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  • *Dollar breaks above 105 yen for first time since January. NEW YORK, Sept 2- The euro sagged on Tuesday to fresh one-year lows against the dollar on bets the European Central Bank will do more to help a wobbly euro zone economy, while the pound fell to a near five-month low versus the greenback on worries about a Scottish secession.

  • *Europe shares edge higher after gains in Japan, China. Investors in Asia had been subdued, having been robbed of their usual U.S. lead-in overnight, but the mood in Europe had seemed brighter until fresh talk of sanctions on Russia and more soft producer prices data triggered a pullback.

  • *Dollar touches 105 yen for first time since January. LONDON, Sept 2- The euro slumped to a fresh one-year low against a broadly strong dollar on Tuesday on persistent speculation that the European Central Bank will introduce more aggressive monetary easing.

  • WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Sept 1- Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

  • *Europe shares higher after gains in Japan, China Dollar/ yen hits seven-month high, euro at new one-year low. With U.S. markets closed for Labor Day, investors in Asia had been somewhat subdued, but the mood in Europe seemed brighter as trading settled into a rhythm.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for Japan's economy to generate self-sustained growth on the back of his three policy "arrows" of massive monetary easing, spending and reform appears to be faltering- but no magic solution is in sight.

  • LONDON, Sept 2- The dollar hit its highest since January against the yen on Tuesday while a struggling euro sank to a one-year low against the greenback on expectations of a more aggressive easing programme in the euro zone.

  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    TOKYO— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape that India is notorious for.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 2- The dollar took advantage of thin conditions to overcome an options barrier and ascend to its highest level since January against the yen on Tuesday, while the languishing euro plumbed one-year lows against the greenback on expectations of easier euro zone policy ahead.

  • *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. Spreadbetters expected an effectively flat open for Europe, with Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAX forecast to open about 0.1 percent higher.

  • *Dollar/yen hits 7- month high as Tokyo shares gain. *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.4 percent after managing to carve out gains on the previous day.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 16 Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    LONDON- UK Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander delivers speech setting out' his vision for Scotland to remain as an integral and full member of the United Kingdom' at Chatham House. MADRID- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.2 percent. The index managed to carve out gains on Monday, brushing aside the Ukraine crisis and a downbeat China manufacturing survey.

  • What to expect from Modi's Japan visit     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    The primary objective of Indian Prime Minister Modi's trip to Tokyo is to court Japanese businesses, says Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council for Foreign Relations.

  • WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Sept 1- Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

  • NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine- Russia tension. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets advanced despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The European Central Bank has talked up the chances of launching a bond-buying programme to ward off deflation and having led markets down that path there could be a serious adverse reaction if it does not follow through.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The European Central Bank has talked up the chances of launching a bond-buying program to ward off deflation and having led markets down that path there could be a serious adverse reaction if it does not follow through.

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations.