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SANTIAGO, Feb 28- Some investors are fretting over fragility in Chile's economy, dragging its currency to a multiyear low in recent weeks, but the world's top copper exporter has underlying strengths that should support it even if emerging markets face more volatility ahead.
SANTIAGO, Feb 28- Unemployment in Chile rose more than expected and manufacturing output slid in January, adding weight to signals that the economy of the world's top copper exporter is entering a weaker phase.
Chile's Navy said Monday that the Kwang Ja Ho struck the ocean floor about 1,500 feet from the coast while cruising through Antarctic waters. The maritime governor for Chile's portion of Antarctica says that a rescue mission was launched. Chile's Navy has contacted the ship's owners so they can start figuring out how to salvage the vessel.
*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.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, Feb 11- Latin American stocks followed U.S. markets higher on Tuesday after U.S. Mexico's benchmark IPC stock index had its biggest jump in more than a month, driven by a nearly 3 percent gain in heavily weighted telecommunications firm America Movil, controlled by tycoon Carlos Slim.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 7- Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals dropped a $1.2 billion bid for South Africa's Adcock Ingram on Friday, paving the way for Adcock's largest shareholder to overhaul the underperforming drugmaker.
*Not clear whether Bidvest will raise stake further. JOHANNESBURG, Jan 31- South Africa's Bidvest said it had raised its stake in drugmaker Adcock Ingram to over 34 percent, enough to block a rival $1.2 billion bid and prompt Adcock to seek urgent talks with its Chilean suitor.
*AES Gener hopes to send power from Chile to Argentina. AES Gener, a local unit of U.S. power group AES Corp, is pushing ahead with around $4 billion in investments in Chile and Colombia through 2018. Business has soared between the growing, investor-friendly Andean countries in recent years, especially in the retail and banking sectors.
LONDON, Jan 29- European shares fell to six-week lows on Wednesday, breaking below technical support levels in the face of weak earnings and concerns that another trimming of U.S. monetary stimulus may exacerbate the emerging markets rout.
LONDON, Jan 29- European shares sank to six-week lows on Wednesday, breaking below technical support levels in the face of weak earnings and concerns that another trimming of U.S. monetary stimulus may exacerbate the emerging markets rout.
SAO PAULO/ SANTIAGO, Jan 29- Brazil's Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Latin America's largest bank by market value, took a key step in its overseas expansion plan on Wednesday with a deal to take control of Chilean lender CorpBanca SA.
LONDON, Jan 29- European shares rose on Wednesday, buoyed by positive updates from miners and an increased appetite for riskier stocks after Turkey acted to defend its currency, though relief in emerging markets looked to be short-lived.
*Anglo American, Antofagasta post record copper output. LONDON, Jan 29- European shares rose on Wednesday after Turkey ramped up its interest rates overnight to defend its currency, helping buoy stocks that had been hit by a selloff in emerging markets. We could push on to further gains in Europe, " Mike Harris, partner at TJM Partners, said.
SAO PAULO/ SANTIAGO, Jan 28- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Latin American's largest bank by market value, and Chilean lender CorpBanca SA could announce a partnership as early as Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
SAO PAULO/ SANTIAGO, Jan 28- Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, the largest Latin American bank by market value, and Chilean lender CorpBanca SA could announce a banking partnership as early as Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
Jan 27- For other related diaries, please. TUESDAY, JAN 28 BRUSSELS- IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will attend an IMF book launch function "Jobs and Growth: Supporting the European Recovery"- 0700 GMT.
HAVANA, Jan 27- Latin American and Caribbean leaders converge on Cuba this week to discuss trade, peace and human rights in a further sign of regional eagerness to challenge the dominance of the United States. Among those arrested was Jose Ferrer, leader of the Santiago de Cuba- based Patriotic Union of Cuba, one of the most active opposition groups.
SANTIAGO, Jan 24- President-elect Michelle Bachelet unveiled her Cabinet on Friday, putting forth a mix of political veterans and a few fresh faces meant to help her navigate a tricky Congress and a slowing economy.
SANTIAGO, Jan 24- Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet named the cabinet of ministers who she hopes will help her pass a planned program of wide-reaching reforms, with little in the way of surprises among the key posts.
SANTIAGO, Jan 22- Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Chilean shipper Vapores have agreed to a business tie-up that would create the world's fourth largest container-shipping company, the companies said on Wednesday. It said it will sign a pact with Hapag-Lloyd key shareholders: the city of Hamburg and businessman Klaus-Michael Kuehne.