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  • Confident for 2017: DSM CEO

    Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, discusses his company's fourth-quarter earnings, and remains positive for 2017, despite "uncertain macroeconomic circumstances."

  • *Protest in north China over building of aluminium plant. LONDON, Feb 14- Copper slipped into the red on Tuesday on hopes strike talks would restart at the world's biggest copper mine in Chile while aluminium touched its highest in 21 months on renewed concerns about potential closures of Chinese smelters to cut pollution. Benchmark copper on the London Metal...

  • *Protest in north China over building of aluminum plant. LONDON, Feb 14- Copper slipped into the red on Tuesday on hopes strike talks would restart at the world's biggest copper mine in Chile while aluminum touched its highest in 21 months on renewed concerns about potential closures of Chinese smelters to cut pollution. Benchmark copper on the London Metal...

  • *OPEC cuts support oil prices above $50 per barrel. LONDON, Feb 14- Oil rose on Tuesday, supported by an OPEC- led effort to cut output while rising production elsewhere kept prices within the narrow ranges that have contained them so far this year. Brent crude was 80 cents higher at $56.39 a barrel by 1425 GMT.

  • *OPEC cuts support oil prices above $50 per barrel. LONDON, Feb 14- Oil strengthened slightly on Tuesday, supported by an OPEC- led effort to cut output while rising production elsewhere kept prices within the narrow ranges that have contained them so far this year. Brent crude was 55 cents higher at $56.14 a barrel by 1220 GMT.

  • *Protest in north China over building of aluminium plant. Benchmark aluminium on the London Metal Exchange climbed 1.8 percent to $1,905 a tonne by 1130 GMT, the highest since May 13, 2015. "It doesn't appear as though production cuts have been implemented, although if the proposed measures are applied this should impact a significant proportion of current...

  • *OPEC cuts support oil prices above $50 per barrel. LONDON, Feb 14- Oil strengthened slightly on Tuesday, supported by an OPEC- led effort to cut output while rising production elsewhere kept prices within the narrow ranges that have contained them so far this year. Brent crude was 45 cents higher at $56.04 a barrel by 0950 GMT.

  • Euro/dollar risk firmly on the downside

    Valentin Marinov, head of G10 FX research at Credit Agricole, discusses how to play the major currencies ahead of this year's European elections.

  • *OPEC cuts support oil prices above $50 per barrel. LONDON, Feb 14- Oil steadied on Tuesday, supported by an OPEC- led effort to cut output while rising production elsewhere kept prices within the narrow ranges that have contained them so far this year. Brent crude was 30 cents higher at $55.89 a barrel by 0830 GMT.

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Lloyds Banking Group is close to selecting Berlin as a European base to secure market access to the European Union when Britain leaves the bloc, sources told Reuters. Lloyds, which declined to comment, is the only major British retail lender without a subsidiary in another EU country and it would be the first major lender to commit to Berlin as a hub to...

  • Elections in the Netherlands, France and potentially Greece over the coming months could all prompt exit talks from the European Union.

  • Lagarde used the example of Matteo Renzi's election in Italy in 2014 to show that populist politicians might not be as bad as people fear.

  • A team of scientists have discovered in a groundbreaking study that how you feel may be linked to your genetic makeup.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- Euro zone lenders and the International Monetary Fund have agreed to put aside differences and present a united front at a meeting with Greece in the latest bailout impasse, a step towards agreeing what Athens must do next. Euro zone officials said on Friday the lenders would ask Greece to take 1.8 billion euros' worth of new reforms by 2018 and...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- Euro zone lenders and the International Monetary Fund have agreed to put aside differences and present a united front at a meeting with Greece in the latest bailout impasse, a step towards agreeing what Athens must do next. Euro zone officials said on Friday the lenders would ask Greece to take 1.8 billion euros' worth of new reforms by 2018 and...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- Euro zone lenders and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreed between themselves to present a common stance to Greece later on Friday in talks on reforms and the fiscal path Athens must take, euro zone officials said. Such a united stance would be a breakthrough because the two groups have differed for months on the size of the...

  • Concluding the review could give Athens access to more bailout funds and pave the way for important discussions about helping Greece ease its debt burden, which currently stands at about 180 percent of its gross domestic product. Greece needs to agree with the International Monetary Fund and its European creditors on more reforms to keep tapping the bailout...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Dutch prosecutors on Thursday sought the maximum possible sentence— nearly 11 years— for a man charged with cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men and who is also wanted in Canada for his alleged involvement in a high-profile online abuse case. In an emotional closing statement, prosecutor Annet Kramer urged judges at a court in...

  • LEIPZIG, Germany, Feb 9- Plans to dredge the river Elbe in Hamburg must be improved before a stop order on the work is lifted, a German court ruled on Thursday, raising the risk of more delay to work to deepen Germany's biggest port and open it up to new container ships. Following the ruling from Germany's top administrative court that authorities must do more to...

  • LEIPZIG, Germany, Feb 9- Dredging the river Elbe in Hamburg to enable new generations of container ships to reach Germany's largest port can go ahead, the country's top administrative court ruled on Thursday. Hamburg wants to make it easier for massive container ships to reach its port regardless of the tide to counter intense competition from Rotterdam,...