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  • LONDON, Sept 9- A robust dollar swept to a 14- month high on Tuesday as investors tweaked bets on an early hike in U.S. interest rates, burdening oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. As the dollar broke to a six-year peak on the yen and a 14- month top against the euro, gold sagged to a three-month trough and Brent oil settled below the $100 a barrel mark.

  • China main share index ends flat on economic worries Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Sept 9- China's main share index ended flat on Tuesday, following a six-day gaining streak, on expectations that data this week will add to worries over the economy. The Shanghai markets were closed on Monday for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar held on to broad-based gains in Asia on Tuesday in a boon for shares of Japanese exporters but a burden for oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. A break there would put it on ground last trod in July 2008.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 9- China shares fell slightly by midday on Tuesday, reversing gains after rising for six straight sessions, on expectation that data this week will add to worries over the economy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was down 0.3 percent after hitting a nine-month closing high on Friday.

  • SHANGHAI/ WASHINGTON, Sept 9- A U.S. anti-bribery probe into GlaxoSmithKline Plc touched on the firm's Chinese consumer healthcare business in 2012, internal documents show, suggesting the drugmaker's compliance problems in China could go wider than previously revealed.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 9- China's yuan strengthened to a six-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after the central bank set a sharply stronger midpoint even amid worries that the economy is slowing.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar was holding broad-based gains in Asia on Tuesday in a boon for shares of Japanese exporters but a burden for oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. According to Nomura Securities, a fall of 1 yen against the dollar boosts aggregate operating profits at Topix firms by 300 billion yen.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 9- The U.S. dollar was holding broad-based gains in Asia on Tuesday in a boon for shares of Japanese exporters but a burden for oil, gold and stocks in the energy majors. Markets elsewhere in the region were steady with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down a slight 0.1 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 8- Everyone knew this was going to be a difficult year in the iron ore market. Expansions by existing producers such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton and ramp-ups by newer players in Australia and West Africa were widely expected to generate a wall of supply in the sea-borne market.

  • The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.4 percent to its highest close in nine months. Hong Kong will be shut on Tuesday for the same holiday.

  • *Copper shipments steady, crude oil imports rise. *China steel mills have been slashing output. China's economy has had a bumpy ride this year.

  • BEIJING, Sept 8- China's import growth unexpectedly fell for the second consecutive month in August, posting its worst performance in over a year and stoking speculation about whether authorities should loosen policy further to revive domestic demand.

  • BEIJING, Sept 8- China's exports rose more than forecast in August while imports unexpectedly fell, pushing the trade surplus to a record high for the second consecutive month and underlining the challenges facing policymakers as they struggle to revive tepid domestic demand.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 8- When stock researcher Anonymous Analytics accused China's Tianhe Chemicals last week of doctoring the books ahead of a Hong Kong IPO, it was pitting itself against one of Asia's top private equity firms, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia.

  • Glance: The biggest IPOs in history Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, which would value the company at $163 billion. 1. Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. raised $22.12 billion in its June 2010 debut in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

  • Then came designers born in Asia but trained in the United States, such as Jason Wu, whose styles have been worn by first lady Michelle Obama. He is opening a New York shop in October.

  • The aggressive shift sent short-term bond yields into negative territory in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Austria, giving investors an overwhelming incentive to sell euros for higher-yielding assets elsewhere.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 5- China shares rose for a sixth straight day, with port stocks leading Friday's gains thanks to Chinese government's plans to support the shipping industry. Ningbo Port surged the maximum allowed 10 percent and Tianjin Port Holdings rose 2.8 percent after China published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 5- China shares rose for a sixth straight day on Friday, with port stocks leading gains, while the Hong Kong market was hurt by profit-taking. By midday, the Hang Seng Index edged down 0.3 percent at 25,231.27 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.4 percent.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 5- China's yuan declined against the dollar on Friday due to a weaker midpoint fix and is set to end flat for the week, as markets await the release of August trade data. On Friday, the People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1707 per dollar, down 0.07 percent from the previous fix, reflecting the sharp rise of the U.S. index on Thursday.