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  • SINGAPORE, Nov 20- Chicago wheat futures slid on Monday after two sessions of gains with prices weighed down by ample world supplies and stiff competition for U.S. exporters. The Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract slipped 0.3 percent at $4.26 a bushel by 0213 GMT after rising 1.7 percent in the last two sessions. The focus is on Iraq which is seeking...

  • MANILA, Nov 20- Chicago wheat futures edged lower on Monday after a two-day advance, pressured by abundant global supplies, while corn and soybeans steadied after sharp gains in the previous session. *Wheat for December delivery on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 0.6 percent at $4.24-3/ 4 a bushel by 0127 GMT. *Exports of European Union soft wheat in the 2017/ 18...

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager speaks at IIF European CRO Forum in Frankfurt- 1215 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speak to the European Parliament's ECON committee- 1400 GMT. BRUSSELS- EU General Affairs Council meeting.

  • FRANKFURT- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager speaks at IIF European CRO Forum in Frankfurt- 1215 GMT. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speak to the European Parliament's ECON committee- 1400 GMT. BRUSSELS- EU General Affairs Council meeting.

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 19- Chileans voted for a successor to President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera leading in preliminary results, though he will almost certainly face a December runoff against a left-of-center candidate. Former TV anchorman, Senator Alejandro Guillier, the flagbearer for Bachelet's fractured...

  • The United States, Canada and Mexico are holding the fifth of seven planned rounds of talks to modernize NAFTA, which U.S. "As long as the United States is taking the position they are, this is a colossal waste of time," said Dias, who is advising the government and regularly meets the Canadian team. Canada and Mexico object to a number of demands the U.S. side unveiled...

  • The United States, Canada and Mexico are holding the fifth of seven planned rounds of talks to modernize NAFTA, which U.S. "As long as the United States is taking the position they are, this is a colossal waste of time," said Dias, who is advising the government and regularly meets the Canadian team. Canada and Mexico object to a number of demands the U.S. side unveiled...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, some participants said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 18- Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday. Officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds to update the North...

  • LIMA, Nov 17- Peru's largest construction company, Graña y Montero, is hoping to win major mine contracts to replace lost business, its chairman said on Friday, as it seeks to minimize the fallout from its links with Brazil's scandal-plagued builder Odebrecht. Anglo American has said it plans to invest $5 billion in its Quellevaco mine, while Minsur expects to...

  • SYDNEY- Panel participation by Michele Bullock, Reserve Bank of Australia's assistant governor at the Women in Payments Symposium, Sydney 2230 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Financial Stability Head Jonathan Kearns will give speech at the Aus-China Property Developers, Investors& Financiers event, Sydney- 0135 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia...

  • BERKELEY, California- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John C. Williams participates in a panel discussion on interest rates at the 2017 Clausen Center Conference on Global Economic Issues- 2100 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager speaks at IIF European CRO Forum in Frankfurt- 1215 GMT.

  • BERKELEY, California- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John C. Williams participates in a panel discussion on interest rates at the 2017 Clausen Center Conference on Global Economic Issues- 2100 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager speaks at IIF European CRO Forum in Frankfurt- 1215 GMT.

  • cuts@ SAO PAULO, Nov 17- The Mexican peso firmed on Friday amid expectations that ongoing NAFTA talks in Mexico City would adopt a slightly more deliberative tone than in the past and focus on low-impact issues. Late on Thursday, Reuters reported that Canada is open to reviewing the North American Free Trade Agreement every five years instead of terminating the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 17- A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday, but within hours Canada was complaining about inflexibility by the United States, which is demanding big changes, a union leader said. Canada and Mexico went into the talks prepared to address hard-line U.S. demands that they had previously dismissed as unworkable,...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 17- A key round of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact formally opened on Friday with Canada and Mexico seeking to show more flexibility about addressing hard line U.S. demands that they had previously dismissed as unworkable. Negotiators met in Mexico City for the fifth of seven planned rounds that are due to wrap up by the end of March to avoid...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said. Ricardo Ramos, who was named head of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in 2016, was also criticized over controversial contracts. That is totally...