*EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. Brent futures pared losses after news that European Union governments agreed on Tuesday to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia.» Read More
MOSCOW, March 3- Russian central bank confirmed on Monday that is has increased its involvement in the foreign currency market after the rouble plummeted and said it will continue on its path to shift its main monetary policy focus to inflation targeting after situation on markets stabilises.
March 3- Osisko Mining Corp has settled a lawsuit it filed against Goldcorp Inc in reaction to Goldcorp's hostile takeover bid for the Canadian gold miner, a move that might lead to a negotiated deal or buy Osisko time to find a white knight.
*U.S. factory activity at highest since May 2010: Markit. LONDON/ BEIJING/ NEW YORK, March 3- Manufacturing growth in Europe and Asia eased last month, pressured by falling demand from abroad, while the United States bucked the trend with growth jumping to its highest in more than three years.
March 3- Apollo Global Management LLC Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Leon Black received $369.4 million in dividends and pay from his private equity and credit investment firm in 2013, up 105 percent from 2012, a regulatory filing showed on Monday.
RUSSIAN DEPUTY ECONOMY MINISTER KLEPACH SAYS ROUBLE FALL WILL HAVE CONSIDERABLE IMAPCT ON INFLATION, DOES NOT SEE THE CURRENCY COLLAPSING- INTERFAX.
March 3- A federal grand jury is probing Citigroup Inc, including its Banamex USA affiliate, over compliance with the U.S. The criminal probe follows other problems that have surfaced with Banamex, which operates Citigroup's largest single consumer bank outside of the U.S. and has been portrayed by the company as a model of its global strategy.
RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS HAS INCREASED ITS "PRESENCE" ON FOREIGN CURRENCY MARKET- PRESS OFFICE.
RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS THAT AFTER MOSCOW FINANCIAL MARKETS STABILISE IT WILL CONTINUE ON ITS PATH TO INFLATION TARGETING AND ROUBLE'S FREE FLOAT- PRESS OFFICE.
WASHINGTON, March 3- U.S. factory activity rebounded from an eight-month low in February and consumer spending rose more than expected in January, suggesting the economy was regaining some strength after a recent slowdown.
March 3- The story headlined "PNC subpoenaed over mortgage lending practices" has been withdrawn. The two subpoenas issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York were previously disclosed in the bank's 2013 10- K filing. A replacement story will follow shortly.
*Gold hits 4- month highs on safe-haven buying. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, March 3- Gold, crude oil and grains surged on Monday while industrial metals slid as investors reacted to escalating tensions between Moscow and Kiev after the Russian military tightened its grip on Ukraine's Crimea region.
Treasury debt prices rose on Monday as Russia's military intervention in Russia increased demand for safe-haven U.S. government debt.
ABU DHABI, March 3- Etihad Airways' Chief Executive said talks to pick an equity stake in struggling Italian carrier Alitalia could swing either way, as the Gulf airline entered into the final phase of due diligence for the investment.
*Stock prices tumble after military intervention in Ukraine. NEW YORK, March 3- Russia's intervention in Ukraine sent crude oil and prices for gold and government debt higher on Monday as investors sought safe havens.
*Reinhardt at Novartis overhauling structure, culture. ZURICH, March 3- When outgoing Lufthansa chief executive Christoph Franz takes over as chairman of Swiss drugmaker Roche on Tuesday, it could be the start of a new era of less-frosty relations with arch-rival Novartis.
*Traders expect Ukraine resolution, uptrend to resume. LONDON, March 3- Investors took fright at Russia's military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine on Monday, setting the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index on course for its second-biggest daily fall since June.
MOSCOW, March 3- President Vladimir Putin's decision to raise the stakes in Ukraine could cause lasting damage to Russia's own economy.
*Gold stocks rise, tracking the metal's price move. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks fell on Monday alongside other risk assets globally as Ukraine and Russia prepared for possible war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.
LONDON, March 3- Europe will become even more dependent on Gazprom's gas supplies in years to come, the Russian state company said on Monday, despite calls for sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
DETROIT, March 3- U.S. auto sales in February were more brisk than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather. General Motors Co raced past analysts' expectations, saying Monday that sales dipped 1 percent to 222,104 vehicles.