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Old and tired, some Japan farmers see trade pact jolt as only answer

TSURUOKA, Japan, July 29 - Far from dreading the prospect of a Pacific trade deal that would open up Japanese markets to higher grain and meat imports, rice and pig farmer Kazushi Saito embraces it.

10:29am BST

BUZZ-Tate & Lyle: relief rally on in-line numbers

** Food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle up c.7 pct, one of the top UK mid-cap gainers

10:07am BST

UPDATE 1-Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, dies at 65

WARSAW, July 29 - Poland's richest man, Jan Kulczyk, died on Tuesday night at 65 due to surgery complications, a spokeswoman at Kulczyk Holding said.

9:50am BST

UPDATE 1-Caterer Compass warns profits to be hit by restructuring costs

LONDON, July 29 - Britain's Compass Group, the world's biggest catering firm, said operating profit this year and next would be hit by restructuring costs as it looks to offset weakness in its offshore and remote business and in Australia, Brazil and Turkey.

9:46am BST

France must stop farmers blockading food imports - German minister

BERLIN, July 29 - France must ensure free movement of goods in the European Union after blockades by French farmers disrupted food imports this week, German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said on radio on Wednesday.

9:36am BST
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