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SAO PAULO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Petros pension fund said on
Sunday it was calling on Brazilian food processing company BRF
SA to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting to
dismiss the firm's entire board of directors following its worst
annual results ever.
Petros said in a statement that along with the Previ pension
fund and other shareholders, it asked the board chaired by
Abilio Diniz to call the meeting, confirming reports by
Brazilian media on Friday.
By Laurence Frost
PARIS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - France's Emmanuel Macron was booed
by angry farmers on Saturday during his first visit as president
to the country's main agricultural fair, amid rising discontent
over producer prices, European Union trade talks and Chinese
Macron was greeted by jeering farmers and activists soon
after his arrival at the southern Paris showground, before
stopping to talk policy with a group of hecklers.
* Protein content in beans helps Brazil vs USA
* U.S. share of monthly imports slips to 67 pct
* U.S. drop comes amid growing trade tensions with China
BEIJING, Feb 24 (Reuters) - China exported barely any fuel
to North Korea in January, data showed on Saturday, deepening
months-long cuts in trade with its isolated neighbour amid
growing tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programme.
Official data from the General Administration of Customs
showed a fourth straight month of no diesel, gasoline or fuel
oil shipments. China has traditionally been the main source of
North Korea's fuel.
The only oil product sent to North Korea was 201 tonnes of
liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister
Najib Razak has sparked storm of criticism after saying he had
stopped eating rice in favour of more expensive quinoa.
Najib, who is facing a general election within months under
a cloud of a corruption scandal, has been blamed for a rising
cost of living since launching a goods and services tax in 2015.
SAO PAULO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A group of shareholders of
Brazil's food processing company BRF SA will seek to
oust the entire board of the company, according to local media
reports, following the firm's worst annual results ever.
Newspapers Valor Econômico and O Globo reported late on
Friday in their online editions that a group led by Brazilian
pension funds Previ and Petros will ask BRF Chairman Abilio
Diniz to call an extraordinary shareholder meeting where they
plan to present a proposal to dismiss the board.
* January placements up 4.4 pct vs year ago
* Feb. 1 feedlot cattle at 107.9 pct of year ago
* January marketing up 6.1 pct vs last year
* Report mildly bearish for CME live cattle futures
By Michael Hirtzer
CHICAGO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live
cattle futures declined for the fourth straight session
on Friday, easing on technical selling and bets that cattle
prices have likely reached a short-term peak, traders and
Feeder cattle and lean hog futures were
slightly higher, with feeders rebounding from a two-week low.
Most-active CME April live cattle settled down 0.525
cent at 124.850 cents per pound, bringing the contract's weekly
By Ana Mano
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 23 (Reuters) - The United States is
concerned that China might impose trade barriers on U.S. grains
sales if trade relations between the world's two largest
economies worsen, Jason Hafemeister, trade counsel to the U.S.
agriculture secretary, said on Friday.