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  • PARIS, Dec 7- Airbus orders topped 1,000 aircraft between January and November, sending its shares higher as it looked all but certain to win its annual race against U.S. rival Boeing. Boeing, however, remained in comfortable shape to retain its title as the world's largest jetliner producer as Europe's Airbus continued to lag on deliveries.

  • *GE terminates agreement after regulatory objections. STOCKHOLM/ WASHINGTON, Dec 7- General Electric on Monday walked away from a $3.3 billion agreement to sell its appliances business to Sweden's Electrolux, terminating the deal after months of opposition from U.S. antitrust regulators. The U.S. Justice Department had filed a lawsuit in July asking a judge to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- The U.S. Navy needs to "get going" on a new, unmanned armed aircraft that can operate from the deck of an aircraft carrier, U.S. A U.S. Navy official last month told Reuters the Navy would map out the future of the new carrier-based drone as part of its fiscal 2017 budget proposal, with an initial focus on surveillance, the approach long favored by the Navy.

  • By Emma Thomasson and Barbara Lewis. BERLIN/ PARIS, Dec 7- Eat misshapen veg, wash clothes in cold water, drive more slowly and recycle? As negotiators seek a deal to reduce global emissions at the U.N. talks in Paris, companies are under increasing pressure to account for all their carbon emissions, from manufacturing all the way through to packaging and a product's...

  • BRIEF- CANADA SAYS WILL RETALIATE OVER US MEAT LABELING IF NO. Dec 7- Canada will retaliate over U.S. meat labeling rules if U.S. Senate does not take immediate action to repeal COOL for beef, pork, Canadian ministers said. *Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued statement.

  • MEAT LABELLING RULES IF U.S. SENATE DOES NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO REPEAL COOL FOR BEEF, PORK- MINISTERS.

  • *Brent crude hits nearly 7- year low after OPEC meeting. Brent crude prices fell to $41.20, their lowest since February 2009 after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ended its policy meeting on Friday in disagreement over production cuts and without a reference to its output ceiling. Brent crude was last down $1.52, or 3.53 percent, at $41.48 a...

  • CARACAS, Dec 7- Ecstatic opposition leaders vowed on Monday to use their new majority in Venezuela's legislature to free jailed opponents of the Socialist government but also said they would not move to dismantle popular welfare policies. The Democratic Unity coalition won more than twice the number of National Assembly seats as the Socialists in Sunday's...

  • Dec 7- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to file charges against Credit Suisse Group AG for inflating reports of assets under management in its private bank, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the case. The SEC will allege that Credit Suisse at times improperly counted client assets in the Americas as net new assets...

  • GENEVA, Dec 7- Canada and Mexico may impose tariffs onto U.S.-traded products worth about $1 billion, a World Trade Organization panel ruled on Monday, as the countries prepared to retaliate over the United States' meat-labelling rules. A WTO arbitration panel set the annual level of retaliation at C $1.055 billion for Canada and $228 million for Mexico,...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 7- Eleven European Union finance ministers aimed to reach agreement on Monday on the basic principles of a uniform tax on financial transactions, although officials said there were still outstanding differences going into the meeting. In September this year, the ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Portugal,...

  • Dec 7- Dunkin' Donuts owner Dunkin' Brands Group Inc said it will completely switch to using cage-free eggs in the United States by 2025..

  • *OPEC's just-ended policy meeting exposes rift within group. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 7- Crude oil futures tumbled to their lowest in nearly seven years on Monday after OPEC failed to address a growing supply glut, while a stronger dollar made it more expensive to hold crude positions. For the first time in decades, OPEC oil ministers dropped any reference to the...

  • Clinton will call for spending the revenue raised by her proposed tax to boost manufacturing jobs in the United States, the Associated Press reported. Pfizer Inc last month announced it would buy Allergan Plc in a deal worth $160 billion in part to slash its U.S. tax bill. The purchase-- an example of a huge inversion deal-- would create the world's largest drugmaker...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 7- The dollar rose broadly on Monday on expectations the U.S. The New Zealand dollar and Norwegian crown were big losers to the greenback as commodity prices tumbled again and traders reckoned central banks would embark on more policy stimulus to help their economies. "It's pretty much a done deal they will move," said Charles St-Arnaud, currency...

  • Dec 7- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to file charges against Credit Suisse Group AG for inflating reports of assets under management in its private bank, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the case. The SEC will allege that starting in 2012, Credit Suisse at times improperly counted client assets in the...

  • That has prompted local carmakers to eye exports to minimise losses, while Ford's rival General Motors Co quit Russia. Ford has a presence in Eastern Europe with a factory in Romania but it does not produce all of the models there that it produces in Russia, where it makes the Fiesta, Focus, EcoSport and Transit, among others. Ford sold around 30,500 cars in Russia in...

  • ROME, Dec 7- Mariuccia Mandelli, founder of the Krizia fashion brand, has died at 90.. Krizia became one of Italy's oldest ready-to-wear fashion brands, producing a wide range of clothing and accessories. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi sent his condolences to the Mandelli family.

  • Treasuries rise after weeks-long sell-off. NEW YORK, Dec 7- U.S. So we're coming from an oversold condition, "said David Coard, head of fixed income sales and trading at Williams Capital Group in New York.

  • HAVANA, Dec 7- Cuba is near a deal with 15 rich creditor nations of the Paris Club to restructure $16 billion in debt stemming from a 1986 default, with creditors expected to forgive most of the amount owed, diplomats close to the talks said. Cuba has secured investment agreements from creditors in previous debt negotiations and is seeking similar commitments...