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  • *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. "There is a lot of tough talk going on at the moment and the potential is there for further sanctions on Russia, which would have an impact across energy markets," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at Sydney- based trader OptionsXpress.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Aug 5 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane speaks at the finance policy conference on "The Costs of Short-Termism"- 1800 GMT. WELLINGTON- RBNZ Deputy Governor Grant Spencer delivers a speech on the central bank's review of prudential regulation- 0500 GMT. SYDNEY- 2nd Latin America Australia Investors Forum.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds firm as stocks slip worldwide Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    *Major Wall Street stock indexes pare initial losses. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday as investors reduced holdings of stocks and other risky assets on anxiety about escalating violence in Gaza and Ukraine.

  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Developers of the program say New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle Inc. developed the program in 2012. The first citywide receptacles were placed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November 2013.

  • *U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Ukraine resolution. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, July 21- India will firm up its position regarding a landmark global trade pact shortly before a Thursday deadline, a senior official said on Monday, setting up a nail-biting showdown over a deal it says should safeguard a $12 billion anti-poverty food program.

  • LONDON, July 21- Zinc and aluminum prices hit their highest in more than a year on Monday as investors sought exposure to commodities with improved fundamentals, but copper's gains were curbed by worries over China's property sector and over a build-up of stocks.

  • FOREX-Dollar holds steady as world stock markets fall Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    *Euro rebounds from five-month low vs dollar, above $1.35. NEW YORK, July 21- The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday as investors reduced holdings of stocks and other risky assets on anxiety about escalating violence in Gaza and Ukraine.

  • LONDON, July 21- Zinc and aluminium prices hit their highest in more than a year as investors sought exposure to commodities with improved fundamentals, but gains in copper were held back by worries over China's property sector and over a build-up of stocks.

  • *Holiday in Japan saps currency markets. LONDON, July 21- The yen and Swiss franc climbed on Monday, supported by safe-haven inflows as European stocks stumbled, while the dollar was pegged back against the euro by subdued U.S. yields. Volumes were light though, due to a holiday in Japan.

  • *U.S. National activity index June at 1230 GMT. LONDON, July 21- Copper steadied on Monday as risk-hungry investors saw value in a metal whose price lost 2.4 percent last week, though worries over China's property sector and a build-up of copper stocks kept gains in check.

  • *Holiday in Japan saps currency markets. LONDON, July 21- The euro climbed against the dollar on Monday as subdued U.S. yields capped the greenback, while the yen was supported by safe-haven inflows. Volumes, though were light due to a holiday in Japan.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. "There is a fair way to go before the situation turns into something that poses a more clear danger to disruption on oil and gas supplies from Russia," said Ric Spooner, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.

  • India is the most prominent of a group of developing nations angry with rich countries for failing to address their concerns about a deal on trade facilitation struck by WTO member states in Bali, Indonesia, last year. In Bali, WTO members agreed to give India a pass on its stockpiles until 2017, while negotiating a permanent solution.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. "There is a fair way to go before the situation turns into something that poses a more clear danger to disruption on oil and gas supplies from Russia," said Ric Spooner, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.

  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:50 AM ET

    HRABOVE, Ukraine— Rescuers retrieved more bodies Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard.

  • *U.S. blames Russia for complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. "There is a fair way to go before the situation turns into something that poses a more clear danger to disruption on oil and gas supplies from Russia," said Ric Spooner, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.

  • Asia shares rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    BEIJING— World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern Ukraine.

  • *Copper speculators turn the most bullish since at least 2006. SYDNEY, July 21- London copper held near a three-week low on Monday as worries over the health of China's property sector and a build up in the country's stocks of the metal highlighted an expected market surplus in the second half.