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  • MOSCOW, Sept 15- Russia will honor all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by RIA news agency as saying.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-China anxiety knocks shares, oil Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    *China slowdown worries rattle stocks, Russian sanctions eyed. LONDON, Sept 15- Stock markets fell on Monday after China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August, while worries over the impact of another round of sanctions on Russian projects added to headwinds for Moscow- listed companies and the oil market.

  • *France sends fighter jets for reconnaissance mission over Iraq. PARIS, Sept 15- French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition.

  • *SABMiller, Heineken advance on M&A news. Weekend data showed China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other major sectors also fell, increasing fears that China may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes new stimulus measures.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 15- Data showing that the Chinese economy quickly lost steam in August caused some economists on Monday to trim their 2014 growth forecasts for the country. Barclays Capital reduced its projection to 7.2 percent from 7.4.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 15- Hong Kong shares finished at their lowest in five weeks on Monday, after a slew of weaker-than-expected China data over the weekend fanned fresh worries about the world's second-largest economy. The Hang Seng Index closed down 1.0 percent at 24,356.99 points, its lowest since Aug. 8.

  • *China Aug factory output growth slows to near 6- year low. LONDON, Sept 15- Brent crude oil on Monday slumped to its lowest in over two years, below $97 per barrel as lacklustre economic data from China, the world's top energy consumer, cast a shadow over the outlook for oil demand at a time of abundant supply.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Sweden's crown fell to a two-month low against the euro on Monday after the country elected a minority government, which could lead to a political impasse in Scandinavia's biggest economy.

  • CAIRO, Sept 15- Egypt's tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval and street protests, could fully recover by the end of 2015 if current levels of stability persist, the tourism minister said.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- British Prime Minister David Cameron will make one of his final visits to Scotland later on Monday four days before a historic independence referendum to warn Scots a vote to leave the United Kingdom is a forever choice.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc will launch in India on Monday the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

  • UPDATE 1-Alibaba plans to boost IPO size - Bloomberg Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:21 AM ET

    Sept 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to increase the size of its initial public offering due to strong investor demand, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The Chinese e-commerce company plans to increase the top end of the price range to above $70 and plans to announce the new price range as early as Monday, Bloomberg said.

  • LONDON, Sept 15- European equities fell in early trading on Monday after disappointing macroeconomic data from China raised concerns about the pace of economic growth in the world's second-biggest economy.

  • Mobile banking firm Monitise posts bigger loss Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    Sep 15- Monitise Plc, a mobile banking technology company, said full-year group EBITDA loss widened 63 percent due to investment in product and sales particularly in the second half of the year.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 15- Shanghai shares eked out modest gains to end at their highest in more than 1-1/ 2 years on Monday, underpinned by prospects of further government stimulus to buttress a slowing economy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings ended down 0.1 percent. Inner Mongolia BaoTou Steel Union led gains among steel-makers.

  • Alibaba plans to boost IPO size - Bloomberg Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    Sept 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to increase the size of its initial public offering due to strong investor demand, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The Chinese e-commerce company plans to increase the top end of the price range to above $70 and plans to announce the new price range as early as Monday, Bloomberg said.

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Sept 14- Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signaled it would favor European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- Netflix launched its video streaming service in France on Monday and teamed up with Bouygues to offer its content on France's third-largest telecom operator's set-top boxes.

  • PRIRAZLOMNAYA OIL PLATFORM, Russia, Sept 15- G azprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian state gas company Gazprom, will stick to its production plans at its Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Arctic despite being put under Western sanctions, First Deputy CEO Vadim Yakovlev said.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc launched in India on Monday the first smartphones powered by its Android One operating system, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segement of the world's fastest growing smartphone market.