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  • *Russia to send troops to Crimea amid NATO exercises in Ukraine. NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. crude futures rose more by more than $2 and Brent by more than $1 on Tuesday on the prospect of an OPEC production cut as well as on a weakening dollar and news that Libya had curbed output after rockets hit an area near a refinery.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

  • *OPEC to cut output target in November meeting- Badri. NEW YORK, Sept 16- Brent and U.S. crude futures rose more than a dollar on Tuesday on the prospect of a possible OPEC production cut and on news that Libya curbed output after rockets hit an area near a refinery.

  • Russia still has around 1,000 troops in Ukraine - NATO Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 16- NATO believes Russia still has around 1,000 soldiers inside Ukraine despite some cuts in troop numbers since a ceasefire began there on Sept. 5, a NATO military officer said on Tuesday. Russia continued to provide combat and logistical support to separatist positions in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, he added.

  • Brent crude climbed above $98 after hitting a 26- month low in the prior session while U.S. crude gained 78 cents to $93.70 on the possibility of an output cut from OPEC. Among the leaders to the upside were Exxon Mobil, up 0.8 percent to $97.04, and Schlumberger, up 0.7 percent to $103.72.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N.

  • ZURICH, Sept 16- The head of Switzerland's banking association urged the government on Tuesday to strike deals with European neighbours to root out untaxed money in the country and make it easier for Swiss banks to do business abroad.

  • *OPEC to cut output target in November meeting- Badri. LONDON, Sept 16- Brent crude oil rose above $98 per barrel on Tuesday, as the prospect of a likely supply cut from OPEC outweighed the impact of weak demand from the world's biggest energy consumers.

  • VIENNA, Sept 16- Russia did not discuss any coordination on oil prices during a meeting with OPEC on Tuesday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. "We did not discuss it, this is not a subject of our dialog," Novak said after meeting OPEC Secretary General Abdallah El-Badri. Oil prices have fallen below $100 per barrel for around a week.

  • VIENNA, Sept 16- OPEC Secretary General Abdallah El-Badri told reporters on Tuesday he expected the group to lower its oil output target when it meets next in late November. Badri was asked if OPEC's 30 million barrels per day output target would still be appropriate next year.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- German 10- year yields fell back below 1 percent on Tuesday as data showed investor morale hit its lowest in nearly two years in September, suggesting tensions between Russia and the West had hit Europe's largest economy.

  • World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    RAMALLAH, West Bank— The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 15- G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Australia this weekend will likely discuss what Europe can do to stimulate growth, and it will be natural to turn to Germany to do its part, a senior Canadian official said on Monday.

  • *Russia to meet with OPEC as low prices pressure budget. "The Chinese data was sufficiently negative to create real worry again about the outlook for demand there and globally," said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC in New York.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 15- G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Australia this weekend will likely discuss what Europe can do to stimulate growth, and it will be natural to turn to Germany to do its part, a senior Canadian official said on Monday.

  • Russia to meet with OPEC as low prices pressure budget. "The Chinese data was sufficiently negative to create real worry again about the outlook for demand there and globally," said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC in New York.

  • *Russia to meet with OPEC as low prices pressure budget. NEW YORK, Sept 15- Brent and U.S. crude futures fell in choppy trading on Monday, with weak Chinese economic data pushing the expiring October Brent contract to a two-year low and news that Russia's energy minister would meet OPEC officials cushioning the drop.

  • *Russia has so far ruled out joint action with OPEC. MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet OPEC officials on Tuesday in Vienna, his spokeswoman said, as oil's price fall piled pressure on Moscow's budget. So far, Russia, the world's top producer of conventional oil, has ruled out coordinated action with OPEC to halt the price decline.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:20 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Microsoft will acquire Minecraft game maker for $2.5 billion Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York Apple iPhone 6 orders exceed supply, some pre-orders to ship in October Ahead of Fed meeting and Scottish referendum, soft Chinese economic data weigh on markets Air France pilots launch weeklong strike as airline economizes to compete with low-cost rivals RadioShack CFO John Feray resigns after less than a year on the job; Etlin named interim CFO US industrial production expected to show modest gain in August OECD think tank cuts growth forecast for several developed countries, singles out eurozone

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:17 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York Apple iPhone 6 orders exceed supply, some pre-orders to ship in October Ahead of Fed meeting and Scottish referendum, soft Chinese economic data weigh on markets Air France pilots launch weeklong strike as airline economizes to compete with low-cost rivals RadioShack CFO John Feray resigns after less than a year on the job; Etlin named interim CFO US industrial production expected to show modest gain in August OECD think tank cuts growth forecast for several developed countries, singles out eurozone Samsung accuses senior executives from rival LG of vandalizing its washing machines