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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi shares drop despite oil over $50 but Dubai lifted

* Saudi bourse falls as investors lack encouragement to build positions

7:34pm IST

Mining in hard times: small teams and big trucks for BHP's Olympic Dam

ROXBY DOWNS, Australia, May 27 A vast copper and uranium lode in Australia's parched outback, global miner BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam was long emblematic of the industry's boom year projects: complex, ambitious and - until 2012 - slated for a $20 billion expansion.

7:31pm IST

From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma

LONDON, May 26 Heat-tolerant Angus beef cattle designed for the tropics with white coats instead of black or red. A button mushroom that doesn't turn brown. Pigs that don't fall sick.

6:00pm IST

Pakistan shares end higher; rupee flat, o/n rates rise

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 26 Pakistan stocks closed higher on Monday as rising international oil prices buoyed oil stocks, while bank shares extended losses after the central bank cut its key policy rate over the weekend, analysts said.

5:57pm IST

UPDATE 1-Britain plans steel pensions overhaul to ease sale of Tata assets

LONDON, May 26 Britain's government said on Thursday it had started discussions on overhauling the deficit-laden British Steel Pension Scheme, a major stumbling block for potential buyers of Tata Steel's UK assets.

5:48pm IST
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BSE POWER +1.51%
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