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Indonesia rejects U.S. research estimate of 100,000 "haze" deaths

Commodity News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:19
JAKARTA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Harvard and Columbia university research showing smoke from land fires in Southeast Asia led to more than 100,000 premature deaths last year "makes no sense at all," an official at Indonesia's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
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China freezes Trafigura's investment in copper smelter as part of oil probe

Commodity News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 00:47
BEIJING, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The Chinese authorities have frozen part of commodity trader Trafigura's investment in a Chinese copper smelter as part of a years-long probe into the Swiss firm's oil trading, according to documents from the police and banks reviewed by Reuters.
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Tokyo Steel cuts October prices by up to 13 pct amid soft demand

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 23:54
TOKYO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co Ltd , Japan's top electric arc furnace steelmaker, said it would slash prices of its products for October delivery by up to 13 percent to reflect soft local demand and weakening overseas prices.
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Takata shares tank after report some bidders considering bankruptcy proceedings

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 21:35
TOKYO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Shares in Takata Corp fell as much as 9 percent on Tuesday after a Bloomberg report that some of the company's bidders are considering the possibility of some form of bankruptcy proceedings for the troubled Japanese air bag maker.
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Lotte boss appears for questioning in S.Korea corporate probe

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 21:33
SEOUL, Sept 20 (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday questioned Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, the most senior executive to face interrogation as part of a sweeping criminal probe into the country's fifth-largest conglomerate.
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UPDATE 2-Barrick says Argentina mine may resume within two weeks

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:42
DENVER, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold's Veladero gold mine in Argentina, one of its five core mines, could resume operations in the next two weeks, Barrick President Kelvin Dushnisky said in an interview on Monday.
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UPDATE 1-Barrick could meet 2016 debt cut target from cash flow -president

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:24
DENVER, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold expects to be able to reach its target of reducing debt by $2 billion by year-end even without selling any assets, company President Kelvin Dushnisky said on Monday.
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Barrick could meet 2016 debt cut target from cash flow -president

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 15:26
DENVER, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold expects to be able to reach its target of reducing debt by $2 billion by year-end even without selling any assets, company President Kelvin Dushnisky said on Monday.
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US disappointed Congo did not announce election calendar

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 15:10
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The United States said it was disappointed that Democratic Republic of Congo did not announce an election calendar on Monday and threatened to impose additional sanctions on Congolese officials responsible for violence and repression.
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UPDATE 1-EU to discuss Congo sanctions if Kabila avoids elections -France

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:36
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - European nations will discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo given the repeated postponement of elections, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday.
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Death toll in Congo riots rises to 17 - interior ministry

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:06
DAKAR, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Seventeen people were killed during clashes between police and protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital of Kinshasa on Monday, Interior Ministry spokesman Claude Pero Luwara said.
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Commodity stocks help Britain's FTSE outperform Europe

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:02
* Mid cap Mitie posts record fall on profit warning (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)
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European nations to discuss possible Congo sanctions -Ayrault

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:16
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - European nations will discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday.
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UPDATE 3-UN seeks access to Syrian refugees to probe war crimes

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:39
* Panel probing use of chemical weapons, incendiary bombs (Recasts after comments at stake-out, adds quotes)
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Four dead in Congo anti-government protest - government

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:39
KINSHASA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - At least four people, including two police officers, were killed on Monday when an anti-government march turned violent in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, a government spokesman said.
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Brazilian airlines shaken by Ireland tax haven listing

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 09:44
BRASILIA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian airlines are up in arms over a decision by Brazil's tax authority to list Ireland as a tax haven, which means about 1 billion reais ($306 million) in new taxes on aircraft leases for carriers struggling to regain profitability.
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Sri Lankan shares hit 7-wk closing low; Distilleries down

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:12
COLOMBO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares fell for a third straight session on Monday to post their lowest closing level in seven weeks, led by Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka due to selling by foreign investors ahead of a change in company ownership.
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Protesters burn body of policeman during Congo riots - witness

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:11
KINSHASA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo burned the body of a police officer in the Limete suburb of the capital Kinshasa on Monday, a Reuters witness said.
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Egypt expects 2-3 IPOs in first year of privatisation plan - NI Capital CEO

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:03
CAIRO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Egypt expects to privatise two or three state-owned companies via listings on the stock exchange in the first year of a privatisation programme, the chief executive of government-owned NI Capital said on Monday.
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RPT-COLUMN-China's iron ore imports stay robust, may delay price retreat: Russell

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:00
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 19 (Reuters) - There is an almost universal expectation that iron ore prices will start to retreat soon, reversing some of the 29 percent surge this year that has seen the steel-making ingredient become one of the unexpected commodity top performers.
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