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  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland release the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech at the Australian Shareholders Association- 0110 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea monetary policy meeting to announce interest rates.

  • STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting 0700 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester participates in global regulatory structure panel before conference, "The Future of Global Finance: Populism, Technology and Regulation"- 1800 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada key policy Interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 18- The remaining preferred shareholders of Brazil's Vale SA on Wednesday voted to accept a plan obliging them to convert their shares into a single stock class, finalizing a process that is part of the miner's bid to improve corporate governance. According to the company's press office, Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman said the conversion would...

  • MEXICO CITY— A group representing Mexico's leading fish canners says a proposal to create a non-fishing marine park off the Revillagigedo Islands in the Pacific could reduce catches in Mexican waters by 20 percent. The Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna says the ban could cut annual tuna catches by 10,000 metric tons and cost jobs in the industry.

  • BRASILIA, Oct 18- Odebrecht SA asked Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday to threaten fines against Venezuela's former chief prosecutor to stop her from leaking information from the engineering group's confidential plea bargain testimony. Ortega was fired by a newly elected constituent assembly in August, months after she broke with Venezuela's...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 18- Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA shut down seven slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso do Sul after a court-ordered asset freeze affected its operations in Brazil's second largest cattle-producing state, a press representative said on Wednesday. According to JBS financial statements, the case revolves around tax benefits given to the company by the...

  • *2017 output for Indonesia, Malaysia revised downward. Mistry said palm oil prices would rise due to tight inventory levels as production recovery in Malaysia and Indonesia was weaker than expected. Indonesia and Malaysia produce nearly 90 percent of global palm oil.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 18- A division of Chinese commodity trader COFCO has delayed completion of a $20 million port hub in southern Brazil, three sources told Reuters, as it struggles to reorganize operations after merging its Nidera BV and Noble Agri businesses. The delay underscores COFCO's battle to create a cohesive structure after first investing in Dutch-based...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 18- Brazilian retailer Grupo Carrefour Brasil reported gross sales of 12.2 billion reais excluding gasoline in the third quarter, up 5.5 percent from a year earlier, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday. Sales at stores open for at least 12 months, a gauge of demand known as same-store sales, rose 1.1 percent. Same-store sales at...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 18- A division of Chinese commodity trader COFCO has delayed completion of a $20 million port hub in southern Brazil, three sources told Reuters, as it reorganizes operations following the combination of its Nidera BV and Noble Agri businesses. The transshipment hub on the bank of the Sinos river, which is still under construction, is expected to...

  • The long-awaited move will offer televisions, cell phones and laptops from hundreds of independent sellers on Amazon's website in Brazil without involving the company in the tricky logistics that have hurt many online retailers in the country. Alex Szapiro, Amazon's country manager in Brazil, declined to say if there were plans for the company to stock its...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The top U.S. and Canadian and trade officials on Tuesday accused each other of sabotaging efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as they and Mexico agreed to extend talks into the first quarter of 2018.. Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, accused Washington of pursuing a "winner take all" approach.

  • **PRAGUE- Czech Central Bank board member Oldrich Dedek to attend a discussion titled "the tradition of Czech monetary policy".- 1500 GMT. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland release the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Michele Bullock will give speech at the Australian Shareholders...

  • FRANKFURT- Opening speech by the ECB President Mario Draghi at the ECB Conference "Structural reforms in the euro area" in Frankfurt, Germany 0810 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet will take part in a panel discussion on structural reforms in the euro area at the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt 1145 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

  • CARACAS, Oct 17- President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists. Two losing opposition candidates, Henri Falcon in Lara state and Alejandro Feo La Cruz in Carabobo, have conceded defeat,...

  • A fourth round of negotiations between the U.S., Mexico and Canada ended in mutual exasperation Tuesday. Canada and Mexico are balking at America's demand that a revamped deal do something to reduce America's trade deficits. NAFTA ripped down most trade barriers between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico _ Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $32.5 million. The San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico- based company said it had profit of 66 cents per share. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte shares have risen 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • talks@ MEXICO CITY, Oct 17- Mexico's peso surged on Tuesday after aggressive U.S. demands appeared to have not yet sunk hopes of reaching a new North American trade deal while stocks in Brazil fell on worries the country's president could face a corruption trial. Mexico's peso gained about 1.5 percent after trade ministers from the United States, Canada and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Trade negotiators from the United States and Canada accused each other of sabotaging attempts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement on Tuesday, even as they and Mexico agreed to extend talks into 2018.. A round of talks in Washington that lasted seven days failed to find the most basic common ground between the three parties,...

  • *Catalan stance sets region on collision course with Madrid. BARCELONA, Oct 17- Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week. Madrid has threatened to put Catalonia, which accounts for a fifth of Spain's...