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  • Investors 'shrug off' Russia sanctions?     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, discuss the new sanctions on Russia and the impact it could have for global firms - such as BP.

  • LONDON, April 29- British oil firm BP raised its quarterly dividend and said further share buy-backs were on the cards as it posted quarterly profit slightly above forecasts despite difficulties in Russia. BP has said repeatedly that it will stand by its investments in Russia since Moscow's intervention in Ukraine.

  • Discount in Russian stocks an opportunity: Pro     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says investors are "spoiled for choice" when investing in Russian stocks as they trade at a big discount in relation to other emerging markets.

  • Giles Keating, Head of Research & Deputy Global CIO at Credit Suisse, says the probability of a gas disruption in Europe due to tensions in Ukraine is "immensely low."

  • *China domestic copper premiums hit near three year peak. SYDNEY, April 29- London copper steadied on Tuesday but was below a near two-month high, underpinned by tight supply in China, while top performer nickel was held below near 15- month highs on fading momentum ahead of a slew of holidays in Asia this week.

  • Will sanctions on Russia hurt BP and Shell?     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, explains how BP and Shell may be affected after the U.S. and Europe implemented fresh sanctions on Russia.

  • METALS-Copper, nickel edge up; traders eye holidays Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 9:58 PM ET

    SYDNEY, April 29- London copper rose on Tuesday but was hovering below a near two-month high, while top performer nickel also held below near 15- month highs on fading momentum ahead of a slew of holidays in Asia this week. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange edged up 0.2 percent to $6,762 a tonne by 0124 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, April 29- U.S. crude inched closer to $101 a barrel on Tuesday, building on Monday's gains ahead of weekly inventories data as investors shrugged off more U.S. sanctions on Russia and an imminent rise in Libyan exports. *U.S. crude for June delivery edged up 8 cents to $100.92 a barrel by 0032 GMT after settling up 24 cents in the previous session.

  • SYDNEY, April 29- Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Tuesday after Wall Street notched up a late rally, but conviction was sorely lacking with Tokyo shut for a holiday and plenty of major events looming later in the week.

  • SINGAPORE, April 29- Gold traded below $1,300 an ounce on Tuesday, holding on to most of its losses from the previous session as strong U.S. data offset safe-haven bids from escalating tensions between Russia and the West.

  • *Separatists take another town hall, break up pro- Kiev rally. DONETSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 28- The United States imposed new sanctions on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, prompting Moscow to denounce "Cold War" tactics amid more violence in eastern Ukraine.

  • Republican lawmakers said on Monday the latest sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and companies are too mild to deter Moscow from further action in Ukraine and promised to offer legislation as soon as this week to pressure the Obama administration to take stronger action.

  • *Structure of proposed deal for AstraZeneca sparks concerns. April 28- A wave of tax-driven overseas deal-making by U.S. companies gained momentum with drugmaker Pfizer Inc's announcement on Monday that it had made takeover bids for UK rival AstraZeneca Plc, fueling political concerns about tax "reflagging" strategies.

  • *Wall St rebounds on merger speculation, rotation into Apple. NEW YORK, April 28- Global equity markets rebounded in rocky trade on Monday after a $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca boosted speculation of further corporate deal-making, while crude oil prices fell as major producer Libya prepared to resume exports.

  • More sanctions on Russia unveiled     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest details on new sanctions put on Russia by the U.S. targeting Russian government officials and companies linked to Vladimir Putin.

  • Sanctions on Russia will have impact: Tony Blair Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
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    Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC that Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to know the U.S. and Europe mean business.

  • MOSCOW, April 28- Russia's energy minister and EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger have reached a tentative agreement for three-way talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU on Ukraine's debt to Moscow for gas to be held later this week, the Russian ministry said. Russia had earlier proposed the talks be held on Monday in Moscow.

  • *Separatists take another town hall, break up pro- Kiev rally. DONETSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 28- The United States imposed new sanctions on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, prompting Moscow to denounce "Cold War" tactics amid more violence in eastern Ukraine.

  • *Russia- Ukraine tensions cap bond yields. The ongoing political tension between Russia and Ukraine has also kept a cap on long bond yields. On Friday, long bond yields fell to their lowest in more than nine months after Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates just hours after the S&P downgraded the country's credit rating.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Brent crude oil prices extended losses to almost $1.50 a barrel on Monday as Libya prepared to resume exports from an eastern port, while the spread versus U.S. futures abruptly narrowed after widening for two weeks.