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  • LONDON, Sept 23- Tesco Plc's disclosure of huge accounting mistakes over contracts with its suppliers shocked industry analysts and executives, but not because they didn't realise the potential for disaster.

  • *Libya and Iraqi oil output, exports rise. For Brent, higher output from Libya and Iraq overshadowed the start of U.S.-led air strikes against Islamist groups in Syria and stronger Chinese economic data. Brent for November delivery fell 17 cents at $96.80 a barrel by 12:04 EDT after climbing as high as $97.59 a barrel in early trading.

  • *U.S. and Arab allies start Syria strikes. LONDON, Sept 23- Brent crude oil fell towards a two-year low near $96 a barrel on Tuesday, reversing early gains as higher output from Libya and Iraq overshadowed the start of U.S.-led air strikes against Islamist groups in Syria and stronger Chinese economic data.

  • *Alan Stewart released by M&S two months early. *Industry data shows Tesco's UK sales still sliding. Britain's biggest retailer hired Alan Stewart from Marks& Spencer early in the summer but he was not due to start until December.

  • *Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights. LONDON, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday as the United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched strikes against Islamic State strongholds in Syria, and as a surprise pick-up in China's factory activity boosted the demand outlook.

  • *Aussie firmer as HSBC flash China PMI tops forecasts. LONDON, Sept 23- The euro pulled away from a 14- month trough against the dollar on Tuesday, earning some relief from a business survey showing Germany's economy probably expanded in the third quarter.

  • *More monetary policy action expected in Frankfurt, Beijing. LONDON/ BEIJING, Sept 23- Euro zone business growth dipped to a 2014 low in September as firms again cut prices, while factory activity in China picked up only slightly, surveys showed, keeping the spotlight on policymakers' plans for economic stimulus.

  • *Jimmy Choo aims to join London stock market next month. PARIS/ LONDON, Sept 23- Jimmy Choo set out plans on Tuesday to join the London Stock Exchange next month in a deal that could value the upmarket shoe maker at more than 700 million pounds, seeking to woo investors with the prospect of expansion in Asia.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- More downbeat data from Europe left shares on course for a third day of losses on Tuesday, though commodities got a break from recent selling after a reading on China's massive factory sector outpaced the market's bleak expectations.

  • *Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights. LONDON, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday as the United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched strikes against Islamic State strongholds in Syria, and as a surprise pick-up in China's factory activity boosted the demand outlook.

  • *Aussie slightly firmer as HSBC flash China PMI tops forecasts. LONDON, Sept 23- The euro pulled away from a 14- month trough against the dollar on Tuesday, getting some relief from a business survey showing Germany's economy probably expanded in the third quarter.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares rose on Tuesday after a preliminary survey showed the Chinese manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, easing but not dispelling concerns that the country could see a sharp slowdown in growth.

  • *Equities bounce as China manufacturing survey tops forecasts. The Asian giant is Australia's single biggest export market and investors often use the currency as a liquid proxy for China plays.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares on Tuesday clawed back some of the previous day's losses after a preliminary survey showed China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, while the Hong Kong market hovered near two-month lows. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.3 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday after a survey showed China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, helping brighten the demand outlook in a market that has been weighed by a supply glut. Brent for November delivery was up 33 cents at $97.30 a barrel by 0437 GMT, after falling by more than a dollar on Monday.

  • *Copper to retest support at $6,733- technicals. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- London copper futures rebounded from their three-month lows on Tuesday after a private survey showed China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace than expected, but lack of physical buying suggested the industrial metal and its peers were not out of the woods yet.

  • *Aussie slightly firmer as HSBC flash China PMI tops forecasts. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 23- The dollar hovered just below a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as the euro steadied near a 14- month trough with sellers taking a bit of a breather.

  • *Equities bounce as China manufacturing survey tops forecasts. The Asian giant is Australia's single biggest export market and investors often use the currency as a liquid proxy for China plays.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 23- An unexpected strengthening in China's manufacturing sector this month is probably enough to convince the authorities to stick to their current economic and fiscal policies. The market was expecting a weaker HSBC/ Markit Flash China Purchasing Managers' Index for September, but instead the indicator improved.

  • Brent climbs above $97 after upbeat China PMI Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:22 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday after a survey showed China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, helping brighten the demand outlook in a market that has been weighed by a supply glut. Brent for November delivery was up 48 cents at $97.45 a barrel by 0243 GMT, after falling by more than a dollar on Monday.