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Barrick explores options for Zambian copper mine under pressure from taxes

22/01 Barrick Gold Corp said on Monday that it was considering all options for Lumwana copper mine in Zambia as the country's proposed new mining taxes would make it challenging to generate adequate returns for all its stakeholders.  Full story

U.S. yields hold rise as Wall Street opens higher

17h03 U.S. Treasury yields held their earlier gains on Wednesday as Wall Street opened higher on strong company results, reducing safe-haven demand for U.S. government bonds.. . .  Full story

Huawei executive can make good case against extradition -Canada envoy

17h01 A top executive from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd can make a good case against being extradited to the United States, in part due to remarks made by U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada's ambassador to. . .  Full story

U.S. oil firms tell OPEC their growth will slow

16h52 U.S. oil producers sought on Wednesday to soothe OPEC's worries about losing market share, telling the group that investors in the U.S. firms wanted a reduction in growth and higher payouts.. . .  Full story

Merkel calls for global cooperation to reach 'win-win outcomes'

16h43 German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a robust defence of the post-war multilateral order on Wednesday, lauding compromise as a virtue in international relations in a veiled criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump.. . .  Full story

TSX opens higher on gains in consumer discretionary, energy shares

16h41 Canada's main stock index opened higher on Wednesday, driven by gains in shares of consumer discretionary and energy companies.. . .  Full story

Strong earnings boost Dow at the open

16h35 Strong earnings from IBM, United Technologies and Procter & Gamble boosted the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the open on Wednesday and propelled a rebound in U.S. stocks from its second biggest decline in. . .  Full story

Brazilian state eyes more tax breaks for automakers -newspaper

16h20 The governor of Brazil's Sao Paulo state said additional tax breaks may be extended to all automakers operating in the state, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Wednesday, suggesting that pressure from General Motors Co could. . .  Full story

Shutdown enters 33rd day as U.S. Senate prepares to vote on funding

16h18 There was no sign of relief on Wednesday for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals facing steep odds to. . .  Full story

United Tech profit jumps on aerospace, tax boosts

16h02 United Technologies Corp beat analysts' estimates for fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, boosted by a lower tax rate and double-digit sales growth at its aerospace businesses, sending the industrial conglomerate's shares up 5 percent.. . .  Full story

P&G raises forecast on strength of skin care, detergent brands

15h49 Procter & Gamble Co raised its full-year sales forecast and beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, driven by price increases and robust demand for detergent and premium skin care brands.. . .  Full story

Germany to fund research facility for EV battery technology

15h45 The German government will fund a research facility to offer firms in Germany know-how to develop battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs), the science minister said on Wednesday, seeking to compete with Asian producers. . .  Full story

U.S. soybeans steady as Brazil weather, China talks weighed

15h40 Chicago soybean futures edged higher on Wednesday as traders assessed the risk of further yield losses due to dry conditions in Brazil while monitoring U.S.-China trade talks for signs of any fresh export deals.. . .  Full story

Norway wealth fund bought stakes in U.S. logistics properties

15h29 Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, has bought six logistics properties in Chicago, Nashville and Orlando together with real estate partner Prologis, the fund said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

-Japan's Abe to put trade, climate at top of G20 to-do list

14h51 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he will seek to use his chairmanship of the Group of 20 leading economies to rebuild trust in the global trade system and foster consensus. . .  Full story

DAVOS-Russia says oil price war with U.S. would be too costly

14h44 Russia should not unleash an oil price war against the United States but rather stick with output cuts even at the cost of losing market share in the medium term, one of the main. . .  Full story

Davos - Total CEO says influx of U.S. oil exports could weigh on prices

14h20 An expected increase in U.S. oil exports could weigh on oil prices towards the end of the year, the chief executive of French energy company Total said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

INSIGHT-U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

14h00 U.S. Army pilot Shaun Perez spent ten hours flying an Apache helicopter over Afghanistan, providing gun cover for Special Forces soldiers on the ground as they hunted for high-value targets, guns and weapons.. . .  Full story

Orsted says grid sale setback will not stop expansion

13h40 A setback for Danish energy group Orsted's plans to sell its domestic power network and private customer businesses will not derail its global expansion drive, the company's head of offshore wind said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Japan's Abe calls for transition period in Britain's exit from EU

13h11 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he hopes there is a transitional period for Britain's exit from the European Union as many Japanese companies have made investment inroads into the country.. . .  Full story

-Trump won't soften hardline on China to make trade deal-advisers

13h00 As much as U.S. President Donald Trump wants to boost markets through a trade pact with China, he will not soften his position that Beijing must make real structural reforms, including how it handles. . .  Full story

Shutdown enters 33rd day with no breakthrough in sight as U.S. Senate sets votes

13h00 There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown as the U.S. Senate scheduled votes on competing proposals to end the month-long impasse. . .  Full story

Deutsche faces questions from authorities investigating Danske

12h16 Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday it had received requests for information from regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world that are investigating a money laundering scheme involving Danske Bank.. . .  Full story

Iran discovers oil in Abadan region -minister

11h56 Iran has discovered oil in the southwestern Abadan region for the first time, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

India's Jet Airways remains in an air pocket

11h22 Cash-strapped Jet Airways Ltd has flown straight into a storm, resulting in a major setback for India's largest full-service airline that could shake up the country's aviation industry.. . .  Full story

Subaru halts bulk of global car output over part defect

11h14 Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan, accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production, could be out of action for almost two weeks after it discovered a suspected defect in a. . .  Full story

Retailer Carrefour's shares climb after reassuring Q4 sales

10h48 Carrefour's shares rose on Wednesday, after the French supermarket retailer expressed confidence in its strategy plan even though sales growth slowed slightly in the fourth quarter due to anti-government protests in France.. . .  Full story

European companies' Q4 earnings estimates slashed again -Refinitiv data

10h41 European companies listed on the STOXX 600 index are expected to report a 4.8-percent rise in earnings per share (EPS) in the fourth quarter, sharply lower than forecasts last week, according to I/B/E/S Refinitiv.. . .  Full story

China's December grain imports plunge amid trade disputes -customs

10h36 China's imports of livestock feed grains sorghum and barley shrank further in December, customs data showed on Wednesday, as Beijing's trade disputes with major exporters continued to shrivel demand.. . .  Full story

China's Baidu pledges to improve search service after complaint

10h05 China's top search engine Baidu Inc said on Wednesday it will improve its media aggregating service after a complaint about the quality of the service and its search results went viral on social media, helping. . .  Full story

First Quantum Minerals scraps plan to cut jobs in Zambia

10h05 Canadian mining firm First Quantum Minerals says it has ended plans to layoff 2,500 workers in Zambia due to higher tax plans and will continue to dialogue with the government over. . .  Full story

Green Growth launches second hostile bid for pot producer Aphria

07h34 U.S. cannabis retailer Green Growth Brands Inc said on Tuesday it would make a second all-stock takeover bid for Aphria Inc, valuing the Canadian pot producer at about C$2.35 billion ($1.76 billion).. . .  Full story

U.S. will seek extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada

04h59 The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's, arrested in Canada in December.. . .  Full story

Japan Display shares jump on latest report of rescue

04h34 Shares in Japan Display jumped 11 percent on Wednesday after a report said the smartphone screen maker was in talks for funding from Taiwan's TPK Holding Co and China's Silk Road Fund in exchange for. . .  Full story

Japan exports post worst fall in 2 years as trade war bites

03h12 Japan's exports in December fell the most in more than two years, dragged by plummeting shipments to China and regional markets as weak global demand and U.S.-Sino trade frictions take their toll on the. . .  Full story

Bayer asks California judge to limit evidence in another Roundup cancer trial

01h37 Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously. . .  Full story

Pompeo expects 'good marker' with North Korea by end-Feb

00h25 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained "an awful lot of work to do" to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of. . .  Full story

Wall St drops as economic outlook, corporate forecasts sour

22/01 U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday, snapping a four-session rally, as a gloomy global economic growth outlook, trade concerns and disappointing company forecasts dampened sentiment.. . .  Full story

Top White House adviser says no trade meetings with China canceled

22/01 A top economic adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed back against reports that a preliminary trade meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials was canceled, saying the story was not true.. . .  Full story

U.S. yields sag on growth, U.S.-China trade worries

22/01 U.S. Treasury yields dropped on Tuesday as investors shifted some cash back into the bond market, prompted by worries over slowing global growth and trade tensions between China and the United States.. . .  Full story

GM, facing losses in Brazil, seeks tax breaks in Sao Paulo state

22/01 General Motors Co's Brazil unit is in advanced talks with Sao Paulo state to receive tax incentives, the company told public officials and union representatives at a meeting on Tuesday, a few days after telling. . .  Full story

Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns

22/01 President Donald Trump on Tuesday attempted to move ahead with planning for a State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress on Jan. 29 despite pressure from Democrats to delay it due to. . .  Full story

U.S. soybean shipments to China spike to 10-month high -USDA

22/01 U.S. exporters last week loaded six soybean vessels bound for China, the most in any week since the start of the tariff war between Washington and Beijing and an encouraging sign for U.S.. . .  Full story

U.S. soy, corn fall as U.S.-China preparatory talks falter

22/01 U.S. soybean and corn futures fell on Tuesday to session lows on reports that the Trump administration turned down Chinese offers this week for preparatory trade talks, brokers said. The declines. . .  Full story

Telefonica in talks to sell Central America operation

22/01 Spain's Telefonica is negotiating the sale of its relatively small Central American operation in a move that should allow the company to focus on core regions and reduce its large debt, it said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Hedge funds push for overhaul at eBay

22/01 Hedge funds Elliott Management and Starboard Value have taken stakes in eBay Inc and are pushing for changes including the sale of some of the e-commerce company's businesses.. . .  Full story

Arconic no longer pursuing sale over price disagreements, shares tank

22/01 U.S. aluminum products maker Arconic Inc said on Tuesday it was no longer pursuing a sale of the company because it had not received an acceptable offer, sending its shares plunging as much as. . .  Full story

U.S. home sales hit three-year low, prices rise slowly

22/01 U.S. home sales tumbled to their lowest level in three years in December and house price increases slowed sharply, suggesting a further loss of momentum in the housing market.. . .  Full story

-Bunge appoints new acting CEO, cuts 2018 guidance

22/01 Global grains trader Bunge Ltd appointed one of a slew of new board members as its acting Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday and cut its 2018 earnings forecast as the U.S.-China trade war battered. . .  Full story

Canada has not asked U.S. to drop case of Huawei's Meng - Freeland

22/01 Canada has not asked the United States to abandon its bid to have Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou extradited, Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday in an interview with Bloomberg TV.. . .  Full story

U.S. to pursue extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada

22/01 The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer, arrested in Canada in December on allegations that she participated in a conspiracy to. . .  Full story

Canadian factory sales slump, adding to evidence of slower growth

22/01 Canadian factory sales and wholesale trade both slumped more than expected in November, supporting the Bank of Canada's gloomy short-term forecasts for the economy which have sidelined prospects of further interest rate hikes over the. . .  Full story

Insurer Travelers beats fourth-quarter profit estimates

22/01 Insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, as growth in premiums and investment income offset catastrophe losses related to the California wildfires. . .  Full story

Regulators reject France-Spain gas interconnection project

22/01 French energy regulator CRE and its Spanish counterpart CNMC have rejected a project by France and Spain's grid operators to build a gas pipeline across the Pyrenees, CRE said in a statement on Tuesday.. . .  Full story

Japan must hike sales tax, draw in more foreign workers - Abe adviser

22/01 Japan must proceed with this year's scheduled sales tax hike and take steps to more sustainably draw in foreign workers, as a rapidly ageing population and acute labour shortages strain its finances, an economic adviser. . .  Full story

Halliburton shares fall as North America lags

22/01 Shares of oilfield firm Halliburton Co fell sharply on Tuesday after the company forecast lower revenues in key business areas in the first quarter, overshadowing a quarterly profit beat and a pledge to reduce 2019. . .  Full story

Saudi Aramco eyes multi-billion-dollar U.S. gas acquisitions - CEO

22/01 Saudi Aramco, the world's top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend "billions of dollars" there as it aims to become a global. . .  Full story

Energy shares pull down TSX after a 12-day long rally

22/01 Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday, snapping a 12-day long rally, with energy shares leading losses on the back of lower oil prices.. . .  Full story

U.S. existing home sales tumble to three-year low

22/01 U.S. home sales tumbled to their lowest level in three years in December and house price increases slowed sharply, suggesting a further loss of momentum in the housing market.. . .  Full story

Energy shares pull down TSX at open after 12-day long rally

22/01 Canada's main stock index fell at open on Tuesday, following a 12-day long rally, with energy shares leading losses on the back of lower oil prices.. . .  Full story

UBS sets gloomy tone for Europe's banks

22/01 UBS warned of a tough start to 2019, after reporting an outflow of funds from its flagship wealth management business at the end of last year, sending a shiver through the European banking sector.. . .  Full story

German vows to insulate industry from costs of culling coal

22/01 Germany will protect its manufacturing industry from the impact of abandoning cheap coal-fired power, which Berlin is looking to ditch for environmental reasons, its economy minister said.. . .  Full story

Remy aims to reassure over China concerns as sales rise

22/01 French spirits group Remy Cointreau posted stronger-than-expected third quarter sales and struck a confident note over its prospects in China, even as increasing signs of a slowdown in that country have started to hit global. . .  Full story

'Fill or kill': the three weeks that saved Sears

22/01 The future of Sears Holdings Corp and tens of thousands of its employees across the United States hung in the balance in the freezing predawn hours last Wednesday, as Wall Street lawyers and bankers. . .  Full story

Tesla holds battery supply talks with China's Lishen

22/01 U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc has held talks with China's Tianjin Lishen to supply batteries for its new Shanghai factory, and two people with direct knowledge of the matter said the pair. . .  Full story

UBS's Weber says Europe, U.S. rate hike cycles on hold

22/01 Swiss bank UBS Chairman Axel Weber said on Tuesday that central banks in Europe and the United States seem to be on hold in their interest rate hike cycles.. . .  Full story

Foxconn says trying to hire 50,000 people in Q1 after job cut reports

22/01 Taiwan's Foxconn, assembler of Apple Inc's iPhones, on Tuesday said it was trying to recruit for more than 50,000 positions across its China campuses for the January-March quarter, amid reports of mass lay-offs.. . .  Full story

HK shares ease on growth concerns; Tencent drags

22/01 Hong Kong stocks closed lower on Tuesday after the global economic outlook grew murky, fresh tensions emerged between the United States and China, while shares of market leader Tencent faltered. ** The benchmark Hang Seng. . .  Full story

Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

22/01 Canada should ban China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday.. . .  Full story

Macau, Beijing police arrest 37 in crackdown on illicit banking

22/01 Police in Macau and mainland China detained 39 suspects in an underground lending case involving more than 30 billion yuan ($4.42 billion), as China steps up measures to reduce economic risks and clamp down. . .  Full story

China, HK stocks retreat as investors brace for tough quarter

22/01 Shares in China and Hong Kong fell on Tuesday as investors take stock of the country's weak economic outlook, which points to a difficult first quarter of 2019, with the impact of policy support. . .  Full story

In Versailles, Macron vows to reform to avoid king's fate

22/01 President Emmanuel Macron told dozens of the world's most powerful executives on Monday that he would not follow the path of guillotined French royals and would continue to reform the French economy despite a sometimes. . .  Full story

'A List' climate change firms outperform on stock market -survey

22/01 Apple, L'Oreal and Mitsubishi Electric are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change.. . .  Full story

Japan firms cautious on investment, have no plans to boost governance

22/01 Three-quarters of Japanese firms have no plan to set up committees to oversee compensation and executive nomination, a Reuters poll found. The Reuters Corporate Survey also showed that just. . .  Full story

Japan firms wary of boosting investment amid intensifying trade war -Reuters poll

22/01 Over a third of Japanese firms aim to raise capital expenditure in the fiscal year starting April, with many others worried about the impact on spending plans of a trade war between major markets. . .  Full story

Japan firms have no plans to strengthen governance after Ghosn arrest -Reuters poll

22/01 Three-quarters of Japanese companies have no plan to create committees overseeing compensation or executive nomination, a Reuters poll found, reflecting indifference to boosting governance after the arrest of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn.. . .  Full story

-Barrick explores options for Zambian copper mine under pressure from taxes

22/01 Barrick Gold Corp said on Monday that it was considering all options for Lumwana copper mine in Zambia as the country's proposed new mining taxes would make it challenging to generate adequate returns for. . .  Full story

TSX climbs to 7-week high as financials advance

21/01 Canada's main stock index rose on Monday to a seven-week high as shares of financial and industrial companies climbed, shaking off a weaker tone on global stock markets after data showing slower economic growth. . .  Full story

Honduras proposes tweaks to WTO rules to resolve judicial crisis

21/01 Honduras sent suggestions to the World Trade Organization on Monday that it hopes might help rescue the global system for settling trade disputes, by tweaking procedural rules to deal with U.S. complaints about the system. . .  Full story

Brazil's Bolsonaro lands in Davos to boost investor confidence

21/01 Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he wants to assure investors that Brazil is a changed country, where it is safer to do business since his government took office three weeks. . .  Full story

Telecom Italia network back in play after watchdog decision

21/01 Italy's telecoms regulator has thrown open the future of Telecom Italia's landline network by dismissing a Vivendi plan for it just two months ahead of a showdown shareholder meeting.. . .  Full story

U.S. air safety agents absences hit record level; shutdown in Day 31

21/01 The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, where employees are going unpaid amid a partial government shutdown, said on Monday that unscheduled absences among U.S. airport security officers rose to a record 10 percent on Sunday as. . .  Full story

As outlook darkens, central banks think hard about their language

21/01 As central banks stock up on policy ammunition in the face of a worsening global economic outlook, they are having to reassess one of their most delicate weapons - the 'forward guidance' they use. . .  Full story

TSA absences rise as shutdown continues

21/01 The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that unscheduled absences among the more than 50,000 U.S. airport security officers rose to 10 percent on Sunday as the government shutdown continues.. . .  Full story

-Amid 'yellow vest' rebellion, Macron woos business leaders

21/01 President Emmanuel Macron will tell dozens of the world's most powerful executives on Tuesday that he remains committed to reforming the French economy, reassuring investors as a sometimes-violent popular revolt challenges his authority.. . .  Full story

Amid 'yellow vest' rebellion, Macron woos business leaders

21/01 President Emmanuel Macron will tell dozens of the world's most powerful executives on Tuesday that he remains committed to reforming the French economy, reassuring investors as a sometimes-violent popular revolt challenges his authority.. . .  Full story

Lockheed sees potential exports of 200 F-16 jets from proposed Indian plant

21/01 Lockheed Martin sees a potential export market of more than $20 billion for its F-16 fighter aircraft from an assembly line in India it has offered to set up in order to win a. . .  Full story

IMF's Lagarde says risk of sharper global growth decline has increased

21/01 IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday that the risk of a sharper slowdown in global growth had increased, even if recession was not yet around the corner.. . .  Full story

-Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel plan

21/01 M exico's new government knew a pipeline was leaking but did not act for hours before a blast killed at least 85 people, a minister said on Sunday, increasing scrutiny of a push. . .  Full story

Kenya repels another suspected al Shabaab attack - police

21/01 Kenyan police have thwarted an attack by suspected Somali militants al Shabaab on a Chinese-owned construction company in an eastern region, an official said on Monday, days after the Islamist group. . .  Full story

Australia's MOD rejects Sandfire bid as undervalued, willing to negotiate

21/01 Australian copper miner MOD Resources said on Monday larger rival Sandfire Resources' A$0.38 a share offer undervalued the company, but said it was willing to engage with its suitor to come to a "compelling price".. . .  Full story

BlackRock hires CLSA's Amar Gill to head APAC investment stewardship

21/01 BlackRock has appointed long-time CLSA banker Amar Gill as its head of investment stewardship for Asia Pacific, the asset manager said in a statement on Monday.. . .  Full story

China's 2018 growth slows to 28-year low, more stimulus seen

21/01 China's economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, dragging 2018 growth to the lowest in nearly three decades and pressuring Beijing to roll out. . .  Full story

Nippon Life president says actively exploring M&A in U.S.

21/01 Nippon Life Insurance Co is actively seeking mergers and acquisitions overseas, with a focus on the United States and Asia's emerging economies, the president of Japan's largest life insurer said on Monday.. . .  Full story

China has ample room for macro policy support - stats bureau chief

21/01 China has ample room for macro policy support, Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday, after the world's second-largest economy grew at the slowest pace since the global financial crisis. . .  Full story

Thai Dec exports unexpectedly fall 1.72 pct y/y

21/01 Thailand's customs-cleared exports dropped for a second straight month in December, down 1.72 percent from a year earlier, as against analysts' forecast for a small rise, the commerce ministry said on Monday.. . .  Full story

Berkshire denies media report on accord to extract lithium

21/01 A unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc denied a report on Sunday that it reached an agreement to allow extraction of lithium from its geothermal wells in California, a project that could offer U.S. carmakers. . .  Full story

Australian shares edge up ahead of China data; NZ gains

21/01 Australian shares rose in thin trade on Monday, driven by banks and energy stocks, though investors were cautious ahead of key economic data from China which could point to a further slowdown in the. . .  Full story

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform

21/01 The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China's progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has. . .  Full story

Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader deal

20/01 President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers," but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of. . .  Full story

Focus sharpens on Mexico fuel theft plan after blast kills 79

20/01 A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government's strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the. . .  Full story

Berkshire's lithium venture may supply U.S. automakers, including Tesla -FT

20/01 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has signed an agreement to allow extraction of lithium from its geothermal wells in California, a project that could offer U.S. carmakers and battery producers a secure supply of the. . .  Full story