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Chile mine strike raises fears for copper supply

Copper prices rose on Tuesday as a strike at the world’s largest mine of the metal entered its fifth day, stoking worries of a stalemate which could reduce supplies. The Escondida mine, located in the Atacama desert in Chile, accounts … Continue reading

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Egypt Suez Canal working despite protests – agency

CAIRO, July 10 (Reuters) – Egypt’s Suez Canal is operating normally despite days of sit-ins and protests near the vital waterway, a Suez Canal Authority official told the state MENA news agency on Sunday. About 1,000 people blocked the main … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers in Shanghai Plan to Resume Protests

  SHANGHAI — A group of truck drivers who helped stage a three-day strike here last week over rising oil prices and high government fees said Sunday that they planned to resume their demonstrations this week, despite this city’s promise … Continue reading

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Truckers protest for third day in Shanghai over rising fees, fuel costs, disrupting port work

SHANGHAI (AP) – Truck drivers protested Friday for a third day over rising fuel costs and fees, disrupting the flow of goods in China’s busiest port city. The protests that began Wednesday are the latest sign of rising public anger … Continue reading

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Suez Canal activity unaffected by strike-official

ISMAILIA, Egypt, March 5 (Reuters) – Shipping at Egypt’s Suez Canal was unaffected by a strike by canal employees on Saturday, a Suez Canal Authority (SCA) official said. Dozens of employees at the Suez Canal gathered in front of one … Continue reading

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Libyan oil infrastructure under threat as unrest escalates

With the Libyan regime and its forces now focused on the western side of Libya, much of the Sirte Basin oil infrastructure is outside the control of any central authority. Workers are reportedly forming committees in some facilities to protect … Continue reading

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All Libyan ports closed amid mass anti-government unrest

All Libyan ports and terminals have been temporarily closed amid violence in the North African state, France’s major shipping group said on Wednesday. “Due to a general insurrection in some Libyan cities since last week, all ports and terminals are … Continue reading

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Report: Alexandria port is closed

Jan 31 Cairo – The port in Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria, was closed Monday, reports said, as unrest in the city grows. The coastal city to the west of Cairo is a major trading hub for Egypt, handling the … Continue reading

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Nissan suspends production in Egypt

TOKYO — Japan’s Nissan Motor has halted its production in Egypt at least for this week due to deepening turmoil in the country hit by bloody anti-government protests, a spokeswoman said Monday. Nissan suspended operations at its plant in Giza, … Continue reading

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Protests disrupt Tunisia call centers

Large street demonstrations disrupted call centers catering to French firms, leaving numerous clients stranded on helplines, officials said. The protests are a continuation of unrest in the Tunisian capital that has seen the government collapse and the president flee. According … Continue reading

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