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  • ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION SAYS REJECTS STAFF REQUEST TO SUSPEND ALTERNATIVE TRADING SYSTEM OPERATIONS OF OMEGA SECURITIES.

  • Nov 23- Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it discussed a massive data breach with potential investor SoftBank Group Corp ahead of going public with details of the incident on Tuesday. Uber described its early discussion with SoftBank when asked to comment on a Thursday Wall Street Journal report on the disclosure, which the newspaper said occurred...

  • CARACAS, Nov 23- Washington has asked the government of leftist Nicolas Maduro for access to Venezuelan-American executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo detained in Caracas this week, a State Department official said on Thursday. All six men are being held in the headquarters of Venezuela's military counterintelligence department in Caracas, the...

  • TORONTO, Nov 23- Canada's main stock index ended flat on Thursday, boosted by gains for energy and mining stocks but weighed by losses among its financial issuers.

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Wednesday, Nov. 22:. Yield increased 11 basis points over the last week to 1.41 percent. It was 3 basis points on Nov. 15.

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 23- Chilean state copper company Codelco said on Thursday it produced slightly less copper from January to September 2017 than it did in the same period a year ago but rebounded from a year-earlier loss as prices for the metal improved. He added the company posted more than $1.6 billion in pretax profit for the first nine months of 2017 versus an $18...

  • Nov 23- Consumer goods maker Unilever NV has begun working with executive search firm Egon Zehnder International to help to identify a successor to Chief Executive officer Paul Polman, Sky News reported on Thursday. No date has been set for Polman's retirement, but he is expected to step down in about 18 months, Sky News said, citing people close to the matter.

  • *Markets in United States, Japan closed on Thursday. LONDON/ CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 23- Gold prices steadied on Thursday to trade nearly flat after rising nearly 1 percent in the previous session as the dollar extended its swoon amid reduced expectations for U.S. interest rate hikes next year. "Gold is obviously still in need of a spark, but we still see a chance of it...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 23- U.S. crude hit a two-year high in thin trade on Thursday as the shutdown of a major crude pipeline from Canada and a draw on fuel inventories pointed to a tightening market, despite rising output from U.S. producers. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 54 cents at $58.56 per barrel by 2:00 p.m. EST, close to a two-year peak of $58.58 touched...

  • LAS VEGAS— Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. More than 40 dispensaries in the Sin City area will offer discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and concentrates, the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday. This will be the first Black Friday since legal sales of recreation...

  • *Ghana, Ivory Coast aim to process more beans for stable revenue. ACCRA, Nov 23- Ghana and Ivory Coast need to focus more sharply on improving farmers' incomes if they are to achieve initiatives to guarantee stable revenue from the commodity, the CEO of Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut said on Thursday. Ghana and Ivory Coast produce more than 60 percent of global...

  • *Germany in political crisis after coalition talks collapse. *EU fears prolonged drift in economic powerhouse Germany. BERLIN, Nov 23- The leader of Germany's Social Democrats came under growing pressure on Thursday to drop his opposition to a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's conservatives, with senior politicians arguing the party had a duty to...

  • PARIS, Nov 23- The election of pro-business centrist President Emmanuel Macron to lead France has caused a sea change in American investors' view of the country, a survey showed on Thursday, with many planning to expand. The survey of 156 top executives of U.S. groups' French divisions by the American Chamber of Commerce and Bain& Company showed 52 percent were now...

  • *Highest order intake in 5 yrs at 44.29 bln euros. *Expects adj EBIT of 1.8- 2.0 bln euros in 2017/ 18. ESSEN, Germany, Nov 23- Demand for next-generation lifts and car components enabled Thyssenkrupp to report its highest annual order intake in five years as the German firm slowly exits steelmaking.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 23- A Brazilian judge has decided to uphold bankruptcy protection for Seara Industria& Comércio de Produtos Agropecuários Ltda, a soy and corn trader whose largest creditor is U.S. agriculture cooperative CHS Inc, Seara said on Thursday. Seara was among the 10 biggest commodities traders in Brazil when it filed for bankruptcy protection in...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 23- A U.S. judge ruled that Uber can force an unhappy Connecticut customer's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration, after the customer said the proposed class action belonged in court because he never agreed to arbitrate. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan also dismissed claims by the customer, Spencer Meyer,...

  • LUANDA/ LONDON, Nov 23- On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda. The top executives in Angola of Chevron, Total, BP, Eni and Exxon said the oil sector was being devastated by delays in project approvals at Sonangol and a...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- Traders are chasing gasoline and diesel cargoes and drawing volumes away from Europe to prepare for a particularly heavy round of refinery works around the world. Buyers from Venezuela to Singapore, still recovering from the loss of millions of barrels in U.S. refining in the autumn due to Hurricane Harvey, are now grappling with upcoming...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 23- The Russian government has approved a new, profit-based tax on the oil industry but it is not expected to be introduced before 2019, a year later than previously thought, the energy ministry said on Thursday. Taxes on the industry are currently based on production- via a mineral extraction tax- and exports. It will then have to be approved by the upper...

  • LONDON, Nov 23- Traders are chasing gasoline and diesel cargoes and drawing volumes away from Europe to prepare for a particularly heavy round of refinery works around the world. Buyers from Venezuela to Singapore, still recovering from the loss of millions of barrels in U.S. refining in the autumn due to Hurricane Harvey, are now grappling with upcoming...