* Transport, food drive Brazil's November inflation rise of 0.41% * Peru president open to early election talks * Brazil's Lula names ex-Sao Paulo mayor Haddad as FinMin (Updates prices, adds details and graphic) By Susan Mathew and Bansari Mayur Kamdar Dec 9 (Reuters) - Brazil's real cut a chunk of its session losses on Friday after President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced Fernando Haddad as his finance minister, while broader markets were cautious after data showed strong U.S. inflation. The real was last down 0.3%, after falling as much as 1.4% during the session.
Shareholders of Canada's Turquoise Hill on Friday voted in favour of Rio Tinto's $3.3 billion bid to take it private and gain direct control over a giant Mongolian copper mine. Turquoise Hill said 86.6% voted to approve Rio Tinto acquiring 49% of shares that it does not already own, giving the Anglo-Australian miner a 66% stake in Oyu Tolgoi, the world's largest known copper and gold deposit. The vote clears the way for Rio Tinto to gain more autonomy over Oyu Tolgoi, which is 66% owned by Turquoise Hill and 34% by the Mongolian government, and operated by Rio.
Gold prices edge higher on Friday after the U.S. November producer-price inflation came in slightly higher than expected.