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  • LONDON, Sept 30- Copper slipped on Tuesday, on track for its steepest monthly loss since March, weighed down by a strong dollar and renewed signs of rising global supply and slack demand from China, where a factory survey was revised down slightly.

  • UK revises up Q2 economic growth to 0.9 percent Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    LONDON— The U.K. economy grew faster in the second quarter than previously estimated, with official figures revising up the quarter-on-quarter growth rate by 0.1 percentage points to 0.9 percent.

  • Eurozone inflation falls to near 5-year low Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    LONDON— Inflation across the 18 countries that use the euro dipped further toward zero in September, official figures showed Tuesday, a move that's likely to maintain pressure on the European Central Bank to back further stimulus measures. But it leaves inflation at its lowest level since October 2009 and way below the ECB's target of just below 2 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- Brent oil steadied above $97 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by U.S. and Chinese economic data, but was still set for its deepest quarterly drop in more than two years because of strong supply. Brent for November delivery was up 10 cents at $97.30 per barrel by 0830 GMT.

  • *Share markets mixed amid uncertainty over Hong Kong, quarter end. *HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. LONDON, Sept 30- World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar eased off the throttle after its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland sees finances improve Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    LONDON— Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says strong economic conditions are boosting its finances and that it expects to take a smaller hit from bad investments this year. Rising property prices in Ireland have helped its Ulster Bank unit. The bank is undergoing a sweeping restructuring to focus on its core business in the U.K..

  • LONDON, Sept 30- The one minute window for setting a widely used currency market benchmark should be extended to 5 minutes to make it harder to manipulate prices, the Group of Twenty's regulatory task force said on Tuesday.

  • RBS shares jump on improved economic outlook Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland will release £800 million from provisions it had set aside to cover losses on bad loans.

  • *RBS says to release 500 mln stg in provisions from "bad bank". LONDON, Sept 30- State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland will release 800 million pounds from provisions it had set aside to cover losses on bad loans after an improvement in economic conditions, especially in Ireland.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 13 Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member David Miles speaks at London School of Economics and Political Science- 1730 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger speaks at the annual supervisory conference in Vienna on the topic: "National supervision within a European system- getting the balance right"- 0745 GMT.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows. SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • FOREX-Hong Kong protests slow U.S. dollar rally Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    *Hong Kong demonstrations raise worries about Beijing response. NEW YORK, Sept 29- The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong and concerns it might hurt the region's economy and status as a global financial hub. "The situation in Hong Kong is starting to weigh on people.

  • MADRID, Sept 29- Spain's Constitutional Court suspended on Monday an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November, although political forces in the wealthy north-east region forged ahead with a political campaign ahead of their planned vote.

  • Muji, which expects to open its first Canadian store in November in Toronto, wants to have more stores overseas than in Japan within the next two years. At the end of February, the unit of Ryohin Keikaku Co Ltd operated 255 stores outside of its home country, including 100 in China, according to its website. This compared with 385 stores in Japan.

  • Utah collects about $1B in tourism tax revenue Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's reputation as a mecca for outdoor recreation helped to deliver more than $1 billion in tourist-generated tax revenue last year, according to the state tourism director. "It's like Utah is being discovered."

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. crude oil rose on Monday, hovering around $94 a barrel on support from strong U.S. economic data last week, while Brent edged up after nearing a two-year low last week. "I think demand by U.S. refiners to make product to export is definitely supporting WTI prices," said Gene McGillian, an analyst at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • *George Osborne seeks to regain initiative after Europe split. BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept 29- British finance minister George Osborne spelled out plans for more spending cuts on Monday, betting that voters will accept his tough approach to fixing the economy and give an election victory to his Conservative Party next year.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Greek government bond yields rose to their highest in almost two months on Monday as Athens' plans for an early exit from a bailout programme raised concerns about future financing and debt relief.

  • *Hong Kong demonstrations raise worries about Beijing response. NEW YORK, Sept 29- The dollar's three-month rally took a breather on Monday on nervousness over Beijing's response to democracy protests in Hong Kong and concerns it might hurt the region's economy and status as a global financial hub.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while Treasury prices rose as further signs of the relative strength of the U.S. economy raised the prospect of higher interest rates.