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  • *Dry weather in France, Germany seen threat to wheat yields. LONDON, April 15- Wheat prices on the Chicago Board of Trade edged higher on Tuesday, moving back towards the prior session's two-week peak, boosted by cold, dry weather in the U.S.

  • Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    TOKYO— World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.6 percent at 22,671.26 as a drop in China's money supply unnerved investors ahead of first quarter economic growth figures due Wednesday.

  • Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:46 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • SINGAPORE, April 15- Brent crude futures fell below $109 a barrel on Tuesday after hitting a six-week high in the previous session, as investors looked ahead to a meeting in Geneva that they hoped would bring a political resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

  • *Harsh U.S. weather, Ukraine tensions limit losses. SINGAPORE, April 15- U.S. wheat dipped on Tuesday after rising the most in three weeks in the last session, but losses were limited by concerns over cold weather hitting the U.S. winter crop and tensions in key grain supplier Ukraine.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 28 Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke visits India. CANBERRA, Australia- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle speaks to the Economic Society of Australia in Canberra- 0230 GMT. DUBLIN- Irish financial regulator Cyril Roux speaks at conference on' The Future of Prudential Regulation'- 0900 GMT.

  • *Corn firms on Ukraine fears, soybean prices rebound. PARIS/ SYDNEY, April 14- U.S. wheat futures rose as much as 2 percent on Monday as tensions escalated in Ukraine, stoking fears of potential disruptions in supply from one of the world's largest exporters.

  • FOREX-ECB comments hit euro, but impact limited Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    *Ukraine, stocks, Chinese data in focus this week. LONDON, April 14- The euro retreated around half a percent on Monday from close to 2014 highs against the dollar after the European Central Bank's strongest signal yet that it will act to head off further gains.

  • April 14- A Chinese consortium bought the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru from Glencore Xstrata for $6 billion, the high end of analysts' forecasts in China's biggest acquisition of a mine, showing the strength of its long-term need for copper.

  • Asian stock markets boosted by US data, earnings Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:58 AM ET

    Oil rose above $104 per barrel amid renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia. In early European trading Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent to 9,275.98 and France's CAC-40 shed 0.1 percent to 4,361.36. Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.5 percent to 6,530.90.

  • *Ukraine, stocks, Chinese data in focus this week. LONDON, April 14- The euro retreated modestly from levels close to this year's highs on Monday after the strongest signal yet from the European Central Bank that it will take action to head off further gains.

  • FOREX-ECB comments knock euro, but not much Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    *Ukraine, stocks, Chinese data in focus this week. LONDON, April 14- The euro retreated modestly from levels close to this year's highs on Monday after the strongest signal yet from the European Central Bank that it will take action to head off further gains.

  • Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    MUMBAI, India— Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. Malaysia- based GrabTaxi operates in five Southeast Asian countries and recently announced more than $10 million in new investment.

  • *Pro-Russia militants seize more ground in east Ukraine, risk of "gas war" looms. SINGAPORE April 14- Brent crude futures rose to near $108 a barrel on Monday, supported by rising geopolitical tensions over Ukraine that have raised the risk of a military confrontation with Russia.

  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Asian stocks decline after US losses Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 11:54 PM ET

    Oil rose above $104 per barrel amid renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4 percent to 2,122.38 and the regional heavyweight, Tokyo's Nikkei 225, shed 0.1 percent to 13,944.43. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.1 percent to 22,980.27 and Taiwan's Taiex lost 0.5 percent to 8,867.20.

  • *Australia keen to sell live cattle to China. SYDNEY/ BEIJING, April 14- Hot on the back of winning lower tariffs for beef exports from its largest buyer Japan, Australia is setting its sights on winning another major prize for its beef industry by persuading China to open its market to live cattle sales.

  • Missing plane's black box batteries may have died Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— The hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner continued to focus Monday on a search for weakening radio signals from deep beneath the waves despite mounting evidence that the batteries in the plane's all-important black boxes may finally have died.

  • Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 2:52 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader warned Saturday that the massive search would likely continue "for a long time." "No one should underestimate the difficulties of the task still ahead of us," Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in Beijing, on the last day of his China trip.

  • Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier' Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    "I never worried like this before what happened with the missing Malaysia Airlines plane," Yulveri, who like many Indonesians uses only a single name, said at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

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