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UPDATE 1-Congolese protesters burn tyres, urge president to quit - witnesses

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 06:30
KINSHASA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Congolese opposition activists blocked roads with burning tyres and security forces fired shots in the capital Kinshasa on Monday, witnesses said, amid mounting concerns that President Joseph Kabila plans to delay an election and hold on to power.
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Britain's FTSE gains as miners rally, though mid cap Mitie drops

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 05:07
LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - British shares advanced on Monday, led by a rise in mining companies which were supported by firmer oil prices and a weaker dollar, though mid cap Mitie Group slumped after a profit warning.
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Petra Diamonds expects up to 24 pct rise in 2017 production

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 03:12
Sept 19 (Reuters) - Petra Diamonds Ltd said it expected production to rise up to 24.3 percent in 2017 from a year earlier and grow further to hit 5 million carats (mcts) in 2018, a year earlier than expected.
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COLUMN-China's iron ore imports stay robust, may delay price retreat: Russell

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:46
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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UPDATE 1-All Hanjin Shipping chartered vessels to be returned to owners after unloading-judge

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:26
SEOUL, Sept 19 (Reuters) - All Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd chartered vessels that have completed unloading their cargo have been told to cancel their charter agreements and return the ships to the shipowners, a South Korean judge said on Monday.
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All Hanjin Shipping chartered vessels to be returned to owner after unloading-judge

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:04
SEOUL, Sept 19 (Reuters) - All Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd chartered vessels that have completed unloading their cargo have been directed to cancel their charter agreements and return the ship to the shipowner, a judge at Seoul Central District Court said on Monday.
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RPT-Bayer in $66 bln bet that farmers will back linked-up supplies

Commodity News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:00
FRANKFURT, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Bayer's $66 billion purchase of Monsanto amounts to a long-term bet that farmers will grow to trust combinations of seeds and pesticides rather than continue to pick from ranges of separate products.
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China draws up restructuring plans for Bohai Steel - Caixin

Commodity News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 21:18
SHANGHAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Financial authorities in the city of Tianjin plan to convert a portion of debt-stricken Bohai Steel Group's liabilities into bonds, according to rescue plans drawn up recently, the online financial magazine Caixin reported on Monday.
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RPT-COLUMN-London tin market a small and shrinking space: Andy Home

Commodity News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 21:00
LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The London tin market is becoming increasingly prone to spread tightness.
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China to invest $450 bln modernising agriculture by 2020

Commodity News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:12
BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The Agricultural Development Bank of China, one of the country's main policy lenders, agreed to loan at least 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) by 2020 for the modernisation of China's agriculture industry, state media said on Sunday.
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World's gold miners stick close to home in hunt for more metal

Commodity News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 08:00
TORONTO/DENVER, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The world's biggest gold miners are taking a cautious approach in their hunt for bullion, spending more money to explore around existing mines rather than new territory in a strategy that may have short-term gains but risks future production growth.
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S.Korean prosecutors to summon Lotte Group chairman - Yonhap

Commodity News - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 00:50
SEOUL, Sept 18 (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors will summon Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin for questioning on Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday citing the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.
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Congo elections commission petitions high court for poll delay

Commodity News - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 11:04
KINSHASA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's elections commission on Saturday petitioned the Constitutional Court for a postponement of presidential elections, formally confirming a poll delay that has created a dangerous political impasse.
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Riots erupt in Congo opposition stronghold - report

Commodity News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 19:36
DAKAR, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Protesters calling for Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to resign and hold elections burned tires on Friday in the streets of the opposition stronghold of Lubumbashi, and police fired tear gas to disperse them, U.N.-backed Radio Okapi reported.
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UPDATE 1-EPA says glyphosate, used in Monsanto herbicide, likely not carcinogenic

Commodity News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 17:31
CHICAGO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is not likely carcinogenic to humans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday as it outlined its current position on the controversial chemical.
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EPA says glyphosate, key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, likely not carcinogenic

Commodity News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 16:07
CHICAGO, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said its current position on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is that the chemical is not likely carcinogenic to humans.
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UPDATE 1-United Tech's Pratt issues will drag on cash flow -CEO

Commodity News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 15:48
NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp's chief executive officer said on Friday the company would deliver 150 Pratt & Whitney engines this year, missing its target of 200 and putting "pressure on cash flow."
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UPDATE 1-Florida sinkhole at Mosaic fertilizer site leaks radioactive water

Commodity News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:57
Sept 16 (Reuters) - A sinkhole spanning 45 feet (13.7 meters) in diameter opened at a Mosaic Co phosphate fertilizer facility in Florida, leaking 215 million gallons of "slightly radioactive water," a company spokesman said on Friday.
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Bayer in $66 bln bet that farmers will back linked-up supplies

Commodity News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:57
FRANKFURT, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Bayer's $66 billion purchase of Monsanto amounts to a long-term bet that farmers will grow to trust combinations of seeds and pesticides rather than continue to pick from ranges of separate products.
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Protection of Amazon's biodiversity could fuel "fourth industrial revolution" - study

Commodity News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:42
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Amazon rainforest holds the biological keys to kick-start a "fourth industrial revolution" if its biodiversity is protected, said a study published on Friday.
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