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*Concerns about Ukraine still dampening risk appetite. SYDNEY, March 4- The yen held onto chunky gains early on Tuesday, having been squeezed higher as skittish investors dumped riskier assets amid tensions over Russian military intervention in Ukraine. President Barack Obama as a violation of international law and of Ukraine's sovereignty.
Bank of America Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.4 percent, to $16.30. Citigroup Inc. fell $1.02 or 2.1 percent, to $47.61. Goldman Sachs fell $1.71 or 1.0 percent, to $164.74.
NEW YORK, March 3- JPMorgan Chase& Co will pay $400 million to settle lawsuits brought by bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc over toxic mortgage-backed securities, according to the insurer. Brian Marchiony, a spokesman for JPMorgan, declined on Monday to comment on the Syncora settlement.
*China growth hit by falling export orders. LONDON/ BEIJING/ NEW YORK, March 3- Manufacturing growth in Europe and Asia slowed last month, pressured by falling demand from abroad, while the United States bucked the trend with manufacturing expanding at its fastest pace in over three years.
LONDON, March 3- Russia's power play for Ukraine's Crimea region is putting to flight foreign stock and bond investors, who are rattled by the Kremlin's overruling of the country's economic interests in favour of its military ambitions.
LONDON, March 3- The Japanese yen was at its strongest in a month against the dollar on Monday and looked set for more gains as investors sought safe havens from the risk of conflict in Ukraine and an economic slowdown in China.
SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 3- The Japanese yen gained broadly on Monday while investors sold risk currencies such as the Australian dollar after Ukraine's mobilisation to counter possible Russian invasion heightened geopolitical risks. The U.S. also threatened to isolate Russia economically in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.
*Putin threatens invasion to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine. SYDNEY, March 3- The Japanese yen rose across the board on Monday while investors gave risk currencies such as the Australian dollar a wide berth as Ukraine mobilised for war after Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade the neighbouring country.
WELLINGTON, March 3- The yen rallied to a three-week high against the U.S. dollar on Monday while the Australian and New Zealand dollars stumbled as escalating political tensions in Ukraine prompted investors to dump higher-risk currencies in favour of lower-risk, liquid ones.
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NEW YORK, Feb 28- Commodity revenues fell nearly 40 percent at Morgan Stanley and remained flat at Goldman Sachs Group Inc last year, according to filings from the two biggest Wall Street commodities players that face a changing regulatory landscape.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $16.53. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $48.63. Goldman Sachs rose $1.07 or. 6 percent, to $166.45.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 15 or. 9 percent, to $16.64. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $49.02. Morgan Stanley rose$. 45 or 1.5 percent, to $30.81.
United Airlines says winter storms wiped out 22,500 flights in January and February and hurt its first-quarter revenue. Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. were down $1.01, or 2 percent, to $45.50 in afternoon trading Friday. United has hub airports in Chicago, Denver and Newark, N.J., that have been particularly hard hit by winter storms.
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MOSCOW, Feb 28- Russian hypermarket chain Lenta's stock market debut was clouded by political turmoil in Ukraine on Friday as investors reined in their exposure to Russian companies.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- Financial market turbulence will likely return when the Federal Reserve decides to hike interest rates, top U.S. economists said in a paper that warns of the potential consequences of the Fed's extraordinary stimulus program.
LAGOS, Feb 28- "What is a cynic?" asks Cecil Graham in the Oscar Wilde play "Lady Windermere's Fan".
NEW YORK, Feb 28- The market turbulence of last year's "taper tantrum" is likely to return when the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates, some top U.S. economists concluded in a research paper that warns that more policy stimulus today can spark bigger disruptions in the future.
Bank of America Corp. rose$. 16 or 1.0 percent, to $16.49. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 37 or. 8 percent, to $48.69. Goldman Sachs rose $2.58 or 1.6 percent, to $165.38.