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DIARY-Top Economic Events to April 27

Political and general news ** This Diary is filed daily ** ----------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY, MARCH 25 FRANKFURT - Federal Board member Wuermeling gives speech at the Aefma Annual General Meeting – 2330 GMT. BERLIN - President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, speaks at SPD (Social Democratic Party) delegate conference. MONDAY, MARCH 27 MADRID - Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid - 13

Glencore bond tanks and scuppers Anglo's return

NEW YORK, March 24 - Anglo-Swiss miner Glencore sold its first US dollar bond in two years on Tuesday, but the deal tumbled after pricing as a global sell-off added to a backlash against the deal's tight spread.

Whistleblower in Brazil meat scandal takes on powerful industry

When government health inspector Daniel Gouveia Teixeira confronted a Brazilian processed meat plant with what he says was evidence of excess use of marrow, bone and other slaughterhouse by-products in food for human consumption, he was suddenly removed as the plant's inspector.

LPC-M&A scrutiny dampens China lending

Chinese companies have completed only US$1.1bn of merger-and-acquisitions loans so far this year, as government efforts to curb capital outflows and "irrational" overseas takeovers have taken a toll on event-driven lending, Thomson Reuters LPC data shows.

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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. | Video