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  • ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 21- The United States, Canada and Mexico are coordinating efforts to prevent the arrival of a highly contagious swine disease that has swept through China's hog herd and parts of Europe, U.S. China, home to the world's largest hog herd, has reported more than 100 cases of the disease in 27 provinces and regions since last August.

  • LONDON, Feb 21- Oil traders are becoming very bullish on the outlook for prices, betting that Saudi Arabia will do whatever it takes to tighten the market even if consumption growth slows, helped by U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. Brent's calendar spread for the second half of 2019 has surged into a backwardation of 90 cents per barrel, the strongest for more...

  • BEIJING, Feb 22- China sees "enormous potential" in Saudi Arabia's economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing. The crown prince will meet President Xi Jinping, who has made stepping up China's presence in the Middle East a key foreign policy...

  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan index barely moves. SHANGHAI, Feb 22- Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of progress in trade talks between China and the United States. Early in the Asian trading day, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japan's annual core consumer inflation accelerated slightly in January but remained distant from the central bank's 2 percent target, reinforcing market expectations the country is nowhere near an exit from ultra-loose monetary policy. The price data underscores the fragile nature of Japan's economic recovery, as escalating Sino-U.S. trade...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- The dollar held gains against its peers early on Friday, bolstered by a rise in U.S. yields, while the Aussie clawed back some of its recent plunge on upbeat central bank comments and easing concerns about China's ban on Australian coal imports. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was little changed at 96.582 after edging up about...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 22- Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day, undermining efforts by Middle East dominated producer club OPEC to withhold supply and tighten global markets. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were at $56.85 per barrel at 0010 GMT, down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, from...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump has never mentioned currencies when discussing trade with Japan. Aso spoke in response to a question about media reports that the United States had requested a provision on yuan stability in trade talks with China and how that could affect Japan's trade talks with...

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  • BOGOTA- Bank of Colombia holds meeting of board of directors. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 MANAMA- Bahrain Finance Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Bahrain Central Bank Governor Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, senior bankers and CEOs of major corporates and banks, will participate at the Euromoney GCC Financial Forum 2019. BUDAPEST- The National Bank of...

  • NEW YORK, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida speaks before the 2019 Monetary Policy Forum hosted by the Initiative on Global Markets, University of Chicago Booth School of Business- 1700 GMT. NEW YORK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic to give opening remarks before the First Annual Joint...

  • Feb 21- Kraft Heinz Co reported disappointing quarterly results, including a $15 billion charge related to the value of its marquee Kraft and Oscar Mayer trade marks, and said it had received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about its accounting practices. Kraft said it expects adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 21- Mexican broadcaster Televisa on Thursday reported net profit of 56.6 million pesos in the fourth quarter, down about 84 percent from the year-ago quarter.

  • MEXICO'S TELEVISA REPORTS Q4 NET PROFIT OF 56.5 MLN PESOS.

  • MEXICO'S TELEVISA REPORTS Q4 NET SALES OF 26.7 BLN PESOS.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 21- Mexico's state-oil company Pemex burned through $665 million at its fertilizer unit, ignored consultants and made high-risk investments with no discernible business strategy, according to a devastating government audit of its 2017 operations. Mexico's Federal Audit Office used unusually frank language in its assessment of Pemex's...

  • *Jan nationwide core CPI up 0.8 pct yr/yr, matching f'cast. TOKYO, Feb 22- Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.8 percent in January from a year earlier, remaining distant from the central bank's 2 percent target and reinforcing market expectations the country is nowhere near an exit from ultra-loose monetary policy. The prices data underscores the fragile...

  • CARACAS, Feb 21- Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. Maduro denies there is a humanitarian crisis and said on Thursday he was considering closing Venezuela's...

  • TORONTO, Feb 21- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra will not come before Canadian legislators to answer questions about the automaker's future in the country, but lower-ranking executives will appear, a lawmaker said on Thursday. Last month, the Canadian Parliament's Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology approved Vice Chairman...

  • TOKYO, Feb 22- Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.8 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. The increase in the core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes volatile fresh food costs, matched the median market forecast. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices and is...