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  • Jan 20- A Toronto court has rejected a bid by Ecuadorian villagers to enforce a judgment in their home country against Chevron Canada Ltd, ruling the subsidiary is not liable for parent Chevron Corp, the U.S. oil major said on Friday. But the company has no assets in Ecuador, and the villagers have been suing it in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. A White House statement issued soon after Trump's inauguration said the United States would also "crack down on those nations that violate...

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. A White House statement issued soon after Trump's inauguration said the United States would also "crack down on those nations that violate...

  • Jan 20, CARACAS- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked central bank head Nelson Merentes to step down, a source linked to the government and a source close to the central bank said on Friday night.

  • VENEZUELA PRESIDENT HAS ASKED CENTRAL BANK HEAD NELSON MERENTES TO STEP DOWN- SOURCES.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20- California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state's commitment to be the nation's environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global warming. California officials said it was a coincidence that the...

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korea's culture minister was arrested on Saturday, suspected of involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to the president's impeachment. Cho Yoon- sun is the first sitting minister ever to be arrested, the special prosecutor's team said. Seoul District Court said on...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korea's culture minister was arrested on Saturday suspected of involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to the president's impeachment by parliament. Cho Yoon- sun is the first sitting minister ever to be arrested, the special prosecutor's team, which had applied for...

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused Qualcomm of...

  • ROCKVILLE, Md. _ Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $61.8 million. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $60.1 million. Access a Zacks stock report on SUPN at https://www.zacks.com/ap/SUPN.

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian National Bank Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Bank of China Ltd Chairman Guoli Tian are scheduled to attend 4th "Lamfalussy" memorial conference- 0800 GMT. LONDON- Czech Central Bank board member Vojtech Benda to attend "ING Client Breakfast" in London. WASHINGTON- Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray...

  • Jan 21- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 23- Jan Norway Auction of Treasury bills 23- Jan Belgium OLO Auction 24- Jan United States Sale of 2- year notes 24- Jan Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 24- Jan Spain Auction of 3- and 9-...

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Board Member Peter Praet delivers a speech at "European Pillar of Social Rights Conference", organised by European Commission in Brussels- 1315 GMT. COPENHAGEN- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at a "Seminar on active ownership in pension funds" arranged by Pension Research Centre and Copenhagen Economics- 1410 GMT.

  • The villagers obtained a $9- billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador in 2011. But the company has no assets in Ecuador, and the villagers have been suing it in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina to enforce the decision. On Friday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto ruled Chevron Canada Ltd is a separate entity from Chevron Corp, and is...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The Trump administration, hours after taking office on Friday, suspended a plan to cut mortgage insurance premiums on federally insured home loans that the U.S. government had estimated would save eligible homeowners an average of $500 a year. The move immediately drew fire from Democrats, and it offered an early example of the potential...

  • "The company is cooperating with the SEC's investigation and cannot predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of the matter at this time," Herbalife said. Trump has also referred to the FCPA, which is at the heart of the SEC's Herbalife probe, as a "horrible law" that he said puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage. The SEC's probe of Herbalife comes on the heels of a...

  • TOULOUSE, France, Jan 20- Japan Air Commuter took delivery of its first European ATR turboprop airplane on Friday, gambling on attracting foreign tourists to a little-visited archipelago as Japan bids to place Amami and Ryukyu islands on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The first direct sale of ATR turboprops to Japan is seen as a breakthrough for the...

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government filed a lawsuit that accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused...