*Threat of Russian invasion hangs over east Ukraine. MOSCOW, March 17- As Russian forces took control of Crimea in the last few weeks, Russian media started referring to a broad belt of land in southern Ukraine as Novorossiya, or New Russia.» Read More
*Bank of Chongqing also had lacklustre debut. HONG KONG, Nov 12- Shares in Huishang Bank Corp Ltd became the second China bank in just over a week to make a lacklustre Hong Kong debut, underscoring lukewarm investor appetite for the Chinese banking sector despite a likely raft of listings on their way.
TOKYO, Nov 12- Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, on track for a fourth straight day of losses, with investors turning their attention to the Chinese Communist Party policy meeting for clues to its economic agenda for the next decade. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent.
Nov 11- Google Inc's Motorola unit is expected to unveil a relatively low-cost phone on Wednesday, amid weak sales of its flagship Moto X model, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
SHANGHAI, Nov 12- China's supervisory body for state-owned companies has denied a media report that it will allow private investors to buy up to 15 percent stakes in state enterprises, adding that it will unveil a reform plan "as soon as possible".
*Dentsu jumps on forecast hike. *China policy meeting in focus but limited impact on market- analyst. Exporters were higher, with Sony Corp rising 2.7 percent, Nissan Motor Co climbing 1.3 percent and Panasonic Corp adding 1.0 percent.
SINGAPORE, Nov 12- London copper slipped on Tuesday from one-week highs hit the session before, as traders showed caution ahead of expected major policy announcements from top consumer China.
But in a new report released on Monday, the World Bank warns that while some services, like low-fee accounts, clearly benefit the poor and small firms, others- such as microcredit, microinsurance, and debt relief- can do more harm than good.
But it's no better than that, " Barry Flinchbaugh, a Kansas State University agricultural economist who advises legislators shaping the U.S. farm bill, told Reuters on the sidelines of a farm bankers meeting in Minneapolis. The bill is now with a conference committee of 41 members of Congress who are hammering out the difference between the House and Senate bills.
Nov 11- Federal prosecutors and the office of the inspector general of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have contacted some employees in the SEC's New York office in a probe of possibly improper financial holdings, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
SINGAPORE, Nov 12- U.S. crude futures edged lower in early Asian trading on Tuesday, as investors eyed the next round of Iran nuclear talks and possible economic reforms by Chinese leaders at the end of a Communist Party meeting later in the day. Talks between Iran and Western powers ended without a deal at the weekend, but will resume on Nov. 20.
SINGAPORE, Nov 12- Gold was stuck below $1,300 on Tuesday, trading near a 3-1/ 2 week trough as investors fret over the timing of the U.S. *Gold's drop below $1,300 has failed to attract demand in Asia as buyers waiting on the sidelines expect prices to weaken further.
BASRA, Iraq, Nov 11- Dozens of angry Shi'ite Muslim workers and tribesmen stormed a Schlumberger Ltd camp at one of Iraq's main oilfields and wrecked offices early on Monday after accusing a foreign security adviser of insulting their religion, police and employees at the field said.
Nov 11- Initial enrollment estimates for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform program show participation is falling far short of expectations, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, raising pressure on the White House to get its rollout back on track. Americans must enroll by Dec. 15 for coverage that begins Jan. 1.
Nov 11- Network equipment maker Emulex Corp will buy $200 million of its shares and reconstitute its board, following pressure from two of its major shareholders. Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP and Altai Capital had been agitating to include shareholder advocates on the Emulex board.
NEW YORK, Nov 11- London- based Armajaro Holdings Ltd will sell its commodity trading arm to Swiss agricultural trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd, creating one of the world's biggest physical cocoa and coffee dealers in the latest deal to roil this niche market.
TOKYO, Nov 12- Asian shares held steady on Tuesday, with investors turning their attention to the Chinese Communist Party policy-meeting for clues to China's economic agenda for the next decade, while the dollar's two-day rally against the euro came to a halt.
SYDNEY, Nov 12- The euro clung onto modest gains early in Asia on Tuesday after a lacklustre overnight session that saw investors trim bearish positions in the common currency following a heavy selloff last week.
*Saputo in 3- way battle for WCB with Bega, Murray Goulburn. SYDNEY, Nov 12- Australia said on Tuesday it would allow Saputo Inc to bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Holdings Ltd, removing a key obstacle for the deal aimed at consolidating the country's dairy industry as global demand surges.
Shares of Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp have more than doubled in the last one year, and trade 44 and 97 times forward earnings, according to Thomson Reuters data. Morgan Stanley removed Google from its Best Idea List, saying that catalysts have played out.
*Transocean reaches deal with Icahn over dividend. *News Corp shares down after the bell. NEW YORK, Nov 11- U.S. stocks edged up on Monday, lifting the Dow to another record closing high in light volume on Veterans Day while investors turned their focus to how soon the Federal Reserve may begin reducing stimulus.