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*France says sanctions on Russia could come this week. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. crude oil prices fell on Tuesday briefly touching below $100 per barrel for the first time in a month as the potential for more Chinese corporate bond defaults and rising crude stocks in the United States raised concerns about the growth of oil demand.
Emerging currencies weaken with commodities on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 11- The euro fell against the dollar and the yen on Tuesday after European Central Bank policymakers indicated traders may have overlooked the message that the bank may still act to stimulate the euro zone economy.
*Wheat rebounds on concerns about U.S. crop, Ukraine. CHICAGO, March 11- U.S. wheat futures rallied 2.9 percent to their highest level in more than four months on Tuesday, supported by concerns that political unrest in Ukraine will disrupt exports and worries about dry soils limiting U.S. production, traders said.
LONDON, March 11- U.S. futures market operator CME has joined a growing list of companies seeking to cash in on new rules on derivatives trading by securing regulatory approval for a London- based derivatives exchange.
March 11- As a symbol of Britain's ill-advised romance with banking and dubious foreign money, a new prime London property investment fund is hard to beat.
*Cocoa underpinned by expected 2013/ 14 global deficit. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 11- Arabica futures extended their steep rally on Tuesday, touching a two-year high as parts of top grower Brazil's coffee belt failed to receive enough rain, while robusta rose to a one-year high.
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.
KIEV, March 11- Sunday's vote in Ukraine's Crimea is being officially billed as a chance for the peninsula's peoples to decide fairly and freely their future- but in fact there is no room on the ballot paper for voting "Nyet" to control by Russia.
*France says sanctions on Russia could come this week. Brent oil futures rose slightly on Tuesday, supported by tensions over Ukraine as the European Union and United States prepared sanctions against Russia that could come soon.
*Fidelity publicly criticises Barclays over bonus rise. *Barclays has said it needs to raise bonuses to keep staff in US. LONDON, March 11- Barclays faces a backlash from shareholders over its decision to raise bonuses despite a fall in profits, with investors increasingly demanding CEO Antony Jenkins give more money to them and less to his staff.
SYDNEY/ LONDON, March 11- China's first domestic bond defaults have shaken the foundations of the copper market, stoking investor worries that financing deals that have locked up vast quantities of copper could unravel.
*Wheat, corn rebound after drop following USDA report. *Wheat also supported by U.S. crop concerns. USDA's weekly state crop reports issued late on Monday showed wheat condition ratings improved in Kansas and Texas but declined in Oklahoma.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent-- Leaders of Caribbean nations on Monday unanimously adopted a broad plan on seeking reparations from European nations for what they say are the lingering ill effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the region.
NEW YORK, March 11- The euro fell against the dollar and the yen on Tuesday after European Central Bank policymakers indicated traders may have overlooked the message that the bank may still act to stimlate the economy.
LONDON, March 11- Leading U.S. futures market operator CME has received regulatory approval from Britain's financial watchdog to launch a London- based derivatives exchange, the group said on Tuesday.
LONDON, March 11- Gold rose nearly one percent on Tuesday as fears of a slowdown in Chinese economic growth and worries about the crisis in Ukraine sapped appetite for risk.
*Ukraine tension, China growth outlook weigh on sentiment. LONDON, March 11- World stocks held steady, the euro edged down and oil and gold nudged up on Tuesday as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.
*Group revenue rises 30 pct to 298.1 mln stg. March 11- Tyman Plc, a maker of window and door hardware, said full-year underlying operating profit rose 41 percent, driven by a rebound in construction in Britain and North America. Shares in Tyman rose as much as 4.1 percent in early trading on Tuesday on the London Stock Exchange.
*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.
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.