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  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. Fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine provided background support for Brent as traders worried that heightened tensions between Moscow and the Western powers might interrupt oil supply from Russia, one of the world's top oil exporters.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides perspective on unrest between Ukraine and Russia.

  • The war over nat gas exports     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports how recent events in Russia and Ukraine have sparked the argument for U.S. natural gas exports.

  • April 8- Ukraine, battling political crisis, is having to find ways to finish spending $800 million it earned through Kyoto Protocol emissions rights sales, after Japanese officials warned Kiev it had a year before Tokyo would demand its money back.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 8- Global oil prices surged on Tuesday as a weaker U.S. dollar boosted buying, while expectations for bullish inventory reports in the U.S. and fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine lent support. "Unless we see additional movements inside of Ukraine, then these gains here will be short lived."

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 8- Gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday on a sharply lower dollar and as renewed tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine burnished bullion's safe-haven appeal.

  • BRUSSELS, April 8- Ukraine's energy minister, EU officials and industry representatives held talks on Tuesday on cutting reliance on Russian gas as tension with Moscow drove home the urgency of finding alternative energy sources and supply routes.

  • How Putin is a 'lobbyist' for US nat gas exports Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Demonstrators hold Russian flags n the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk

    As U.S. energy production surges—along with threats of conflict in Europe—some say it's high time to export more natural gas.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. crude oil rose on Tuesday ahead of weekly inventory reports that were expected to show gasoline stocks fell, while Brent gained as fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine heightened tensions between Russia and the West again.

  • For the second time this week, policymakers from a major central bank dashed expectations for additional stimulus, with the governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, saying Tuesday that there was no need for more monetary support to escape deflation.

  • *NATO warns grave consequences if Russia moves into Ukraine. LONDON, April 8- Brent crude rose above $106 a barrel on Tuesday as fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine heightened tensions between Russia and the West, but hopes Libya would soon resume oil exports kept a lid on prices.

  • BRUSSELS, April 8- Ukraine's energy minister, EU officials and industry representatives held talks on Tuesday on cutting reliance on Russian gas as tension with Moscow drove home the urgency of finding alternative energy sources and supply routes.

  • MOSCOW, April 8- The International Monetary Fund cut its 2014 economic growth forecast for Russia by two-thirds on Tuesday and warned that downside risks remain on geopolitical uncertainties after Moscow's takeover of Crimea.

  • UPDATE 1-Russian car sales flat in March - AEB Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    MOSCOW, April 8- Russian car sales were flat in March from a year earlier, a lobby group for the industry said on Tuesday, showing some sign of stabilisation after two months of falls. Car sales have been falling as Russia's economy falters and people delay making large purchases, and they are expected to remain weak this year.

  • MOSCOW, April 8- Russian companies listed on foreign stock exchanges should consider re-listing in Moscow, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

  • MOSCOW, April 8- Russian companies listed on foreign stock exchanges should consider re-listing in Moscow, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said on Tuesday, Interfax news agency reported.

  • MOSCOW, April 8- Russia is getting out its chequebook to bankroll the region of Crimea, newly incorporated into Russia following its rapid annexation last month. But Ukraine is also counting the costs, and has vowed to hit Russia with lawsuits running into hundreds of billions of dollars.

  • *NATO warns of "grave consequences" if Russia moves into Ukraine. LONDON, April 8- Brent crude rose above $106 a barrel on Tuesday as fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine heightened tension between Russia and the West, but hopes Libya would soon resume oil exports kept prices capped.

  • *Bank of Japan maintains monetary policy as expected. European shares and bonds both opened cautiously, amid renewed tension in Ukraine and signs the European Central Bank may not be as eager to begin large-scale stimulus as had been hoped.

  • SINGAPORE, April 8- Brent crude rose above $106 a barrel on Tuesday supported by the threat of civil war breaking out in Ukraine, as NATO urged Russia to pull back "tens of thousands of troops" from the border with its neighbour. Brent crude for May delivery was up 48 cents to $106.30 a barrel at 0818 GMT after settling down 90 cents.