3 percent below its record closing high reached in late September.

9 million, respectively.This was more evenly distributed between compensation and dividends.

Reporting by Joshua Franklin in New YorkOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.(Reuters) - Conflicting cultures and management styles are overshadowing Barrick Gold Corp’s $18 billion bid for rival Newmont Mining Corp, becoming factors just as important to the deal’s success as whether or not the pair’s lucrative assets in Nevada and elsewhere fit well together.

FILE PHOTO: Mark Bristow, chief executive officer of Barrick Gold, speaks during an interview at the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa February 5, 2019.

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File PhotoMudslinging started almost as soon as the hostile all-stock, no-premium bid was announced on Monday.One rival executive compared the tension between Barrick Chief Executive Mark Bristow and Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg to the Hatfields and McCoys, two 19th Century U.

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families whose members held a grudge for generations.“This is really important; it really needs to be understood that Mexico is a partner, Mexico is an ally.

”Known as the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA), the new North American trade deal is still awaiting ratification by lawmakers in the three countries.De la Mora said Mexico’s Congress would likely first pass a new labor bill designed to strengthen the rights of unionized workers, fulfilling a commitment made with the USMCA deal.

She expressed hope that law would be approved before the current session of Congress concludes on April 30.Lawmakers would likely move on to USMCA ratification during the following session due to begin in September, she added.

Uncertainty over Mexico’s access to the U.