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UPDATE 1-Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings

*Freeport says evacuation plan to begin immediately. TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 18- U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns. Freeport has asked family and household members of its employees to prepare over the weekend for a...

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Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings - sources

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 18- U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns, company sources said. The move follows efforts by Indonesian authorities on Friday to evacuate villages near Freeports Grasberg mine in the eastern...

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UPDATE 2-Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine

JAKARTA/ TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17- Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near a huge copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc.. Two police have been killed and at least 12 people wounded by gunfire in the area, in the eastern province of Papua, since mid-August.

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METALS-Nickel gains capped by caution over high inventories

SYDNEY, Nov 17- Nickel and copper led the base metals complex higher on Friday, supported by a softer dollar, though both metals remained on track for weekly declines. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up 0.6 percent at $6,778 a tonne by 1130 GMT and nickel had added 1.5 percent to $11,525. ING commodities strategist Warren Patterson said the base...

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UPDATE 1-Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine

JAKARTA/ TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17- Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua. "We hope they can return safely to their respective villages," Papua Police chief said in a...

Source: Reuters

Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport mine

JAKARTA/ TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17- Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua. Mimika Deputy Regent Yohanes Bassang asked families in Timika to accommodate...

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UPDATE 2-Fire hits Freeport Indonesia port facility in Papua

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17- A fire broke out at the main port used by copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc in Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday night, the company said. The fire broke out at 6.30 pm and was extinguished by port rescue workers at around 7 pm, Freeport spokesman Riza Pratama said in a statement. "This incident is still being investigated and will be reported to the...

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METALS-Nickel prices drop on worries China steel demand is losing its shine

SYDNEY, Nov 17- Shanghai nickel prices fell on Friday on worries about growth in Chinese steel markets, with the sector heading into a low consumption period over winter. The base metal, used widely to help make stainless steel, was heading for a 7- percent weekly loss on the Shanghai Futures Exchange. *FREEPORT FIRE: A fire has broken out at the main port used by copper...

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Shoe Carnival Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

EVANSVILLE, Ind.---- Shoe Carnival, Inc., a leading retailer of moderately priced footwear and accessories, today reported results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 28, 2017. Net sales increased 4.7 percent to $287.5 million Comparable store sales increased 4.4 percent Earnings per diluted share increased 22.2 percent to $0.66 Inventory was...

Source: Business Wire

UPDATE 1-Fire hits Freeport Indonesia port facility in Papua

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 16- A fire has broken out at the main port used by copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc in Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday night, company sources said. The fire broke out at Amamapare port facilities, where copper concentrate from the giant Grasberg copper mine is processed before loading onto vessels for shipping. The cause of the incident was not...

Source: Reuters