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Aug 19- Southeastern Grocers LLC, which operates supermarket chains Winn- Dixie and BI-LO, called off its plans for an initial public offering, joining a list of companies that have pulled their offerings this year. The company runs more than 650 BI-LO and Winn- Dixie stores in southeastern U.S. states of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia.
Aug 19- Southeastern Grocers LLC, which operates supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and BI-LO, said on Tuesday it would withdraw its plans for an initial public offering. The Jacksonville, Florida- based company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in September for an IPO of up to $500 million.
LONDON, Aug 19- European shares extended the previous session's rally on Tuesday, with Germany's DAX index outperforming, driven by what traders saw as an easing of the Ukraine crisis.
*Skymark soars on report that AirAsia is considering aid.
*Army seized power on May 22 in bid to end crisis, spur growth. BANGKOK, Aug 18- Thailand avoided recession in the second quarter, though doubts remain about how robustly it can recover after the army stepped in to end political unrest and seek to lift a stumbling economy.
NEW YORK, Aug 17- Credit Suisse helped put together billions of dollars in securities that were issued by offshore investment vehicles of Banco Espirito Santo SA and then sold to the Portuguese bank's retail customers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
WSJ's website also said it was unclear about Credit Suisse's direct role in selling the securities to bank customers.
The final conference call took place on Thursday between banker-dealers in the $3 billion a day London silver market in the old process of fixing the benchmark silver price.
*Current account surplus narrows to 16 bln ringgit. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15- Malaysia's economy grew 6.4 percent in the second quarter, faster than expected, as exports kept up their strong performance and consumer spending stayed buoyant despite steps by the central bank to curb high household debt levels.
LONDON, Aug 15- The silver market enters a new electronic era in benchmarking on Friday after a regulatory drive for more transparency in price setting brought the 117- year-old silver' fix' to an end. The process will be operated jointly by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which provides the platform and algorithm, and administrator Thomson Reuters.
RIYADH/ DUBAI, Aug 14- Seventy-year-old Saudi Arabian stock speculator Mohamed al-Otaibi says he lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the crash of 2006, but he's back trading again as the Arab world's biggest bourse prepares to open to direct foreign investment.
BEIJING, Aug 14- China's surprisingly sharp and sudden drop in credit has strengthened the case for the central bank to cut interest rates, but policy insiders believe it will be reluctant to take more aggressive steps and for now will stick to more targeted measures.
NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stocks rose broadly on Monday, extending Friday's sharp rally as recent uncertainty pertaining to Ukraine and the Middle East appeared to ease, while Priceline rallied on its results.
*MannKind signs agreement with Sanofi, shares jump. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, extending Friday's sharp rally as concerns eased over both Federal Reserve monetary policy and the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.
*MannKind signs agreement with Sanofi, shares jump. NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, suggesting that Friday's sharp rally could continue as it appeared less likely that the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine would escalate.
LONDON, Aug 11- Gold fell slightly on Monday, retreating from a three-week high as tensions between Ukraine and Russia eased and investors turned to rising European shares and some withdrew from exchange-traded gold funds.
*UK, EU regulators seek curbs on commission system. LONDON, Aug 10- Regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research alongside share dealing is alarming traders in Europe, who fear a further drop in business and more cost-cutting in an already tough environment.
SHANGHAI/ SINGAPORE, Aug 8- Fast forward a year, and Malaysia Airlines may have a new CEO, new logo, new livery, maybe even a new name, and fewer employees, airline insiders and brand experts said as the government signalled a "complete overhaul" of the loss-making carrier that has suffered two recent jetliner disasters.
*Tensions in Ukraine, U.S. airstrikes in Iraq sour sentiment. *Earning disappointment hits Nikon, Nisshin Steel. TOKYO, Aug 8- Japan's Nikkei share average slumped to a two-month low on Friday, suffering its biggest daily decline in five months as investors were gripped with fear that geopolitical crises in Ukraine and the Middle East could disrupt global growth.
Aug 7- Shares of iDreamSky Technology Ltd, a mobile gaming company that localizes and distributes popular games such as "Fruit Ninja," " Temple Run" and "Subway Surfers" in China, rose as much as 27 percent in their trading debut.