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  • *Aussie slightly firmer as HSBC flash China PMI tops forecasts. LONDON, Sept 23- The euro pulled away from a 14- month trough against the dollar on Tuesday, getting some relief from a business survey showing Germany's economy probably expanded in the third quarter.

  • *PMIs suggest Q3 economic growth of 0.3 pct- Markit. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies across the region and seen as a good indicator of growth, dipped to a nine-month low of 52.3, shy of expectations in a Reuters poll for no change from August's 52.5.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares rose on Tuesday after a preliminary survey showed the Chinese manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, easing but not dispelling concerns that the country could see a sharp slowdown in growth.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares on Tuesday clawed back some of the previous day's losses after a preliminary survey showed China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, while the Hong Kong market hovered near two-month lows. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.3 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday after a survey showed China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, helping brighten the demand outlook in a market that has been weighed by a supply glut. Brent for November delivery was up 33 cents at $97.30 a barrel by 0437 GMT, after falling by more than a dollar on Monday.

  • *Copper to retest support at $6,733- technicals. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- London copper futures rebounded from their three-month lows on Tuesday after a private survey showed China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace than expected, but lack of physical buying suggested the industrial metal and its peers were not out of the woods yet.

  • *Aussie slightly firmer as HSBC flash China PMI tops forecasts. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 23- The dollar hovered just below a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as the euro steadied near a 14- month trough with sellers taking a bit of a breather.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 23- An unexpected strengthening in China's manufacturing sector this month is probably enough to convince the authorities to stick to their current economic and fiscal policies. The market was expecting a weaker HSBC/ Markit Flash China Purchasing Managers' Index for September, but instead the indicator improved.

  • Brent climbs above $97 after upbeat China PMI Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday after a survey showed China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, helping brighten the demand outlook in a market that has been weighed by a supply glut. Brent for November delivery was up 48 cents at $97.45 a barrel by 0243 GMT, after falling by more than a dollar on Monday.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China's yuan was little changed against the dollar on Tuesday after the central bank set a very marginally stronger official guidance rate. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.1470 per dollar, up 0.02 percent from the previous fix.

  • NYMEX-US crude slips to one-week low, China PMI eyed Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:53 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 23- U.S. crude futures dropped to a 1-1/ 2- week low on Tuesday on concerns over ample supplies and slowing economic growth in China, the world's No. 2 oil consumer. *Front-month U.S. crude was little changed at $90.90 a barrel by 0039 GMT after slipping to $90.58 earlier, its weakest since Sept. 11.

  • *Focus on Tuesday's flash HSBC PMI for China. LONDON, Sept 22- Copper dropped to a three-month low on Monday, weighed by demand concerns ahead of manufacturing data from top consumer China that is likely to show stalling factory growth in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Global business activity remained strong in August -PMI Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 4- Global business activity remained strong last month, with robust growth in both services and manufacturing, a survey showed on Thursday. JP Morgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, dipped to 55.1 from July's 41- month high of 55.5, holding above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction for the 23rd month.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- Britain's services industry expanded last month at the fastest pace in nearly a year, a survey showed on Wednesday, but some signs indicate that the crisis in Ukraine might cool things down soon.

  • *Heightened tensions over Ukraine weighing on sentiment. LONDON, Sept 3- Euro zone business grew at the slowest rate this year in August as escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine subdued spending and investment, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 3- China shares rose for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, spurred by two surveys showing activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, pushing the major indexes to multi-month highs. The Hong Kong market followed suit, with its benchmark index scoring the best rise in six weeks.

  • *HSBC services PMI hits 17- month high of 54.1 in Aug. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, two surveys showed on Wednesday, offseting factory-sector weakness and letting the government stick with its "targeted" policy stance to keep growth on track.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- China's services sector expanded at the strongest pace in 17 months in August as new business rebounded after a sharp slowdown in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit jumped to 54.1 in August- the strongest reading since March 2013- from a nine-year low of 50.0 in July.

  • *Aug official services PMI rises to 54.4 from 54.2 in July. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the sector remains relatively resilient compared to the manufacturing sector.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, with the official purchasing managers' index for the industry rising to 54.4 from a six-month low of 54.2 in July, a government survey showed on Wednesday. The official non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index was published by the National Bureau of Statistics.