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  • LONDON, Sept 9- Brent crude oil prices fell back below $100 per barrel on Tuesday in volatile trade, down for a fourth day and under pressure from strong supplies. However, the potential for disruption to production in Iraq where a violent insurgency by Islamic State continues has helped prevent further weakness.

  • BEIJING, Sept 9- China's tough competition policy is souring the mood for foreign investment, a European business lobby said on Tuesday, in the latest report to criticise Chinese regulators over a series of contentious investigations into international firms.

  • The potential for supply disruption in Iraq where a violent insurgency by Islamic State continues has helped prevent further weakness. Brent was trading up 33 cents at $100.53 at 1135 GMT after ending the previous session 62 cents lower. On Monday, prices slid below $100 for the first time in more than 14 months and hit a low of $99.36- the weakest since May 1, 2013.

  • Steady or growing output from Iraq and Libya, where investors had feared violence would cut production, and the shale oil boom in the United States as well as a stronger U.S. dollar have helped to depress the oil price. However, uncertainty in Iraq and possible threats to production there and in Libya could lead to sharp gains at short notice, analysts said.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Brent crude fell for a fourth straight day on Tuesday, with prices near a 16- month low below $100 a barrel, under pressure from ample global supplies and slower-than-expected growth in the world's top oil consumers.

  • BEIJING, Sept 9- China's tough competition policy is souring the mood for foreign investment, a European business lobby said on Tuesday, in the latest report to criticize Chinese regulators over a series of contentious investigations into international firms.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 9- Brent crude eased for a fourth straight session on Tuesday, with prices holding near a 16- month trough below $100 a barrel, amid concerns of ample global supply and slower-than-expected growth in the world's top oil consumers.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 9- Brent crude eased for a fourth straight session on Tuesday, with prices holding near a 16- month trough below $100 a barrel, amid concerns of ample global supply and slower-than-expected growth in the world's top oil consumers.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 9- Brent crude eased for a fourth straight session on Tuesday but held above $100 a barrel after dropping below that level on the previous day for the first time in 16 months, with prices supported by hopes of production cuts by OPEC.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 9- U.S. crude futures rose above $93 a barrel on Tuesday, after falling for the past three sessions, amid hopes for a drop in inventories in the world's top oil consumer while fear of OPEC output cuts also underpinned prices. *U.S. crude was up 43 cents at $93.09 by 0119 GMT, after closing down 63 cents at $92.66 a barrel on Monday.

  • *U.S. forms coalition of willing to combat IS in Iraq. NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 7- NATO leaders emerged from a summit in Wales with a plan to protect eastern members from a resurgent Russia, a pledge to reverse the decline in their defence spending, and an embryonic Western coalition to combat Islamic militants in Iraq.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Companies facing antitrust investigations in China are subject to a host of pressure tactics from regulators, a business lobby said on Wednesday, in the latest report to cite due process concerns over China's anti-monopoly enforcement.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Companies facing antitrust probes in China are subject to a host of pressure tactics from regulators, a business lobby said on Wednesday, in the latest report to cite due process concerns over China's anti-monopoly enforcement.

  • The American Chamber of Commerce in China is the latest business lobby to air its grievances over a series of investigations scrutinizing at least 30 foreign firms, as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law.

  • Qualcomm is one of at least thirty foreign firms to come under scrutiny as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law- efforts some critics say have unfairly targeted overseas businesses, raising protectionism concerns.

  • BAGHDAD, Aug 12- Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- Gold firmed on Tuesday as signs emerged that the stand-off between Russia and Ukraine was hurting confidence in the euro zone economy and on fears a Russian aid convoy heading to Ukraine could further stoke tensions.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- Gold firmed on Tuesday as equities fell on fears that a Russian aid convoy heading to Ukraine could stoke tensions between Kiev and Moscow, and on signs that the stand-off was hurting confidence in the euro zone economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- A U.S. senator from Alaska concerned about salmon fishing and tourism urged the State Department in a letter released on Monday to help ensure that Canadian metal mines are safe after a major spill of waste into waterways near the Alaska border.

  • BAGHDAD, Aug 11- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was battling to keep his job on Monday, deploying forces across Baghdad as erstwhile allies nominated a replacement and the United States warned him not to block popular demands for change.