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Petra says rare blue diamond sold for $27.6 mln

Sept 16 - London-listed Petra Diamonds Ltd said it sold a rare blue diamond found at its mine in South Africa for $27.6 million.

7:51am BST

Egypt confirms 3-yr sentence for OCI ex-CEO - sources

CAIRO, Sept 16 - An Egyptian court has confirmed a three-year sentence against Nassef Sawiris, the billionaire former chief executive of Amsterdam-listed OCI, for failing to make a payment under a tax settlement with the state, a judicial source said.

6:57am BST

UPDATE 1-China aluminium executive resigns after corruption probe

(Recasts with Sun's resignation, adds context, Chalco statement)

6:30am BST

Chalco says vice chairman resigns after govt probe

SHANGHAI, Sept 16 - Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) said on Tuesday that Vice Chairman Sun Zhaoxue has resigned from the company, after the government launched an investigation into him.

5:09am BST

Safety worries cloud Japan dream of carbon-free hydrogen society

TOKYO, Sept 16 - On an empty lot in Japan's fourth-largest city, a Shinto priest performs rites in front of a makeshift altar loaded with offerings of fruit and vegetables to pray for the safety and success of Japan's newest hydrogen filling station.

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