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  • UKRAINE PARLIAMENT VOTES TO REJECT RESIGNATION OF ACTING DEFENCE MINISTER.

  • UKRAINE'S ACTING DEFENCE MINISTER TENYUKH ANNOUNCES HE IS OFFERING HIS RESIGNATION.

  • ABU DHABI, March 25- Abu Dhabi National Energy Co posted a net loss of 2.52 billion dirhams for 2013 as it marked down the value of its oil and gas holdings in North America, the company said on Tuesday.

  • *Luxottica to design, develop, distribute new Glass eyewear. MILAN, March 24- Luxottica, the maker of Ray-Ban sunglasses, has struck a deal to design, develop and distribute glasses based on Google's Internet-connected Glass eyewear, potentially bringing the new technology to a wider market.

  • MOSCOW, March 25- Russia wants to continue contacts with G8 member states, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after the other seven members suspended their participation in the group.

  • *Move seen negative for energy conglomerate Reliance Industries. MUMBAI, March 25- An unexpected request by India's Election Commission for the government to defer a rise in gas prices until after a looming general election hit shares in Reliance Industries Ltd and Oil and Natural Gas Corp on Tuesday.

  • EasyJet leads European shares higher, focus on Ifo Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    LONDON, March 25- European stocks edged higher on Tuesday, led by British-listed airline EasyJet after a outlook upgrade, although gains were kept in check by expectations of tepid data from Germany.

  • HONG KONG, March 25- Hong Kong shares ended down on Tuesday, as investors locked in recent gains ahead of earnings results from Chinese banks later this week, with the index dragged down by heavyweight Tencent. Sinopharm Group, China's largest pharmaceutical distributor, gained 2.2 percent after Credit Suisse upgraded it to outperform from neutral.

  • *Supply concerns stemming from Ukraine crisis check losses. SINGAPORE March 25- Brent crude fell towards $106.50 per barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session on disappointing manufacturing numbers from the world's biggest oil consuming nations, although supply concerns stemming from the Ukraine crisis checked losses.

  • SINGAPORE, March 25- Gold rebounded on Tuesday from a one-month low hit in the prior session, helped by short covering and a rise in bullion-backed exchange traded fund holdings, but expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and a lack of physical buying capped gains.

  • SYDNEY, March 25- London copper edged up to its highest in nearly a week on Tuesday, with the market supported by hopes China will act to support its economy after a survey showed manufacturing contracted in the first quarter.

  • BEIJING, March 25- China should let market forces play a greater role in its drive to boost the urban population to accomplish its goal of ensuring sustained, consumer-led growth, the World Bank said in a report on Tuesday.

  • BEIJING, March 25- China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it hopes Britain will provide satellite data by British firm Inmarsat on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. When asked whether China wants Britain to give China the satellite information, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said he hoped the "relevant country" could provide it.

  • *Any cut in Russia gas to Europe would curb LNG flow to Asia. GOYANG, South Korea, March 25- Australia's Woodside Petroleum has little room to boost its liquefied natural gas output and would be unable to pump more fuel to cover a shortage if Russia cuts gas supply to Europe over the Ukraine crisis, its head said on Tuesday.

  • China shares end flat on afternoon fall of bank shares Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 25- China's main stock indexes ended flat on Tuesday, as afternoon falls by bank shares cancelled out gains from earlier buying of counters linked to Shanghai's free trade zone on hopes its investment rules will be relaxed.

  • HONG KONG, March 25- In just a few years, Hong Kong banks have ramped up lending to China from near zero to $430 billion, fuelling concerns about their credit exposure to the mainland at a time when sliding economic growth and defaults are making investors nervous.

  • *Investors cautious, Ukraine crisis, soft U.S. data blamed. TOKYO, March 25- Shares were in a defensive mode on Tuesday on uncertainty over Ukraine and the global economy, though still-vague hopes of stimulus measures from China may be supporting investor sentiment.

  • MOSCOW, March 25- Russia's Rosneft, the world's largest listed oil company by output, said on Tuesday it had repaid some $10.6 billion to international banks raised for its takeover of TNK-BP. Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, said it paid back loans ahead of time in December-March.

  • HONG KONG, March 25- Every big bank in town wanted a piece of the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd initial public offering, set to be the biggest technology listing ever.

  • *Supply concerns stemming from Ukraine crisis check losses. SINGAPORE March 25- Brent crude fell towards $106.50 per barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session on disappointing manufacturing numbers from the world's biggest oil consuming nations, although supply concerns stemming from the Ukraine crisis checked losses.