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  • *Freeport halts copper exports to await clarity on rules. JAKARTA, Jan 13- Indonesia's mining sector was left in turmoil on Monday after the government pushed through a controversial ban on exporting unprocessed mineral exports.

  • *Indonesia says will use export tax to encourage processing. JAKARTA, Jan 13- Global nickel prices and mining shares rallied a day after Indonesia banned unprocessed mineral exports, though policy softening on some ores should allow leading U.S. miners such as Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold to keep exporting copper.

  • *Indonesia says will use export tax to encourage processing. JAKARTA, Jan 13- Global nickel prices and mining shares rallied a day after Indonesia banned unprocessed mineral exports, as the Southeast Asian nation pledged to introduce a progressive export tax to encourage domestic smelting for a range of ores.

  • *Nickel price, Australian miners rise on Indonesia export halt. SYDNEY, Jan 13- Global nickel prices and shares in Australian miners rallied on Monday after a ban on unprocessed mineral exports by top supplier Indonesia came into effect, a policy that could trigger a recovery in long-depressed nickel prices.

  • *President eases export ban's impact on Freeport, Newmont. JAKARTA, Jan 12- Indonesia, among the world's biggest suppliers of natural resources, halted all mineral ore exports on Sunday to try to promote domestic processing, but threatening the country's nickel and bauxite industries worth more than $2 billion in annual shipments.

  • FREEPORT, NEWMONT MINING, OTHERS THAT AIM TO BUILD SMELTERS WILL "GET CHANCE" TO EXPORT PROCESSED MINERALS-MINISTER.

  • FREEPORT INDONESIA CONTINUES TO SHIP COPPER TO DOMESTIC SMELTER- COMPANY SPOKESWOMAN.

  • FREEPORT INDONESIA HALTS COPPER EXPORTS UNTIL THERE IS "GOVT CERTAINTY" OVER MINERAL EXPORT BAN-UNION OFFICIAL.

  • *U.S. official in Cuba for migration talks. State Department official in Cuba for migration talks praised on Friday the tone of current relations between the United States and Cuba, and visited jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross during a three-day trip to the Communist-run island to demonstrate Washington's concern over his plight.

  • HAVANA, Jan 8- Thousands of Cuban state taxi drivers will soon be leasing their vehicles and working on their own as part of a reorganization of the country's taxi service aimed at improving efficiency, according to rules published on Wednesday. Cuba nationalized all retail business in 1968, down to the shoe-shine shops, and fixed all prices.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Pentagon said on Friday it had cut by about a third the list of places where U.S. troops get imminent danger pay, dropping locations like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf in a move expected to reduce costs by about $100 million a year. As a result, IDP will be discontinued in those areas, "the Pentagon said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Pentagon said on Friday it had cut by about a third the list of places where U.S. troops would receive imminent danger pay, dropping locations like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf in a move expected to reduce costs by about $100 million a year.

  • At the state-run Peugeot dealership in Havana on Friday morning, where prices ranged from $91,000 for a 2013 model 206 to $262,000 for a 508, people walked away shaking their heads in disgust. I am going to die before I can buy a new car, " Roberto Gonzales, a state driver, said, walking back to his 1950 s Plymouth.

  • *Copper little changed after four-session rally. SINGAPORE, Dec 30- Copper was little changed on Monday, trading around its highest since mid-August as signs of global economic recovery and hopes of improving Chinese demand supported prices. Copper jumped to $7,415 a tonne on Friday, its highest since August 16.

  • *Copper ticks down after four-session rally. SINGAPORE, Dec 30- Copper edged lower on Monday as the market took a breather after hitting its highest since mid-August in the previous session, fuelled by signs of global economic recovery and hopes of improving Chinese demand. Copper jumped to $7,415 a tonne on Friday, its highest since August 16.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 30- Copper was little changed on Monday, trading near its highest in more than four months as expectations of economic recovery in top consumer China underpinned the market. Copper climbed to $7,415 a tonne on Friday, its highest since Aug. 16.

  • *China economic growth seen at 7.6 pct this year-Xinhua. LONDON, Dec 27- Copper prices rose to their highest in more than four months on Friday, lifted by a weak dollar, tightening supplies and expectations that economic recovery in top consumer China will help boost demand for industrial metals next year.

  • *China economic growth seen at 7.6 pct this year-Xinhua. LONDON, Dec 27- Copper prices rose to their highest in more than four months on Friday, lifted by tightening supplies and expectations that economic recovery in top consumer China will help boost demand for industrial metals next year.

  • *China economic growth seen at 7.6 pct this year-Xinhua. LONDON, Dec 27- Copper prices rose to their highest in more than four months on Friday, lifted by tightening supplies and expectations that economic recovery in top consumer China will help boost demand for industrial metals next year.

  • *China economic growth seen at 7.6 pct this year-Xinhua. LONDON, Dec 27- Copper prices rose to their highest in more than four months on Friday, lifted by tightening supplies and expectations that economic recovery in top consumer China will help boost demand for industrial metals next year.

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