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  • Indonesia looks set to prohibit more than $2 billion worth of annual nickel ore and bauxite shipments as part of a plan to push miners into downstream processing and boost long-term returns from its mineral wealth.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE 1-Brazil trade surplus falls sharply in 2013 Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Brazil posted a trade surplus of $2.561 billion in 2013, the Trade Ministry said on Thursday. The worsening trade balance is a serious challenge for Brazil, which is struggling with a subdued global economy and productivity shortcomings at home.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- American Securities LLC has bought a majority stake in Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp, the second-largest U.S. yarn producer, taking advantage of low energy costs and booming yarn exports to China.

  • AMSTERDAM, Dec 12- Every year Singaporeans and Malaysians choke on smoke when farmers and plantation firms in neighbouring Indonesia clear the land with fires during the dry season. Last summer, Philips diverted stocks of air purifiers from Hong Kong and China to the area in time for the worst pollution in 16 years.

  • INSIGHT-No quick exit from West's economic malaise Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 29- Ending the Great Stagnation that is taxing Western policy makers may depend as much on the Chinese Communist Party as it does on the world's leading central banks.

  • Ayatollah's financial empire came from land grabs Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.

  • There's the court order authorizing the takeover of her children's three Tehran apartments in a multi-story building the family had owned for years. It was taken by an organization that is controlled by the most powerful man in Iran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Companies that sell consumer goods, such as electronics, cars and appliances, are leading the U.S. market in earnings and share gains, but high valuations and fund managers' big weightings in the sector pose major investment risks.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 1- Brazilian industrial output returned to growth in September, led by capital goods manufacturing, suggesting businesses remained confident of stronger economic growth ahead.

  • Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co is chugging along with its turnaround, posting a quarterly profit that met Wall Street's expectations and holding to its annual forecasts as the world's largest household products maker gets a lift from cost cuts and a lower tax rate. Shares of P&G slipped 0.5 percent to $80.20 in premarket trading on Friday.

  • UPDATE 1-Procter & Gamble profit meets expectations Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co's quarterly profit met Wall Street's expectations on Friday helped by growth overseas, cost cuts and a lower tax rate, and the world's largest household products maker maintained its financial forecasts for the year.

  • Procter & Gamble posts higher quarterly profit Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co posted a higher quarterly profit on Friday, as the world's largest household products maker benefited from some growth overseas, cost cuts and a lower tax rate. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide detergent earned $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, in the fiscal first quarter, up from $2.81 billion, or 96 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Third-quarter adj. earnings $2.72/ share vs est $2.61. *Third-quarter appliance sales rise in Europe and North America. Oct 22- Whirlpool Corp, the world's No. 1 home appliance maker, raised its full-year earnings forecast after a recovering U.S. housing market and consumer sentiment in Europe boosted sales of refrigerators, dishwashers and air conditioners.

  • *Analysts' value of unit ranges from 2 bln- 5.5 bln stg. LONDON, Oct 22- Reckitt Benckiser may sell its pharmaceuticals unit, which has been suffering from declining sales of its main heroin addiction drug, to focus on growing consumer health and household cleaning products businesses.

  • Henkel's CEO on European consumers     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Kasper Rorsted, Henkel CEO, provides his views on the state of the global economy and Europe's economic recovery.

  • Manufacturing Slump Not in the Mix for Vitamix Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Vitamix blender

    Amid a slow-growth environment for US manufacturing, one American company is bucking the trend as Americans embrace juicing, which has driven sales higher.

  • Squeak Patrol: WD-40 Aims to Fix World's Problems Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    WD-40 has been a staple in American households. Now, they aim to fix the world’s problems. "There's still lots of squeaks in China and lots of rust in Russia!" the CEO said.

  • Bullet-Proof Backpacks Triple in Sales Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Bullet blocking backpack

    The tragic Sandy Hook shooting sparked a surge in sales of an unexpected product: bullet-proof backpacks.

  • What We Can Learn from the Knight Capital Implosion Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:35 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    The stock market is risky as it is, Cramer said, adding investors should have to worry about software glitches, as well.

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