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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 27- Toxic materials such as arsenic were found in the water of the Rio Doce river days after a dam burst at a mine in Brazil earlier this month, an executive for Vale, the co-owner of the mine operator, confirmed on Friday. Vania Somavilla, sustainability chief at Vale, cited a report by the Institute for Water Management in Minas Gerais, which found...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 27- Brazil's federal and state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais in damages caused by the burst of a tailings dam, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira told reporters on Friday. Samarco is a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest iron ore miner,...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28- Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco has suspended payments to employees and suppliers because its funds have been frozen by courts in the wake of a deadly dam burst and destructive flood of muddy mine waste, the company said in a statement on Saturday. The company, a joint venture between Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd, the world's largest mining...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 27- Toxic materials such as arsenic were found in the water of the Rio Doce river days after a dam burst at a mine in Brazil earlier this month, an executive for Vale, the co-owner of the mine operator, confirmed on Friday. Vania Somavilla, sustainability chief at Vale, cited a report by the Institute for Water Management in Minas Gerais, which found...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 27- Brazil's federal and state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais in damages caused by the burst of a tailings pond dam, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira told reporters on Friday. Samarco is a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest iron ore...

  • Asian stocks closed sharply in the red, led by a heavy afternoon sell off in the Chinese market as the regulatory body went after brokerages.

  • While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.

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  • Asian equities closed higher on Thursday afternoon after U.S. markets reacted positively to the release of the Fed's October meeting minutes.

  • A pedestrian walks in front of a share prices board showing the numbers on the Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo.

    Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday, as investors remain cautious over the latest global geopolitical developments in the wake of Paris terror attacks.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 13- A Brazilian court on Friday froze 300 million reais of funds for miner Samarco Mineracao SA, the owner of a mine where two dams burst and killed at least nine people last week, and said the funds could only be used to pay for damages. Samarco is a joint venture by two of the world's biggest mining companies, BHP Billiton Ltd and Brazil's Vale SA.

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 12- Brazil's president slapped preliminary fines of 250 million reais against a mine in the country's southeast where two dams burst, killing nine people and coating a two-state area with mud and mine waste. The fines, announced after President Dilma Rousseff flew over the affected area, come as federal prosecutors announced plans to work...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 12- President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday announced preliminary fines worth 250 million reais against a mine in southeastern Brazil where two dams burst, killing at least seven people and coating a two-state area with mud and mine waste. The fines, announced after Rousseff flew over the affected area, come as federal prosecutors announced...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 12- President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday flew over a devastated part of Brazil's southeast region where two dams burst at an iron ore mine last week, killing at least seven people and swamping a vast area with mud and mine waste. On Wednesday, Rousseff, a native of Minas Gerais, spoke with the chief executives of BHP Billiton Ltd. and Vale SA, the...

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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen leads the list of central bank-speakers today, after the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq posted their lowest closes of the month.

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 11- The Brazilian government on Wednesday said it may fine mining giants BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA for the "environmental catastrophe" caused by ruptured dams at an iron ore mine jointly owned by the companies in a southeastern state. The warning also came as the chief executives of Australia- based BHP, the world's largest mining company, and...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 11- The chief executives of BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA on Wednesday surveyed the devastation caused by burst dams at a Brazilian mine owned by the mining giants, as the human and environmental toll from the disaster mounted. BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie flew to Brazil this week as Vale CEO Murilo Ferreira came under increasing fire from local...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 10- As despair turns to anger over a deadly dam burst at a Brazilian mine, lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for tougher regulations in a new mining code and iron ore giant Vale SA came under pressure to help mourning families and contain the environmental impact. In five days of rescue efforts in towns ravaged by the massive mudflow, six bodies have...