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KIEV, July 9- Ukraine has no intention of stealing Russian natural gas destined for Europe, the country's energy minister said on Wednesday, after a senior Russian official said he expected Kiev to start stealing the fuel when its own supplies ran low.
BEIJING, July 9- Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Wednesday that he hopes the United States can take measures to ensure growth momentum, and that the U.S. should pay attention to the spillover effect of its monetary policy.
When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.
UKRAINE'S ENERGY MINISTER SAYS KIEV DOES NOT AND WILL NOT TAKE NATURAL GAS INTENDED FOR EUROPE- INTERFAX.
ATHENS, July 9- Greece will start taking orders from investors for a three-year bond later on Wednesday or on Thursday, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. A Greek official told Reuters in June that Athens was considering a sale before August of a bond with a maturity of three or seven years to raise 2 billion to 3 billion euros.
Copper prices hovered near their highest in almost five months, while aluminium matched a 13- month top. Three-month zinc was the strongest performer on the London Metal Exchange, climbing 1.1 percent to $2,308 a tonne by 1001 GMT, approaching a three-year high of $2,318.50 touched on Tuesday.
Boeing said it had finalized an order for 150 777 X planes from Dubai's Emirates Airline in a deal valued at $56 billion at list prices.
LONDON, July 9- Gold prices firmed on Wednesday, climbing back above $1,320 an ounce, as fresh inflows into bullion-backed funds indicated rising investor confidence the metal ahead of the release of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.
July 9- Dubai airline Emirates finalized a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777 X jets on Wednesday, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival planemaker Airbus.
BERLIN, July 9- Germany's cabinet has approved a package of draft laws which effectively give the go-ahead to Europe's plans for banking union- its main confidence-building response to the crisis in the financial sector, a government source said on Wednesday.
GREECE TO OPEN BOOKS TO INVESTORS FOR THREE-YEAR BOND ON WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY- SOURCES CLOSE TO THE MATTER.
*Libya restarts 340,000- bpd El Sharara oilfield. LONDON, July 9- Brent crude oil traded at a one-month low under $109 a barrel on Wednesday after a Libyan oilfield restarted and supply worries faded, prompting traders to reduce long positions.
BEIJING, July 9- China and the United States need to manage their differences, the leaders of both countries said on Wednesday at the start of annual talks expected to focus on cyber-security, maritime disputes, the Chinese currency and an investment treaty.
BEIJING, July 9- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Wednesday that China needed to find the right speed in its financial reforms. If it's too slow, China's reform process could be affected and the United States... will put pressures, "he said, on the opening day of annual high level talks with the United States.
*Board meets July 14-15, decision seen July 15 0330-0500 GMT. TOKYO, July 9- The Bank of Japan may trim its economic growth forecast for the current year next week, sources familiar with its thinking said, reflecting soft exports and a bigger-than-expected slump in household spending after a sales tax hike in April.
July 9- Boeing said it had finalized an order for 150 777 X planes from Dubai's Emirates Airline in a deal valued at $56 billion at list prices. The deal includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes that, if exercised, could increase the value to about $75 billion at list prices, Boeing said in a statement on Wednesday.
RPT- CHINA'S VICE PREMIER: CHINA NEEDS TO FIND RIGHT SPEED IN REFORMS.
CORRECTED- CHINA'S VICE PREMIER SAYS U.S.
*Chinese inflation data hits stocks, outweighs Alcoa earnings beat. LONDON, July 9- World stocks fell on Wednesday as cooling Chinese inflation overnight added to weak European industrial data earlier in the week, pointing to slowing global growth and eclipsing a positive start to the U.S. earnings season.
July 9- Boeing said it had finalised an order for 150 777 X planes from Dubai's Emirates Airline in a deal valued at $56 billion at list prices. The deal includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes that, if exercised, could increase the value to about $75 billion at list prices, Boeing said in a statement on Wednesday.