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  • 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.

  • Global stocks off but China rebounds Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    BEIJING— Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday following Wall Street's tumble but China rebounded after unexpectedly strong manufacturing eased fears of an economic slowdown. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.8 percent to 6,722.25.

  • 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.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 23- China's yuan was little changed against the dollar on Tuesday after the central bank set a very marginally stronger official guidance rate. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.1470 per dollar, up 0.02 percent from the previous fix.

  • China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:41 PM ET

    HONG KONG— Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery. HSBC's purchasing manager index edged up to 50.5 this month from 50.2 in August, based on a 100- point scale on which numbers below 50 indicate contraction.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 23- Asian shares recouped early losses on Tuesday while commodities won a break from recent selling pressure after a reading on China's massive factory sector outpaced the market's bleak expectations. The Asian giant is Australia's single biggest export market and investors often use the currency as a liquid proxy for China plays.

  • BEIJING, Sept 23- Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September even as factory employment slumped to a 5-1/ 2- year low, a survey showed on Tuesday, a potential source of worry for Communist leaders who prize social stability above all else.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 23- London copper futures ticked higher on Tuesday but held near their weakest level since June on nagging worries about economic growth in top consumer China ahead of the release of a closely-watched data.

  • NYMEX-US crude slips to one-week low, China PMI eyed Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:53 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Sept 23- U.S. crude futures dropped to a 1-1/ 2- week low on Tuesday on concerns over ample supplies and slowing economic growth in China, the world's No. 2 oil consumer. *Front-month U.S. crude was little changed at $90.90 a barrel by 0039 GMT after slipping to $90.58 earlier, its weakest since Sept. 11.

  • *Equities on defensive before China manufacturing survey. SYDNEY, Sept 23- Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a periodic bout of angst over China combined with the U.S. dollar's recent meteoric run to pile pressure on commodity prices.