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Brazil police crack down on gold smuggling on Venezuela border

BRASILIA, Dec 6 Brazilian police launched an operation on Friday to break up a smuggling ring that it said had exported 1.2 tonnes of illegal gold bought since 2017 from wildcat miners in the frontier region between Brazil and Venezuela.

8:08pm GMT

WRAPUP 1-Trump will make final call on China tariffs, likes direction of talks -Kudlow

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday that a Dec. 15 deadline is still in place to impose a new round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods, but President Donald Trump likes where trade talks with China are going.

5:48pm GMT

Petrobras CEO says too early to make carbon commitment

LONDON, Dec 6 The chief executive of Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Friday it was too early to commit to a climate target and that energy companies had a range of thoughts on the matter.

3:39pm GMT

Bayer reaches agreement to postpone more glyphosate lawsuits for settlement talks

FRANKFURT, Dec 6 Germany's Bayer has agreed with plaintiffs to postpone its next two U.S. lawsuits over the alleged cancer-causing effects of its glyphosate-based weed killers to allow more time for talks on a settlement.

2:49pm GMT

UPDATE 1-GFG agrees to buy Duffel aluminium plant in Belgium from Novelis

LONDON, Dec 6 GFG Alliance, owned by British commodities tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, has agreed to buy the Duffel aluminium plant in Belgium from Novelis, the group said on Friday.

1:00pm GMT
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