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  • *Weak factory data in China, Europe stoke oil demand fears. London, Sept 2- Brent crude dipped below $102 a barrel on Tuesday, pressured by worries about slowing oil demand growth in China and Europe, a strong U.S. dollar and ample supplies.

  • Commission rejects London mayor's plan for airport Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:54 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and more expensive than other options.

  • Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:28 AM ET

    LONDON— The euro has fallen to a one-year low against the dollar as Europe's single currency remains under pressure ahead of this week's policy meeting of the European Central Bank. In trading Tuesday, the euro fell to $1.3115, its lowest level since the $1.3103 it struck on Sept. 6, 2013.

  • 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.

  • LONDON, Sept. 2- Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain's aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years. They say it will allow Burger King to avoid paying some U.S. taxes.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 16 Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    LONDON- UK Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander delivers speech setting out' his vision for Scotland to remain as an integral and full member of the United Kingdom' at Chatham House. MADRID- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • 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.

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images.

  • Euro weighed down by soft economic data, Ukraine Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    LONDON— The euro fell to a near one-year low against the dollar in the wake of soft European economic data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine. Europe's single currency fell to a low of $1.3119 after a survey Monday showed that the manufacturing sector across the 18- nation eurozone lost momentum in August.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The European Central Bank has talked up the chances of launching a bond-buying program to ward off deflation and having led markets down that path there could be a serious adverse reaction if it does not follow through.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- The European Central Bank has talked up the chances of launching a bond-buying programme to ward off deflation and having led markets down that path there could be a serious adverse reaction if it does not follow through.

  • Bracing for debt troubles as Ukraine gloom deepens Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 9:49 AM ET

    LONDON/ KIEV Sept 1- Global investors' view of Ukrainian bonds as a relatively safe bet anchored by Western support is taking a battering as the country's economic gloom deepens, with many starting to brace for some form of debt restructuring.

  • *Citi, Commerz, DB, ENBD, MS, Stanchart to arrange deal. DUBAI, Sept 1- Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest lender, plans to sell a benchmark-sized capital-boosting bond, a document from lead managers said on Monday, looking to take advantage of favourable markets to strengthen its reserves.

  • *UK manufacturing PMI hits 14- month low. LONDON, Sept 1- Britain's manufacturing revival slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic recovery.

  • *Escalating crisis in Ukraine, patchy Chinese recovery weigh. BANGALORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 1- Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.

  • *China factory activity drops to 3- month low in August. *Supply risks persist as Libya descends into chaos.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 1- South African conglomerate Bidvest is considering a London stock market listing for its food business to help to fund future growth, the company said after announcing an 11 percent rise in annual profit.

  • HSBC: Neil Woodford sells shares     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    U.K. equity market "mammoth" Neil Woodford is selling his HSBC shares, arguing that the size of a potential fine against the bank is unquantifiable, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports

  • *China factory activity drops to 3- month low in August. *Russia- Ukraine tensions rise, EU prepares new sanctions. LONDON, Sept 1- Brent crude oil dipped below $103 a barrel on Monday as data showed manufacturing growth faltering in Europe and China at a time of ample fuel supply.

  • Asia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    LONDON— Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent at 6,825.31 while Germany's DAX rose the same rate to 9,479.03.