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  • *EU ministers tell London draft deal can't be renegotiated. BRUSSELS, Nov 19- The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday the draft Brexit deal reached with London was "fair and balanced", as the bloc haggled with Britain over any extension to the envisaged transition period. "We are in fact at a decisive moment in this process; no one should...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 19- Ivan Monteiro will leave his post as chief executive officer of Petróleo Brasileiro SA on Jan. 1, the state-controlled oil company said in a securities filing on Monday.

  • LONDON, Nov 19- A slide in zinc inventories on the London Metal Exchange to their lowest in more than a decade has wrong-footed bearish investors who are scrambling to cover or roll over futures positions before the November contract expiry. The International Lead and Zinc Study Group slashed its forecasts last month, revising the gain in global zinc mine...

  • LONDON, Nov 19- Facebook is donating 4.5 million pounds to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due to ad revenue and readers switching online to the social media giant. Around 80 new trainee reporters funded by Facebook will be recruited by regional publishers Newsquest, JPIMedia,...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 19- Are the much-lauded predictive capabilities of copper starting to show that the divide between China and the United States on trade and investment, which was on full display at the weekend meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders, no longer matters? The failure of leaders of the 21- member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation to agree on a...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 19- Are the much-lauded predictive capabilities of copper starting to show that the divide between China and the United States on trade and investment, which was on full display at the weekend meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders, no longer matters? The failure of leaders of the 21- member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation to agree on a...

  • LONDON, Nov 19- British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to stick to her contentious draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership challenge. May has pledged to fight on, warning that toppling her risks delaying Britain's exit from the EU or leaving without a deal, a step that could thrust the...

  • *Ireland/ Germany bond yield spread near widest since late May. Britain is one of Ireland's biggest trading partners, and the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is a key issue in Brexit talks. "A no-deal Brexit could have an adverse impact on Ireland's economic picture, which would impact risk assets and have some effect on government...

  • LONDON, Nov 19- British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to stick to her contentious draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership challenge. May has pledged to fight on, warning that toppling her risks delaying Britain's exit from the EU or leaving without a deal, a step that could thrust the...

  • *Dubai is one of world's top hubs for Iran business. DUBAI, Nov 19- With its Persian restaurants and shop signs in Farsi, Murshid Bazaar, a dense maze of alleys in Dubai's old quarter, has for decades been a centre for small-scale trade with Iran. Dubai has long been one of Iran's main links to the outside world, but trade between the two has slowed as sanctions approached.

  • RIYADH, Nov 19- Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday called on the international community to put an end to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programme, and reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen. The king's remarks to the Shura Council, a top advisory body to the government, were his first public comment since the murder of...

  • RIYADH, Nov 19- Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday called on the international community to put an end to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program, and reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen. The king's remarks to the Shura Council, a top advisory body to the government, were his first public comment since the murder of Saudi...

  • *Palladium near an all-time high of $1,185.40/ oz. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,222.06 per ounce, as of 1115 GMT, having hit a one-week high of $1,225.29 in the previous session. "If we hear more dovish comments on the tightening cycle, this will drag the dollar lower and give another push to gold prices," said Hussein Sayed, chief market strategist at FXTM.

  • LONDON, Nov 19- Most of northern Europe will experience below-normal temperatures from December to February, while there will be warmer, wetter and windier conditions in the south, The Weather Company said on Monday. "November has been another in a long string of warmer-than-normal months across much of Europe, although the last 10 days of the month should be...

  • *Ghosn has been arrested- Japan media. *News conference at 9:00 p.m. Tokyo time. TOKYO, Nov 19- Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it planned to oust Chairman Carlos Ghosn after alleging he had used company money for personal use and committed other serious acts of misconduct.

  • Nov 19- Japanese food ingredient maker Fuji Oil Holdings Inc is buying U.S.-based Blommer Chocolate, the privately held cocoa and chocolate manufacturer said on Monday. The acquisition includes Blommer's four manufacturing operations in North America and one in Shanghai, Blommer said. The company did not disclose the price of the acquisition.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 19- The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday the draft Brexit deal reached between with London was "fair and balanced", as the bloc's members sparred among themselves and with Britain over any extension of the envisaged transition period. "We are in fact at a decisive moment in this process; no one should lose sight of the progress that has...

  • *Profit 2.48 bln yuan vs 11 bln yuan loss year prior. HONG KONG, Nov 19- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Monday it swung to a net profit in the third quarter, beating analyst estimates, driven by robust sales in India and Europe. Profit for the three months through September reached 2.48 billion yuan, versus an 11 billion yuan loss in the same period a year...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- There is more to socially responsible investing than just avoiding stocks that are against your principles, whether it be guns or tobacco or bad environmental practices. One of the key organizations involved in this is the Global Impact Investing Network, a nonprofit based in New York whose members include 280 organizations from 43 countries...

  • LONDON, Nov 19- British politicians are engaged in a high-stakes game of risk over Brexit which could lead to an accidental no deal, the head of Britain's main business lobby, the CBI, said on Monday. The comments came at the CBI's annual conference, at which Prime Minister Theresa May will also speak, attempting to convince businesses to back the draft Brexit...