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  • BRUSSELS, Sept 2- The European Union is looking at possible financial support measures for fish exporters hit by Russia's ban on Western food imports, now well into its first month, the EU's executive arm said on Tuesday.

  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country's east persists through next year, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Sept 2- Russia has a little more than a year of breathing space if western sanctions stop it from selling new sovereign debt, and then the strain on state finances would start to bite, investors say.

  • *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.

  • VIENNA, Sept 2- Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann took a tougher line on Russia's role in Ukraine on Tuesday, blasting Moscow's "deception and salami tactics" in the conflict and saying Austria was prepared to pay the price of tougher sanctions.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 2- A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Kremlin foreign policy aide as saying on Tuesday.

  • *Gold to see range-trading ahead of ECB, U.S. jobs data- trader. SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Gold fell to its lowest level in nearly a week on Tuesday as a stronger dollar outweighed any safe-haven demand from lower equities and heightened tensions over Ukraine.

  • Don't brush off geopolitics just yet: ANZ     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:16 PM ET

    To overlook geopolitical events would be short-sightedness as ongoing tensions could still result in supply disruptions, says Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Gold held steady below $1,300 an ounce as investors eyed heightened tensions in Ukraine and awaited U.S. economic data, while palladium hovered near a 13-1/ 2 year high on fears that possible Western sanctions on Russia could hit supply.

  • SEOUL, Sept 2- U.S. crude oil futures eased in early Asian trade on Tuesday, as weak economic data in Europe and China sparked concerns about oil demand, but Brent crude edged up on unrest in oil-producing Libya. *Libya's oil production has risen to 700,000 barrels per day, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp said on Sunday.

  • In conjunction with "The World's Biggest Risks" special report, CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar examines the impact of rising geopolitical tensions around the world.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said.

  • *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.

  • US KHATYN, Russia, Sept 1- President Vladimir Putin on Monday oversaw the start of construction on a giant pipeline that is due to ship $400 billion worth of Russian gas to China in the three decades after flows begin in 2019..

  • Russia: Stocks are 'ridiculously' cheap     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Joseph Dayan, managing director and head of markets at BCS Financial Group, says that Russian equity valuations are at "ridiculous levels."

  • LONDON, Sept 1- Palladium rose to a 13-1/ 2- year high of $910 an ounce on Monday on fears that possible Western sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis could hit supply from the world's top producer of the metal, while gold nudged higher.

  • *Stocks fall on concerns of new sanctions against Moscow. MOSCOW, Sept 1- Russian assets fell on Monday, with the rouble hitting a fresh record low against the dollar after Europe and the United States accused Russia of direct military involvement in Ukraine.

  • West must not be weak: Ex UK Army chief     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Sir Richard Dannatt, former head of the British Army, says that the U.S. and the West need to "exercise leadership" and take a strong stance against Russia's actions in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter, a source told Reuters, as it braces for a possible halt in Russian gas as a result of the Ukraine crisis.

  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine/ Russia tensions. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously navigated warnings that the conflict in Ukraine was sliding out of control, focusing instead on whether the European Central Bank will strengthen its stimulus plans when it meets this week.