produce a new music series for the Spanish-speaking Telemundo network that will feature two established artists competing against each other for the audience's vote. The format for "Superstar Showdown" has been successful in other countries.
May 12- Tony Stark's superpowers lifted blockbuster "Iron Man 3" back to the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, beating out a strong debut over the weekend for lavish Jazz Age drama "The Great Gatsby."
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12- To mark the Cinco de Mayo holiday this year, Domino's Pizza festooned its Facebook page with a string of posts, including an image of a Mexican-themed guacamole pizza that garnered over 2,000 "likes".