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  • *Britain eight months from election. LONDON, Sept 2- Britain's politicians and central bankers are watching one another even more closely than usual as the timing of a national election and a headline-making interest rate rise look set to converge.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 2- Hong Kong shares finished flat for a third session on Tuesday, but recovered from session lows after major indexes in China's market reached fresh highs this year. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.1 percent, recovering from earlier losses of 1.4 percent.

  • *HSBC slips after UK fund manager dumps shares. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Hong Kong shares fell to three-week lows on Tuesday weighed down by profit-taking, while the Chinese onshore markets eked out slim gains thanks to outperforming port and liquor stocks.

  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine- Russia tension. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets advanced despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week.

  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine/ Russia tensions. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously navigated warnings that the conflict in Ukraine was sliding out of control, focusing instead on whether the European Central Bank will strengthen its stimulus plans when it meets this week.

  • *Escalating crisis in Ukraine, patchy Chinese recovery weigh. BANGALORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 1- Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.

  • *European markets shrug off rising concern about Ukraine/ Russia. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia's conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control on Monday, as investors focused on the European Central Bank's meeting this week and hopes it will strengthen its stimulus plans.

  • UPDATE 2-Brent drops below $103, China data weighs Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    *Russia- Ukraine tensions rise, EU prepares new sanctions. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Brent crude dropped below $103 a barrel on Monday, as a recent rebound in oil prices was checked by fresh data suggesting a slower growth in China's factory activity.

  • *Russia- Ukraine tensions rise, EU prepares new sanctions. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Brent crude held steady above $103 a barrel on Monday, as a recent rebound in oil prices was checked by fresh data suggesting a slowdown in China's factory activity.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 1- The euro hit a fresh one-year low on Monday, as heightened worries about the crisis in Ukraine kept the currency on the defensive ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting later this week.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 1- The euro hit a fresh one-year low on Monday, as heightened worries about the crisis in Ukraine kept the currency on the defensive ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting later this week.

  • China's yuan edges up despite weak PMI and midpoint Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Monday, with technical buying helping to offset the impact of slightly worse-than-expected manufacturing surveys and weaker daily fix.

  • Brent holds above $103; China data weighs Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    *China factory activity falls to 3- month low in August. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Brent crude held steady above $103 a barrel on Monday, as a recent rebound in oil prices was checked by fresh data suggesting a slowdown in China's factory activity.

  • China manufacturing growth slowed in August Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday. An official industry group, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said its separate PMI declined to 51.1 from 51.7.

  • Asia stocks rise on S&P high, China stimulus hopes Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 11:55 PM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 2,229.97 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 15,460.50. CHINA FACTORIES: Two surveys showed China's manufacturing growth slowed in August as export demand and investment weakened, raising expectations Beijing might launch more stimulus.

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Asian shares edged higher on Monday, with investors wary of a deepening crisis in Ukraine and a downbeat China manufacturing survey, while the euro touched a fresh one-year low ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.

  • China manufacturing growth slowed in August Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:41 PM ET

    BEIJING— Two surveys show China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment. HSBC Corp. said Monday its purchasing managers index fell to 50.2 from July's 18- month high of 51.7 on a 100- point scale on which numbers above 50 show an expansion.

  • China's final HSBC PMI hits 3-month low in August Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 1- China's vast factory sector grew at its slackest pace in three months in August as growth in output and new orders cooled, a private survey showed, adding to worries that the economy is losing momentum despite government steps to steady it.

  • *China slowdown a major drag on South Korean exports. SEOUL, Sept 1- Exports by trade powerhouse South Korea fell slightly in August, official data showed on Monday, missing market expectations and underscoring the still-cloudy outlook for the economy as global demand remains weak.

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- South Korea's manufacturing activity snapped a three-month run of contraction by posting slight growth in August, but new export orders declined for a fifth consecutive month, a private-sector survey found on Monday.