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*NYMEX crude futures for July delivery had added 21 cents to $97.98 a barrel by 0030 GMT. *Production at Norway's Oseberg field and several adjunct fields in the North Sea was shut early on Monday and it was unclear when it would restart, its operator Statoil said on Monday.
HONG KONG, June 18- Hong Kong shares were poised to start lower on Tuesday, with GCL-Poly Energy Holdings diving 11.4 percent, more than the 9.1 percent discount from its Monday close on news that a substantial shareholder priced a stake sale. The Hang Seng Index was set to open down 0.6 percent at 21,102.6 points.
*Sony rises after hedge fund ups stake, presses spin-off. TOKYO, June 18- Japan's Nikkei rose on Tuesday, heading for a third straight day of gains, which will mark its longest winning run since a sharp selloff on May 23, underpinned support the U.S. economy.
TOKYO, June 18- New York- based hedge fund company Third Point said it had raised its stake in Japan's Sony Corp and asked for an opportunity to present its proposal to Sony's board for a partial spin-off of the company's entertainment unit.
TOKYO, June 18- The U.S. dollar hovered above a two-month low against the yen on Tuesday but uncertainty ahead of the outcome of the U.S. The dollar fetched 94.61 yen in early Asian trade, little changed from late U.S. levels after positing its first gains in five sessions on Monday.
TOKYO, June 18- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday he thought the Bank of Japan made a correct decision in sticking with its expanded quantitative easing and said he doubted that market participants expect the central bank to ease policy further.
WASHINGTON, June 17- The White House threatened to veto a five-year farm bill on Thursday because of "unacceptable deep cuts" in food stamps for the poor that could increase hunger across America.
SINGAPORE, June 18- Gold was little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited guidance from a Federal Reserve meeting on the outlook for the bank's stimulus programme, amid some strong U.S. economic data. *Spot gold was near steady, easing $0.40 to $1,383.95 an ounce by 0018 GMT. *U.S. gold also marked time, rising $0.40 to $1,383.5.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan down 0.1 pct, Nikkei opens down 0.1 pct. Turbulence in global financial markets over the past month was triggered by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke saying the Fed may decide on slowing its $85 billion monthly purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities in its next few meetings if the economy showed signs of improving.
NEW YORK/ DETROIT, June 17- Johnson Controls Inc is speaking to private equity firms about selling its roughly $1 billion automotive electronics unit, after buyout interest from many rival auto parts suppliers faltered, according to several people familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON, June 17- The Pentagon said on Monday it will spend $572 million to buy 30 Russian-built military helicopters that will be used by Afghan security forces. The Pentagon said the work would be performed in Russia.
June 17- Sprint Nextel Corp has filed a lawsuit against Dish Network Corp and Clearwire Corp to prevent the completion of Dish's offer for Clearwire's shares.
*Obama, Putin disagreed over Syria in tense meeting. ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 18- Russian President Vladimir Putin faced further isolation on the second day of a G8 summit on Tuesday as world leaders lined up to pressure him into toning down his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
June 17- Britain's top fraud prosecutor is poised to bring criminal charges against former Citigroup Inc and UBS AG trader Thomas Hayes, who is alleged to have been a central figure in a scam to rig global benchmark interest rates, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday.
June 17- Detroit's default and debt restructuring plan are precedent-setting in the U.S. municipal market, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday, because the city is looking to bondholders, as well as labor unions and pensioners, to share the pain.
TOKYO, June 18- Japan's Nikkei is expected to open higher on Tuesday and head for a third straight day of gains, which will mark its longest winning run since a sharp selloff on May 23, underpinned by hopes the U.S.
WASHINGTON, June 17- The International Monetary Fund said Ireland was on track with the conditions of its bailout program, and disbursed the European country's next chunk of aid on Monday.
WASHINGTON, June 17- Couples in the United States looking to spice up their sex lives will have to do without certain adult toys after a U.S. trade panel ruled on Monday that some companies are violating a patent held by a Canadian company for a two-armed vibrator.
CAIRO, June 17- Does Egypt face a new revolution? Millions hope so, it seems; they have signed a national petition demanding the president resign and plan to take to the streets on June 30, when Mohamed Mursi marks a year in office.
June 17- The U.S. Senate's debate over a comprehensive immigration bill is intensifying as proponents consider amendments designed to lure more Republican support and at the same time not alienate Democrats who are now on board. It is a difficult balancing act, especially with a self-imposed deadline of the end of June.