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  • HONG KONG, Aug 11- Hong Kong shares posted solid gains on Monday with property leading the advance, helped by stronger Chinese mainland bourses as the Shanghai benchmark index closed at its highest in eight months. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong added 1.9 percent.

  • *U.S. air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Iraq. LONDON, Aug 11- Brent crude oil slipped below $105 a barrel on Monday as U.S. intervention in Iraq eased concerns over the risk of disruption to supply from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- U.S. oil producer Hess Corp has suspended oil-drilling operations in Iraqi Kurdistan and started to evacuate non-essential staff amid spreading violence in the region, its minority partner Petroceltic said.

  • *Sanofi, MannKind aim to launch Afrezza in U.S. in Q1 2015. PARIS/ LONDON, Aug 11- French drugmaker Sanofi is betting on inhaled insulin as an alternative option to daily injections for diabetics by signing a worldwide licensing agreement with MannKind Corp worth up to $925 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- Foodpanda, an online take-away food delivery company active in dozens of emerging markets, said it had raised $60 million in new financing from a group of investors including existing backer Rocket Internet AG.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- The U.S. and global recoveries have been "disappointing" so far and may point to a permanent downshift in economic potential, U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said on Monday.

  • European shares bounce back as Ukraine tensions ease Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    PARIS, Aug 11- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, bouncing back from a sharp two-week slide and tracking a rally on Wall Street as tensions between Ukraine and Russia eased slightly.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 11- Shanghai shares ended at their highest in eight months on Monday, as mild consumer inflation data over the weekend was seen giving the authorities room to further relax monetary policy.

  • *U.S. conducts air strikes on Islamic State targets in north Iraq. SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Brent crude slipped under $105 a barrel on Monday, dropping from a one-week high hit on Friday, as U.S. intervention in Iraq eased concerns over the risk of disruption to supply from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 11- Five fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare.

  • TOKYO, Aug 11- Japanese stocks posted their biggest daily jump in four months on Monday after tensions in Ukraine eased, and as exporters rose as the yen stepped back from last week's sharp gains. The Nikkei share average jumped 2.4 percent to 15,130.52 points, its biggest daily percentage gain since mid April.

  • *BCI launches friendly $237 mln offer for Iron Ore Holdings. SYDNEY, Aug 11- BC Iron Ltd has launched a friendly cash and share offer worth around A $256 million for smaller rival Iron Ore Holdings Ltd, the second takeover in a month aimed at beefing up production in Australia's main iron ore region.

  • *U.S. conducts air strikes on Islamic State targets in north Iraq. SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Brent crude hovered above $105 a barrel on Monday, dropping from a one-week high hit on Friday, as U.S. intervention in Iraq eased concerns over the risk of disruption to supply from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • *Wall St rallies with Ukraine tensions curbed, lifts Asia. Spreadbetters expected the upbeat momentum for equities to continue into Europe, with Britain's FTSE seen opening as much as 0.6 percent higher, Germany's DAX up 1 percent and France's CAC 0.8 percent higher.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- Employment growth at the largest U.S. companies has lagged far behind increases in revenue and operating profit since the start of the century, as firms reaped the benefits of globalization, technology, and other ways to operate more productively, according to a Reuters analysis of corporate data.

  • *Orient Overseas jumps as earnings top forecast. HONG KONG, Aug 11- Hong Kong and China shares started the week strongly, with property and financial counters leading gains, as mild Chinese consumer inflation data on Saturday gave authorities room to further relax monetary policy.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 11- China's yuan is poised for a sixth straight day of gains against the dollar on Monday, trading at its highest level since March 17 after the central bank set a stronger official rate.

  • *Geopolitical tensions to keep gold at $1,280- $1,325- trader. SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Gold slipped further from a three-week high on Monday as investors eyed firmer equity markets and outflows from the world's top bullion fund, but held above $1,300 an ounce on concern over the Middle East and Ukraine.

  • *U.S. conducts air strikes on Islamic State targets in north Iraq. SINGAPORE, Aug 11- Brent crude hovered above $105 a barrel on Monday, dropping from a one-week high hit on Friday, as U.S. intervention in Iraq eased concerns over the risk of disruption to supply from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • JGBs edge slightly lower in subdued trade Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:15 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 11- Japanese government bond prices were slightly lower on Monday, though above session lows in quiet trading. Under its massive quantitative easing program, the BOJ offered to buy 400 billion yen of JGBs in the 5- year to 10- year zone, 200 billion yen of JGBs in the 3- year to 5- year zone, and 300 billion yen of JGBs in the 1- year to 3- year zone.