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  • *Notes low seasonal demand, non- OPEC supply rise. KUWAIT, March 26- A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non- OPEC oil producers has agreed to review whether a global pact to limit supplies should be extended by six months, it said in a statement on Sunday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and rival oil-producing nations were meeting in...

  • *Notes low seasonal demand, non- OPEC supply rise. KUWAIT, March 26- A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non- OPEC oil producers has agreed to review whether a global pact to limit supplies should be extended by six months, it said in a statement on Sunday. OPEC and 11 other leading producers including Russia agreed in December to cut their combined output by...

  • LONDON, March 26- Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. Local media have reported that British-born Khalid Masood sent an encrypted message moments before killing four...

  • LONDON, March 26- Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. Local media have reported that British-born Khalid Masood sent an encrypted message moments before killing four...

  • LONDON— Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. As controversy swirled over the encrypted messages, police made another arrest in Birmingham, England, where Masood had lived. Home Secretary Amber Rudd used...

  • LONDON— Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is expected to begin its formal separation from the other 27 nations in the EU. The crowds observed a minute of silence...

  • BASEL, Switzerland— In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. Four people were killed in London on Wednesday with this tactic in what was the worst attack on British soil since the transport network bombings on July 7, 2005. Charlie Winter, a senior research fellow at the...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • FRANKFURT- Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting 2330 GMT. MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their advertising on YouTube after the Wall Street Journal found...

  • *OPEC to meet in Kuwait for monitoring meeting. NEW YORK, March 24- Oil rose modestly on Friday in a spate of late-day activity, but fell on the week as concerns persisted over an excess of crude. The official said the expected drop, in line with OPEC's agreement, could help draw down U.S. inventories that stood at a record 533 million barrels last week- stocks that have in...

  • *ONR warns on oversight of Hinkley Point supplier Areva. PARIS/ LONDON, March 24- French utility EDF's oversight of Areva, which will supply Britain's new Hinkley Point nuclear reactors, was brought into question in an internal document by Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation. In an ONR report about the visit dated Dec. 16, disclosed under a Freedom of...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 24- Gold rose on Friday, notching its second straight week of gains as concern about the ability of U.S. President Donald Trump to push legislation through Congress pressured the dollar, making bullion cheaper for holders of other currencies. Spot gold was up 0.2 at $1,247.66 an ounce by 2:10.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 24- Arabica coffee on ICE Futures U.S. on Friday dropped to the lowest since early January as cocoa futures also fell while raw sugar prices continued to recover from Wednesday's 10- month low. *May arabica closed down 2.9 cents, or 2.06 percent, at $1.376 per lb, settling near the session's 2-1/ 2- month low of $1.371. *May robusta followed,...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shares pared gains and European shares slipped on Friday as investors were on tenterhooks awaiting the outcome of a vote in Washington on healthcare legislation reform, seen as pivotal for U.S. The White House said the vote was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT. The back-and-forth over the bill has led to some of the choppiest trading Wall Street...

  • TORONTO, March 24- Acacia Mining is losing more than $1 million in revenue each day at two mines in Tanzania because of the country's ban on exports of gold and copper concentrates, the London- listed company said on Friday. Acacia, the largest miner in Tanzania, said talks with government officials have failed to result in the ban being lifted.

  • LONDON, March 24- Copper fell on Friday, ending the week 2 percent lower after workers agreed to end a strike at the world's top copper mine in Chile. The price of copper in London dipped briefly on Thursday on news that the strike at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine had ended. "It had led to rising prices ahead of the strike and now I would expect the price to give away some...

  • LONDON, March 24- Sterling fell against the dollar and euro on Friday, retreating from the previous session's one-month highs, as investors braced for Britain beginning the formal process of leaving the European Union next week. An interview with Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe in The Times on Friday also laid out an argument for not raising...

  • *Spain's government bond yield falls to three-week low. LONDON, March 24- Euro zone government bond yields edged lower on Friday, changing direction as investors took advantage of an early rise in yields to move back into the market ahead of a highly anticipated vote in Washington on healthcare reform. Spain's 10- year government bond yields led the reversal...

  • OPEC to meet in Kuwait for monitoring meeting. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 3 cents at $47.73 a barrel by 11:25 a.m. EDT, set for a more than 2 percent loss on the week. The official said the expected drop, in line with OPEC's agreement, could help draw down U.S. inventories that stood at a record 533 million barrels last week- stocks that have in part...