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Record harvests, falling oil prices bring more affordable food - TRFN

ROME, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Record harvests and falling oil prices have helped to push food prices to a four-year low, improving the affordability of food in nearly three quarters of countries surveyed, according to data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

3:29pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Swedish prosecutor opens preliminary investigation on SCA

STOCKHOLM, Jan 30 - Swedish hygiene products firm SCA has been placed under a preliminary investigation by a public prosecutor after a string of media reports on lavish spending of corporate cash, officials said on Friday.

2:01pm GMT

Swedish prosecutor opens preliminary investigation on SCA

STOCKHOLM, Jan 30 - Hygiene products firm SCA has been placed under a preliminary investigation by a public prosecutor after a string of media reports on lavish spending of corporate cash, officials said on Friday.

1:55pm GMT

Sri Lanka shares hit 2-month low after govt's retrospective tax plan

COLOMBO, Jan 30 - Sri Lankan shares fell 2.89 percent to a more than two-month low on Friday, their biggest fall since February 2011, led by blue chips on concerns over future earnings after the government imposed a retrospective 25 percent 'super gain tax' in its supplementary budget.

12:48pm GMT

France delays pesticide reduction goal by 7 years

PARIS, Jan 30 - France, the European Union's biggest agricultural producer, has delayed a target to halve pesticide use to 2025 from 2018 after plans to curb their deployment failed, the farm minister said on Friday.

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