BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 21- Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.» Read More
Still, prices of the alloy are not far off their lowest level in four years, constrained primarily by a 30 percent price decline in raw materials such as iron ore, but also by plentiful supplies in Europe.
*Shanghai copper premiums fall $10 to $70- $90- Shmet. LME copper steadied at $6,881.25 a tonne, up 0.1 percent, after touching $6,628 a tonne on Tuesday, its lowest since May 7 on worries that copper financing in China will be harder to come by as the port probe runs its course.
BOGOTA, June 11- Colombia is keeping open the option of selling a 100- year bond this year to finance part of its 2015 budget, the finance minister said on Wednesday, after an investment bank proposed to issue sovereign debt with a century-long maturity last week.
*Iraq fears join Libya and Iran supply uncertainty. VIENNA, June 11- OPEC sailed through a brief, calm meeting on Wednesday- even as oil prices rose to $110 on barrel on concern renewed strife could hit Iraq's output and deepen a supply shortfall from chaotic Libya and sanctions-bound Iran.
NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. Treasury debt prices edged higher on Wednesday after three days of selling, helped by lower risk appetite, with Wall Street shares trading weaker and overall caution ahead of a 10- year note auction later in the session.
PARIS, June 11- France's third-placed mobile operator Bouygues Telecom plans to get rid of 17 percent of its staff, or some 1,516 workers, in a bid to cut costs to ensure its independence in a turbulent market where prices fell by one-third last year.
WASHINGTON, June 11- President Barack Obama's nominee to head the White House Office of Management and Budget, Shaun Donovan, told a Senate panel on Wednesday he would continue to cut budget deficits while finding ways to spend more on programs intended to boost growth.
WASHINGTON, June 11- China needs to speed progress towards a more open economy despite potential fallout from needed reforms, U.S. The U.S. will urge China to accelerate progress towards a market economy at high-level talks scheduled between the two countries in July, he said.
*World Bank cuts global 2014 outlook. In a cautious note, the World Bank late Tuesday cut its global economic growth forecast for 2014 to 2.8 percent from 3.2 percent due to the impact of the Ukraine crisis and a harsh U.S. winter.
June 11- Eli Lilly and Co's recently approved stomach cancer drug Cyramza failed to prolong the lives of patients with advanced liver cancer in a late-stage trial, the drugmaker said on Wednesday.
LONDON, June 11- European equity markets fell on Wednesday as a profit warning from German airline Lufthansa hit travel stocks. Air France KLM fell 6.1 percent, International Consolidated Airlines Group dropped by 3.5 percent and the regional STOXX Europe 600 Travel& Leisure Index fell 1.5 percent, making it the worst-performing equity sector.
June 11- Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd unveiled its first direct-to-consumer online shop in the United States on Wednesday, looking to take on Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on their home turf.
LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest ever protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.
US 30- YEAR BOND YIELDS HIT SESSION LOW AS WALL STREET STOCKS DROP.
*Gas central to relations between Russia, Ukraine and EU. BRUSSELS/ NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, June 11- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Wednesday of forcing gas talks into a "dead end" by rejecting a price cut offer made amid a row threatening supplies to the rest of Europe.
Airbus, Rolls-Royce share prices fall. TOULOUSE, June 11- Airbus suffered what could be the jet industry's worst cancellation and a setback to its newest aircraft on Wednesday when Dubai's Emirates scrapped a $16 billion order for the A350, hitting shares in the planemaker and engine firm Rolls-Royce.
NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stock index opened lower on Wednesday, as investors struggled to find reasons to keep buying with indexes still hovering near record levels.
BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission, Russia and Ukraine again failed to solve a gas price row at talks on Wednesday, but said they would remain in touch ahead of a new deadline on Monday when Gazprom is threatening to cut off Ukraine's supplies.
LONDON, June 11- Start-of-the-art American fracking technology is coming to China's vast shale deposits as a result of a joint venture between FTS International and Sinopec announced on Tuesday. Since 2012, it has concluded joint ventures with local partners in Brazil as well as Saudi Arabia and Oman.
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