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  • LONDON, Sept 22- Major currencies recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday after the dollar index racked up a 10th straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since its free float in 1973..

  • *Exchange seeks expansion in top metals consumer China. The launch of LME Clear is a key step by LME owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd to generate profits after paying $2.2 billion to buy the LME in December 2012, a price which many analysts regarded as very high.

  • European shares dip on China growth jitters Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 22- European shares fell on Monday, with a benchmark retreating from a near seven-year high touched in the previous session, as concerns over the pace of growth in China knocked lower mining heavyweights such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 22- The fast-changing nature of crude oil flows in the Americas means only one of three Citgo refineries in the United States will generate keen interest among buyers as Venezuela's cash-strapped state-run PDVSA looks to sell its U.S. unit, and it may fetch less money than hoped, experts say.

  • *Siemens shares down 0.6 percent, Sulzer down 4.2 percent. FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Germany's Siemens has agreed to buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion in cash, aiming to catch up with arch-rival General Electric in a booming U.S. shale gas market.

  • *Weak economic outlooks in Europe, China weigh. *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China, which has curbed oil demand.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Tesco cut its profit forecast for the third time this year on Monday after finding a fault in its accounts, the latest blow of several to the reputation of Britain's biggest grocer.

  • Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    LONDON— Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds. The investigation, prompted by information from a whistleblower, comes less than a month after the new chief executive, Dave Lewis, took charge.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Sterling rose on Monday, inching back towards recent two-year highs against the euro and moving higher against the dollar as investors focused on Britain's economic fundamentals and interest rate expectations after Scotland's independence vote.

  • "Tesco has dealt investors a severe blow to confidence, with fellow food retailers also suffering," Keith Bowman, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said. "Concerns regarding China, comments from the Finance Minister and whether additional economic stimulus will be applied also appears to be hitting investor sentiment."

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Major currencies recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday after the dollar index racked up a 10th straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since its free float in 1973..

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 22- London copper futures and other industrial metals fell to their weakest level in several months on Monday as the U.S. dollar firmed and investors fretted over China's slowing economic growth ahead of a closely-watched economic data.

  • U.K. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says the rise in minimum wage is a "tough" decision but can but introduced without costing jobs.

  • Former U.K. deputy Prime Minister John Prescott says politicians need to push forward with their plans to give Scotland more powers.

  • Comedian and political activist Eddie Izzard says Gordon Brown did an "amazing job" in his campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 22- London copper futures slipped for a third session on Monday to their weakest since June, as the dollar firmed and investors fretted over China's slowing economic growth. This week's focus will be on China's flash manufacturing PMI reading on Tuesday, as fears over the outlook for country's economy mount.

  • This ally dislikes US firms as much as Russians do Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    A series of damning espionage revelations and other developments has seriously damaged the way a traditional ally thinks about U.S. firms.

  • The world agrees: Governments are corrupt Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    In a world riven by differences, there's still plenty of common ground when it comes to public attitudes about major institutions.

  • How the Corporate Perception Indicator was created Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Corporate Perception Indicator is a survey of the population and biz execs from 25 markets, conducted for CNBC and Burson-Marsteller.

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Asian shares skidded on Monday as investors awaited data this week that could provide more evidence of a slowdown in China, while the dollar gave back a little of its recent gains. Mitul Kotecha, head of FX strategy Asia-Pacific for Barclays in Singapore, said in a note to clients.