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  • *Shanghai rebar futures drop to record low. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Spot iron ore hit a two-year low on Thursday and was on course to fall to its lowest since 2009 as tighter credit in China curbed purchases of imported cargoes, and iron ore futures in Dalian slumped to a contract low.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- European shares took a sharp tumble on Thursday as accusations by Ukraine that Russia had moved troops across the border brought a three-day global rally in risk assets to a shuddering halt. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russian forces had entered Ukraine, and he convened his security and defense council to decide how to respond.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Aug 28- An experimental Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is being fast-tracked into human studies and the company plans to build a stockpile of up to 10,000 doses for emergency deployment, if results are good.

  • Business leaders offer support for independence Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    LONDON— Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar letter from other companies argued there are too many uncertainties surrounding the Sept. 18 vote.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- Gold rose for a third straight session on Thursday due to a softer dollar and equity markets as tensions between Ukraine and Russia ratcheted up, but the metal's rebound could be short lived on prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- The euro clung to modest gains and a rally in Europe's share and bond markets cooled on Thursday as investors put bets on possible fresh ECB stimulus next week on hold ahead of German inflation data.

  • *H1 revenue falls to $82.3 billion. LONDON, Aug 28- Revenue at the world's 10 largest investment banks fell 5 percent in the first half of the year, as continued weakness in fixed income trading departments outweighed a strong rebound in advisory services on deals, new data showed on Thursday.

  • Ukraine fears weigh on global stock markets Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    LONDON— Fears of an escalation in the conflict in Ukraine weighed on global stocks markets Thursday, particularly in Russia, but sent the price of gold sharply higher as investors sought out what are considered to be safe places to park cash.

  • Correction: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand— In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • "The growth in usage of the renminbi in Europe is going gangbusters," said Evan Goldstein, global head of renminbi services at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong.

  • Aug 28- Private equity firm Lion Capital LLP has told American Apparel Inc that it is exercising its right to fill one of the two vacant board seats it controls at the apparel retailer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • DIARY -Top Economic Events to Sep 10 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LUGANO, Switzerland- Swiss National Bank Vice President Jean-Pierre Danthine speaks at the UBS Session: The Role of Finance in Society- 1130 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The White House is crafting a blame-it-on- Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.

  • *Cushing up 508,000 bbls- EIA. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Crude oil futures settled flat after choppy trading on Wednesday, following a report that showed declining U.S. gasoline demand in the world's top oil consumer and a build at the key Cushing, Oklahoma, storage hub.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- The euro rebounded from a 13- month low on Wednesday after a report suggested the European Central Bank might not introduce more stimulus next week while major U.S. stock indexes were little changed, with the S&P 500 clinging near the 2,000 milestone.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27- Investors are warming up to a possible victory by Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential election as the popular environmentalist emerges as their best shot at avoiding four more years of a government they strongly dislike.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 27- Arabica coffee futures on ICE briefly rose above $2 a lb on Wednesday, extending the prior session's rally on concerns about output in top grower Brazil, while cocoa fell after vaulting to the highest since May 2011 in a one-minute rally.

  • *Palladium- backed fund shows hefty outflow; prices up. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 27- Spot gold edged up on Wednesday as a lower dollar and lingering geopolitical tensions helped offset selling pressure from a record rally in U.S. equities.