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  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Brent crude held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine added to geopolitical risk supporting a market that might otherwise sag due to expectations weekly data will show higher inventories in the United States.

  • *Trade data due May 8, CPI on May 9 and activity data on May 13. BEIJING, May 6- Growth in China's factory output and investment likely stabilised in April as the government uses targeted policy measures to underpin growth, while the pace of declines in exports and imports may have eased, a Reuters poll showed.

  • BEIJING, May 6- Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday, police said, the latest in a series of such assaults that have raised jitters around the country.

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Asian share markets shuffled higher on Tuesday after promising U.S. economic news helped Wall Street to a firmer finish, though activity was again light with Tokyo still on holiday. Stock markets in India and China led the way with gains of 0.5 percent each, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party's establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals.

  • POLL-Indian services downturn eases in April - PMI Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    BANGALORE, May 6- Activity in India's services industry contracted for a tenth straight month in April, pushing firms to put hiring plans on hold for the first time since November, a business survey showed on Tuesday. This points to still subdued service sector activity, "said Leif Eskesen, chief economist for India and ASEAN at HSBC.

  • China shares up on railway sector, property mixed Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    BEIJING, May 6- China shares steadied on Tuesday, with gains limited by weakness in the property sector as investors braced for any signs of financial distress among developers as the market cools.

  • SHANGHAI, May 6- China's yuan hit its strongest point in two weeks on Tuesday, as traders detected signs of central bank intervention to support the currency after it touched an 18- month low last week.

  • BEIJING, May 6- Four people have been injured in a knife attack at a railway station in southern China's Guangzhou city, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday. The police shot one of the attackers while another is on the run, the official Yangcheng Evening News reported.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Brent crude held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine added to geopolitical risk supporting a market that might otherwise sag due to expectations weekly data will show higher inventories in the United States.

  • YOUR MONEY-How wealthy families blow their assets Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 6- The basis of modern financial management rests on the promise that you can pass along what's left to future generations. A new survey from Merrill Lynch of wealthy families who have more than $5 million in investable assets attempts to find the obstacles in the road to sustainable wealth.

  • Fiat Chrysler bets on Jeep, Alfa revamp to go global Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    DETROIT, May 6- Fiat Chrysler will build Jeeps in China and Brazil and is expected to invest billions of euros to revamp its battered Alfa Romeo sports-car brand in a bid to convince investors it can turn the newly merged automaker into a thriving global business.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, May 6- Baosteel Resources' motivation for a hostile $1 billion takeover of Australia's Aquila Resources is to jumpstart a stalled iron ore project. Baosteel is seeking to gain control of Aquila in order to get the junior company's half-share of the $7 billion West Pilbara Iron Ore Project, located in the north of Western Australia state.

  • SYDNEY, May 6- London copper edged lower on Tuesday in thin trading as markets reopened after a long holiday weekend, while dwindling nickel supplies after Indonesia's ban of ore exports pushed that metal to its loftiest in more than a week on the LME.

  • BEIJING, May 6- More Chinese cities are rolling out measures to encourage home purchases, expanding efforts by local governments to support the cooling property market as authorities come under pressure to steady China's faltering economy.

  • BEIJING, May 6- Juneyao Airlines, a small privately owned carrier, said it aims to raise 1.9 billion yuan in an initial public offering in Shanghai to fund its fleet expansion.

  • May 5- Apple Inc granted its new retail chief 113,334 restricted stock units, the company said in a regulatory filing late on Monday, valuing at $68.1 million based on Monday's closing share price. Apple announced the appointment in October, but Ahrendts only started her job at Apple on May 1.

  • SYDNEY, May 6- London nickel hit its loftiest in more than a week on Tuesday, supported by a lack of available supply after Indonesia banned ore exports in January, and as UK markets reopened after a long holiday weekend.

  • LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 5- Activision Blizzard Inc intends to spend $500 million developing and promoting "Destiny," potentially breaking industry records as it seeks to build the sci-fi role-playing videogame into its next multibillion-dollar franchise.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- U.S. crude held steady below $100 a barrel in early Asian trading on Tuesday, as expectations of rising oil inventories in the United States were balanced by heightened tension in Ukraine.