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Jan 22- Kansas City Southern's quarterly profit beat Wall Street estimates, boosted by strong intermodal and automotive volumes, and the railroad company forecast 2013 revenue growth in the high-single digits.
*Sugar market looks to Brazil's 2013/ 14 crop. Raw sugar futures nudged higher at 1517 GMT with March up 0.04 cent or 0.2 percent at 18.41 cents per lb, after touching 18.25 cents earlier in the session, the lowest level for the front month since August 2010.
LONDON, Jan 22- Gold prices steadied below $1,690 an ounce on Tuesday as the euro surrendered gains against the dollar and European stocks languished, with buyers frustrated by the metal's inability to break through resistance at $1,695 an ounce.
*Sugar market looks to Brazil's 2013/ 14 crop. *Asia's Q4 cocoa grind rose 2.8 pct. Raw sugar futures edged lower, with March down 0.03 cent or 0.2 percent at 18.34 cents per lb at 1238 GMT, after touching 18.25 cents earlier in the session, the lowest level for the front month since August 2010.
LONDON, Jan 22- Gold prices rose above $1,690 an ounce on Tuesday as better-than-expected German economic data lifted the euro versus the dollar, but gains were capped by strong chart resistance and losses in European stocks.
*Fresnillo drops after Q4 update. LONDON, Jan 22- European shares dipped on Tuesday, after a choppy session, as the prospect of price war in the French telecom sector outweighed signs of economic improvement in Germany.
Tackling the poverty that blights Mexico has been a priority for many presidents of Latin America's second-biggest economy, and it was one of the first pledges Pena Nieto made when he launched his election campaign at the end of March.
Jan 21- Cross-dressing, semi-literate, potty-mouthed clowns aren't supposed to run for Congress.
NEW YORK, Jan 18- Wheat posted its biggest weekly gain in six months as it rallied Friday on concerns of dry weather in the U.S. wheat belt while arabica coffee surged to a 2- month high as growers became more restrained in selling.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 18- Coffee futures trading in New York and London extended their gains on Friday, inching up to the highest levels in two months, while cocoa turned lower on origin selling after climbing to a one-month high on grind data.
*Banco de Mexico holds interest rate at 4.5 pct. MEXICO CITY, Jan 18- Mexico's central bank held borrowing costs steady on Friday, but said it could cut interest rates if inflation continues to cool and economic growth flags, dropping its recent threat to tighten policy.
*Banco de Mexico holds benchark interest rate at 4.5 pct. MEXICO CITY, Jan 18- Mexico's central bank held borrowing costs steady on Friday and said it could cut interest rates if growth flags, dropping a threat to hike after inflation cooled.
*North America cocoa grind near top end of forecasts. LONDON, Jan 18- Cocoa futures on Liffe turned lower on Friday as origin selling emerged after the market had earlier climbed to a four-week high, while ICE raw sugar edged up on signs of renewed physical demand and arabica coffee eased.
MEXICO CITY, Jan 18- Mexico's central bank left interest rates unchanged at 4.5 percent on Friday, as expected, and said it could cut borrowing costs if economic growth begins to flag. The central bank said inflation risks had improved, after inflation came off a 2-1/ 2 year peak to fall below the central bank's ceiling.
*North America cocoa grind near top end of forecasts. LONDON, Jan 18- Cocoa futures on Liffe fell back to little changed levels on Friday as origin selling emerged after the market had earlier climbed to a four-week high, while ICE raw sugar edged up on signs of renewed physical demand and arabica coffee eased.
MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- Mexico announced a relaxed fuel-efficiency rule on Thursday for locally sold cars as it seeks to alleviate the concerns of automakers that have filed legal challenges that could derail the country's efforts to curb carbon emissions.
Treasury on Thursday, require foreign financial institutions with $50,000 of any American taxpayer's assets to report the holdings to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
By Nelson Renteria and David Alire Garcia. SAN SALVADOR/MEXICO CITY, Jan 17- Central American farmers who produce some of the world's most sought-after coffee beans are grappling with the re-emergence of a merciless old foe: a tree-killing fungus spread by the wind.
*Canada willing to negotiate all issues at TPP. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 17- Canada expects the United States to make regulatory changes to its country of origin meat labelling rules in time for a spring deadline from the World Trade Organization, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The United States and Thailand discussed Bangkok's interest in joining a free-trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region that negotiators hope to wrap up this year, the U.S.