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*Asian shares lose ground on economic worries, Ukraine. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. U.S. crude lost $1.43 to trade at $98.60 by 0930 GMT on industry data that showed crude stocks in top oil burner the United States rose more than forecast, signalling a slowdown in demand as the weather improved.
*Shanghai copper futures lowest since 2009, gold hits 5-1/ 2 mth high. LONDON, March 12- A dizzying fall in copper to a near four-year low compounded increasing concern in China over its economic slowdown on Wednesday to send a wave of unease sweeping through world markets.
*Asian stocks lose ground on economic worries, Ukraine. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns about weak demand growth in the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption amid worsening geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.
*Asian stocks lose ground on economic worries, Ukraine. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns about weak demand growth at the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption amid worsening geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.
*Asian stocks lose ground on economic uncertainty, Ukraine tensions. *Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Brent futures fell towards $108 a barrel on Wednesday as demand growth concerns at the world's two biggest oil consumers overshadowed fears of supply disruption with geopolitical tensions over Ukraine worsening.
*Risk appetite curbed by Wall Street's decline, China worries. SYDNEY, March 12- The yen held onto gains early on Wednesday while investors kept their distance from risk currencies such as the Australian dollar amid worries about China's economic health and following a late fall on Wall Street.
SYDNEY/ LONDON, March 11- China's first domestic bond default has shaken the foundations of the copper market, stoking investor worries that financing deals that have locked up vast quantities of copper could unravel.
*Unexpected fall in China's exports has increased worries on economy. SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, March 11- China's biggest-listed steel maker Baosteel said a slump in iron ore was' inevitable' and prices had further to fall, as traders said some buyers in the world's top consumer of the raw material were trying to delay shipments after panic selling.
*China bonded copper premiums slide $15 to $120- $140- Shmet. SYDNEY, March 11- London copper climbed on Tuesday after sliding to its lowest in more than eight months the session before, but worries about the economy in top metals consumer China capped gains.
SINGAPORE, March 11- Chinese steel mills and traders holding iron ore as collateral for financing are rushing to sell to repay loans, traders said, piling more pressure on the steel-making raw material that has lost over a fifth of its value this year.
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*China bonded copper premiums slide $15 to $120- $140- Shmet. SYDNEY, March 11- London copper edged up on Tuesday after sliding to its lowest in more than eight months in the previous session, although worries about the economic health of top metals consumer China continued to sour investor sentiment and cap gains.
*Euro shows resilience even as Ukraine tensions continue. TOKYO, March 11- The yen wobbled in a narrow range in early Asian trade on Tuesday as investors awaited the latest policy decision from the Bank of Japan later in the session.
LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Executive Director for Markets Paul Fisher will speak on the Inflation Report at Treasury Select Committee- 0930 GMT. Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur will deliver remarks at the 2014 National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session.
*China swings to trade deficit in February, exports tumble. *China copper imports fall 30 pct in Feb vs Jan. LONDON, March 10- London copper hit an eight-month low on Monday and Shanghai contracts dropped by the 5 percent daily limit, fanned by fears over the unwinding of copper finance deals in China after its first domestic bond default last week.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 10- Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day.
*China data trumps impact of U.S. jobs data-strategist. *Aussie under pressure after China data, particularly against yen. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 10- The yen gained on Monday as weak China data fuelled worries about an economic slowdown, while downbeat Japanese figures underscored the drawbacks of a weaker currency.
WELLINGTON, March 10- New Zealand will hold its general election on Sept. 20, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday, in a vote that is likely to focus on his centre-right National Party's economic record. He said the date was influenced by a Group of 20 summit due to be held in Australia in mid-November, to which New Zealand has been invited to attend as an observer.
SYDNEY, March 10- The yen rose across the board early on Monday as investors gave riskier currencies, such as the Australian dollar, a wide berth after China data fuelled worries about a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. It dropped to $0.9030 from $0.9065 late in New York on Friday and fell as much as 0.7 percent to 92.92 yen.
PARIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser participates in the Global Interdependence Center "Monetary Policy& Banks and the Rise of Global Protectionism" conference in Paris, France- 0945 GMT.