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NEW YORK, Aug 29- The $300 trillion privately traded U.S. derivatives markets could be on the verge of the biggest change in their 30- year history if investors embrace new electronic trading platforms that would reduce the market dominance of large banks.
SHANGHAI, Aug 28- Hong Kong and Chinese shares were mixed on Thursday, as the offshore market rebounded from multi-week lows after Wall Street bounced overnight and fears of an imminent U.S.-led strike on Syria abated. But mainland stocks fell, with analysts saying news of developments in the Syria crisis had little effect on Shanghai and Shenzhen- listed firms.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 28- Shares of Brazilian energy company OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações SA fell 17 percent on Wednesday after a newspaper report said its beleaguered controlling shareholder, Eike Batista, was considering a plan to swap $3.6 billion of the company's bonds for shares.
*Syria fears lift U.S. energy stocks; Wall Street up. NEW YORK, Aug 28- Concerns about a possible U.S.-led military strike on Syria sent oil prices higher on Wednesday and triggered a safe-haven run to gold and the dollar.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- Oil and gold prices surged for a second straight day on Wednesday as speculation of an imminent military strike on Syria raised worries about Middle East oil supplies and pushed safe-haven investors toward precious metals.
*NATO says evidence points to use of chemical weapons in Syria. Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday, with a debt sale coming in lukewarm, after Treasuries posted gains for three straight sessions as investors worried about weaker U.S. economic data and possible military action in Syria.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- Wall Street stocks rose on Wednesday, rebounding after two days of losses as energy shares rose alongside another jump in crude prices. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 60.79 points, or 0.41 percent, at 14,836.92. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 16.82 points, or 0.47 percent, at 3,595.35.
*NATO says evidence points to use of chemical weapons in Syria. Treasuries slid on Wednesday, after three days of gaining in part because of fears over a possible Western strike against Syria, with a debt sale coming in lackluster.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- Wall Street rose on Wednesday as the United States and its allies appeared to edge closer to attacking Syria, which lifted energy stocks and world oil prices on concerns about supply.
*Treasury to sell $35 billion 5- year notes at 1 p.m. ( 1700 GMT. *NATO says evidence points to use of chemical weapons by Assad forces. On Wednesday, NATO said evidence pointed to the use of chemical weapons by Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad.
*Focus on Syria as UN investigates whether government forces used chemical weapons. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, unwinding some of the recent flight-to-safety gains inspired by the potential for a military strike against Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on that country's civilians.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. stocks opened flat on Wednesday as selling pressure waned in the wake of the worst decline for the S&P 500 since June as the United States and its allies appeared ready to strike Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians.
*Cyclical sectors hit by Syria strike threat. LONDON, Aug 28- European stocks fell for a third straight session on Wednesday as the prospect of an imminent military attack against Syria fuelled profit taking on an 8 percent rally since late June.
TOKYO, Aug 28- Japanese government bond prices rose on Wednesday, pushing the 10- year yield to retrace a 3- month low, as heightening tension over Syria increased the safe-haven appeal of fixed-income assets.
TOKYO, Aug 28- Jitters over a possible U.S.-led military strike against the Syrian government knocked Asian equities to a seven-week low on Wednesday and pushed oil prices and safe-haven gold to multi-month highs.
*All subsectors except for mining fall in broad selloff. TOKYO, Aug 28- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a two-month low on Wednesday, extending its losses into a third day on geopolitical uncertainty over a possible U.S.-led military strike against the Syrian government, while persistent concerns about a slide in emerging markets added to the dour mood.
TOKYO, Aug 28- Jitters over a possible U.S.-led military strike against the Syrian government knocked Asian equities on Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a two-month low, and pushed oil prices and safe-haven gold to multi-month highs.
NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil surged on Tuesday, with benchmark Brent crude hitting six-month highs, and gold rallied in safe-haven buying as the West mulled a military strike on Syria after U.S. accusations the country used chemical weapons on civilians.
Treasuries rose on Tuesday in safe-haven bidding after reports that Western forces could attack Syria within days prompted nervous investors to dump riskier assets.
*Tiffany's falls after results, Goodyear up on labor contract. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Wall Street stocks suffered their worst day since June on Tuesday, slumping in a broad decline as geopolitical uncertainty rose over a possible U.S.-led military strike by the West against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.