*Canada records modest job growth for third month in a row. *Canada data overshadowed by upbeat U.S. jobs figures. OTTAWA, Dec 6- Canada created 21,600 jobs in November, the third straight month of modest employment increases and a number that underscores the lack of pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates.» Read More
LONDON, July 26- The DAX led European shares lower on Friday as Germany's benchmark index underperformed its southern European peers, weighed on by a recent spate of underwhelming company results.
LONDON, July 26- Improvements in energy efficiency will confer an enormous competitive advantage on the countries of North America and Europe in the next two decades relative to the fast-growing but energy-inefficient economies of Asia and the Middle East.
*Deutsche Boerse, ThyssenKrupp among main fallers. Deutsche Boerse fell 3.8 percent after its second-quarter earnings slightly missed the consensus forecast. Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp also fell nearly 4 percent after a media report that late-stage talks over the sale of an unprofitable unit had hit a snag, while carmaker Daimler dipped 1.9 percent.
FRANKFURT, July 26- German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp is continuing talks on selling its Steel Americas division to Brazil's Companhia Siderurgica Nacional but meeting an initial end-September deadline is becoming increasingly unlikely, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.
*Goldman Sachs appointed to find buyer-source. NEW DELHI/ LONDON, July 24- JSW Steel, India's third-largest steelmaker, has expressed interest in buying British steel trader Stemcor's Indian iron ore assets, joining at least three other interested parties, two sources at the companies said.
*Gerdau, CSN, Usiminas see better margins. Steel mills in Brazil are facing their worst crisis in years as their ability to stay competitive has been compromised by rising labor and raw materials costs, almost three years of sub-par economic growth and declining global prices that are making imported steel more attractive in Brazil.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. If there is a conflict in the current message from Beijing, it centres around the differing needs of the long-term economy and how best to manage the short-term problem of the unexpected loss of growth momentum seen so far this year.
WASHINGTON, July 23- The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday launched one of its biggest trade investigations in years into charges that manufacturers in South Korea, India and seven other countries are selling steel pipe used by oil and natural gas producers at unfairly low prices in the United States.
July 23- Peabody Energy Corp reported a surprise second-quarter profit on Tuesday as it benefited from a lower-than-expected tax rate, and shares of the world's largest private-sector coal miner jumped more than 7 percent. But Raymond James analyst James Rollyson said Peabody's operating results fell short of his expectations because of lower prices.
CAIRO, July 23- Egypt's revolutions have been kind to Ahmed El-Kerdany. In 2010, he and several friends in the city of Alexandria launched Mashaweer, a service which helps customers avoid the traffic in Egypt's gridlocked cities by running errands for them. In December that year, the firm began operating in Cairo.
TOKYO, July 23- Japan's Nikkei average rose for the second straight day on Tuesday in volatile trade, with traders citing opportunistic buying in index heavy-weights such as SoftBank Corp and Sony Corp. The steel sector also benefited from a media report citing price hike in steel products, sending the benchmark Nikkei up 0.8 percent to 14,778.51 after falling as low as 14,549.06 in early trade.
As long as the markets are stable- the U.S. market is looking good, China is not falling off the cliff, there will be opportunistic buying here and there, "a senior dealer at a foreign brokerage in Tokyo said.
LONDON, July 22- Strong steel output growth in top producer China helped push global crude steel production up 1.9 percent to 132 million tonnes in June from the same month last year, industry data showed on Monday.
*India bond yields up 40 bps on week; worst since Jan 2009. MUMBAI, July 19- India's measures to protect its currency sent government borrowing costs sharply higher at a bond auction on Friday and dealers said the central bank appeared to have intervened anew in the forex market in support of the rupee.
SYDNEY/ SEOUL, July 18- Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart's $10 billion Roy Hill iron ore project has overcome key hurdles holding up debt negotiations, a move that could pave the way for the mine to start producing by September 2015, sources said on Thursday.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 18- Ramping up output in the face of an expected easing in demand growth may seem like an odd tactic for a miner, but it's exactly what Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are doing in iron ore.
NEW DELHI, July 17- ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, said it would scrap its planned 12 million-tonne-a-year steel plant in India's Odisha state as it has not been able to acquire the requisite land and a captive iron ore mine.
*Big iron ore miners pushing supply side to weed out rivals. SYDNEY, July 17- Record iron ore output from BHP Billiton and other mining giants appears to defy logic, with demand for the steel-making raw material cooling in top customer China and a price-eroding supply glut looming.
SYDNEY, July 17- BHP Billiton said expansion of its iron ore operations in Australia was running ahead of schedule, as the miner posted a robust 9 percent rise in ore output to a record annual 187 million tonnes.
*Copper loss from Bingham Canyon landslide less than expected. *Rio Tinto shares climb in London, Sydney. SYDNEY, July 16- Rio Tinto is pushing ahead with plans to boost iron ore output over the next 18 months, as it counts on demand from Chinese steel mills holding up, but the miner is assessing if it can meet the target using existing mines to control costs.