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  • NEW YORK, July 29- BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Morgan Stanley and other companies urged a U.S. judge to dismiss nationwide litigation claiming they conspired for 12 years to fix prices of Brent crude oil, a benchmark for the cost of gasoline and heating oil.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- The U.S. dollar hit fresh eight-month highs against the euro on Tuesday and rose slightly against the yen and Swiss franc as traders awaited U.S. economic data and a potentially more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve.

  • *Skymark says Airbus did not give it a chance to negotiate. *Airbus says Skymark was unable to perform on contract. TOKYO/ PARIS, July 29- Airbus said on Tuesday it had revoked an order for six A380 superjumbos from Skymark Airlines, losing the only Japanese customer for its biggest jet after the discount carrier struggled to raise cash to pay instalments.

  • LONDON, July 29- Brent crude oil fell towards $107 a barrel on Tuesday as ample supply outweighed concerns over political tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply in Africa and Europe.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Awas, the aircraft leasing company owned by British private equity firm Terra Firma, is working on a break-up that could value the Dublin- based lessor at roughly $13 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as 'The Honorable Woman' Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— "The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot.

  • *Russia accused by West of arming rebels in Ukraine. MOSCOW, July 29- Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm.

  • *Bank of Cyprus raises 1 bln euros from EU, US investors. LONDON/ NICOSIA, July 29- Bank of Cyprus, which has just raised 1 billion euros from investors, plans to sell up to 1 billion euros in bonds in September, chief executive John Hourican said, a move that would mark a rehabilitation of the euro zone's first bank to recapitalise using depositors' cash.

  • *New Zealand dollar slips as Fonterra cuts payout forecast. LONDON, July 29- Sterling fell to a six-week low against the dollar on Tuesday while the New Zealand dollar dropped almost half a percent as thin summer currency markets marked time before a slew of U.S. data due later in the week.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Atomic power's share of global electricity supply is at the lowest level since the 1980 s following the shutdown of Japan's reactors after the Fukushima disaster, and may fall further without major new plant construction.

  • *Renault cost-cutting boosts margin as sales decline. PARIS, July 29- Renault made progress towards a core profitability goal as cost-cutting helped to counter currency headwinds in the first half, the French carmaker said, but sales and cash flow suffered ahead of the replacement of key models.

  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    LONDON— Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft.

  • *New Zealand dollar slips after Fonterra cuts payout forecast. LONDON, July 29- The New Zealand dollar was the main loser among developed world currencies on Tuesday, down almost half a percent on a sign of weakness from the country's influential dairy sector.

  • Investor files U.S. lawsuit over Barclays "dark pool" Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:49 AM ET

    LONDON, July 29- A U.S. investor is suing Barclays Plc and current and former bosses over losses suffered after New York's attorney general accused the British bank of lying to customers regarding its electronic trading platform.

  • NICOSIA, July 28- Bank of Cyprus, the Cypriot lender that recapitalised by seizing its clients' deposits last year, said it had raised 1 billion euros in a private placement on Monday, drawing in investors from the United States and Russia as well as from an EU-controlled bank.

  • *Ukraine- Russia tensions, Israel- Palestine cut gold's losses. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 28- Gold was little changed on Monday as traders and investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, while hazarding a guess on what U.S. jobs numbers for the month might be.

  • *Russia stocks tumble again after new sanctions. Wall Street ended flat as the latest deal news offset losses following soft data on the housing market and services sector.

  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. NEW YORK, July 28- Oil prices dipped on Monday as signs of excess supplies of North Sea and West African crude and weak demand in Europe and Asia offset fears of escalating tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • BRUSSELS, July 28- EU diplomats reached a preliminary agreement on Monday on a list of associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and companies that will face sanctions as part of tougher measures over Moscow's actions in Ukraine, EU sources said.

  • *Russia stocks tumble anew after new sanctions. NEW YORK, July 28- World stock markets were little changed on Monday while the U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies ahead of a ream of U.S. data and events this week. MSCI's All-World Index erased earlier losses to trade flat as major U.S. stock indexes turned positive.