SYDNEY, Sept 2- London copper held near its recent low on Tuesday after surveys showed factory growth in China and Europe slowed in August, raising bets that central bankers will have to loosen policy which has kept a floor under prices.» Read More
April 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported a net loss for the first quarter due to a fall in worldwide sales of its Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price toys. Mattel's sales in North America fell 2 percent in the quarter ended March 31. Mattel's worldwide sales fell 5 percent to $946.2 million.
LONDON, April 17- Richard Pennycook, the interim chief executive of Britain's Co-Operative Group, said he would lead the drive for reform at the mutual after it posted the biggest loss in its 150- year history.
BEIJING, April 17- Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it plans to launch its premium Lincoln brand in China in October, when it will open eight stores in seven Chinese cities.
April 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong growth in the Middle East and North America.
LONDON, April 17- Investors would be able to make a more accurate assessment of how well banks manage risks on their books under proposals published by the International Accounting Standards Board on Thursday.
*Putin denounces Kiev's use of military in east Ukraine. In a marathon session that was dominated by questions on Ukraine, Putin tempered withering criticism of the Ukrainian leadership with more conciliatory comments about the possibility of a compromise to resolve the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
MOSCOW, April 17- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday did not rule out sending Russian troops into eastern Ukraine but said he hoped he would not need to, and that diplomacy would serve to resolve the crisis there.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine, April 17- Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10- day pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, overshadowing crisis talks to resolve the conflict.
VIENNA, April 17- Iran is complying with the terms of last year's interim nuclear agreement with six world powers and is continuing to reduce its most sensitive uranium stockpile, a monthly update from the U.N. atomic agency obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.
MOSCOW, April 17- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday did not rule out sending Russian troops into eastern Ukraine but said he hoped he would not need to and that diplomacy would serve to resolve the crisis there.
KIEV, April 17- Ukraine is holding in detention about 10 Russian citizens, all of whom have intelligence backgrounds, the State Security Service on Thursday.
MOSCOW, April 17- Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the country would speed up the process of switching Crimea's banking system to the rouble as Moscow looks to integrate the peninsula it annexed last month.
April 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported nearly 33 percent rise in quarterly profit from continued operations. Net income from continuing operations rose to $1.59 billion, or $1.21 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.20 billion, or 90 cents per share, a year earlier.
UKRAINE HAS DETAINED ABOUT 10 RUSSIAN CITIZENS WITH INTELLIGENCE BACKGROUNDS- STATE SECURITY SERVICE.
JOHANNESBURG, April 17- Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit.
MOSCOW, April 17- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine's Berkut riot police, a force disbanded by authorities in Kiev after being blamed for the deaths of protesters, had served honourably in the line of duty.
VIENNA, April 17- Iran is complying with the terms of last year's landmark nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly update from the U.N. atomic agency obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.
MOSCOW, April 17- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Ukraine's decision to send armed forces into the east of the country instead of trying to establish a dialogue with the Russian-speaking population there was a "grave crime."
IRAN IS COMPLYING WITH SIX-MONTH NUCLEAR DEAL WITH WORLD POWERS, MONTHLY UPDATE FROM U.N.
BEIJING, April 17- China's property market could threaten Beijing's plan to manage a slowdown in growth, as evidence mounts of a rapid cooling in what had been one of the few strong spots in the world's second-largest economy.