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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, the most senior U.S. official to visit Libya since a deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. compound there, said on Thursday Libya was facing a severe challenge from an increase in extremist violence. "Rising violent extremism is an enormous challenge first for Libya but also for Libya's international partners," he told a news conference after talks in the capital Tripoli. Washington recognised the severity of that threat, he added. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing, Writing by William Maclean)
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By Melanie Burton and Polly Yam HONG KONG (Reuters) - Up to a quarter of electronic trading volume on the London Metal Exchange (LME) comes from customers in Asia, its chief executive said, indicating the bourse has a robust base for its drive into the region. It is the first time the LME, the world's biggest marketplace for industrial metals such as copper and aluminium, has disclosed the size of electronic trade from Asia and shows that while it has a toehold in the market, it still has huge room to grow. "Ten-25 percent on any given day of outright trading on the electronic system comes from Asia," LME Chief Executive Garry Jones said at a conference in Hong Kong, adding that overall electronic trade volumes grew 28 percent last year. The comments come as the LME is looking to boost business in top metals consumer China, as well as countries such as Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea, after being bought by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd in 2012.