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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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GLOBAL LNG-Asian prices steady as spot cargo fetches high rate amid glut

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 05:23
SINGAPORE, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices held steady in the absence of any decisive indicators, with a lone deal being done at a higher-than-expected level in an amply supplied market.
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Sri Lankan rupee stronger on foreign bank dollar sales

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 04:26
COLOMBO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee traded stronger on Friday as a foreign bank sold dollars while importers buying greenback slowed down as they awaited further appreciation, dealers said.
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BUZZ-Marshalls: breaks past pre-Brexit levels on better H1 margins

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 03:40
** Shares in landscaping materials company +3.5%, trades higher than pre-Brexit levels for the first time since the EU referendum vote
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FEATURE-Efficient cookstoves save trees - and chickens - in Kenya

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 02:31
GICHANGI, Kenya, Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers in Kenya's Laikipia County have found a clever way to reduce their use of wood for fuel while raising more chickens for cash: an efficient ceramic cooking stove that doubles as a chick brooding box.
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Australia warns shipbuilder DCNS after massive security leak

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 01:45
SYDNEY, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Australian defence officials warned French naval contractor DCNS to beef up security in Australia, where it is preparing to build a A$50 billion ($38.13 billion) fleet of submarines, in the wake of a massive data leak, a government spokesman said on Friday.
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China, U.S. still in talks on trade pact despite challenges - Chinese commerce official

Commodity News - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:08
BEIJING, Aug 26 (Reuters) - China and the United States are still in frequent discussion about a bilateral trade pact, despite a challenging global trade environment, a Chinese commerce official said on Thursday.
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UPDATE 4-Bolivia says deputy interior minister killed after kidnap by miners

Commodity News - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 23:33
* Deputy interior minister kidnapped on way to talk with miners
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