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  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 16- Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem- as well as a world-class rum- the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 16- Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem- as well as a world-class rum- the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.

  • *Freeport says tax breaches contract; govt wants firmer smelter commitments. Freeport and fellow U.S. miner Newmont Mining Corp have refused to pay an escalating export tax introduced on Jan. 12 as part of package of new mining rules aimed at forcing miners to build smelters and process raw materials in Indonesia.

  • SERRANIA DE PERIJA, Colombia, March 10- After enduring eight hours of machine-gunfire and bombs between leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries, Maura Leonor Vega and her husband fled their home of four decades in Colombia's Andes for the shelter of the nearest town.

  • INSIGHT-Hunting credit, firms look beyond wary EU banks Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:13 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 26- When David Armitt needed to refinance loans last year for his 153- year-old manufacturing company in Yorkshire, he found British banks reluctant to lend.

  • HAVANA, Feb 24- Cuba continued to shed state jobs and move workers into the private sector in 2013, according to a report issued by the official labor federation at the weekend, as President Raul Castro pressed forward with reforms to the Soviet-style system.

  • *The move is a potential victory for Freeport, Newmont. *Minister: Freeport to resume copper exports in near future. A senior government official said Freeport would resume exports of copper concentrate in the "near future".

  • *Indonesia will consider easing export tax after Freeport builds smelter-minister. JAKARTA, Feb 24- U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold is expected to resume copper concentrate exports from Indonesia in the "near future", a minister said, after halting shipments due to a dispute over new mining rules imposed last month.

  • *Copper producers Freeport and Newmont in dispute with govt. The tax ratchets up sharply before an outright export ban from 2017 and Freeport and Newmont Mining Corp, which produce 97 percent of Indonesia's copper, have halted all exports and are locked in talks with the government because they say the tax breaches their contracts.

  • UPDATE 2-AXA eyes cheap deals in emerging market push Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Faced with low interest rates in the United States and euro zone, AXA has sold some of its businesses in developed markets and spent 5 billion euros since 2010 on acquiring companies in the likes of China and Columbia.

  • CARACAS, Feb 20- Security forces and protesters fought around Venezuela on Thursday in streets blocked by burning barricades and a supporter of socialist President Nicolas Maduro was shot dead, the sixth fatality from more than a week of violence.

  • *EU offers talks to Cuba on trade, investment accord. BRUSSELS, Feb 20- Eleven months before Barack Obama's historic handshake with Raul Castro, Europe staged its own show of friendliness with Cuba. But all this warmth at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa has brought no radical change and the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, imposed in 1962, remains.

  • CARACAS, Feb 20- Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators faced off in streets blocked by burning barricades in several provincial cities on Thursday as protests escalated against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- A panel overseeing the United Nations' carbon market has elected a scientist from the Caribbean as its new chair with a German climate policy expert as deputy, the U.N.' s climate change secretariat said.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist-ruled country in 2008..

  • EU eyes warmer Cuba ties with push for new accord Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Feb 10- The European Union agreed on Monday to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade, investment and dialogue on human rights in its most significant diplomatic shift since Brussels lifted sanctions on the communist island in 2008..

  • U.S. policy change on Cuba stalled - by Obama Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    MIAMI/ HAVANA, Feb 6- U.S. relations with Cuba are at their best in almost two decades, but President Barack Obama seems unwilling or unable to confront a well-organized anti- Cuba lobby and push for further progress.

  • Emerging entrepreneurial hot spots Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • Toyota exporting 'Made in the USA' vehicles     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, discuss its plan to export Corollas built in Mississippi to Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Punch-Up in Parliament; Venezuelan Lawmakers Hurt Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:48 AM ET

    Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.