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  • *TransCanada opens Gulf Coast line, breaking U.S. oil bottleneck. Brent, which slipped to as low as $107.90, was down 28 cents at $107.99 a barrel by 0734 GMT. U.S. oil eased 14 cents to $96.59, after settling $1.76 higher at $96.73.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares worn down by China worries Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    *Shanghai shares soften, Australian dollar takes a hit. "The weak flash PMI will inevitably inflame China slowdown worries, but this is only one data point," said Linus Yip, a strategist with First Shanghai Securities in Hong Kong. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan also lost 1.1 percent, while Australia's main index dropped 1 percent.

  • *CITIC Securities hit by pledge to open up brokerage sector. HONG KONG, Jan 23- Hong Kong shares sank to their lowest level in over a week on Thursday, led by the Chinese financial sector, after a private preliminary survey showed factory activity shrank slightly in the world's second-largest economy in January.

  • *China copper production falls 5.9 pct in Dec to hit 616,038 t. *China flash HSBC PMI shows slowing growth in China's factories. "Copper demand has been impacted by tight credit conditions, China's slowing growth and seasonality," said Helen Lau, senior analyst at UOB-Kay Hian Securities in Hong Kong.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Jan 23- The Canadian dollar slid to 4 1/ 2- year lows on Thursday after the Bank of Canada said the currency's depreciation should help exports, while the Australian dollar weakened following a disappointing survey of Chinese manufacturers.

  • BEIJING, Jan 23- Activity in China's factory sector contracted in January for the first time in six months as new orders declined, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, confirming that a mild slowdown at the end of 2013 has continued into the new year.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge higher ahead of data Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    *Men's Wearhouse launches hostile bid for Jos. *Ford boosts China sales, roars past Toyota and Honda. *Financial data firm Markit will report its composite Purchasing Managers Index- a weighted average of its manufacturing and services indexes- at 8:58 a.m. EST and the more widely followed Institute for Supply Management's services index is due at 10:00 a.m..

  • *Asia ex- Japan shares head for fourth straight of losses. TOKYO, Jan 6- Asian shares fell to a two-week low on Monday after growth in China's services sector slowed sharply last month, raising concerns about the pace of recovery in the world's second-largest economy, while safe-haven gold climbed.

  • UPDATE 1-China Dec services PMI falls to four-month low Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 10:04 PM ET

    BEIJING, Jan 3- Growth in China's services sector fell to a four-month low in December as business expectations dropped, a government survey showed, adding to evidence that the world's second-largest economy lost steam into the close of 2013..

  • *Intraday peak of $1.6605, highest since August 2011. LONDON, Jan 2- Sterling retreated against the dollar following weaker-than-expected UK manufacturing data on Thursday, after touching a fresh 28- month high in early trade.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Thursday, after the S&P 500 wrapped up its best year since 1997, ahead of data on manufacturing and the labor market. *Also due are measures of manufacturing, with the final Markit PMI reading for December due at 8:58 a.m. and the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index due at 10 a.m..

  • LONDON, Jan 2- British manufacturing grew less quickly than expected in December but the sector still looks on track to notch up growth of more than 1 percent in the fourth quarter, according to a survey on Thursday.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 2- Hong Kong shares eked out a slight gain on Thursday, in spite of falls by Chinese financial and energy firms after China's official and private manufacturing surveys both signalled slower growth in the world's second-largest economy.

  • China shares slide as Dec PMI underwhelms Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Jan 2- China shares fell in the new year's first trading session, as investors worried about slower economic growth after official and private manufacturing surveys both showed weaker Chinese factory activity in the last quarter of 2013..

  • BANGALORE, Jan 2- India's factories lost momentum last month as softness in new domestic orders prompted firms to lower production growth, but demand from abroad picked up, a survey showed on Thursday.

  • The final HSBC/ Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index slipped to a three-month low of 50.5 in December from 50.8 in November. "The economy is still growing, no doubt, but the growth momentum has weakened," said Yao Wei, economist at Societe Generale in Hong Kong.

  • China shares fall after PMI, Hong Kong weakens in sync Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 11:20 PM ET

    *China shares fall after factory activity drops to 3- month low. HONG KONG, Jan 2- China shares fell during the first trading session of the year on Thursday, dragging down Hong Kong stocks, as investors worried about slower economic growth after China's December factory activity fell to its lowest in three months.

  • *China manufacturing index dips to 51, missing forecasts. SYDNEY, Jan 2- Asian markets got the new year off to a sluggish start as Chinese economic data disappointed ahead of a raft of reports on global manufacturing due out through the session.

  • December Chicago PMI 59.1     Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief, break down the latest news on Midwest manufacturing. If you look at the numbers they are pretty solid, says Andres-Frantz.

  • BEIJING, Dec 30- Growth in China's factory activity may have pulled back slightly in December, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing views that the world's second-largest economy could lose some steam at the year end while Beijing is shifting its focus to structural reforms.

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