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SYDNEY, March 27- Damaged rubber lining on a tank led to a massive uranium leak from a processing plant in Australia late last year, a subsidiary of global mining giant Rio Tinto said on Thursday.
UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER YATSENIUK SAYS THE PRICE FOR RUSSIAN GAS MAY REACH $480 PER 1,000 CUBIC METRES FROM APRIL 1, UP FROM THE CURRENT $268.5.
*Inflation poll due at 8:50 a.m. April 2. TOKYO, March 27- The Bank of Japan has added firms' price-growth outlook to its quarterly tankan business sentiment survey, a step intended to inform monetary policy by incorporating inflation expectations.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT CEO: 2014 CAPEX OF 60 BLN BAHT WOULD COMPARE WITH LAST YEAR'S RECORD 50 BLN BAHT.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT CEO: 2014 CAPEX MAY BE AS HIGH AS 60 BLN BAHT VS PLANNED 40- 50 BLN BAHT.
KIEV, March 27- The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had agreed a $14- 18 billion stand-by agreement with Ukraine. An International Monetary Fund mission worked in Kyiv during March 4-25, to assess the current economic situation and discuss the authorities' economic reform program that could be supported by the IMF.
SHANGHAI, March 27- Hong Kong shares fell on Wednesday as investors staged a sell-off of index tech heavyweight Tencent Holdings after U.S-listed peers declined. The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.3 percent at 21,834.5, though the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.2 percent.
IMF SAYS EXECUTIVE BOARD EXPECTED TO CONSIDER UKRAINE AGREEMENT IN APRIL.
KIEV, March 27- The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had agreed a $14- 18 billion stand-by agreement with Ukraine, a deal that will unlock further credits to reach a total of $27 billion over the next two years.
PARIS, March 27- European shares dipped in early trade on Thursday, halting their recovery rally, with Hennes& Mauritz falling after reporting lower-than-expected quarterly profits. At 0803 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was down 0.2 percent at 1,316.68 points, after gaining 3.3 percent since mid-March.
BANGKOK, March 27- Siam Cement PCL, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, aims to boost cement production and sales in Southeast Asia to offset a slowdown at home where political unrest has delayed spending on infrastructure projects.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT AIMS TO DOUBLE INDONESIA, MYANMAR CAPACITY WITHIN 5 YEARS OF NEW PLANT OPENINGS.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT SEES 7-8 PCT ANNUAL ASEAN DEMAND GROWTH.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT EXPECTS ASEAN SALES TO MAKE UP 30 PCT OF TOTAL IN 5 YEARS.
REUTERS SUMMIT-SIAM CEMENT CEO SEES 2-3 PCT 2014 THAI DEMAND GROWTH VS 7 PCT IN 2013.
MOSCOW, March 27- Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank, posted a 4.1 percent rise in 2013 earnings due to increased lending but failed to meet its target because of an increase in provisions for loan-losses as Russia's economy deteriorates.
SINGAPORE, March 27- Gold held steady just above $1,300 on Thursday as the metal's safe-haven appeal was boosted outflows from gold funds. Spot gold was flat at $1,302.96 an ounce by 0721 GMT. The metal fell to a six-week low of $1,298.29 in the previous session, trading below the $1,300 level briefly before moving back up.
SHANGHAI, March 27- China shares shed gains in late trading on a see-saw Thursday, ending down after though banking stocks rose for much of the afternoon on rumours the central bank may cut its reserve requirements. Minsheng Bank rose 3.6 percent, and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co Ltd 1.2 percent.