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  • FOREX-Aussie ticks higher, yen eases back Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    LONDON, July 22- The Australian dollar rose on Tuesday, the main mover on developed world currency markets, after the country's central bank chief said he was happy with current interest rate levels and made no attempt to talk down the currency.

  • Hong Kong benchmark closes at highest since December Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG, July 22- Hong Kong's benchmark index jumped to its highest in nearly 7-1/ 2 months on Tuesday, helped by stronger Chinese markets on the mainland and recent fund inflows which pushed up the territory's blue-chip stocks. Tencent Holdings spiked 2.1 percent, partly lifted by peer Baidu's record high close in New York.

  • *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. SINGAPORE, July 22- Brent crude edged up towards $108 a barrel on Tuesday, pushed higher by escalating geopolitical tension over Ukraine and expectations of large draws in U.S. oil stockpiles.

  • HONG KONG, July 22- Hong Kong's benchmark index reached its highest level in more than seven months early on Tuesday, leading gains in Asia, as recent fund inflows pushed up the territory's blue-chip stocks. Also pushing up the index were moves by investors to cover their short positions in the absence of negative news from China.

  • *Fighting in Ukraine, Gaza adds to oil risk premium. "There is a lot of tough talk going on at the moment and the potential is there for further sanctions on Russia, which would have an impact across energy markets," said Ben Le Brun, a market analyst at Sydney- based trader OptionsXpress.

  • July 21- Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is expected to continue the chase.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Worried they may be given the cold shoulder by an imperious leadership, shareholders of Barrick Gold Corp, the world's biggest gold miner, are taking a "show me" approach to the company's latest management shakeup.

  • U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ordered the FDA reconstitute the committee and barred the agency from using the panel's findings, which said removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health.

  • U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ordered the FDA reconstitute the committee and barred the agency from using the panel's findings, which said removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health.

  • July 21- Burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc last quarter achieved what many of its rivals could only dream of: It raised prices, yet attracted more diners during a period of sluggish economic growth. Rival Panera Bread Co was on a similar trajectory until last year, when "operational friction" caused it to stumble on speed.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Aug 5 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane speaks at the finance policy conference on "The Costs of Short-Termism"- 1800 GMT. WELLINGTON- RBNZ Deputy Governor Grant Spencer delivers a speech on the central bank's review of prudential regulation- 0500 GMT. SYDNEY- 2nd Latin America Australia Investors Forum.

  • July 21- A former president of Qualcomm Inc's global business operations pleaded guilty on Monday to insider trading in shares of the mobile phone chipmaker and a company it bought in 2011, as well as to a related money laundering charge.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • Judge: FDA can't use tobacco panel menthol report Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ordered the FDA on Monday to reconstitute the tobacco panel and barred the agency from using its older report on menthol cigarettes.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Argentina asked a U.S. judge on Monday to put on hold an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings following the country's 2002 default, while it seeks a "global resolution."

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold. Part of the reason for a lack of portfolio manager enthusiasm is that Apple Inc no longer seems to be the hot growth company of old, fund managers say. Apple reports results for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday, July 22.

  • TORONTO, July 21- Canadian National Railway Co, the country's largest rail operator, reported a big spike in profit on Monday as it moved record volumes of goods and made a swift recovery from last quarter's brutal winter weather.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Argentina asked a U.S. judge on Monday to put on hold an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings following the country's 2002 default, while it seeks a "global resolution."

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Texas Instruments Inc said it expects higher third-quarter revenue following recently improved demand for chips used in cars, industrial equipment and communications gear.