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  • LONDON, Dec 8- A British animal genetics firm, working with U.S. scientists, has bred the world's first pigs resistant to a common viral disease, using the hot new technology of gene editing. Genus, which supplies pig and bull semen to farmers worldwide, said on Tuesday it had worked with the University of Missouri to develop pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive...

  • *China trade stays subdued in November. LONDON, Dec 8- Copper prices fell on Tuesday as weak trade data from China fuelled worries about demand growth, but higher imports of the metal by the world's top consumer helped limit losses. "The latest trade data is disappointing as far as exports and imports are concerned, it's another weak growth signal for China and it's...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 8- India is readying to impose more curbs on steel imports, including introducing a safeguard duty, after a 20 percent import tax failed to contain losses for producers such as Steel Authority of India. SAIL, JSW Steel and Essar Steel have complained that surging imports from Indonesia, China, Japan, Russia, Ukraine and South Korea were squeezing their...

  • A host of companies such as Lukoil, Aeroflot and Sistema are meeting investors in London on Tuesday, led by the Moscow Exchange and Alexei Kudrin, the influential former finance minister who is credited with building up Russia's hefty rainy day savings funds. So far this year, Russian firms have raised less than $3 billion in debt overseas, a far cry from the $60...

  • PARIS, Dec 8- Air France said an anonymous threat which led it to divert to Montreal its flight AF083 between San Francisco and Paris on Tuesday was a false alert. The plane had taken off for Paris again. Security officials worldwide have been on high alert since Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris last month that killed 130 people.

  • Dec 8- Qualcomm Inc said Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether the chipmaker's patent licensing arrangements violate the Taiwan Fair Trade Act.

  • KIEV, Dec 8- The majority of holders of a $300 million Eurobond issued by the city of Kiev have approved the terms of a proposed debt restructuring, the issuer said on Tuesday. "The percentage of notes... were submitted was 91.82 percent, of which 99.0 percent of votes were in favor of the extraordinary resolution," Kiev city council said in a statement.

  • The vessels will mainly serve eastern Indonesia, an area that includes many remote islands to the east of Bali, including Sulawesi, Halmaherah, Maluku and Papua, which has suffered from slow development of power capacity. "Because we are an archipelago, I think power stations on top of ships that are mobile like this are best for Indonesia," Widodo added, referring to...

  • HOLDERS OF KIEV'S $300 MLN EUROBOND HAVE VOTED IN FAVOUR OF A PROPOSED DEBT RESTRUTURING- STATEMENT.

  • *$3 trillion- plus government bond market coming of age. *Returns of 3 pct and up appeal to funds starved for yield. LONDON, Dec 8- It is still happening at a snail's pace, but with yields stuck around zero across developed markets, the search for decent returns from government bonds is finally drawing the world's biggest asset managers towards China.

  • *Oil glut remains as OPEC keeps pumping crude. LONDON, Dec 8- Crude prices steadied not far from seven-year lows on Tuesday as China reported strong commodity imports despite economic weakness, though global oversupply compounded by OPEC's decision to keep output high led analysts to predict further weakness. "But OPEC has lost control of the oil market and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- U.S. small-business confidence tumbled in November amid worries over sales growth and profits, but remained at levels consistent with an economy expanding at a moderate pace in the fourth quarter. The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday its Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.3 points to 94.8 last month.

  • *Rand extends losses to record low against dollar. PRETORIA, Dec 8- South Africa's current account deficit widened sharply in the third quarter of this year, central bank data showed on Tuesday, signaling further pressure on the rand currency as markets brace for higher U.S. interest rates. The shortfall expanded to 4.1 percent of GDP in the third quarter from 3.1...

  • LONDON, Dec 8- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar receded slightly and European shares fell, though expectations that the U.S. A slide in commodity prices-- particularly crude oil's drop to its lowest in almost seven years as OPEC continues to pump near-record oil to defend market share-- also prevented gold from reaching higher levels. We had a short-covering rally...

  • LONDON, Dec 8- Emerging market stocks extended their four-day losing streak on Tuesday as bourses and currencies came under pressure from weak China trade data and the fall-out of Monday's oil price rout, with South Africa's rand hitting a new record low. MSCI's broadest emerging market index slid 1.3 percent to the lowest in just over two months.

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, Dec 8- Kellogg, Sony, Coca-Cola Enterprises and a group of other companies have committed to targets certified by independent assessors to cut their carbon emissions, they said on Tuesday. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Dell, Enel, General Mills, Kellogg, NRG Energy, Procter& Gamble, Sony and Thalys have already had goals approved equating to nearly 2 billion...

  • DUBLIN, Dec 8- A British withdrawal from the European Union would hurt Irish exports, economic growth and jobs, while the country's financial sector could be significantly impacted, the Central Bank of Ireland said on Tuesday. Dublin sees the prospect of Britain voting to leave the EU at a promised referendum as a major strategic risk and last month a...

  • JAKARTA, Dec 8- Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it had received the green light from the Jakarta governor to operate in the Indonesian capital after giving assurances that it would comply with local tax rules and other requirements. Jakarta police had earlier this year deemed the U.S. car-hailing service illegal, saying its drivers did not pay the correct...

  • *Company takes one-fourth of China's storage market. HONG KONG, Dec 8- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd aims to become the world's third-largest data storage provider by 2018 as it targets European and local institutions to takes market share from leaders EMC Corp and International Business Machines Corp.. Shenzhen- based Huawei accounted for about a...

  • *Europe stock markets drop nearly 1 percent after Asia tumble. LONDON, Dec 8- A surprise leap in Chinese commodity imports helped steady oil prices and energy-exposed currencies on Tuesday, though a second day of falls for world stocks and a two-month low for emerging market bourses kept the global mood subdued. European shares opened at their lowest level since...