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  • PIMCO TOTAL RETURN LAGGED 71 PERCENT OF ITS PEERS IN FEBRUARY-MORNINGSTAR.

  • PIMCO TOTAL RETURN FUND POSTS Y-T-D RETURNS OF 1.877 PERCENT, LAGGING 76 PCT OF PEERS-MORNINGSTAR.

  • March 2- U.S. equity futures dipped at the open of electronic trading on Sunday, with concerns about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine weighing on sentiment. Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday after President Vladimir Putin secured permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine.

  • March 2- U.S. equity futures dipped at the start of electronic trading on Sunday, with concerns about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine weighing on sentiment. The Standard& Poor's 500 E-mini futures, the most popularly traded equity futures contract, fell 15.75 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1842.00 in early trading.

  • *Putin threatens invasion to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine. SYDNEY, March 3- The Japanese yen rose across the board on Monday while investors gave risk currencies such as the Australian dollar a wide berth as Ukraine mobilised for war after Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade the neighbouring country.

  • March 2- Britain's revenue collector is preparing to abort its plans to tax Bitcoin trading only days after the currency's leading exchange, Mt Gox, collapsed after losing almost $500 million of customer deposits to hackers, the Financial Times reported.

  • TORONTO, March 2- One of the most closely watched uranium deposits not owned by a major miner, Fission Uranium Corp's Patterson Lake South project, is attracting attention from potential buyers, but Fission's CEO hopes to buy time.

  • Britain preparing to end plans to tax Bitcoin -FT Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    March 2- Britain's revenue collector is preparing to abort its plans to tax Bitcoin trading only days after the currency's leading exchange, Mt Gox, collapsed after losing almost $500 million of customer deposits to hackers, The Financial Times reported.

  • BEIJING, March 3- China will present proposals to revamp its behemoth economic planning agency at an annual session of parliament this week, sources said, but the organisation's role as an antitrust regulator could eventually be enhanced.

  • WELLINGTON, March 3- The yen rallied to a three-week high against the U.S. dollar on Monday while the Australian and New Zealand dollars stumbled as escalating political tensions in Ukraine prompted investors to dump higher-risk currencies in favour of lower-risk, liquid ones.

  • NEW YORK, March 2- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Citigroup for accounting fraud after it disclosed bogus loans in its Mexican Banamex unit, a source familiar with the investigation said. The securities regulator is also examining whether Citigroup violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the source said.

  • LONDON, March 2- Take your pick of the most important economic event of the coming week- forward-looking global activity data, interest rate decisions in Europe or a spot-check on U.S. jobs after a month of particularly bad weather.

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- President Barack Obama plans to speak to allies about the Ukraine situation today, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Sunday. "The president's been working on this issue today," Earnest told reporters. "He has calls planned with our partners and allies in other countries."

  • LUSBY, Md., March 2- Maps of Indian and Japanese ports paper the walls of a Dominion Resources Inc conference room in a small Maryland town, population 1,835, known more for crabbing and bird watching than global trade and the U.S. natural gas revolution.

  • NEW DELHI, March 2- India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will consider raising the cap on foreign investment in the insurance sector from the current level of 26 percent if it comes to power after elections due by May, a senior party leader said on Sunday.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 2- Gunmen killed a French national in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, a security official said, the latest slaying of a foreigner in the restive area.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 2- Gunmen killed a French citizen in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, a security official said, the latest slaying of a foreigner in the restive area.

  • March 2- While Colorado environmental groups work to put a ballot measure before voters this fall that could severely hobble the U.S. energy industry, Whiting Petroleum Corp is busy figuring out where in the state it can spend $10 billion over the next decade. The Denver- based company sees Colorado as key to its plan to sharply boost oil and natural gas production.

  • *Audi to overtake BMW in 2017-18, but miss 2020 target-IHS. Having doubled model lines and deliveries over the past decade to narrow the sales gap on luxury car market leader BMW, Audi has not had much new on the stands for several recent industry gatherings compared with its rivals.

  • FRANKFURT, March 2- German banker Korbinian Ibel gave up a company car and took a pay cut to seize the chance to join a new organisation that could play a big role in taking European integration to the next level.