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  • Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 1:48 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their economic and security cooperation as visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi won pledges of support for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 1- In the high-stakes poker game being played between the Indonesian government and mining companies, it has come as a bit of a surprise that Jakarta appears to be playing the winning hand.

  • Brent holds above $103; China data weighs Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    *China factory activity falls to 3- month low in August. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Brent crude held steady above $103 a barrel on Monday, as a recent rebound in oil prices was checked by fresh data suggesting a slowdown in China's factory activity.

  • Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 11:55 PM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 2,229.97 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 15,460.50. CHINA FACTORIES: Two surveys showed China's manufacturing growth slowed in August as export demand and investment weakened, raising expectations Beijing might launch more stimulus.

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 1- U.S. crude futures edged lower on Monday, following gains in the previous four sessions on strong economic data in the United States and worries that the intensifying crisis in Ukraine may trigger more sanctions.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 30- India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defense ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

  • MUMBAI, Aug 30- India's federal police have filed charges against a former minister, his media mogul brother, and a Malaysian tycoon over alleged corruption to help Malaysia's Maxis group take control of an Indian mobile phone carrier eight years ago.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed antitrust litigation accusing Wall Street banks and commodity merchants including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Glencore Plc of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply.

  • Aug 29- Digital Ally Inc forecast full-year revenue of about $22.5 million, encouraged by a "five-fold" rise in inquiries for its wearable cameras from police departments in the aftermath of the fatal shooting in Ferguson this month.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

  • Real estate company Store Capital files for IPO Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Aug 29- Real estate company Store Capital Corp filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Scottsdale, Arizona- based company listed Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley among the underwriters to the IPO.

  • Aug 29- Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp said it had closed the sale of its 40 percent interest in the Dover oil sands project to a unit of PetroChina Co Ltd for $1.18 billion. Athabasca said it received $600 million in cash and $584 million in three interest-bearing promissory notes from the unit, Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd..

  • Financial daily Les Echos reported on Friday that negotiations, which first began before a planned $35 billion merger of Publicis and Omnicom Group Inc was unveiled in July 2013, restarted three months ago after the Omnicom deal fell through.

  • Aug 29- Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp said it had closed the sale of its 40 percent interest in the Dover oil sands project to a unit of PetroChina Co Ltd for $1.18 billion. Athabasca said it received $600 million in cash and $584 million in three interest-bearing promissory notes from the unit, Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd..

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more than 25 people and companies it accused of violating sanctions against Iran, including shipping firms, airlines, and six Iranian banks.

  • Criteo shares jump after Publicis deal speculation Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Negotiations, which first began before a planned $35 billion merger of Publicis and Omnicom Group Inc was unveiled in July 2013, restarted three months ago after the Omnicom deal fell through, financial daily Les Echos reported.

  • Aug 29- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use against Ebola infections. This $2.4 million National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funding is in addition to the $22 million contract awarded to BioCryst by the agency last September.

  • BioCryst expects to begin Ebola study in weeks Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Aug 29- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use in Ebola, as it was awarded an additional $2.4 million in U.S. government funding. Birmingham, Alabama- based BioCryst's stock was up about 5 percent at $13.86 in trading before the bell on Friday.

  • Aug 29- Grupo Oi SA, Brazil's fourth-biggest wireless carrier, is in talks to sell its 25 percent stake in Angola's largest mobile-phone company Unitel SA for more than $2 billion to other shareholders, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.