Capital raised this year from new listings on Brazil's stock market is set to top $10.6bn this week - the highest January to June total in the country's history. The FT reports.» Read More
*Spain inaugurates new route between Madrid and Alicante. ONBOARD MADRID- ALICANTE HIGH-SPEED TRAIN, June 17- A one-track dirt road used by local farmers is the main access to a magnificent glass-and-steel train station in the small city of Villena, on Spain's latest high-speed rail route.
BUENOS AIRES, June 17- The flow of grain trucks entering Argentina's main shipping hub of Rosario fell sharply on Monday as farmers protested government policies by refusing to sell recently harvested corn and soybeans. Argentina is the world's No. 3 exporter of both crops at a time of high demand.
SANTIAGO, June 17- Chilean presidential favorite Michelle Bachelet said on Sunday she would gradually hike corporate taxes to 25 percent from their current 20 percent, chiefly to fund an education overhaul, if she is elected to the presidency for a second time this year.
Truck flow into Argentina's main grain port of Rosario was slower than usual, due to lack of selling by farmers. The strike will continue until Wednesday night at midnight, Julio Curras, vice president of the Argentine Agrarian Federation, said on Saturday, when the protest officially started.
MORROA, Colombia-- Caught in the crossfire between far-right militias and leftist rebels, 40 families abandoned the farm they shared in the foothills of Colombia's Montes de Maria range.
*Iran drops to seventh on list of India's oil suppliers. *India replaces Iran shipments with oil from Venezuela, Iraq, Oman. NEW DELHI, June 17- India cut its Iranian oil imports by more than 40 percent in the first five months of the year, replacing the crude with shipments from Venezuela, Iraq and Oman, and pushing Iran down four places to seventh among its suppliers.
MUMBAI, June 17- The Reserve Bank of India kept interest rates unchanged on Monday as expected after cutting them in each of its previous three policy reviews, warning of upward risks to inflation as its currency is among the hardest hit amid a global emerging markets sell-off.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 17- It may be too early to start beating the drums of victory for free-market capitalism, but there are signs that China is stepping back from attempts to control the iron ore market.
*Boeing seen launching larger 787 with up to 100 orders. *Embraer likely to upgrade regional E-Jet. Boeing said last week it sees a $1 trillion market over the next 20 years for mid-sized, twin-engined passenger jets, a category that includes its 787 Dreamliner.
PARIS, June 16- International orders are set to eclipse U.S. military purchases of Sikorsky Aircraft helicopters in four or five years, the company's president told Reuters ahead of the Paris air show.
PARIS, June 16- Brazil's Embraer SA, the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, cruises into the Paris air show with expectations mounting for the launch of its next generation of regional E-Jets, which have lifted its shares to near 5- year highs.
NEW YORK, June 16- Since Ben Bernanke unleashed a bombshell on May 22 by suggesting the U.S. Traders with big investors like Pacific Investment Management Company and Loomis Sayles& Company are taking advantage of buying opportunities they say they haven't seen in some time, with in-and-out hot money having flushed out of the system.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 14- Brazil's Banco BTG Pactual SA continued a drive that has snapped up assets in troubled Brazilian resource companies by agreeing to buy 50 percent of an African business owned by state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the companies said on Friday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 14- Brazil's Banco BTG Pactual SA agreed to pay $1.53 billion for a 50 percent stake in African oil and gas exploration and production assets of Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the companies said in a statement on Friday.
June 14- Oil production in North Dakota, home to much of the Bakken shale formation, will surge during the summer months and could exceed the state's forecast of 850,000 barrels per day by the end of the year, state regulators said on Friday.
The plant, the largest capital investment by a manufacturer in northeast Ohio since the 1960 s and Youngstown's first new steel mill since the 1920 s, is a big example of the money that has flowed into the state's industrial sector in recent years thanks to the surge in U.S. natural gas and oil drilling.
MOSCOW, June 14- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash miner by output, sees room for global fertiliser prices to rise without attracting new competitors into the market, its head of sales said.
SANTIAGO, June 14- Workers at Chile's Collahuasi have voted to approve a new, early contract proposal, the union told Reuters on Friday, calming fears of labor unrest at the world's third-largest copper deposit. Under the new four-year contract, workers will receive a 3.5 percent salary increase, a roughly $31,900 bonus and a loan worth $6,000.
SAO PAULO-- Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Thursday to rage against 10- cent increases in bus and subway fares, and some clashed with police.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-- A speeding commuter train slammed into another that had stopped between stations during the morning commute Thursday in suburban Buenos Aires, killing three passengers and injuring more than 300 on a line that has been under government control since a deadly crash last year.