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  • *US, Europe equity volatility: http://link.reuters.com/tyh69v. Investors have mostly held their nerve as headlines lurched from a new' Cold War' in eastern Europe to conflict and Western intervention in the Middle East, the threatened breakup of the United Kingdom and secessionist risks in Europe.

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 1- Within sight of Jerusalem's Old City stands a modernist building housing one of Israel's most successful venture capital firms, the backer of scores of start-ups over the past 20 years that have generated nearly $18 billion for investors.

  • World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper was on track for its biggest monthly loss since March on Tuesday, weighed down by a strong dollar, renewed signs of rising global supply and concerns about slack demand from China.

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- China cut mortgage rates and downpayment levels for some home buyers on Tuesday for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, making one of its biggest moves this year to boost an economy increasingly threatened by a sagging housing market.

  • Russia's RusHydro targets more Asian investment Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    *RusHydro feels no adverse effect from Western sanctions. MOSCOW, Sept 30- Russia's largest hydropower producer, RusHydro, is planning an extensive roadshow to attract investment from China and Singapore, seeking to strength business ties with Asia as Moscow's relations with the West cool.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper slipped on Tuesday, on track for its steepest monthly loss since March, weighed down by a strong dollar and renewed signs of rising global supply and slack demand from China, where a factory survey was revised down slightly.

  • *Share markets mixed amid uncertainty over Hong Kong, quarter end. *HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. LONDON, Sept 30- World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar eased off the throttle after its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

  • China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:24 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.' s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information.

  • China shares post best quarterly gains in years Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 30- China shares inched up on Tuesday, the last day of a quarter in which the main indexes had their biggest gains in four years. China markets will be shut Oct. 1-7 for its national holiday. Chinese coal producers jumped after the State Council said China would impose a new resource tax on coal from Dec. 1 and cancel a series of existing charges.

  • POLL-China funds to buy more stocks on liquidity hopes Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Sept 30- Chinese fund managers will slightly raise the proportion of their portfolios invested in stocks over the next three months, as prospects of ample liquidity outweigh concerns over economic weakness, a Reuters poll showed.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 30- Hong Kong shares sank to a three-month low on Tuesday, ahead of holidays, as investors steered from risk as they wondered when the city's worst unrest in decades would end and what China's response would be.

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- China's vast factory sector showed signs of steadying in September as export orders climbed, a private survey showed on Tuesday, easing fears of a hard landing but pointing to a still-sluggish economy facing considerable risks.

  • *HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. SYDNEY, Sept 30- Asian markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar was on track to post its biggest monthly gain in well over a year.

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- Activity in China's vast factory sector showed signs of steadying in September as export orders climbed, a private survey showed on Tuesday, easing fears of a hard landing but pointing to a still-sluggish economy facing considerable risks.

  • Utah collects about $1B in tourism tax revenue Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's reputation as a mecca for outdoor recreation helped to deliver more than $1 billion in tourist-generated tax revenue last year, according to the state tourism director. "It's like Utah is being discovered."

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, indicating Wall Street's recent weakness would continue amid ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 29- German luxury carmaker BMW is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Baidu to start highly automated driving trials in Beijing and Shanghai. The project will now be expanded to include other large cities in China, BMW said on Monday.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 29- The chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchanges& Clearing Ltd has dismissed fears that civil unrest in Hong Kong could disrupt the launch of a landmark trading link with China, which is expected to kick-off on Oct 27.

  • Shanghai shares finish at 19-month high Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 29- Shanghai shares closed at their highest in nearly 19 months on Monday, with gains led by stocks expected to benefit from reforms of state firms. China markets felt no impact from protests in Hong Kong, where the benchmark index was down about 2 percent.