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  • Dec 11- McDonald's Corp on Tuesday released guidelines for suppliers of beef in its top 10 sourcing countries to curb the use of antibiotics as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs. The guidelines https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/content/dam/gwscorp/scale-for-good/McDonaldstBee f t A n t i b i o t i c s t P o l i c y. p d f...

  • VANCOUVER/ BEIJING, Dec 11- Canada confirmed on Tuesday that one of its citizens was detained in China but said it saw no explicit connection to the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co. Saying he was "deeply concerned," Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed that Canada was aware a Canadian citizen was...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 11- Brazil's fourth largest airline, Avianca Brasil, said in a bankruptcy filing on Monday the threat of repossession of 14 of its aircraft could force the carrier to cancel flights between Dec. 10 and Dec. 31, affecting 77,000 passengers, according to a document seen by Reuters.

  • BAGHDAD, Dec 11- Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an exemption from sanctions against Iran that would allow it to keep importing Iranian gas, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. Washington gave Iraq a 45- day waiver for imports of gas from Iran when it reimposed sanctions on Iran's oil sector on Nov. 5. "The American side is...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11- Ford Argentina said in a statement on Tuesday that it was not named in a dictator-era torture case and that it had cooperated fully with prosecutors.

  • *Markets started strongly on U.S.- China trade update. Dec 11- The S&P 500 gave up most gains and Dow Industrials turned lower on Tuesday after President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government over funding for a border wall undid the boost to markets from optimism over China-U.S. trade talks. Trump openly fought with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- White House officials told automakers following a U.S.- China trade call that the Trump administration believes China will cut tariffs on U.S. autos to 15 percent from the current 40 percent, an auto executive said on Tuesday after being briefed on the previous evening's call. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 11- U.S. crude oil output growth was expected to slow slightly for this year compared with previous forecasts, the Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday, but at a record 10.88 million barrels per day, the nation will end 2018 as the world's top producer. A shale revolution has helped the United States produce a record amount of oil this year...

  • USDA had boosted its soybean ending stocks view in its five previous monthly reports. USDA left its soybean export outlook unchanged at 1.9 billion bushels this month. USDA also left its forecast for Chinese soybean imports unchanged at 90 million tonnes.

  • KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11- Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change are in their crucial final week in Katowice, capital of Poland's Silesian coal mining district. Below is a flavour of the mood around the event, held in a sprawl of temporary passageways and meeting rooms next to the "Spodek", a flying-saucer-shaped...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- Chinese stocks look a better bet than the United Kingdom next year, as Britain struggles with its painful divorce from the European Union, a senior executive at BlackRock, the world's top asset manager, said on Tuesday. "China is slightly more invest-able than the UK right now," said Nigel Bolton, chief investment officer of international equities on...

  • PARIS, Dec 11- French sugar group Tereos plunged to a first-half loss of almost 100 million euros, hit by a steep fall in sugar prices, and said it expected to be in the red across its full financial year for the second year running. World sugar prices have dropped to their lowest in a decade this year amid a surge in supplies, partly driven by more output from the...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 11- Apple has launched its mobile payments service in Germany, four years after its start in the United States and trailing Google, which started its payments app in the country in June. Customers at banks such as Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank unit Comdirect, Hypovereinsbank, Wirecard, Hanseatic Bank and of credit card providers Mastercard, Visa and...

  • Boosting equities and metals were discussions between representatives of China and the United States over the road map for the next stage of their trade talks on Tuesday. All five key London base metals are on track to post a yearly drop in 2018, with copper and zinc both down more than 20 percent year-to-date on concerns the U.S.- China trade friction will hurt...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Dec 11- Tanzania will sign a deal this week for the construction of a $3 billion hydroelectric power plant, the president said in remarks aired on state television on Tuesday. President John Magufuli did not name the company awarded the contract for the power plant and dam to be built in the Selous game reserve, which is a world heritage site.

  • *Trump says U.S.- China trade talks' very productive'. Dec 11- U.S. stocks rose for the second straight day on Tuesday, led by technology companies on signs that China and the United States were moving toward resolving their bitter trade dispute that has roiled global equities markets for months. Adding to the optimism was a Bloomberg report that China is moving to...

  • TANZANIAN PRESIDENT SAYS WILL SIGN DEAL THIS WEEK FOR $3 BLN POWER PLANT, WHICH WILL BE BUILT IN WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 11- China's Huawei has turned to humor to burnish its reputation in Germany, as the under-pressure networks group seeks to defend its leading position in Europe's largest market against concerns it poses a national security threat. Billboards posted around Berlin ask whether fifth-generation mobile services will soon be more widespread...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 11- China's Huawei has turned to humour to burnish its reputation in Germany, as the under-pressure networks group seeks to defend its leading position in Europe's largest market against concerns it poses a national security threat. Billboards posted around Berlin ask whether fifth-generation mobile services will soon be more widespread...

  • *France/ German 10- year yield spread widest since May 2017. *Macron concessions to cost 8- 10 bln euros- minister. LONDON, Dec 11- France's 10- year borrowing costs climbed to their highest level compared with Germany's in a year and a half on Tuesday, as President Emmanuel Macron announced spending measures after weeks of violent protests.