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  • MUNICH, May 29- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday the question of whether he would remain in office after a Sept. 24 national election would be dealt with after the vote. The 74- year-old veteran member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives was asked at an annual meeting of tax consultants in Munich whether he would travel to that...

  • SAO PAULO, May 29- Brazilian healthcare services provider Notre Dame Intermédica Sistema de Saúde SA on Monday filed for regulatory clearance to launch an initial public offering, the latest in a wave of stock listings in Latin America's largest economy after a years-long drought. The investment banking unit of Itaú Unibanco Holding SA will act as lead...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's finance minister insisted Monday that the country had met all its reform commitments, and that it was now up to international creditors to agree on how to make Greece's debt sustainable and help the nation emerge from its financial crisis. The main issue has been a disagreement between the eurozone and the IMF, which is not financially...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 29- Barrick Gold Corp said on Monday one of several labor unions at its Veladero mine in Argentina, the site of three cyanide solution spills in 18 months, went on strike on Sunday. The government of Argentina's San Juan province, where Veladero is located, said earlier this month that it had approved a plan for improving safety following the...

  • MILAN, May 29- European shares inched lower in quiet trading on Monday with Italian stocks left behind as talk over a possible early election weighed, hitting banks. Activity was reduced as holidays in major markets such Britain and the United States kept investors away. Weekend reports that Italy's main parties could converge on a proportional electoral law...

  • MEXICO CITY— The Mexican government says it has resumed import operations at one of the busiest commercial crossings on the U.S.- Mexico border, just over a week after it was damaged by winds and rain. The federal Treasury Department says in a statement that full operations were restored Monday on the World Trade Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo,...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 29- South Africa's rand weakened on Monday after President Jacob Zuma defeated over the weekend another call from inside the ruling party for him to step down, while stocks closed flat, hampered by the banking sector. At 1710 GMT the rand weakened 0.76 percent to 12.9675 per dollar, erasing most of the gains in made in the previous session as...

  • BABIL, Iraq, May 29- Iraq's Etihad Food Industries is still negotiating with international trading houses for long-term raw sugar contracts, at a time when it is selling less to the ministry of trade, its main domestic customer, a senior company official said. Etihad's supplies to Iraq's ministry of trade have been hit by budget constraints caused by lower oil...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 29- Argentina expects a record 2017/ 18 wheat crop of about 20 million tonnes thanks to farmers' investment in more and better crop technology, the government's chief of agricultural estimates told Reuters on Monday, a forecast well above private estimates. The upcoming crop could jump from the all-time high 18.4 million tonnes collected in the...

  • CASCAIS, Portugal, May 29- Confusion surrounding the trade policies of U.S. "Right now we don't know whether we are friendly with Mexico, whether we are friendly with Canada, whether we are friendly with China, whether we are friendly with Russia," Hassenfeld said. Trump has said he wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United...

  • NEW YORK— The sudden death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes won't slow the march of litigation swirling around the network, legal observers and lawyers involved in the suits said. In one of those lawsuits, former Fox employee Andrea Tantaros, a onetime host of "The Five," claims she was taken off the air after complaining that Ailes subjected her to unwanted sexual...

  • VERSAILLES, France— Macron, after talks with Putin, says any use of chemical weapons in Syria will lead to "reprisals" from France.

  • PARIS, May 29- Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to production. France, which has the largest poultry flock in the European Union, is one of the countries that has been the most affected by the H5N8 bird flu...

  • *Some BA short-haul flights cancelled from Heathrow on Monday. BA had been forced to cancel all its flights from Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, and Gatwick on Saturday after a power supply problem disrupted its operations worldwide and also hit its call centres and website. The airline was returning to normal on Monday, planning to run more than 95 percent...

  • First Lady Melania Trump opened a window onto the luxury world over the weekend when she wore a $51,000 designer jacket to a lunch on the sidelines of a global summit in Sicily. "For the brands, they need to do it, to have the attention and to keep the research and development high," said Claudia D'Arpizio, a senior partner at Bain& Company consulting.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has extended it sanctions over the deteriorating situation in Congo, imposing travel bans and asset freezes on nine more senior security officials. The EU announced Monday that the new sanctions brought the total of Congo officials facing such a ban to 16 people. The EU says the crisis in Congo's Kasai province has "reached an...

  • The company moved its "bribery bureau" to the Dominican Republic from Brazil several years ago and built highways, dams and a coal-burning power plant. While hundreds of charges have been filed against high-level officials in Brazil, Colombia, Panama and Peru, Monday's arrests mark the first time anyone in the Dominican Republic is detained in the Odebrecht...

  • TORONTO, May 29- Canada's main stock index was barely higher in morning trade on Monday, helped by boosts for several big banks that reported earnings last week and by a gain for plane and train maker Bombardier Inc.. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp fell 1.3 percent to C $27.75 and Goldcorp Inc lost 0.8 percent to C $18.32. BMO Capital upgraded the stock to outperform...

  • *Over 800 flights cancelled after IT outage at weekend. LONDON/ BERLIN, May 29- British Airways must turn its attention to repairing its brand after a weekend of chaos and criticism caused by a major IT outage that grounded flights from London's two main airports. The meltdown at the start of a school holiday week in Britain unleashed a wave of criticism for BA, which...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 29- One of several labor unions at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in Argentina have gone on strike, the company said in a statement on Monday, adding that it is meeting with union leaders to reach a "timely" resolution to the situation. The government of Argentina's San Juan province, where Veladero is located, said earlier this month that it had...