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MOSCOW, July 18- Top Russian oil producer Rosneft said it would continue to work on existing projects and agreements and honour its obligations despite U.S. sanctions slapped on the company over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.
SEOUL, July 18- Line Corp, a Japan- based social messaging service firm, has filed for an initial public offering in the United States, Bloomberg news reported on Friday, citing unidentified sources. Line's parent company, South Korea's Naver Corp, said on Wednesday that Line had filed for an initial public offering in Tokyo.
Morgan Stanley CFO does not believe new sanctions on Rosneft will affect a pending deal between the two companies.
NEW YORK, July 17- Global stock markets slumped on Thursday, while safe-haven gold and bond prices rose following an escalation of violence in Gaza and the downing of a passenger plane at the Ukraine- Russia border.
Wall Street stocks started the day with modest losses after the United States announced new sanctions against Russia in response to recent unrest in Ukraine. Subsequently, a Malaysian airlines jet was downed over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, sparking a further fall in risk assets on concerns that the conflict might widen.
Stocks declined Thursday, with the Dow retreating from its record, after reports that a Malaysian plane had been shot down over Ukraine.
Treasurys rose as US equities declined on Thursday after reports surfaced that a Malaysian passenger plane had been shot down in Ukraine.
*Malaysian Airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday in volatile trading on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine- Russia border, after the United States and European Union imposed sanctions on Russia.
NEW YORK, July 17- Stock markets around the world on Thursday were sharply lower and safe-haven investments like gold and government bonds rose after news a Malaysian airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border.
Strong showings in wealth management and investment banking helped Morgan Stanley more than double quarterly earnings and beat estimates.
*Russia assets fall as U.S., EU impose more sanctions. NEW YORK, July 17- Stock markets around the world on Thursday extended losses while safe-haven assets rose following news that a Malaysian airlines jet had crashed near in eastern Ukraine near the Russia border.
NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday to hit session lows on news that a Malaysian passenger jetliner had been downed in Ukraine, fresh on the heels of new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia.
NEW YORK, July 17- Morgan Stanley does not believe new U.S. sanctions on Russian oil company Rosneft will affect a pending deal between the two companies, the bank's chief financial officer said on Thursday.
*U.S. housing starts weak, but Morgan Stanley up on results. NEW YORK, July 17- Stock markets around the world weakened on Thursday as tighter Western sanctions against Russia raised the specter of greater geopolitical tensions ahead, while weak U.S. data gave investors further pause.
Morgan Stanley's earnings jumped as stronger performances by its investment banking and wealth management businesses made up for a fall in bond trading.
LONDON, July 17- Copper prices fell to their lowest in two weeks on Thursday amid growing concern over the outlook for metal demand from the property sector after a Chinese builder warned of a possible bond default.
*Morgan Stanley climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday in the wake of fresh U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia, but some stronger-than-expected earnings reports helped keep declines in check.
CNBC's Mary Thompson spoke to Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat about the company's quarterly earnings and the Rosneft deal.
Ukrainian officials said a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down, although both the government and pro- Russia separatists fighting in the region denied responsibility. The situation raised concerns of wider geopolitical instability in the region and an escalation of tensions between Russia and the West.
-BP obtained a 19.75 percent stake in the Kremlin-controlled company as part of a deal that saw the British firm sell Rosneft its stake in the Anglo-Russian oil producer TNK-BP for $55 billion last year. BP's head Robert Dudley, a U.S. citizen, sits on Rosneft's board.