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  • TAIPEI, May 5- Taiwan's financial regulators said on Monday they will file a suit against Glaucus Research Group over "maliciously spreading rumor" against Asia Plastic, its first such move against a foreign company. It has caused instability to the shares and the local stock market, " William Tseng of the Financial Supervisory Commission told reporters.

  • The final reading of the HSBC/ Markit purchasing managers' index for April came in at 48.1, lower than a preliminary reading of 48.3 but up slightly from an eight-month low of 48.0 in March. The HSBC/ Markit PMI has been below the 50 level that separates growth from contraction since the start of 2014..

  • SYDNEY, May 5- Shanghai copper edged up on Monday to near its highest in two months as markets returned from a two-day holiday, supported by hopes the U.S. economy is gaining speed and steady local demand. *The most-traded July copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange climbed 0.4 percent to 47,800 yuan a tonne by 0117 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, May 5- U.S. crude held steady below $100 per barrel in early Asian trading on Monday, as investors awaited China's April factory activity data for clues about demand for energy in the world's second biggest economy.

  • PANAMA CITY, May 4- Panama's vice-president, running as an opposition candidate, won the country's presidential election on Sunday after a campaign in which he took credit for outgoing leader Ricardo Martinelli's policies but promised a cleaner government.

  • SINGAPORE, May 5- Gold was trading near a one-week high on Monday, retaining sharp gains from the previous session, as heightened tensions and violence in Ukraine burnished the metal's safe-haven appeal. *Spot gold was flat at $1,300.33 an ounce by 0032 GMT, after gaining 1.3 percent on Friday. *Gold's reaction to Friday's U.S. jobs data was mixed.

  • SYDNEY, May 5- Asian share markets inched ahead on Monday as a robust U.S. jobs report was taken as positive for global growth prospects even as a lack of inflation pulled down bond yields across the United States and Europe. Market holidays in Japan and South Korea thinned trade, as did caution over the crisis in Ukraine.

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  • MUMBAI, May 5- A rally that's taken India's stock market to record highs faces a reality check as profits at some blue chips have been bolstered by non-operating items such as tax credits and investments, rather than by a revival in demand.

  • PANAMA CITY, May 4- Panama's vice-president, running as an opposition candidate, took an early lead in Sunday's presidential election after a campaign in which he took credit for outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli's policies but promised a cleaner government.

  • *Upbeat U.S. jobs offset by worries about Ukraine. SYDNEY, May 5- The dollar got off to a cautious start on Monday having staged a curious reversal late last week that saw it erase all of the gains sparked by a strong payrolls report.

  • May 4- Gary Becker, whose work applying the principles of economics to a wide range of human behavior won the Nobel Prize in 1992, has died at age 83, the University of Chicago said on Sunday.

  • BEIJING, May 5- Entrepreneur Wang Jing is little-known outside China, but the turnaround of his core telecoms business shows he is a well-connected figure among the Beijing elite.

  • *Economists say weak economy gives Beijing room to depreciate. SHANGHAI, May 5- Beijing's attack on yuan speculators has proven extraordinarily successful, so much so that traders no longer see it as a short-term intervention but a deeper market shift that has now gained a self-reinforcing momentum.

  • May 5- China's leadership unveiled some of the most comprehensive economic and social reforms in nearly 30 years in November 2013.

  • GURGAON, India, May 5- When Narendra Modi talks about creating jobs in labour-intensive manufacturing, textile entrepreneur Sudhir Dhingra hopes the Indian opposition leader means business.

  • May 5- Six months into China's grand economic makeover, Beijing is playing it safe, choosing gradual progress on many fronts over game-changing, riskier reforms such as removing all controls over bank interest rates.

  • BEIJING, May 5- Wang Jing, the enigmatic businessman behind Nicaragua's $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, shrugs off scepticism about how a little-known entrepreneur can be driving a huge transcontinental project, insisting he's not an agent of the Beijing government.

  • LONDON, May 4- Euro zone policymakers get their main monthly chance this week to adjust their rhetoric about further monetary stimulus, although with inflation creeping a bit higher there, talk is more likely than action.