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EMERGING MARKETS-Politics weigh on Chilean, Brazilian equities

Equities markets across Latin America fell on Thursday amid light Thanksgiving trading, led by the blue-chip IPSA index in Chile, where investors are still jittery over a weak performance by conservatives in elections over the weekend. On Thursday, leftist Chilean presidential candidate Alejandro Guillier - who is competing in a tight runoff after coming in second in first-round elections on Sunday - said he was open to eliminating Chile's quasi-private pens

Labour union warns Siemens over power restructuring

A restructuring of Siemens' declining turbines business could trigger labour unrest across the German industrial group, trade union IG Metall warned on Thursday as workers rallied in Berlin in protest over planned job cuts.