Dry start in Australia's key farming regions-weather bureau

SYDNEY, Dec 18 - Parts of Australia should expect drier-than-normal weather from the outset in 2015, the national weather bureau said on Thursday, placing further pressure on drought-affected farmers and beef growers.

12:03am GMT

Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

Dec 18 - Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, one of whose driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it would add new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer.

17 Dec 2014

UPDATE 1-Some big stock market winners emerge from Obama move on Cuba

NEW YORK, Dec 17 - A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources company rank among the early winners in the Obama administration's surprise move on Wednesday to thaw relations with Cuba.

17 Dec 2014

CORRECTED-Airbus reshuffle prepares planemaker for record jet output

(Adds dropped reference to group executive committee in paragraph 3)

17 Dec 2014

U.S. policy shift finally rewards Cuba-focused fund manager

Dec 17 - After twenty years, Thomas Herzfeld's long bet on Cuba is paying off.

17 Dec 2014
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 833.50p +0.18%
BAE Systems PLC 450.10p +0.07%
Reed Elsevier PLC 1,056.00p -1.12%


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