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MUMBAI, April 3- Gold premiums in India are expected to fall from current levels of about $30 an ounce after the central bank indicated it is considering removing some of the curbs to trade that have crippled imports.
LONDON, April 3- Britain said on Thursday it was minded to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain standardised packaging and would hold a short consultation on the issue which could result in new regulations entering into force before May 2015.
"The time for experimentation, for marginal changes and for conditional response is now over," Christiana Figueres told the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association in a speech in London.
LONDON, April 3- Britain said on Thursday it was minded to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain standardised packaging and would hold a short consultation on the issue before taking a final decision.
STRASBOURG, France, April 3- The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of ending mobile phone roaming fees on Thursday, a move that will cheer Europe's consumers even as it frustrates telecoms companies.
BRITAIN SAYS WILL HOLD FINAL SHORT CONSULTATION ON INTRODUCING PLAIN CIGARETTE PACKAGING AND DRAW UP DRAFT LEGISLATION.
BRITAIN SAYS MINDED TO FORCE TOBACCO FIRMS TO SELL CIGARETTES IN PLAIN STANDARDISED PACKAGING.
ZURICH, April 3- Novartis has taken India's Biocon to court for infringing the patent on its diabetes drug Galvus, the Swiss drugmaker said in a statement on Thursday. In a hearing that took place on March 28, the Delhi court ordered that Biocon cannot manufacture, sell or export vildagliptin until the next court hearing, Novartis said in an emailed statement.
BRITAIN SAYS REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH EVIDENCE SHOWS PLAIN STANDARDISED TOBACCO PACKAGING WOULD BE VERY LIKELY TO IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH.
*Copper premiums fall $5 to $75- $95. Three month aluminium on the London Metal Exchange dipped 0.1 percent to $1,827.75 a tonne by 1009 GMT after touching a peak of $1,838.50, the highest since Dec. 30.
DUBAI, April 3- Investment Corp of Dubai, the emirate's sovereign wealth fund, has bought a stake in global hotel management firm Kerzner International from investors including the family of South African casino tycoon Sol Kerzner. Kerzner International, originally founded by Sol Kerzner, manages the Atlantis and One& Only resort chains.
LONDON, April 3- Euro zone businesses started 2014 with their best quarter in three years, but buoyant growth came at a cost as they slashed prices to drum up trade, which could further stoke deflation fears.
SEOUL, April 3- South Korea should shift away from a quota system on rice imports to ease pressure from the World Trade Organisation to open its markets for the grain, agricultural industry and government officials in the country said on Thursday.
LONDON, April 3- Gold edged down on Thursday, as investors marked time ahead of the European Central Bank's monthly policy meeting and the release of U.S. jobs data that should provide clues about the strength of the economy. Gold futures for April delivery fell $4.50 at $1,286.10 an ounce.
*Weather primary driver, but Ukraine adding "fear" factor. ROME, April 3- Global food prices rose to their highest in almost a year in March, led by unfavourable weather for crops and political tensions over Ukraine, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
MOSCOW, April 3- French oil major Total has secured the rights to explore three hard-to-recover oil blocks in West Siberia, according to a statement on the website of the Russian region's governor.
*Libya to finalise deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. LONDON, April 3- Brent crude eased further under $105 on Thursday- to its lowest since November- as oil dealers anticipated a rise in Libyan supply after the government neared a deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. Brent crude slipped 12 cents to $104.67 a barrel by 0955 GMT.
ORLANDO, Fla., April 3- Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle.
ZURICH, April 3- Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate maker, reported a rise in half-year profits on Thursday, boosted by the turnaround of the Petra Foods' cocoa business it bought over a year ago, and reaffirmed its medium-term sales growth target.
STOCKHOLM, April 3- U.S.-based PR software and services firm Meltwater announced an 895 million Swedish crown cash bid for Swedish peer Cision on Thursday, topping an offer by private equity-controlled Blue Canyon Holdings. Meltwater bid 60 crowns per share for Cision, 9 percent higher than the rival offer from Blue Canyon.