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  • HELSINKI, Aug 14- Finland pulled out of recession in the second quarter but growth was negligible and dark clouds are gathering again as Russian sanctions could hit the economy in the coming months.

  • European shares inch up after Putin comments Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.04 pct. *Euro STOXX 50 halted by strong resistance level. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.04 percent at 3,054.41 points.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin of Russian sounded a conciliatory note over the crisis in Ukraine, while bond yields in Europe fell to record lows as the euro zone's recovery stalled in the second quarter.

  • Putin: Russia doesn't want war or confrontation Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech near Yalta, Crimea, Aug. 14, 2014.

    In annexed Crimea, Putin says Russia would do its utmost to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine, where forces are fighting a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday after conciliatory comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin eased concerns about the country's tense situation with Ukraine and overshadowed signs of weakness in the European economy.

  • *Eyes on Russia convoy to Ukraine, talks to end war in Gaza. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. government debt yields fell on Thursday before a $16 billion auction of 30- year bonds as disappointing euro zone economic data sent 10- year German yields to record lows and raised the appeal of Treasuries.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Gold steadied on Thursday as a weak dollar extended losses following weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data, but a rebound in European shares after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Ukraine conflict limited gains.

  • *A strong Russia does not have to use military power: Putin. YALTA, Crimea, Aug 14- President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russsia would stand up for itself but not at the cost of confrontation with the outside world, a conciliatory note after months of tough rhetoric over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • *Gazprom has first loss since 2008 due bad Ukraine debts. MOSCOW, Aug 14- Russia's Rosneft, which produces more oil than Iraq or Iran, is seeking a $42 billion loan from a fund earmarked for Russian pensions to help it weather Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • US STOCKS-Futures point to flat open after recent rally Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    *Cisco down in premarket after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Thursday as investors found few reasons to buy following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs of weakness in Europe and ongoing uncertainty over Ukraine.

  • YALTA, Crimea, Aug 14- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday his country would stand up for itself but not at the cost of confrontation with the outside world, a conciliatory note after months of tough rhetoric over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Bond yields dropped to record lows across the euro zone on Thursday and the euro hovered near its weakest in nine months after Germany reported its economy shrank in the second quarter, fuelling expectations of more central bank stimulus. Germany said its gross domestic product shrank by 0.2 percent during the April-May period.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Gold edged lower on Thursday, reacting to a tentative rebound in European shares after Russian President Vladimir Putin's comment on the Ukraine conflict, but a weaker dollar and sluggish U.S. and European economic data limited losses.

  • Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Prime Minister.

    Activists hacked the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister on Thursday to announce he was resigning from government.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Bond yields dropped to record lows across the euro zone on Thursday and the euro hovered near its weakest in nine months after Germany reported its economy shrank in the second quarter, fuelling expectations of more central bank stimulus. Germany said its gross domestic product shrank by 0.2 percent during the April-May period.

  • Putin's ploy a 'PR strategy': Expert     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Nina Khrushcheva, The New School associate professor, discusses Russia's offer of humanitarian aid for Ukraine and whether it's an incursion plan by President Putin. I don't think Putin wants to invade, says Khrushcheva.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- Russian stocks rose on Thursday as investors hoped for an improvement in relations between Russia and Ukraine, while central European currencies were steady after mixed growth data.

  • Putin convoy heads towards border     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Ukraine has called Russia's dispatch of an aid convoy a "cynical act designed to fan a pro-Russian rebellion. David Adesnik, American Enterprise Institute, talks about Putin's likely next move.

  • LONDON, Aug 14- The Kremlin's worst clash with the West since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union has accelerated the outflow of two of Russia's most prized assets: money and brains.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 13- Companies even partly owned by individuals sanctioned by the U.S. government could find themselves blacklisted as the result of a rule change announced on Wednesday by the Treasury Department.