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Paulson says will not support Newmont takeover bid for Goldcorp

TORONTO, March 21 Paulson & Co will not support Newmont Mining Corp's planned $10 billion takeover of rival Goldcorp Inc as the premium offered is unjustified, the investor said in a letter on Thursday.

UPDATE 5-Houston suburbs lift travel restrictions imposed after petrochemical fire

HOUSTON, March 21 Two Houston-area cities told residents to stay indoors and closed schools on Thursday due to air pollution from a petrochemical plant fire, then lifted the travel restrictions after airborne levels of the chemicals abated.

8:33pm GMT

UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 at 5-1/2-mnth high as no-deal Brexit fears hit pound

* Renishaw, IG Group slip after results (Adds company news items, updates closing prices throughout)

6:02pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Blast at Egyptian chemical factory kills at least eight -security sources

CAIRO, March 21 At least eight people were killed and five injured on Thursday when a chemical tank exploded at a phosphates factory in the Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna, three security sources said.

4:56pm GMT

Guinea risks 'conflict and confusion' with mining eviction policy

DAKAR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Civil society groups rejected Guinea's first policy seeking to protect people displaced by mines and dams on Thursday, saying it would worsen poverty and conflict in the mineral-rich nation.

4:52pm GMT
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