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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.
MIAMI, Sept 9- Tropical Storm Humberto strengthened as it swept past the Cape Verde islands on Monday and was expected to grow into the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
MIAMI, Sept 9- Tropical Storm Humberto formed near the Cape Verde Islands on Monday and was expected to strengthen into the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
Now, a decade of policy failures in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and elsewhere has sapped public confidence in the ability of the British, French and American experts who control and advise on foreign policy, and with it their ability to convince the public of the necessity for military intervention.
BOGOTA, Sept 7- Colombia's farm leaders agreed on Saturday to end a three-week protest that had turned violent, caused food shortages and put pressure on President Juan Manuel Santos just a few months before he must decide whether to seek a second term in office.
MIAMI, Sept 7- The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which forecasters had predicted would be more active than normal, has turned out to be something of a dud so far as an unusual calm hangs over the tropics.
*Chaos in Caracas during one of nation's worst outages. CARACAS, Sept 5- One of the worst power outages in Venezuelan history has given a jolt to President Nicolas Maduro's government and revived opposition accusations that its socialist policies and incompetence are wrecking the country.
*Pentagon committed to F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. WASHINGTON, Sept 4- The Pentagon would have to slash its budget by about $20 billion in fiscal 2014 from a year earlier if mandatory budget cuts remain in effect, the chief arms buyer for the U.S. military said on Wednesday, calling that an increasingly likely scenario.
BOGOTA, Sept 4- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' public approval rating has plunged to its lowest level since he took office in 2010, a poll released on Wednesday showed, due to a farmers' strike marred by violence and scant progress in peace talks with Marxist rebels.
WASHINGTON, Sept 3- The U.S. government, stepping up its pursuit of American offshore tax dodgers worldwide, stands to gather an abundance of leads through a bank information-sharing deal between the United States and Switzerland, tax lawyers said on Tuesday.
Still grieving, Alarconciles now questions her decision to leave her native Bolivia for Brazil, where salaries can be many times higher but poor immigrants often must settle for work in sweatshops. As the economy boomed, the "Brazilian dream" became a magnet for workers from poorer Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Peru and even faraway Haiti.
Aug 30- Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd said it expects demand from China, Japan and the U.S. to drive solar panel sales in the second half of the year, joining its Chinese peers in easing dependence on Europe where they face import restrictions.
TORONTO, Aug 29- Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Thursday it has reached a preliminary agreement to purchase 65 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing Co, moving to expand its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft.
MADRID/ LONDON, Aug 28- By getting arrested in his native Spain rather than his former London workplace, ex- JPMorgan Chase trader Javier Martin-Artajo has gained time in his struggle to avoid being extradited to New York over a $6.2 billion trading scandal.
*Freeport says it has given a fair offer to the union. JAKARTA, Aug 28- Pay talks between the Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc and its workers are in danger of ending in deadlock because the pay offer is too low, a spokesman for the worker's union said on Wednesday. The pay rise offered by Freeport management is far below the workers' expectations. "
The reorganization comes as pharmaceutical companies are in the spotlight in China after the government began investigating bribery accusations against British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Aug 26- Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile said on Monday they had wrapped up negotiations to remove all trade tariffs between them, cementing a bloc that the four hope will encourage free trade between Latin America and the rest of the world.
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.
HAVANA, Aug 26- More than 20 state restaurants in Cuba are about to become employee-run cooperatives as Raul Castro's communist government continues its retreat from running just about everything on the Caribbean island.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Aug 25- A Latin American bloc comprising Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile has almost concluded negotiations to remove tariffs on all trade between them, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Sunday.