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  • Panama's president unveiling subway ahead of vote Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    PANAMA CITY— Counting down his final weeks in office, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Saturday inaugurated the most-emblematic project of a five-year term marked by fast economic growth and more than a hint of hubris— Central America's first subway system.

  • Guyana reports gold fraud scheme Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana— Police in Guyana have closed a government office that regulated the sale of gold after discovering that millions of dollars worth of gold had been laced with silver.

  • *Sets back work in Brazil's No. 2 oilfield by about a month. RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3- Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suffered another setback in its effort to boost oil output last month when Italian contractor Saipem SpA dropped a 2.3 km steel pipe into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • SAO PAULO, April 3- A group of 14 banks led by Grupo BTG Pactual SA on Thursday removed a firm commitment to subscribe to part of a 24.22 billion reais share offering by Brazilian phone carrier Grupo Oi SA if investor demand falls short. Itaú Unibanco Holding SA and Banco Bradesco SA considered pulling out of the deal on Tuesday, sources told Reuters that day.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3- Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suffered another setback in its effort to boost oil output last month when Italian contractor Saipem SpA dropped a 2.3 km steel pipe into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • PANAMA CITY, April 2- U.S. fructose exports to Mexico may suffer if the United States seeks to slap anti-dumping duties on imports of Mexican sugar and local farmers seek retaliation, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact was mostly limited, according to early indications.

  • *Copper prices rise to over three-week high. SANTIAGO, April 2- Copper operations in Chile, the world's top producer, were unscathed by a major earthquake that struck the mineral-rich north on Tuesday night and prompted the evacuations of some workers.

  • UPDATE 1-Chile mines unharmed by quake; some ports shut Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, April 2- Copper operations in the world's top producer were broadly unharmed after a major earthquake in mineral-rich northern Chile on Tuesday night spooked miners and prompted some preventive evacuation of workers. Chile supplies a third of the world's copper.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Most mines in Chile designed to withstand tremors. SANTIAGO, April 2- Mines in world No. 1 copper producer Chile appear to have emerged unscathed from a major quake that struck near the mineral-rich north of the Andean country on Tuesday. Most mines in quake-prone Chile, which supplies around a third of the world's copper, are designed to withstand tremors.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- Mines in world No. 1 copper producer Chile appear to have emerged unscathed from a major quake that struck near the mineral-rich north of the Andean country on Tuesday. Chile's Collahuasi copper mine and port have not reported any problems so far following the 8.2- magnitude earthquake, Chief Executive Officer Jorge Gomez told Reuters.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country, but the government said there was no serious damage and no reports of deaths. Chile is the world's No. 1 copper producer but key mining firms said there was no serious damage to their operations.

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, April 1- Brazil's securities industry watchdog CVM on Tuesday lifted a suspension on Grupo Oi SA's 6 billion real share offering, paving the way for the Brazilian telecommunications company's merger with Portugal Telecom SGPS SA.

  • SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, April 1- Brazil's securities industry watchdog CVM on Tuesday lifted a suspension on Grupo Oi SA's 6 billion real share offering, paving the way for the Brazilian telecommunications company's merger with Portugal Telecom SGPS SA.

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, April 1- Brazilian telephone company Grupo Oi SA could launch a 6 billion real share offering as early as Tuesday, pending an expected go-ahead from regulators, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Thomson Reuters' IFR on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ BEIJING, April 1- Manufacturing in Asia and Europe finished the first quarter on a weaker note but activity in the United States remained relatively steady, suggesting severe winter weather in North America had only a modest effect on U.S. factories.

  • *Costs high, but Greece hopes to add momentum to the rally. LONDON, April 1- Greece could be on the verge of making one of the fastest market comebacks of a defaulted sovereign ever recorded.

  • LONDON, March 31- Emerging market borrowers raised just over $100 billion worth of debt in the first quarter of 2014, slightly below year-ago levels as geopolitical noise and uncertainty over U.S. The shortfall was most pronounced in company debt, with issuance running at $67.5 billion, compared to just over $100 billion in the first three months of 2013..

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