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  • David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on investing in new technology and explains why his firm does not engage in venture capital projects.

  • Private equity eyes emerging market plays     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    I think three percent growth is not unrealistic this year, says David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, sharing his outlook on the U.S. economy and where he is seeing the best investment opportunities.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Following are biographical details of some of the 20 Russians targeted on an expanded U.S. sanctions list announced by President Barack Obama on Thursday. SERGEI IVANOV, 61, is a former senior foreign intelligence officer who held the posts of Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Putin.

  • *EU signs political deal with Ukraine, pledges financial support. MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS, March 21- Russian shares fell sharply on Friday as investors took fright at tougher than expected U.S. sanctions against President Vladimir Putin's inner circle over Moscow's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

  • LONDON, March 21- Russian stocks dropped 3 percent on Friday as concerns grew over the impact of possible U.S. sanctions on Russia's economy, but Chinese stocks rose sharply on news of looser finance restrictions for property developers.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Friday that in total Ukraine owes Russia $16 billion, local news agencies reported.

  • LONDON, March 21- Brent crude rose towards $107 per barrel on Friday as fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia, the world's second-largest oil exporter, increased fears of a disruption to supplies.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia should for the time being refrain from imposing sanctions on Americans in retaliation for punitive measures announced by the United States, Russian news agencies reported.

  • RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS HE INTENDS TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT IN SANCTIONS-HIT BANK ROSSIYA- IFAX.

  • *Washington adds 20 prominent Russian business men to sanctions list. SINGAPORE, March 21- Brent crude held steady above $106 per barrel on Friday, on track for a fourth weekly loss, weighed down by a stronger dollar and seasonal slump in demand, while fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia could inject a new risk premium into the market.

  • *Bonded copper premiums in China fall by $10 to $105- $125- Shmet. SYDNEY, March 21- London copper climbed on Friday but was set to close the week flat, not far above 3-1/ 2- year lows, as worries about China's economy clouded the outlook for demand.

  • European shares steady early as eyes on Russia Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 4:18 AM ET

    PARIS, March 21- European shares were steady in early trade on Friday, with tensions over the crisis in Crimea rising after Washington announced sanctions against some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest allies.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russian stock indexes fell sharply on Friday as investors digested the impact of U.S sanctions over Ukraine, including possible moves by Washington to target whole sectors of Russia's economy.

  • *Washington includes 20 prominent Russian business men to sanctions list. SINGAPORE, March 21- Brent crude fell towards $106 per barrel on Friday, on track for a fourth weekly loss, weighed down by a stronger dollar and seasonal slump in demand, while fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia could inject a new risk premium into the market.

  • *But wariness lingers in China- Russia ties. The underlying message from the head of Russia's biggest oil company, Rosneft, was clear: If Europe and the United States isolate Russia, Moscow will look East for new business, energy deals, military contracts and political alliances.

  • *Bonded copper premiums in China fall by $10 to $105- $125 Shmet. SYDNEY, March 21- London copper steadied on Friday but was set to close down for a fourth week running, not far above 3-1/ 2- year lows, as worries about China's economy clouded the outlook for demand.

  • Brent falls towards $106; on track for fourth weekly loss Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:38 PM ET

    *Washington includes 20 prominent Russian business men to sanctions list. SINGAPORE, March 21- Brent crude fell towards $106 per barrel on Friday, on track for a fourth weekly loss weighed down by a stronger dollar and seasonal slump in demand, while fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia could inject a new risk premium into the market.

  • What does U.S. know about Putin's oil wealth? Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 20- The most startling part of Washington's sanctions on Russian businessmen loyal to President Vladimir Putin may be a single sentence that contains an explosive allegation: that Putin himself profits from the world's No. 4 oil trading company, Gunvor.

  • METALS-Copper prices edge up; China worries curb gains Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:00 PM ET

    SYDNEY, March 21- London copper climbed half a percent on Friday but was set to close the week little changed and not far from three-and-a-half year lows, as worries about China's economy clouded the outlook for demand. *The most-traded June copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose by 0.7 percent to 45,200 yuan a tonne.

  • Hours after Washington slapped sanctions on 20 of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest long-time political and business allies, Swiss-based trading firm Gunvor announced that Timchenko had sold his stake in the firm to Chief Executive Officer Torbjorn Tornqvist earlier this week in order to "ensure with certainty the continued and uninterrupted operations" of Gunvor.

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