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  • NEW YORK, April 14- Brent crude oil rose $1 on Monday as Western powers considered tougher sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, while U.S. crude rose modestly after positive retail sales data signaled a rebound in the American economy.

  • IMF's Vinals backs ECB push to ease ABS restrictions Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, April 14- A senior International Monetary Fund official has backed the European Central Bank's efforts to encourage trading in asset-backed securities in Europe by easing rules for low-risk debt packages.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. budget deficits over the next decade will be $286 billion less than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday, attributing much of the decline to lower estimates of subsidy costs under President Barack Obama's health insurance reform law.

  • Porsche's success looms over Maserati sales push Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    *Porsche product drive faced scepticism among fans. MILAN, April 14- As Fiat Chrysler moves to reinvent its small Maserati brand as a serious rival to the world's luxury car makers, the pressure to succeed is all the greater for the startling success of Germany's Porsche.

  • SLAVIANSK/ KIEV, April 14- Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialise.

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, April 14- By expressing concern at the euro's strength, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is trying to talk down the currency and avoid taking fresh action to tackle worryingly low inflation- but financial markets will test his resolve.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. budget deficits over the next decade will be $286 billion less than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday, attributing much of the decline to lower estimates of subsidy costs under President Barack Obama's health insurance reform law.

  • *Fed buys $1.02 billion bonds due 2036-2044. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. The data showed that growth is recovering from weather-related weakness, said Ian Lyngen, an interest rate strategist at CRT Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • BOGOTA, April 14- The rally in Colombia's capital markets is set to extend at least through 2014, possibly buffering the impact from monetary tightening in the United States but also leading to more volatility, analysts said.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. consumers grew more confident in the labor market last month, with younger workers in particular seeing a greater chance of finding work should they lose their current job, a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Monday.

  • *Peugeot targets 2 pct automotive margin for 2018. PARIS, April 14- PSA Peugeot Citroen will nearly halve its product line and focus investment on new technology in an attempt to return to profit, the struggling carmaker's new boss Carlos Tavares said on Monday.

  • April 14- Citigroup Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly income as losses on troubled assets narrowed, but revenue declined in many of its major businesses and operating expenses remained stubbornly high. The biggest boon to Citigroup's first-quarter results came from Citi Holdings, the unit that houses the assets it's looking to shed.

  • April 14- Twitter Inc co-founders, Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, and Chief Executive Richard Costolo have informed U.S. regulators that they did not plan to sell the microblogging company's shares after post-IPO restrictions are lifted in May.

  • April 14- TIAA-CREF, a retirement services provider to non-profit organizations such as universities and hospitals, said it would acquire asset manager Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion, seeking to expand its mutual fund and municipal bond offerings. Lazard Ltd and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC advised TIAA-CREF.

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, April 14- Nickel hit its highest in nearly 14 months on Monday on Indonesia's ore export ban, now in its third month, and on the prospect of tougher sanctions on Russia over its actions towards Ukraine. On Monday, it an hit an intraday high of $17,917 a tonne- its strongest since Feb. 19 last year- before retreating to $17,845 by 1432 GMT, up 2.56 percent.

  • *Ukraine's ultimatum to separatists saps risk appetite earlier. LONDON, April 14- Global equities rose on Monday on robust U.S. retail sales data, rebounding from last week's steep decline, while the euro fell, prompted by the European Central Bank's strongest signal yet that it would ease policy to cool the single currency.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- The dollar rose against the euro on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled the bank would ease monetary policy further, while strong U.S. retail sales data also boosted the dollar against the yen.

  • April 14- Shares of medical device maker Medtronic Inc fell as much as 6 percent after a U.S. court temporarily halted sales of its aortic heart valve replacement system in the country.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 both flat. LONDON, April 14- Cyclical shares weighed on European bourses on Monday as tensions in Ukraine and volatile global markets prompted investors to take a more cautious stance on growth and cash in on some of the best performers of the past nine months.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday, following a sharp selloff last session, with earnings results from Citigroup and retail sales data lifting sentiment while traders kept tabs on the possible escalation of hostilities in Ukraine.