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  • Paul Robson, a British citizen who also submitted Rabobank's rates used to calculate the Japanese Yen London InterBank Offered Rate, conspired to manipulate the submissions to benefit trading positions between 2006 and 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. and European stock prices surged on Monday, taking a leading U.S. equities index to a 14- year high, as investors breathed easier over the Ukraine crisis and knocked oil prices to lows not seen in more than a year. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 18- Gold fell on Monday as the threat of an escalation of tensions in Ukraine appeared to wane for now, and a rally in global equity markets and strength in the dollar sent bullion prices below $1,300 an ounce.

  • Aug 18- A spokesman for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed a report by the Wall Street Journal online that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.

  • UK to pay Raytheon $373 million in tribunal ruling Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    LONDON— Britain's government says it will pay some 224 million pounds to defense firm Raytheon Systems Ltd. for unlawfully ending a contract for a program meant to collect information in advance about passengers traveling to and from Britain.

  • *China foreign direct investment falls. LONDON, Aug 18- London copper edged higher on Monday as some investors regarded recent losses as overdone, but gains were capped after new home prices in top metal consumer China fell in July for the third month in a row. Investors are still jittery about developments in China, however.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 18- Cocoa futures in New York and London touched their highest levels in more than three years on Monday on a mix of speculator and trade buying despite an expected surplus, while raw sugar on ICE tumbled to a six-month low due to hefty nearby supplies and technical weakness.

  • *Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Brent crude oil sunk by more than $2 a barrel to its lowest price in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. stock prices jumped on Monday, joining equities rallies in Europe, as investors breathed easier over the crisis in Ukraine and knocked oil prices to lows not seen in more than a year. Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine.

  • UK housing asking price falls: JLL     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Adam Challis, head of residential research at JLL, discusses the U.K. housing market and says that weakness in demand is starting to create a headwind on market activity.

  • *China foreign direct investment falls. LONDON, Aug 18- London copper edged higher on Monday as some investors regarded recent losses as overdone, but gains were capped after new home prices in top metal consumer China fell in July for the third month in a row. Investors are still jittery about developments in China, however.

  • *Europe stocks rebound from Friday's Ukraine- inspired drop. Oil falls $1 on reduced Ukraine tension, Libya supply. LONDON, Aug 18- European stocks rallied and prices of top-rated bonds fell on Monday as investors breathed easier over the crisis in Ukraine, which had appeared to escalate dangerously on Friday.

  • *China new home prices fall for third month in a row. *China foreign direct investment also falls. LONDON, Aug 18- London copper steadied on Monday, but remained under pressure near two-month lows after new home prices in top metal consumer China fell in July for the third month in a row.

  • Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:09 AM ET

    Assange made the cryptic comments during a press conference at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London following a meeting with Ricardo Patino, the Latin American nation's foreign minister.

  • *Oil drops $1 on reduced tension over Ukraine, Libya supply. It fell broadly on Friday after the government in Kiev said its artillery had partially destroyed a Russian armoured column, while Russia denied its forces had crossed into Ukraine.

  • Are UK equities still a good bet?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, manager at GLG, says there appears to be a "record level of indecision" amongst investors and that the U.K. equity market is slightly overvalued.

  • FOREX-Carney buoys sterling, dollar under pressure Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    *Carney tells Sunday Times UK rates may rise before pay recovers. LONDON, Aug 18- Sterling was the main mover on major currency markets on Monday, recovering from last week's multi-month lows after the Bank of England said interest rates might have to rise before wage inflation picks up.

  • When Australia- based BHP joined forces with the London- listed, but largely South African, Billiton, a diversified natural resources giant was created.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 18- Calling the top in financial markets is never easy. "I would not at all subscribe to the idea that markets are expensive and now's the time to get out," said Julie Dickson, a portfolio manager at Ashmore Investment Management in London, a fund with $75 billion in assets worldwide.

  • *China economic data points to weakness, euro zone slows. LONDON, Aug 15- The price of copper edged higher on Friday as some investors bought back short positions to take profits ahead of the weekend, but gains were capped as a gloomy outlook for the economy in top metals consumer China raised concerns about demand.