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EDF chief urges Britain to give go-ahead to nuclear plant

Commodity News - 4 hours 55 min ago
LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, an explict appeal by the French energy giant ahead of a decision due within weeks.
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L'Aquila is grim reminder of struggle facing Italy's quake-hit towns

Commodity News - 6 hours 54 min ago
L'AQUILA, Italy, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Seven years after being devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, L'Aquila's abandoned city centre is a stark reminder of the struggle facing Italian towns hit by a quake last week.
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UPDATE 1-Gupta family, hit by scandal, says it plans to sell South African holdings

Commodity News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:50
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's wealthy Gupta family, which has been accused of holding undue political sway over President Jacob Zuma, said on Saturday it planned to dispose of all the stakes it holds in South African businesses before the end of the year.
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Iran detects malware in petrochemical plants, says not linked to recent fires

Commodity News - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 08:38
DUBAI, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, a senior military official said on Saturday, after announcing last week it was investigating whether recent petrochemical fires were caused by cyber attacks.
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Minnesota sets broadest U.S. limits on chemicals blamed for bee declines

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 19:36
Aug 26 (Reuters) - Minnesota's governor on Friday ordered the broadest restrictions yet in a U.S. state on the use of agricultural pesticides that have been blamed for hurting bees, fueling concerns that farmers there will not be able to protect crops from insects.
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UPDATE 1-Venezuela says signs $5.5 bln mining deals with companies

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:53
CARACAS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Venezuela has signed over $5.5 billion in mining deals with companies including Canada's Barrick Gold Corp and China's Shandong Gold, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.
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Venezuela says signs $5.5 bln mining deals, companies include Barrick

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 16:10
CARACAS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that Venezuela had signed over $5.5 billion in mining deals with companies including Canada's Barrick Gold Corp and China's Shandong Gold.
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Canada's Trudeau to raise canola dispute in China trip - official

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:59
OTTAWA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will raise the issue of a dispute over C$2 billion ($1.55 billion) worth of Canadian canola exports to China when he meets with officials there next week, a senior Canadian official said on Friday.
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Venezuela's steep prices, scarcities open the way for cardboard coffins

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:58
VALENCIA, Venezuela, Aug 26 (Reuters) - When Venezuelan entrepreneurs Alejandro Blanchard and Elio Angulo decided to create cardboard coffins, they were looking for an ecological selling point to compete against classic wood and brass caskets.
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UPDATE 1-Chile's Codelco in 'fragile' situation as it makes loss

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:49
SANTIAGO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - World no. 1 copper miner Codelco produced more copper in the first half of 2016 than a year ago, but made a financial loss, and the chief executive said on Friday that the company position was "extremely fragile."
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UPDATE 2-Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:10
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Air pollution in Singapore rose to the "unhealthy" level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.
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UPDATE 1-Bolivian miners lift roadblock after official beaten to death

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:06
LA PAZ, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Bolivian miners lifted the roadblock where violent protests had taken place this week, a day after a government deputy minister was beaten to death, with President Evo Morales calling Friday a day of "deep pain" for the country.
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Bolivian miners lift roadblock after official beaten to death

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:11
LA PAZ, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Bolivian miners accused of beating a government official to death lifted the roadblock where violent protests had taken place this week, with President Evo Morales calling Friday a day of "deep pain" for the country.
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Sri Lankan rupee edges up on foreign bank dollar sales

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:04
COLOMBO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee ended stronger on Friday as dollar sales by a foreign bank outpaced importer demand for the greenback, dealers said.
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Sri Lankan stocks end at 2-wk low;, diesel duty hike hurts

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:58
COLOMBO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended at a two-week low on Friday in moderate volume as investors booked profits, while an increase in excise duty on diesel dragged on Lanka OIC, pulling down the overall index.
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UPDATE 1-Foreign seed firms team up to oppose new India GM crop rules

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:12
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Major international seed companies formed an alliance on Friday to oppose a proposal by India that would force them to share their genetically modified crop technology with local players.
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COLUMN-What do surging LME copper stocks say about China? Andy Home

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:03
LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A wave of copper is currently washing up in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses.
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Bayer India exec says nobody would invest in research with compulsory licensing

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 06:39
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Bayer India executive said on Friday that nobody would invest in research with compulsory licensing. (Reporting by Krishna Das and Mayank Bhardwaj)
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India should let market to determine seed prices -foreign seed firms' alliance

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 06:35
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - An official from the newly formed alliance of major international seed companies in India said on Friday that market should determine prices of seeds rather than regulatory mechanism.
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Foreign seed firms form alliance to protest India regulation

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 05:41
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Major international seed companies formed an alliance on Friday to protest against India's moves to toughen regulation, executives said on Friday, reacting to proposals that foresee the compulsory licensing of genetically modified crops.
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