Myanmar opium cultivation surging under military rule - UN report

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Opium cultivation in military-ruled Myanmar jumped 33% last year, reversing a six-year downward trend in the strife-torn country, a United Nations report said on Thursday. The

Exclusive-Chile mine delays to slow copper growth; peak seen lower, later -regulator

By Fabian Cambero SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Copper production in Chile, the world's largest producer of the red metal, will grow at a slower rate this decade than previously hoped, a government report seen

MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads Gulf markets higher, Abu Dhabi shares fall

By Md Manzer Hussain Jan 25 (Reuters) - Qatar's stock market on Wednesday extended its winning streak to a fifth straight session to outperform the Gulf region on strong earnings, while Abu Dhabi

American Rare Earths Says Mark Terry Appointed As Interim CFO

Jan 25 (Reuters) - American Rare Earths Ltd: * MARK TERRY HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS INTERIM CFO * NOEL WHITCHER HAS RESIGNED AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Pilbara Minerals Says Awarded A Contract To Primero Group Limited

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Pilbara Minerals: * AWARDED A CONTRACT TO PRIMERO GROUP LIMITED * CONTRACT HAS AN ESTIMATED VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY A$62M * CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS ASSOCIATED WITH P680

S.Africa's Astral flags profit plunge as power crisis hits poultry production

HARARE (Reuters) - Astral Foods expects a 90% plunge in mid-year profit, the poultry processor said on Wednesday, citing rolling power cuts in South Africa that have hit production and hiked costs.

EUROPE RESEARCH ROUNDUP-Amplifon SpA, GN Store Nord, Renault

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets on several European companies, including Amplifon SpA, GN Store Nord and Renault, on Wednesday. HIGHLIGHTS * Amplifon SpA

Scana Wins Maintenance Contract From Equinor

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Scana ASA: * SCANA COMPANY AWARDED A NEW 3-YEAR MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH AN ESTIMATED CONTRACT VALUE OF MNOK 1.8 BILLION INCLUDING OPTIONS * EQUINOR HAS AWARDED SCANA-OWNED PSW

Nagase & Co Ltd – Director Hiroyuki Ueshima To Become President, President Kenji Asakura To Become Chairman, Effective April 1

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Nagase & Co Ltd: * NAGASE & CO LTD – DIRECTOR HIROYUKI UESHIMA TO BECOME PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT KENJI ASAKURA TO BECOME CHAIRMAN, EFFECTIVE APRIL 1 Source text for Eikon: Further

Queensland Pacific Metals Says It Got Non-Binding LoI From Export Development Canada

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Queensland Pacific Metals Ltd : * NON-BINDING LETTER OF INTEREST RECEIVED FROM EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA * LOI FOR POTENTIAL PROVISION OF DEBT FUNDING FOR TECH PROJECT FOR UP TO A