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  • Insight - U.S. barnyards help China super-size food production

    April 20 2012 12:24 AM

    Inside a dimly lit barn in northeast Indiana, where the air smells faintly of corn and earth, the future of China's food supply is squealing for attention.

  • Starbucks aims to woo China workers, parents

    April 18 2012 4:24 PM

    Starbucks Corp wants to make its mainland China expansion a family affair.

  • HSBC launching first offshore yuan bond in London: IFR

    April 18 2012 1:40 AM

    HSBC is launching its first offshore yuan bond, which will be the first offshore yuan deal to be listed in London, IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication, reported on Wednesday.

  • Sterling firms after inflation data, Spain auction

    April 17 2012 11:16 AM

    Sterling rose against the dollar on Tuesday after data showed UK inflation ticked up as expected in March, while a smooth Spanish bill auction fuelled investor appetite to buy alternative currencies to the safe haven greenback.

  • LME may allow traders to settle contracts in yuan - FT

    April 16 2012 10:48 PM

    The London Metal Exchange is asking its members whether they would like to use China's yuan currency in settling and clearing contracts and drop the British pound in the roster of currencies available to them, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

  • Japan welcomes Chinese move on yuan

    April 15 2012 11:40 PM

    China's move to make trading of its currency more flexible was a positive step that would help buoy the country's domestic demand, a senior Japanese government official said on Monday.

  • DuPont's armored car kit a hit in Brazil

    April 15 2012 11:40 AM

    Would you bulletproof a Kia? If you live in Brazil, the answer could very well be yes - to guard against robbers at stop signs in Sao Paulo or traffic jams in Brasilia.

  • U.S. Treasury says China yuan move helpful

    April 15 2012 9:56 AM

    The U.S. Treasury Department said on Sunday that a wider yuan trading band could help reduce global trade imbalances if it allows more play for market forces.

  • Scandal mars Obama's wooing of Latin America

    April 14 2012 11:40 PM

    A prostitution scandal involving U.S. security personnel in Colombia and an unprecedented regional push to end the isolation of Cuba threatened on Saturday to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America.

  • Obama seeks to woo Latin America, scandal mars trip

    April 14 2012 7:24 PM

    President Barack Obama tried on Saturday to convince sceptical Latin Americans that Washington had not turned its back on them - but a prostitution scandal involving U.S. security personnel marred the charm offensive.

  • Obama tries to woo Latin America, agents embarrass U.S

    April 14 2012 3:48 PM

    U.S. President Barack Obama tried on Saturday to convince sceptical Latin Americans that Washington has not turned its back on them, but ruled out a drug policy U-turn that some in the region want.

  • Pound to strengthen unless Bank of England objects

    April 13 2012 10:24 AM

    The sterling's ability to extend its broad-based gains hinges on whether UK central bankers show concern about the potential damage to exports and whether data in the coming weeks confirms the economic recovery is on track.

  • Freddie Mac sells new $3 billion seven-year reference notes: IFR

    April 12 2012 9:48 AM

    Freddie Mac sold $3 billion of new seven-year reference notes on Thursday, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service.

  • OPEC leaves 2012 oil demand steady, pumps more

    April 12 2012 7:24 AM

    OPEC left its forecast for world oil demand growth in 2012 unchanged for a second month, saying there were signs that a slowdown in global economic activity is easing.

  • Mali's Traore sworn in as acting president

    April 12 2012 7:08 AM

    Mali's Dioncounda Traore was sworn in as interim president of the West African country on Thursday after leaders of a March 22 coup agreed to hand back power to civilians.

  • Freddie Mac to sell new 7-year notes Thursday: IFR

    April 11 2012 9:56 AM

    Freddie Mac is planning to sell new seven-year reference notes on Thursday, April 12, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service.

  • Brazil complains to Obama about monetary policy

    April 09 2012 8:40 PM

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff complained about U.S. monetary policy and expressed concern that sanctions against Iran could backfire in a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, highlighting strains between the Western Hemisphere's two biggest democracies.

  • Freddie Mac $2 billion bill sale-rates up, demand down

    April 09 2012 10:16 AM

    Freddie Mac , the No. 2 U.S. home funding company, said on Monday it sold $2 billion of reference bills at higher rates and weaker demand compared with the last week's sale of similar maturities.

  • Mali junta sees civilian government in days

    April 08 2012 6:32 PM

    Mali's coup leader said on Saturday the junta would hand power to civilians within days in a deal under which neighbouring nations agreed to lift sanctions and help tackle Tuareg rebels who have seized much of the north.

  • Reforming Myanmar targets boost in rice exports

    April 07 2012 5:48 AM

    Myanmar plans to increase rice exports by almost a fifth to 1 million tons in the current fiscal year (2012-2013), owing partly to international help in reviving its agriculture sector, state media said on Saturday.