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  • FOREX-Dollar heads for best quarter in 6 years Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 30- The dollar was poised to finish the month with its biggest quarterly gain in six years, though it paused for breath on Tuesday and some analysts saw its recent rally running out of steam.

  • *Apple denied existence of backdoors to ministry. BEIJING, Sept 30- The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from Oct 17, after rigorous regulator scrutiny led to Apple Inc reassuring the Chinese government that the smartphones did not have security "backdoors" through which U.S. agencies can access users' data.

  • PARIS, Sept 30- French consumer spending largely stagnated in July and August, offering little support to the euro zone's second-biggest economy as it struggles to mount a convincing recovery.

  • RBS shares jump on improved economic outlook Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland will release £800 million from provisions it had set aside to cover losses on bad loans.

  • *RBS says to release 500 mln stg in provisions from "bad bank". LONDON, Sept 30- State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland will release 800 million pounds from provisions it had set aside to cover losses on bad loans after an improvement in economic conditions, especially in Ireland.

  • China shares post best quarterly gains in years Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 30- China shares inched up on Tuesday, the last day of a quarter in which the main indexes had their biggest gains in four years. China markets will be shut Oct. 1-7 for its national holiday. Chinese coal producers jumped after the State Council said China would impose a new resource tax on coal from Dec. 1 and cancel a series of existing charges.

  • European shares inch higher early; RBS jumps Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 30- European shares inched higher in early trading on Tuesday, led by shares of Royal Bank of Scotland after the UK lender cut provisions for bad loans.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Brent crude futures hovered above $97 a barrel on Tuesday, aided by firm U.S. and Chinese data, but the oil benchmark was on track for its deepest quarterly drop in more than two years on plentiful supplies.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday as a one-two punch of weak economic data and a profit warning from Sumitomo Corp knocked out sentiment- but for the month the Nikkei posted its biggest gain since last November.

  • *Newmont says exports 30,000 T from Indonesia on Monday. JAKARTA/ SYDNEY, Sept 30- Newmont Mining Corp sent out its first copper concentrate shipment from Indonesia this week that ended a nine-month hiatus, highlighting a ramp up in copper mine supply that is expected to tip the market into surplus this year.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 30- India's central bank kept its key policy repo rate unchanged at 8.0 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, while warning of risks to its target to bring consumer inflation down to 6 percent by January 2016.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • *Asia's Jan-Aug imports from Iran hit 1.15 mln bpd, up 23.6 pct. Six world powers have been trying to overcome significant disagreements with Iran in the more-than-decade-long nuclear standoff that led to tough sanctions being imposed on Tehran in 2012, cutting its crude exports by more than half.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese discount store operator Don Quijote Holdings will open a new chain in the United States early next year selling take-out Japanese food such as deep-fried oysters and noodles to tap growing demand for Japanese cuisine, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, Sept 30- Japan's factory output, consumer spending and real wages all fell in August, offering fresh signs of an economy reeling under the hammer-blow of a sales tax hike and keeping pressure on policymakers to deliver more stimulus to revive growth.

  • They said their countries would cooperate on security and to fight terrorism and would back a "rules based" global order in which India assumes greater multilateral responsibility, including a reformed U.N. Security Council. "We have a vision that the United States and India will have a transformative relationship as trusted partners in the 21st century.

  • "There are two prices that matter for Australia right now, those for homes and those for commodities, said Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia at HSBC. The alarm is shared by Australia as over 35 percent of its exports go to China, giving it an annual trade surplus worth around A $50 billion with the Asian giant.

  • *Markets still keeping an eye on developments in Hong Kong. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Sept 30- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday from its recent rally but was still not far from four-year peak against a basket of major currencies, and could be on track to post its biggest monthly gain in over a year.

  • HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Sept 30- China's yuan rebounded slightly against the dollar on Tuesday, but trading kept to a tight range as offshore investors were wary over continuing protests in Hong Kong and ahead of a holiday. The Chinese currency fell in Hong Kong trading on Monday on nervousness over the pro-democracy protests.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON Sept. 30- Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of U.S. mutual funds.