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  • BRUSSELS, Aug 11- European Union regulators on Monday began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

  • Aug 11- Online travel agency Priceline Group Inc posted a higher quarterly profit as hotel and airline bookings rose.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- Copper prices rose slightly on Monday as tensions eased between Russia and Ukraine and on optimism about the outlook for China's economy and metals demand, though expectations of rising copper supplies put a brake on gains.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is considering selling the international arm of its private bank, Coutts, as it focuses more on domestic lending, it told staff on Monday.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine anytime soon. Late on Friday, Russia's Defence Ministry said it had ended military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had called "provocative." "The Ukraine situation appears to be stabilising.

  • ZURICH/ SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Royal Bank of Scotland is selling the international arm of its private bank in a deal that could be valued around $1 billion, sources said on Monday, as the British government leans on it to focus more on domestic lending.

  • 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.

  • *Special forces loyal to Maliki deployed in key areas of Baghdad. BAGHDAD, Aug 11- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was battling to keep his job on Monday, deploying forces across Baghdad as some parliamentary allies sought a replacement and the United States warned him not to obstruct efforts to form a new government.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 11- Slowing economic growth, very low inflation, a shekel that may have over-appreciated and the Gaza conflict led the Bank of Israel to lower short-term interest rates last month, minutes of the discussions showed on Monday.

  • *U.S. is "top destination" for those fleeing China- official. *China, U.S. have no extradition treaty. BEIJING, Aug 11- More than 150 economic fugitives, many of whom are corrupt officials or suspected of graft in China, are at large in the United States, Chinese state media said on Monday, citing a senior official from the public security ministry.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- The Norwegian crown hit a seven-week high against the euro after Norway reported consumer inflation unexpectedly jumped in July, making it less likely the central bank will cut interest rates.

  • *Selling tickets not profitable; airlines need new impetus. BERLIN, Aug 11- Beset by low air fares and relentless competition, airlines around the world are waking up to the value of their frequent flyer programmes and realising they can boost profits as well as brand profile.

  • *U.S. air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Iraq. LONDON, Aug 11- Brent crude oil slipped below $105 a barrel on Monday as U.S. intervention in Iraq eased concerns over the risk of disruption to supply from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.2 pct. PARIS, Aug 11- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, bouncing back from a sharp two-week slide and tracking a rally on Wall Street, after investors deemed Moscow was not about to send troops into Ukraine- a move which would intensify sanctions.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 11- Hong Kong shares posted solid gains on Monday with property leading the advance, helped by stronger Chinese mainland bourses as the Shanghai benchmark index closed at its highest in eight months. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong added 1.9 percent.

  • *U.S. air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Iraq. LONDON, Aug 11- Brent crude oil slipped below $105 a barrel on Monday as U.S. intervention in Iraq eased concerns over the risk of disruption to supply from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- U.S. oil producer Hess Corp has suspended oil-drilling operations in Iraqi Kurdistan and started to evacuate non-essential staff amid spreading violence in the region, its minority partner Petroceltic said.

  • *Sanofi, MannKind aim to launch Afrezza in U.S. in Q1 2015. PARIS/ LONDON, Aug 11- French drugmaker Sanofi is betting on inhaled insulin as an alternative option to daily injections for diabetics by signing a worldwide licensing agreement with MannKind Corp worth up to $925 million.