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  • 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.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Feb 6 Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    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.

  • *Chile seeks balance between growth, environmental protection. SANTIAGO, Jan 17- Chile's leading environmental lawyers, who have helped stall around $30 billion in mining and energy projects, say the battle is only just beginning- and copper investments are poised to come under increasing fire this year.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16- South Africa's Bidvest Group will close its offer for a stake in drugmaker Adcock Ingram early next month, it said on Thursday, in what may be an attempt to speed up a takeover battle that has been waylaid by delays.

  • FACTBOX-Port strikes hit Chilean copper exports Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    The northern ports of Antofagasta and Iquique, as well as the centrally-located port of San Antonio remain on strike, according to the Labor Ministry. Most of Chile's copper, which accounts for roughly a third of the world's supply, leaves from its northern and central ports on the Pacific Ocean, often destined for consumption in top customer China.

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 10- Shareholders of Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals on Friday approved a sweetened takeover bid for drugmaker Adcock Ingram in an attempt to woo the South African company's top shareholder.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 9- South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram expects to further delay until mid-February a shareholder vote on a $1.2 billion takeover offer from Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals because it is still waiting for regulatory approval.

  • *Codelco, Antofagasta copper exports affected. Much of Chile's copper, which accounts for roughly a third of the world's supply, leaves from its ports on the Pacific Ocean, often destined for consumption in top client China.

  • ANALYSIS-Social media empowers anti-mining activists Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    TORONTO/ BUCHAREST, Jan 7- Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organize more quickly against an industry that is already struggling with high costs and volatile prices.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 17- Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals has accused South Africa's state pension fund of protectionism for opposing its $1.2 billion bid for drugmaker Adcock Ingram, a sensitive charge in a country keen to attract capital but wary of foreign takeovers.

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 16- Michelle Bachelet was elected as Chile's president again on Sunday in a landslide victory that should hand the center-leftist the mandate she sought to push ahead with wide-reaching reforms.

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 15- Michelle Bachelet was elected as Chile's president again on Sunday in a landslide victory that hands the center-leftist the mandate she sought to push ahead with wide-reaching reforms.

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 15- Michelle Bachelet was elected as Chile's president again on Sunday in a landslide victory that should hand the center-leftist the mandate she sought to push ahead with wide-reaching reforms.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 15- South Africa's state pension fund on Sunday rejected a sweetened offer for drugmaker Adcock Ingram, likely derailing a $1.2 billion bid by Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals to enter fast-growing Africa.

  • UPDATE 3-Chile's CFR raises Adcock offer to $1.2 bln Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    JOHANNESBURG, Dec 13- Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals has raised its takeover offer for South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram by 1.6 percent to 12.8 billion rand in cash and stock, in an attempt to win over Adcock's top shareholder.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 13- Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals slightly sweetened its takeover offer for South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram to 12.8 billion rand in cash and stock on Friday, an attempt to win backing from the top shareholder.

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