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  • LONDON, March 10- Oil slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as an unexpected fall in China's exports stoked fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, though geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya limited the decline.

  • *Shanghai copper down 5 pct, Dalian iron ore off nearly 6 pct. SINGAPORE, March 10- Copper sank to 8-1/ 2 month lows on Monday, dropping steeply for a second session, while oil lost more than a dollar and Shanghai- traded commodities slumped after a surprise fall in China's exports heightened fears of an economic slowdown.

  • *China Feb exports tumble unexpectedly, heighten slowdown fears. SINGAPORE, March 10- Brent futures slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, though geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya limited the decline.

  • HONG KONG, March 10- China's CSI300 share index sank to a five-year closing low on Monday, dragged down by financials after tepid economic data reignited fears of a bigger slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings dived 3.3 percent, hitting its lowest close since Feb. 2, 2009.

  • HONG KONG, March 10- China's CSI300 share index extended losses in afternoon trade on Monday, dragged down by financials after tepid economic data reignited fears of a bigger slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

  • *China Feb exports tumble unexpectedly, heighten slowdown fears. SINGAPORE, March 10- Brent futures slipped towards $108 a barrel on Monday as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, though geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya limited the decline.

  • *China's yuan, money markets down after disappointing export data. SHANGHAI, March 10- Chinese short-term rates and the yuan fell on Monday following surprisingly weak exports data at the weekend, fuelling expectations Beijing is quietly easing monetary policy to buttress wobbly economic growth.

  • *Cyclicals lead selloff after weak China data stokes slowdown fears. HONG KONG, March 10- China's CSI300 index slid to its lowest in nearly nine months early Monday, weighing on Hong Kong markets, after data showed exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, reigniting some fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

  • *China Feb exports tumble unexpectedly, heighten slowdown fears. SINGAPORE, March 10- Brent futures slipped below $109 a barrel on Monday as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, though geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya limited the falls.

  • SINGAPORE, March 10- U.S. crude futures slipped in early Asian trade on Monday, as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, stoking demand growth concerns. But worries over supply disruptions due to geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and north African exporter Libya limited falls.

  • LONDON, March 9- Europe's and Asia's industrial health will be closely watched in the coming week for an indication of how solid- or weak- a footing the global economy was on at the start of the year.

  • *Feb trade balance- $23 bln, vs f'cast of+ $14.5 bln. BEIJING, March 8- China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, swinging the trade balance into deficit and adding to fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy despite the Lunar New Year holidays being blamed for the slide.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals- it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record after more jobs than expected were created in February and January's figure was revised higher.

  • *Gold posts 5th straight weekly gain on Ukraine tensions. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 7- Gold tumbled 1 percent on Friday after data showed U.S. job growth accelerated sharply, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus.

  • BERLIN, March 7- A German business group says the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia should the Ukraine crisis worsen would have a huge effect on the global economy. Some 6,200 German firms are active in Russia, and have invested 20 billion euros in the country, while 300,000 German jobs are dependent on trade with Russia, Cordes said.

  • *Gold still heads for weekly gain on Ukraine tensions. LONDON, March 7- Gold tumbled more than 1 percent on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the world's biggest economy. Gold futures for April delivery fell $16.70 to $1,335.00 an ounce.

  • *FireEye shares decline after secondary offering. *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil held around $108 a barrel on Friday as investors balanced supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis with seasonally slowing crude demand and forecasts for only modest U.S. jobs growth in February.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil edged lower to around $108 a barrel on Friday as seasonally slowing crude demand and forecasts for only modest U.S. jobs growth in February trumped supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis.