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  • Feb 20- The Canada Border Services Agency said on Monday it would investigate whether silicon metal from Brazil, Malaysia and five other countries was being sold at unfairly low prices in Canada after a Quebec- based company filed a complaint. The agency said it was also looking at silicon originating or exported from Kazakhstan, Laos, Norway, Russia and Thailand...

  • Feb 20- The Canada Border Services Agency said on Monday it would investigate whether silicon metal from Brazil, Malaysia and five other countries was being sold at unfairly low prices in Canada after a Quebec- based company filed a complaint. The agency said it was also looking at silicon originating or exported from Kazakhstan, Laos, Norway, Russia and Thailand...

  • Feb 20- The Canada Border Services Agency said on Monday it would investigate whether silicon metal from Brazil, Malaysia and five other countries was being sold at unfairly low prices in Canada after a Quebec- based company filed a complaint. The agency said it was also looking at silicon originating or exported from Kazakhstan, Laos, Norway, Russia and Thailand...

  • Feb 20- The Canada Border Services Agency said on Monday it would investigate whether silicon metal from Brazil, Malaysia and five other countries was being sold at unfairly low prices in Canada after a Quebec- based company filed a complaint. The agency said it was also looking at silicon originating or exported from Kazakhstan, Laos, Norway, Russia and Thailand...

  • QUITO, Feb 20- Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso. While Ecuadoreans are angry over an economic downturn and corruption scandals, the opposition split its votes among...

  • proposal@ SAO PAULO, Feb 20- Brazilian stocks rose to a nearly six-year high on Monday after miner Vale SA unveiled a proposal to become a company with no defined controlling shareholders. Shares in Bradespar, a key shareholder in holding company Valepar SA, posted their biggest intraday jump ever, adding as much as 20 percent, but ended the day up 0.40 percent.

  • Compliance with OPEC cut around 90 pct, but U.S. output rising. Top OPEC exporter Saudi Arabia's crude oil shipments fell in December to 8.014 million barrels per day from 8.258 million bpd in November, official data showed on Monday. U.S. futures West Texas Intermediate crude gained about 29 cents or 0.5 percent to $53.69 prior to the close of trade at 1 p.m. EST, an...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 20- Mexico's central bank chief, Agustin Carstens, will remain in office until the end of November, a spokesman for the president said on Monday, amid uncertainty about the impact of U.S. Mexico's peso sank to a record low following the November election of Trump, who has threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican-made goods and renegotiate the North...

  • Vice President Mike Pence assures the European Union in Brussels the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right. The U.S. military is "not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says, distancing himself from remarks by Trump, as he holds talks with Iraqi leaders.

  • SANTIAGO, Feb 20- The union representing striking workers at Chilean copper mine Escondida and mine owner BHP Billiton Plc sat down to talk on Monday afternoon after the government called a meeting in hopes of ending the 12- day-old strike. The stoppage at the world's biggest copper mine helped boost copper prices on expectations of tighter supply, although...

  • *Compliance with OPEC cut around 90 pct, but U.S. output rising. NEW YORK, Feb 20- Oil prices inched higher on Monday, as investor optimism over the effectiveness of producer cuts encouraged record bets on a sustained rally, although growing U.S. output and stubbornly high stockpiles kept price gains in check. Top OPEC exporter Saudi Arabia's crude oil shipments...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 20- Gold firmed on Monday as the dollar softened, although trading was thin due to the U.S. holiday and as markets awaited details on President Donald Trump's tax policy. Liquidity was thin due to the Presidents Day holiday in the United States. "We have settled into a $1,220- 1,245 range, with activity expected to be light on Presidents Day," said...

  • TRURO, Mass.— A Jeep that has been stuck inside a Massachusetts sand dune for 40 years is set to be removed. The Cape Cod Times reports the Jeep Wagoneer is entombed in a garage in Truro that became overtaken by the dune decades ago. Basil Musnuff's mother owns the property.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Kraft Heinz's dropped bid to buy Unilever is the third-largest M&A deal to collapse, according to Thomson Reuters data, adding to a recent run of failures that highlights the appetite for the pursuit of audacious mega-mergers. The abrupt U-turn by U.S. foods giant Kraft at the weekend pushed the value of deals withdrawn this year to $205.2 billion,...

  • *Lenders to send experts back to Greece to work out reforms. BRUSSELS, Feb 20- Greece and its international lenders agreed on Monday to let teams of experts work out new reforms to Greek pensions, income tax and labour market that would allow Athens to eventually qualify for more cheap loans, euro zone officials said. Greece needs a new tranche of financial aid under...

  • Feb 20- Here is a complete list of all the things we can definitely infer from higher stock market prices:. 1- People who own stocks would have more cash if they sold today. It is no more true to say today that the new heights of the stock market are a verdict in support of Donald Trump, as he argues, than it was several months ago to imply they confirm the policies of Barack...

  • Feb 20- Here is a complete list of all the things we can definitely infer from higher stock market prices:. 1- People who own stocks would have more cash if they sold today. It is no more true to say today that the new heights of the stock market are a verdict in support of Donald Trump, as he argues, than it was several months ago to imply they confirm the policies of Barack...

  • The deal, which will likely value Popeyes at more than $1.7 billion, is a bet by Oakville, Ontario- based Restaurant Brands that it can use its international reach to introduce Popeyes' Louisiana-style fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits to more diners globally. Restaurant Brands did not respond immediately to a request for comment, while Popeyes decline to...

  • Feb 20- Saudi Arabia is favoring New York to list state oil giant Saudi Aramco, while also considering London and Toronto for the prospect of floating the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Saudi officials also talked to exchanges in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai but are unlikely to pursue listing in those places, the newspaper said, citing...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 20- Pumping operations along Colombia's second-most important oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, were halted due to a bomb attack by rebels from the Marxist ELN group, a police and a military official said on Monday. The attack comes as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' government engages in peace talks with the rebels in Ecuador.