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  • SINGAPORE, April 25- U.S. wheat futures stretched gains to a fourth session running on Friday on supply risks due to dry U.S. weather and mounting tensions in Ukraine. *Chicago Board of Trade wheat for July delivery was up half a percent at $7.00 a bushel by 0049 GMT, adding to Thursday's 2 percent jump.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Asian stocks struggled to rise on Friday, as the impact of upbeat U.S. economic data and robust U.S. tech shares faced off against fears of an escalating Ukraine crisis that bolstered the safe-haven yen. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that time was running out for Moscow to change its course in Ukraine.

  • FOREX-Dollar under pressure on rising Ukraine tension Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:11 PM ET

    *Dollar near 1- week low vs yen on rising Ukraine tensions. TOKYO, April 25- The dollar came under pressure against the yen on Friday as rising tension in Ukraine undermined optimism about U.S. economic growth following strong U.S. durable goods data.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 7 Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    April 25- For other related diaries, please. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico publishes monetary policy statement. MOSCOW- Russian Central Bank holds rate setting meeting- 1000 GMT.

  • John Kerry warns Russia of further sanctions Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Kerry's statement came as tensions escalated in Ukraine and the recent agreement in Geneva teetered on the verge of falling apart.

  • *Apple rallies a day after announcing 7- for-1 stock split. *Caterpillar gains after results; Verizon, 3 M fall. NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq rose modestly in a choppy session on Thursday, lifted by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held the broader market in check.

  • *Russian troop movements along Ukraine border raise geopolitical tensions. NEW YORK, April 24- Rising tensions along the Russia/ Ukraine border on Thursday upstaged upbeat U.S. economic data and pulled the U.S. dollar off session highs against the euro and yen as risk aversion took precedence.

  • *Ukraine asks Russia to explain military exercises. Treasury long bond yields fell for a third straight session on Thursday, as renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia wiped out earlier gains posted after the release of positive economic numbers.

  • The other major threat to Europe’s energy security Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his vote in the country's recent presidential elections in el-Biar suburb of Algiers on April 17, 2014.

    Disruption from the Russia-Ukraine conflict is not the only threat to Europe's energy supplies—there's also Algeria.

  • *Apple rallies a day after announcing 7- for-1 stock split. *Caterpillar gains after results; Verizon, 3 M fall. NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq rose modestly in choppy trade on Thursday as Apple's shares rallied a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held back the broader market.

  • Crisis in Ukraine could ‘explode’ gold: RBC expert Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    There's something that everyone's missing about gold and the situation in Ukraine.

  • *Russia launches army drills near Ukraine border. NEW YORK, April 24- Global equity markets rose in choppy trading on Thursday in the wake of strong earnings results from tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook, but worries about rising tensions in Ukraine limited gains and dragged the dollar lower.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 24- Gold rose on Thursday as rising geopolitical tensions and options-related buying helped reverse the precious metal's early sharp losses after it fell to a 2-1/ 2 month low.

  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, addresses a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) during Russia Business Week in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

    Ukrainian forces killed pro-Moscow rebels as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Brent crude futures rose by more than a dollar a barrel on Thursday as mutual accusations of aggression by Ukraine and Russia raised concerns over future oil supplies, while strong U.S. economic data suggested higher demand.

  • Russian banks move funds home as sanctions threat looms Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    MOSCOW, April 24- Russia's third biggest bank moved almost $7 billion to the central bank as tension over Ukraine rose in March and joined others in slashing its deposits in foreign banks where they could be frozen if more international sanctions are imposed.

  • Nuclear power's hunt for an unlikely new ally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    The big environmental argument for nuclear energy: Its carbon emissions are the lowest among major power sources.

  • *Russia launches army drills near Ukraine border. NEW YORK, April 24- Global stock markets and the dollar pulled back from strong early gains on Thursday on worries about rising tensions in Ukraine, but U.S. technology shares were higher on upbeat earnings from Apple and Facebook.

  • Moscow property is very profitable: Pro     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Eduard Zehetner, CEO of Immofinanz, explains that he wrote off exposure to Ukraine property five years ago, but that investments in Moscow property are the most profitable he has in his portfolio.

  • LONDON, April 24- Gold erased earlier losses on Thursday, as new signs of an escalation in tensions in Ukraine hit global stock markets, bolstering the metal's appeal as an insurance against risk.