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UPDATE 2-China officially approves imports of Bayer GMO soy variety

(Adds comments from Bayer's director of U.S. soybean operations)

19 Dec 2014

Saint-Gobain CEO rules out Sika mortar business integration

ZURICH, Dec 19 - Saint-Gobain is not prepared to combine its mortar business with that of takeover target Sika, the head of the French building materials group said in a newspaper on Friday, despite a walkout threat by the Swiss company's management.

19 Dec 2014

UPDATE 6-China's Fosun raises offer for Club Med

* Bonomi's Global Resorts says reviewing options (Adds postponement of shareholders meeting)

19 Dec 2014

Gold tooth lands in Missouri Salvation Army kettle

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 19 - People have tossed gold and silver pieces into Salvation Army holiday kettles but a gold tooth found this week in Kansas City was a local first, an organization leader said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Western companies scramble to cope with Russian rouble drop

FRANKFURT, Dec 19 - Western companies are curtailing investments in Russia, repatriating funds and talking with their banks about currency hedges to protect profits from the falling rouble and worsening growth outlook.

19 Dec 2014
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