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  • Dec 12- Bombardier Inc said on Wednesday it would "evaluate" its options, after losing a C $989 million rail order in Canada when state-owned Via Rail picked Germany's Siemens AG to supply new locomotives. This is the second deal the Canadian plane-and-train maker has lost out on its home turf, after France's Alstom SA won a contract to supply rail cars to one of the...

  • RIMBO, Sweden Dec 12- Both Yemeni parties at peace talks in Sweden agreed on Wednesday to resume oil and gas exports, delegates from the two sides said.

  • *PIMCO says only 12 pct of companies set targets for U.N. goals. *Just six percent report against those goals, fund says. LONDON, Dec 12- A United Nations plan to boost global development is at risk of failing to reach its goals because of poor data and target-setting by companies, the world's biggest bond investor said.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 12- United Airlines Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz said on Wednesday he was "not concerned" the bankruptcy filing of Avianca Brasil would hurt the No. 3 U.S. carrier's joint venture with related airline Colombia's Avianca Holdings. As part of a planned joint venture to give it a deeper foothold in Latin America, United extended a $456 million loan...

  • YEMEN WARRING PARTIES AGREE TO RESUME OIL AND GAS EXPORTS- DELEGATES FROM BOTH SIDES.

  • *Traders say China bought at least 500,000 tonnes from U.S. CHICAGO, Dec 12- U.S. soybean futures hit a 4-1/ 2- month high on Wednesday as China bought U.S. soybeans for the first time since U.S. "The headline risk is waning, and that has got people taking profits," said Dan Basse, president of AgResource Co. "When people in the cash market started to hear that China was buying,...

  • Dec 12- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it is advancing by a year plans to replace Takata airbags in about 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the United States it had previously replaced. The Japanese carmaker's U.S. subsidiary said the recall is being announced a year ahead of the December 2019 timeline and would involve replacing Takata airbags that it...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 12- Mexico's new leftist government is aiming to keep a tight rein on its first budget to ensure it retains the confidence of financial markets, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday, while promising respect for international investment. New finance minister Carlos Urzua is due to present the 2019 budget on Saturday, and told a congressional...

  • Houston- based Parker listed total debts of $695.5 million and assets of $937.2 million in its bankruptcy petition. The drilling company, which has not turned an annual profit since 2014, owes $585 million to unsecured bondholders, $2.18 million to National Oilwell Varco, $749,487 to Hi-Tech Tubular Service, and $388,800 to Schlumberger NV, according to its...

  • Dec 12- U.S. stocks jumped about 1.6 percent on Wednesday, bolstered by the technology sector, as signs Beijing would ease its "Made in China 2025" industrial policy added to optimism fueled by President Donald Trump's upbeat comments on trade talks. China, the largest buyer of U.S. soy, made the first major U.S. soybeans purchase on Wednesday, since Washington and...

  • Meng, chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, is fighting an extradition request from the United States https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-china-huawei-tech-explainer/explainer-how-do e s- e x t r a d i t i o n- t o- t h e- u- s- w o r k- i d I N K B N 1 O 5 2 B 0 and faces U.S. claims she misled multinational banks about Iran- linked transactions,...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 12- Oilfield services provider Parker Drilling Co said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday under an agreement with a group of debtors that will allow it to quickly restructure. The plan, which is subject to court approval, will reduce its funded debt by two-thirds and inject $95 million of equity capital through a backstopped rights...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- Prime Minister Theresa May has secured indications of support from nearly 200 of her lawmakers, which would be enough to ensure she wins a confidence vote on Wednesday, based on statements made to the media and on social media. May needs a simple majority- from 159 of 317 Conservative lawmakers- to remain leader. A secret ballot is being held between...

  • MONTREAL, Dec 12- Canada is introducing new regulations to limit the maximum number of hours that commercial pilots can fly and cap the time they remain on duty, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said on Wednesday. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board cited fatigue as a contributing factor in a July 2017 incident when an Air Canada flight from Toronto...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 12- The Brazilian government approved consultations at the World Trade Organization regarding subsidies it says India gives to cane producers and sugar exporters, Brazil's trade ministry said. Brazil said it has decided to start a formal action at the WTO after failing to receive enough information from India following letters it sent to the...

  • Dec 12- Bombardier Inc on Wednesday missed out on its second contract in Canada this year after state-owned Via Rail picked Germany's Siemens AG for fulfilling a fresh order of locomotives. Siemens Canada will replace Via Rail's current fleet operating in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with more fuel-efficient trains for a contract worth C $989 million.

  • GENEVA, Dec 12- Uncertainty over what would happen to flight bookings in the event of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal next year is "very concerning", a senior International Air Transport Association official said on Wednesday. If Britain left the EU without an agreement on airline security, passengers and baggage may need to be rescreened on...

  • Saipem's head of digital and innovation, Mauro Piasere, told Reuters on Wednesday that the firm suspects that a Shamoon variant caused between 300 to 400 computers to stop working in an attack that was disclosed by the company on Monday and primarily affected its servers in the Middle East. Shamoon resurfaced again in late 2016 in a series of attacks in the...

  • CONCORD, N.H., Dec 12- A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Attorney Seth Aframe told a federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, at the start of a trial that the...

  • Dec 12- Johnson& Johnson said its drug Tremfya was found to be more effective than a rival medicine from Novartis AG in reducing the severity and affected area in adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in a late-stage study. J&J rose 1.3 percent to $148.5 in morning trading on Wednesday. The company's U.S.-listed shares rose 1.5 percent to $88.50, amid...