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Sept 23- Procter& Gamble Co said it would sell the last of its pet food business to consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc as it focuses on more profitable lines such as Tide detergent, Gillette razors and Pampers diapers.
NEW YORK, Sept 23- The battered euro rose on Tuesday, pulling away from a 14- month trough against the dollar, as the greenback eased against other major currencies on profit-taking after a 10- week streak of gains.
MOSCOW— Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent. Many of Russia's leading media outlets including the Vedomosti daily and the Russian Forbes magazine have foreign ownership.
BERLIN— Greece's prime minister says his country isn't seeking another international financial rescue and has indicated that a new economic reform plan is coming soon. Since 2010, Greece has relied on two bailout packages totaling 240 billion euros.
LONDON, Sept 23- Ukraine's dollar bonds suffered a sharp selloff on Tuesday, plunging to multi-month lows as investors priced in the growing probability of debt restructuring and lower recovery rates for bondholders.
BERLIN— German online games company Goodgame Studios has for the first time revealed financial details of its business, amid speculation that it is planning a stock market flotation.
*Alan Stewart released by M&S two months early. *Industry data shows Tesco's UK sales still sliding. Britain's biggest retailer hired Alan Stewart from Marks& Spencer early in the summer but he was not due to start until December.
Governments are at risk of being infected by their own kind of "moral hazard" just as damaging as the mindset that led to the financial crisis, Citi analysts warn.
LONDON— Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo has announced plans to list at least a quarter of its shares on the London Stock Exchange next month.
The CEO of Philips told CNBC on Tuesday that that splitting the company into two separate divisions would create growth opportunities.
MOSCOW, Sept 23- Russian assets firmed on Tuesday, buoyed by a report that the European Union might review sanctions imposed against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis and by positive economic data from China, a major market for Russia's raw materials.
KIEV, Sept 23- The European Commission will propose that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin as a step towards resolving their long-standing row over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday.
*138,000 Syrian Kurds crossed into Turkey in past week. GENEVA, Sept 23- The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants.
NEW YORK— The Procter& Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. is a consumer products company whose pet group brands include Tetra, Furminator and Dingo.
Sept 23- Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc said it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's European pet food business, which includes the Iams and Eukanuba dog and cat food brands. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. P&G sold 90 percent of its pet food business to Mars Inc in April, but that excluded Europe.
*Raiffeisen Bank sinks after warning on Ukraine, Hungary. Shares in Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International, down 12 percent, were the biggest faller in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after the lender said hits from Ukraine and Hungary will probably push it to its first-ever annual loss this year.
LONDON, Sept 23- It's now a full eight months since Indonesia turned off the supply of nickel ore to China's giant nickel pig iron sector. China's trade figures for August showed imports of just 39,000 tonnes, very much in line with the previous three months.
*May deter Pfizer from returning to bid for AstraZeneca. LONDON, Sept 23- Shares in drugmakers AstraZeneca and Shire fell sharply on Tuesday after the U.S. The move could jeopardize an agreed deal for AbbVie to buy Shire for $55 billion and deter Pfizer from making another attempt to acquire AstraZeneca, after a $118 billion takeover attempt failed in May.
*Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights. LONDON, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday as the United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched strikes against Islamic State strongholds in Syria, and as a surprise pick-up in China's factory activity boosted the demand outlook.
FRANKFURT, Germany— Prosecutors in Germany have brought charges against Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and two former CEOs in connection with what prosecutors say were false statements in a court case. Kirch died in 2011. Deutsche Bank settled with Kirch's estate in February by agreeing to pay 775 million euros.