Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, outlines the motives behind Russia's military buildup in eastern Ukraine.» Read More
KIELCE, Poland, Sept 2- Airbus Group is interested in setting up joint ventures to support the Polish defence industry but has downplayed the question of Warsaw taking a direct shareholding in the European aerospace group.
BRUSSELS, Sept 2- The European Union is looking at possible financial support measures for fish exporters hit by Russia's ban on Western food imports, now well into its first month, the EU's executive arm said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country continues in 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Ukraine will not be able to meet all of its targets under a $17 billion IMF loan program due to the ongoing fighting in the country's eastern region and a gas dispute with Russia, the IMF said on Tuesday.
Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country's east persists through next year, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.
IMF SAYS UNDER ADVERSE SCENARIO, WHERE FIGHTING IN EAST CONTINUES THROUGHOUT 2015, KIEV WOULD REQUIRE ADDITIONAL EXTERNAL FINANCING OF $19 BLN BY END-2015.
IMF SAYS TWO KEY RISKS FROM UKRAINE PROGRAM HAVE MATERIALIZED: INTENSIFIED CONFLICT IN EASTERN REGION AND ESCALATION OF KIEV'S GAS DISPUTE WITH GAZPROM.
LONDON/ MOSCOW, Sept 2- Russia has a little more than a year of breathing space if western sanctions stop it from selling new sovereign debt, and then the strain on state finances would start to bite, investors say.
LONDON, Sept 2- European shares rose on Tuesday, with French industrial group Legrand outperforming in response to a broker upgrade. But European stock markets remained within a tight range as investors await the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week.
*Europe shares higher after gains in Japan, China Dollar/ yen hits seven-month high, euro at new one-year low. With U.S. markets closed for Labor Day, investors in Asia had been somewhat subdued, but the mood in Europe seemed brighter as trading settled into a rhythm.
VIENNA, Sept 2- Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann took a tougher line on Russia's role in Ukraine on Tuesday, blasting Moscow's "deception and salami tactics" in the conflict and saying Austria was prepared to pay the price of tougher sanctions.
MOSCOW, Sept 2- A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Kremlin foreign policy aide as saying on Tuesday.
SYDNEY, Sept 2- London aluminum climbed close to an 18- month high on Tuesday, sending Shanghai futures up more than two percent in a rally that traders and analysts said appeared momentum driven and had overshot fundamentals.
*Gold to see range-trading ahead of ECB, U.S. jobs data- trader. SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Gold fell to its lowest level in nearly a week on Tuesday as a stronger dollar outweighed any safe-haven demand from lower equities and heightened tensions over Ukraine.
SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Gold held steady below $1,300 an ounce as investors eyed heightened tensions in Ukraine and awaited U.S. economic data, while palladium hovered near a 13-1/ 2 year high on fears that possible Western sanctions on Russia could hit supply.
SEOUL, Sept 2- U.S. crude oil futures eased in early Asian trade on Tuesday, as weak economic data in Europe and China sparked concerns about oil demand, but Brent crude edged up on unrest in oil-producing Libya. *Libya's oil production has risen to 700,000 barrels per day, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp said on Sunday.
BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said.
FRANKFURT, Sept 1- Airline Emirates is not interested in investing in the international operations of Qantas, the Dubai- based carrier's chief commercial officer said on Monday.
*European markets shrug off Ukraine- Russia tension. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets advanced despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week.
US KHATYN, Russia, Sept 1- President Vladimir Putin on Monday oversaw the start of construction on a giant pipeline that is due to ship $400 billion worth of Russian gas to China in the three decades after flows begin in 2019..