SANTIAGO, April 10- A Chilean court suspended the construction of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine after indigenous communities protested the controversial project was destroying glaciers and harming water supply. The northern court of Copiapo took up the communities' complaints of "environmental irregularities."
SANTIAGO, April 10- A Chilean court's temporary suspension of the construction of Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine could last several months, a court source told Reuters on Wednesday.
*China posts trade deficit; domestic demand jumps. LONDON, April 10- Copper dipped on Wednesday, giving up some gains from the previous session when it hit two-week highs, as some traders locked in profits and other investors remain concerned about sluggish demand.
The drug, Diclegis, made by Duchesnay Inc, a private Canadian company, is a generic version of a product that was initially approved in the United States under the name Bendectin in 1956. It was withdrawn in 1983 following a slew of lawsuits from mothers claiming their children had been harmed by it.
TAIPEI, April 10- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main manufacturer of Apple Inc products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, hurt by disappointing demand for the iPhone. This shows that Hon Hai's revenue depends too much on Apple, and iPhone orders corrected more than expected. "
TAIPEI, April 10- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main manufacturer of Apple Inc products, posted a 27.3 percent fall in March sales from a year earlier. Following are details of the sales:. MARCH Y/Y% YR-TO-DATE Y/Y% Sales 260.38 -27.3 808.97 -19.2 8.68.
Fitch's warning over the health of China's banking sector came a day after its cut of China's long-term local currency debt rating by a notch to A-plus.
SINGAPORE, April 10- London copper drifted on Wednesday from near two-week highs hit in the previous session, while markets eyed China trade data for signs of a recovery in demand in the top metals consumer.
*Silver, copper, corn among the biggest gainers. NEW YORK, April 9- Most commodities rallied on Tuesday as the dollar fell and China released data showing tame inflation, suggesting Beijing could maintain an easy monetary policy. Silver jumped 2.7 percent and copper surged 2.1 percent, making the two metals the day's biggest climbers.
NEW ORLEANS, April 9- Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the wisdom of eliminating the state's income tax without raising sales taxes, one day after Governor Bobby Jindal said he would delay his plan to scrap the income tax.
*Herbalife shares close down, Skechers close higher. The two California- based companies- nutritional products group Herbalife Ltd and footwear maker Skechers USA Inc- said separately on Tuesday that KPMG had quit as their auditor in connection with the leaks.
April 9- Taylor Morrison Home Corp raised $628.3 million in an initial public offering on Tuesday, as investors continue to bet on a recovery in the U.S. housing market.
CARACAS, April 9- Acting President Nicolas Maduro promised on Tuesday to hike Venezuela's minimum wage by about 40 percent if he is elected in a weekend vote to replace late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.
*Dollar stalls just before 100 yen, euro before 130 yen. NEW YORK, April 9- The dollar slipped back from nearly a four-year high against the yen on Tuesday as traders booked profits on its sharp rally, but the yen's weakening trend remained intact following the Bank of Japan's aggressive monetary easing plan announced last week.
NEW YORK, April 9- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc made a binding offer for Life Technologies Corp on Tuesday as private equity firms raced to finalize a consortium to take the genetic testing equipment maker private, several people familiar with the matter said.
*Dollar could break 100- yen level this week- strategist. TOKYO, April 10- The yen bobbed around a nearly four-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, with strategists expecting the Japanese currency to break below the 100- yen level on the burst of momentum created by the Bank of Japan's most ambitious monetary expansion campaign announced last week.
Three years after Singapore allowed casinos to open, Genting Singapore PLC's Resorts World Sentosa and Las Vegas Sands Corp's Marina Bay Sands have become the world's most profitable. Resorts World sued Chinese gambler Kuok Sio Kun in Singapore last year to recover S $2.2 million.
*China imports rise in March, exports nearly match forecast. China recorded a mild trade deficit of $884 million in March as imports surged way ahead of market expectations, growing 14.1 percent year on year, while annual export growth of 10.0 percent were largely in line with forecasts.
March 30- Occidental Petroleum Corp chairman and former chief executive Ray Irani is pushing to replace the oil company's current CEO, Stephen Chazen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing "investors and people familiar with the company's operations."
GENEVA, April 2- The global air cargo market is set to extend its slow recovery unless a fresh blow to confidence from the euro zone reverses the trend, the International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday. "This is welcome news after two consecutive years of contraction," IATA chief executive Tony Tyler said in a statement.