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  • MELBOURNE, Aug 16- London copper was treading water near its weakest in a month on Tuesday on a seasonal lull in appetite and shaky prospects for China demand-growth, with traders also looking ahead to a slew of U.S. economic reports. London Metal Exchange copper was trading flat at $4,768.50 a tonne at 0117 GMT, having closed a tad firmer on Monday.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 16- London copper was treading water on Tuesday, near its weakest in one month, in the grip of a seasonal demand lull and shaky prospects for China demand growth while a softer dollar lent support to prices. *China expects next month's summit of the G20 which it is hosting will focus on boosting economic growth and other financial issues rather than...

  • LIMA, Aug 12- Peru is opening up more coastal waters to industrial fishing vessels to help them catch cold-water anchovy, used to make fishmeal, as waters have warmed, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's government said on Friday. Industrial boats in Peru, the world's biggest fishmeal producer, will soon be able to haul in anchovy closer to shore, starting at 5 miles...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 4- The future of communications may be 5 G, where mobile networks push bandwidth-heavy video to phones and pull data from self-driving cars, but some firms see an alternative: farm irrigation equipment, donation boxes and oysters, connected by a technology called LoRa. "It turns out you don't need that huge an infrastructure, and it can be...

  • The July 20 leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River has forced tens of thousands to find other sources of drinking water, including the western Canadian cities of Prince Albert and North Battleford. "That would suggest there is not an ongoing issue, which is fairly expected," said Paul Nony, a senior toxicologist at Arkansas...

  • The spill happened on land near the village of Pennant and did not affect wildlife or water that bears fish or is used for drinking, said Laurie Pushor, deputy minister of Saskatchewan's ministry of economy.

  • More than 1,570 barrels of heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on July 21, flowing into the North Saskatchewan River. Municipalities including the cities of Prince Albert and North Battleford have stopped drawing drinking water from the river, and using other sources temporarily. "Prince Albert... we'll talk with...

  • ABU DHABI, Aug 1- The United Arab Emirates' only privately owned utility, Utico Middle East, will invest about $185 million to more than double its water desalination capacity in two years, aiming to chip away at state-owned rivals' market dominance, it said on Monday. Demand for water and power in the UAE is expected to grow by 5 to 6 percent annually in the next few...

  • Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (R) of the 'Peruanos por el Kambio' (PPK-Peruvians for Change) party, flanked by his wife Nancy Lange, makes a victory announcement in Lima on June 9, 2016.

    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office as Peru's president on Thursday, asking the opposition-controlled Congress to help him fight income inequality.

  • LIMA, July 28- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office as Peru's president on Thursday, asking the opposition-controlled Congress to help him fight income inequality and ensure all Peruvians have access to running water, health care and free primary education. The 77- year-old Oxford-educated former investment banker, deemed "elitist" by opponents in last month's...

  • The decision followed an assessment of the mine's plan in the context of the Toronto- based company's global capital priorities, it said. Chile's environmental regulator shut down the water system attached to the Maricunga mine in March, citing environmental damage which Kinross disputes. Kinross reported an adjusted net loss of $9.8 million, or 1 cent per...

  • July 27- Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said on Wednesday he was not satisfied with Husky Energy Inc's emergency response to an oil spill into a river that supplies drinking water, and said the western Canadian province needed to consider ways to avoid a recurrence. Asked whether Saskatchewan should take steps to prevent future spills, such as requiring...

  • July 27- Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said on Wednesday he was not satisfied with Husky Energy Inc's emergency response to an oil spill into a river that supplies drinking water, and said the western Canadian province needed to consider ways to avoid a reoccurrence. The spill into the North Saskatchewan River from a Husky pipeline started late on July 20, but...

  • Heavy oil and diluent leaked from a 19- year-old pipeline in Husky's Saskatchewan Gathering System on Thursday, flowing into the North Saskatchewan River, which supplies water to several communities in the western Canadian province. The northern part of the system will remain down until Husky has "dealt with the crisis at hand," said Husky executive Al Pate,...

  • July 25- An oil leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into a major Canadian river has forced a second city in the province of Saskatchewan to stop drawing drinking water, officials said on Monday, widening the impact and cost of the spill. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on Thursday, flowing into the North...

  • July 25- An oil spill by Husky Energy Inc into a major Canadian river reached the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Monday, hours earlier than expected, as workers there raced to stretch a 30- kilometre hose to draw drinking water from another source. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on Thursday, flowing...

  • July 24- Authorities have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream and threatening the drinking water of riverside communities, officials said on Sunday. The heavy oil and diluent leaked from Husky Energy Inc's Saskatchewan Gathering System pipeline on...

  • The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. The Calgary- based company has shut the line, stopping the leak, and has been working to contain the spill.

  • The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. Water levels rose on Friday, pushing debris into the booms upstream from North Battleford, a city of 14,000, and the oil...

  • July 22- Efforts to contain an oil spill in a major western Canadian river faced a setback on Friday, after water levels rose, allowing the oil to flow past containment booms and downstream toward a small Saskatchewan city, provincial officials said. The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water from the North Saskatchewan River, shut off its supply...