BOGOTA, Nov 27- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday the government will continue paying a direct subsidy to coffee growers while prices remain low, a measure the world's top washed arabica producer introduced due to sliding prices.
HAVANA, Nov 2- Cuba closed dozens of home-based movie theaters on Saturday and reaffirmed its plans to end the private sale of imported goods as communist authorities pressed for "order, discipline and obedience" in the growing small business sector.
AB InBev, SABMiller merger would combine Latam, Africa growth markets. *SABMiller price tag would likely be more than $100 bln. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 28- With half the world's beer produced by four big firms and few markets left for them to tap, the time may be right for a $100 billion merger between the two largest, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller.
President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen to run the world's most influential central bank, providing some relief to markets that will expect her to tread carefully in winding down economic stimulus. Members of Congress see signs of hope in fiscal impasse.
OSLO, Oct 9- Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday. Regardless of the scenario, changes will be coming soon, "lead author Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii said.
HAVANA, Oct 9- Cuba has authorized its state-run tourism industry to contract out lodgings, meals, excursions and other activities to private businesses in a boost to a growing "non-state" sector.
HAVANA, Oct 9- Cuba has authorized its state-run tourism industry to contract out lodgings, meals, excursions and other activities to private businesses in a boost to a growing "non-state" sector. Tourism is the country's largest industry, attracting 2.8 million visitors in 2012 with revenues approaching $3 billion.
*Cuba charges some sanctions strengthened. HAVANA, Oct 7- For the 22nd consecutive year, Cuba will ask the United Nations to condemn the United States economic embargo against the island, a top Cuban official announced on Monday, accusing Washington of tightening sanctions in place for more than half a century.
BOGOTA, Sept 19- As a young business student at the University of Kansas, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos spent many a late night playing low-stakes poker and then invested his early winnings in shares of a pizza company.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- AT&T Inc is planning to announce on Wednesday that it will expand its Latin American reach for business customers through a collaboration with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- A Cayman Islands entity at the center of a U.S. investigation into possible insider trading in ketchup maker H.J.
MIAMI, Sept 17- One of America's landmark homes, the Miami Beach mansion that once belonged to Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, was sold at an auction on Tuesday for $41.5 million to a business group that includes the owners of the Jordache jeans brand.
GENEVA, Sept 13- Ukraine and Honduras are reviving a dispute at the World Trade Organisation challenging Australian laws that impose uniform drab green packaging and large graphic health warnings for cigarettes, diplomats said on Friday.
GENEVA, Sept 12- Developing and former communist countries such as Brazil and Russia are heading for much faster growth this year than the developed world, the United Nations said on Thursday, meaning they will remain the main drivers of the world economy.
NERA was asked to analyse the effects of LNG exports limited to a relatively low level or a high one, with exports ramping up to full volume slowly or rapidly. NERA was also asked to examine the case in which there was no limit on the volume of gas exported.
District Judge George Hanks in Houston said Allied, now known as Americus Mortgage Corp, should face claims it misled the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development into believing its loans qualified for insurance by HUD's Federal Housing Administration.
*Railway is key artery for Colombia's coal exports. BOGOTA, Sept 10- Workers at Colombia's main coal railway Fenoco, which transports about half of the country's coal exports, are negotiating with the company for better pay and improved benefits, their main union said on Tuesday.
*Some long Puerto Rico yields briefly top 10 percent. Sept 10- A day after a Puerto Rico bond sell-off pushed yields above 10 percent, the Government Development Bank said on Tuesday it is scaling back bond sales planned for the rest of 2013..
*Caribbean island's population dropped 1.5 percent in a year. But the Caribbean island's long recession has turned a steady flow into a torrent, stripping the territory of its young and educated population and pushing its economy into a deeper rut.
DUBAI/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10- With its plan to issue up to 1 billion Malaysian ringgit of Islamic bonds, Societe Generale appears to be avoiding missteps made by Goldman Sachs in an ill-fated attempt to sell sukuk two years ago- a positive sign for Western banks' efforts to move into Islamic finance.