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  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 6- Casualties from two collapsed dams at a Brazilian iron ore mine mounted on Friday as rescue teams worked through the night to find dozens missing in mudslides that devastated a village in the country's southeast. Shares of Vale were off 4.3 percent in Sao Paulo trading and BHP Billiton dropped 7.6 percent in London. Analysts at Clarksons...

  • WASHINGTON/ SYDNEY, Nov 5- U.S. unions, lawmakers and interest groups questioned the long-awaited text of a landmark Pacific trade deal on Thursday, setting up a potentially difficult path to ratification by the United States, the biggest of the 12 partners. "There are improvements, but we do not believe those improvements are significant or meaningful for...

  • WASHINGTON/ SYDNEY, Nov 5- U.S. unions, lawmakers and interest groups questioned the long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal on Thursday, setting up a potentially long and difficult path to ratification by the United States, the biggest of the 12 partners. "There are improvements, but we do not believe those improvements are significant or...

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Bentham Europe, a litigation funder, said on Thursday it was in contact with Volkswagen's top 200 investors about launching a damages claim in Germany as soon as next February for alleged negligence and breaches of German securities law. Bentham Europe, a joint venture between Australian-listed IMF Bentham and U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management...

  • With the advent of 130 million tonnes of LNG capacity in Australia and North America by 2020, producers such as Woodside Petroleum and Chevron, and traditional buyers such as Japanese utilities, have expanded trading teams to handle excess cargo flows and navigate a more open market. Australia, with investments of almost $200 billion in new production, is on...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Oct 29- Two Chinese exchanges and the country's foreign exchange trading operator formally agreed to establish joint ventures with Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG on Thursday. The deal, signed in Beijing at a ceremony overseen by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and China's Premier Li Keqiang, marks a boost for Frankfurt, which appears to...

  • Oct 29- Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc reported a huge quarterly loss on Thursday tied to impairment charges, and it outlined a plan that will see the Quebec government invest $1 billion in its long-delayed CSeries jet program. The company confirmed a Reuters report from Wednesday that it plans to form a joint venture with the government of...

  • BEIJING, Oct 29- China's Shanghai Stock Exchange, the China Financial Futures Exchange and the country's foreign exchange trading operator formally agreed to establish joint ventures with Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG in Germany on Thursday. The agreement was signed in Beijing at a ceremony overseen by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and China's...

  • WASHINGTON/ MONTREAL, Oct 28- Canada's Bombardier is set to book a writedown on its CSeries program and announce that the government of Quebec will be investing in the narrowbody jet program, according to several sources familiar with the matter. Bombardier will form a joint venture with the Quebec government on the CSeries jet program, said the sources, who...

  • DUBAI, Oct 22- Kuwait's Boubyan Petrochemical Co said on Thursday its affiliate Equate had signed a $3.2 billion deal to buy ME Global from Dow Chemical of the United States and a subsidiary of state-run Kuwait Petroleum Corp.. Under the non-binding agreement, about $200 million of the total value would go towards paying down loans and commitments of ME Global,...

  • China's largest shipbuilder China State Shipbuilding Corp and Carnival Corp will buy and operate cruise ships for the yet to be named cruise line. CSSC and state-owned sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp will own 60 percent of the venture and Carnival Corp will own the rest, Carnival Corp Chief Operating Officer Alan Buckelew said on a media call.

  • Oct 21- Coca-Cola Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as a strong dollar reduced the value of sales in markets outside North America. Sales in North America, the company's biggest market, rose 1 percent, helped by higher pricing and its expanded distribution agreement with energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. The net income attributable...

  • UPDATE 2-Kinder Morgan, BP form fuel storage JV Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    *Kinder Morgan to buy 15 terminals in $350 mln deal. *Kinder Morgan to own 75 pct stake in JV. Oct 20- BP Plc will sell 15 fuel storage terminals in the United States to pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc in a $350 million deal, as it sheds assets to pay for liabilities arising from its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Oct 19- A federal probe into allegations of corruption at Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Mexico operations has found few major offenses, and is likely to result in a much smaller case than investigators expected, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. U.S. lawmakers launched an investigation after the New York Times reported in...

  • Oct 19- Hong Kong stocks were little changed on Monday, reflecting investor composure in the face of weak, but better-than-expected China third-quarter GDP data that offered few signs of a hard landing. China's economic growth slowed to 6.9 percent, dipping below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis, raising pressure on Beijing to...

  • BP, China's CNPC to unveil oil alliance - sources Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 16- BP Plc and China's CNPC will next week unveil a strategic alliance to develop oil resources in Iraq and other regions, industry sources said on Friday. The deal, one of several high profile deals to be signed during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to London, will aim to bolster cooperation between the two companies in Iraq, where they are...

  • Oct 14- Toshiba, SanDisk's partner in making memory chips, is more likely to sign off on a potential takeover of SanDisk by hard drive maker Western Digital than by rival memory chip maker Micron, analysts said. Micron Technology Inc and Western Digital Corp are in talks with SanDisk Corp about a possible acquisition, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

  • *AB InBev and SABMiller will need new name if they merge. LONDON, Oct 14- Will a beer colossus by any other name taste as sweet? The current names of the firms, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, are the acronym-heavy result of years of dealmaking.

  • US STOCKS-Futures fall on weak China trade data Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    *Crude oil prices fell after the International Energy Agency said markets would remain oversupplied for at least another year. *Johnson& Johnson reports quarterly results before the bell, while JPMorgan and Intel report after the close. *Fed Governor Lael Brainard said on Monday the central bank should wait for clear signs that the U.S. economic recovery could...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has slammed a bid by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, to get a waiver from a U.S. ban on Russian rocket engines for military use. ULA's threat to skip an upcoming Air Force competition to launch a GSP satellite unless it got a waiver was "nothing less than...