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FEATURE-Cartoons and calendars help Bolivian farmers dampen fire risk

TEPIC, Mexico, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mix of high-tech satellite data and brightly coloured cartoons is helping subsistence farmers around Riberalta in Bolivia’s northern Amazon pick the best time to burn off their land and reduce the risk of uncontrolled blazes, as persistent drought makes wildfires a hot issue in Latin America.

1:30am IST

Collapse of Kraft-Unilever tie-up extends run of failed mega-deals

LONDON, Feb 20 Kraft Heinz's dropped bid to buy Unilever is the third-largest M&A deal to collapse, according to Thomson Reuters data, adding to a recent run of failures that highlights the appetite for the pursuit of audacious mega-mergers.

1:12am IST

UPDATE 3-Wiese misses out as South Africa's Steinhoff and Shoprite scrap merger

* Shares in Shoprite, Steinhoff rebound (Adds comment from Christo Wiese)

20 Feb 2017

FTSE steadies after setting 1-month high, Unilever slumps

* Pearson hit by broker target price cut (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

20 Feb 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS-Telcos, banks lift European shares, dollar dips

* French bond yield gap over Germany hits widest since late 2012

Regulatory News, Japan 20 Feb 2017
BSE OIL & GAS +0.84%
BSE BANKEX +0.17%
BSE METALS +1.16%
BSE REALTY +0.12%
BSE AUTO +0.21%
BSE POWER +0.18%
BSE-CG +0.50%

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