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  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's strongest storm in nine years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. The strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007 was forecast to make landfall as a major storm...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's strongest storm in nine years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center designated it...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 30- Mexico's central bank chief said on Friday that a Donald Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would hit Mexico like a hurricane. Carstens added that the scenario for Mexico was better with a Clinton win in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Trump has vowed he would build a wall on the border with Mexico and renegotiate or scrap the...

  • SAN JOSE CHIAPA, Mexico, Sept 30- German car maker Audi inaugurated on Friday a new plant in Mexico, where it will build the new Audi Q5 SUV. The factory near to the central city of Puebla will have a production capacity of 150,000 cars a year, the company said. "We will bring electricity and electrified versions here to Mexico," Audi Chief Executive Officer Rupert...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 150 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surge in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 150 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

  • LONDON- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, African Development President Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah speak at the FT Africa summit. MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 MAKATI CITY, the Philippines- World Bank briefing on key economic and social developments and policies in the Philippines over the past...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew strengthened on Friday into the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 140 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. It is forecast to make landfall as a major storm on Monday on Jamaica's palm-fringed southern coast, home to...

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew strengthened on Friday into the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba with winds of up to 115 miles per hour that could cause devastating damage, forecasters said. It is forecast to make landfall as a major storm on Monday on Jamaica's palm-fringed southern coast,...

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew strengthened on Friday into the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba with winds of up to 115 miles per hour that could cause devastating damage, forecasters said. It is forecast to make landfall as a major storm on Monday on Jamaica's palm-fringed southern coast,...

  • MEXICO CITY— The head of Mexico's central bank says U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump represents a "hurricane" sized threat to Mexico. Mexico's central bank raised its prime lending rate by half a percent to 4.75 percent Thursday, citing "nervousness surrounding the possible consequences of the U.S. elections, whose implications for Mexico could be...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 30- Mexico's central bank chief said on Friday that a Donald Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would hit Mexico like a hurricane. Carstens added that the scenario for Mexico was better with a Clinton win in the Nov. 8 presidential election. The United States is Mexico's main trading partner, and Wall Street analysts say concern over...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ TORONTO, Sept 30- A judge in Argentina ruled that Barrick Gold Corp's operations at its Veladero mine would remain suspended, saying repairs were insufficient to reopen it after a leak of processing solution containing cyanide earlier this month. Judge Pablo Oritja's decision was based on a report from mining police in San Juan province that...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 30- Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Friday he wants to "vaccinate" the country against "fiscal populism" with constitutional reform limiting increases in public spending that he expects to be approved by Congress. In a reminder of the enormous budgetary challenge facing Latin America's largest economy, which lost its coveted...

  • *Oil pulls back after Thursday gains on OPEC supply curb. LONDON, Sept 30- An eight percent slump in Deutsche Bank's already battered share price sent Europe into a fresh tailspin on Friday and left world equity markets sliding toward their worst week in three months. Germany's biggest lender, Deutsche, hit by a string of fines for wrongdoing and a sharp fall in its...

  • LONDON, Sept 30- Switzerland's Nestle, the world's largest food company, wants to tune up your guts. Last weekend, it hosted global experts in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a three-day workshop on the intestinal microbiome to discuss how trillions of bacteria living in the digestive system can impact everything from obesity to depression. One attendee was Emeran...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 29- The Colombian peso rose on Thursday on optimism that OPEC's plan to cut oil output for the first time in eight years could support crude prices, but the Mexican peso fell in spite of an expected interest rate hike by the central bank. Other Latin American markets were mixed on Thursday after reacting to OPEC's decision the day before, when...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 29- Brazil's top prosecutor's office complained on Thursday that Panama had failed to deliver banking information requested over a year ago in the massive corruption investigation surrounding state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA. They said lack of cooperation from Panama had frustrated their investigations.

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's central bank has raised its inter-bank interest rate a half-point to 4.75 percent, seeking to shore up a weak peso and prevent a rise in inflation. The Bank of Mexico says in a Thursday statement that prospects for global growth continue to suggest a moderate rate of economic activity. It added that the implications for Mexico "could be...