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  • China shoe strike spreads, enters second week Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 21- One of China's biggest strikes in years stretched into a second week on Monday, and spread from a huge shoe production complex in southern Guangdong province to a facility owned by the same company in neighbouring Jiangxi province.

  • The product labels are incorrect as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement on Sunday. The products were formulated with milk, which is not declared on the product label, the FSIS said.

  • BEIJING, April 21- China stocks dropped more than 1 percent on Monday, hit by concerns about a potential share oversupply after the securities regulator released draft prospectuses for 28 new firms planning to list, marking the resumption of IPOs after a two-month hiatus.

  • BEIJING, April 21- Toyota Motor Corp is considering significantly expanding its production capacity in China as is seeks to catch up with global rivals in the world's largest auto market, a senior executive said on Monday.

  • The company spoke to Google Inc earlier this year about a possible sale, the Journal reported, adding that it wasn't clear whether the talks are continuing. Square also had informal discussions about a deal with Apple and eBay Inc's PayPal in the past, but those conversations never developed into serious talks, the Journal said.

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japanese shares climbed to a two-week high on Monday before giving up gains to end flat in thin trading due to the Easter holidays, while nonbank lenders surged on a media report the government is considering easing rules in the industry.

  • *Japan logs largest-ever trade deficit, nudges up dollar/yen. TOKYO, April 21- Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence of catalysts as several markets remained closed for the Easter holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down 0.1 percent.

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japan's Taiyo Life Insurance plans to maintain its holdings of foreign and domestic bonds in the current fiscal year through March 2015, a senior official said on Monday.

  • *Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord. SINGAPORE, April 21- Brent futures dropped towards $109 a barrel on Monday as investors took profits after steep gains, but uncertainty surrounding the crisis in Ukraine checked the decline.

  • *China no longer wants large capital inflows- traders. SHANGHAI, April 21- China's yuan barely moved against the dollar on Monday, as the market took its cue from a flat central bank fixing, a sign that the government wants to keep the yuan stable for now following its recent bout of depreciation.

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japan suffered its worst annual trade deficit in March as exports growth slowed to its weakest in a year, suggesting a rapid loss of economic momentum that may prompt policy makers into early action as a national sales tax hike puts more strain on growth.

  • KITIMAT, British Columbia, April 21- Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- A U.S. appeals court is set hear a case whose outcome could make it harder for the government to prosecute insider trading and potentially jeopardize several high-profile guilty verdicts, including that of SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Michael Steinberg.

  • April 21- Here are some key dates in Enbridge Inc's bid to build a 525,000- barrel-per-day pipeline from the Alberta oil sands hub of Edmonton to Kitimat, British Columbia, on Canada's Pacific Coast. March 6, 2002- Enbridge says it is sketching out plans for a pipeline from northeastern Alberta to Canada's West Coast.

  • BRUSSELS, April 21- Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. An eminence grise as respected among France's political elite as in the heart of the law-drafting European Commission, de Larosiere finds himself at the nexus of finance and rulemaking, treading a fine line between lobbying and advice.

  • April 21- A takeover battle for Canada's Osisko Mining Corp, involving three of the world's top gold producers, is more than just a testament to the quality of the company's low-cost mine, it also spotlights a shortage of top-class gold assets in politically stable areas of the world.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- For more than a decade, queue jumping by traders has been a big no-no in U.S. stock market, prevented in the name of fairness.

  • BEIJING, April 21- China shares drifted lower on Monday, hit by concerns about a potential share oversupply after the securities regulator released draft prospectuses for 28 new companies planning to list. Shares in TBEA Co Ltd climbed 2.9 percent, while Henan Pinggao Electric Co Ltd gained 1.1 percent, and China XD Electric Co Ltd rose 1.3 percent.

  • *Gold retreats from early climb to $1,300 in choppy trade. *Australia, Hong Kong, London closed for Easter. Australia, Hong Kong and London are closed on Monday for the Easter holiday.

  • *Unrest in Ukraine likely to limit safe-haven yen's losses. TOKYO, April 21- The dollar edged higher versus the yen on Monday, though a tense situation in Ukraine was likely to keep traders on their toes, with some markets still closed for the Easter holiday. It last stood at 102.61 yen, up 0.2 percent, after rising as high as 102.71 yen.