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  • PERTH, July 6- Six potential bidders, including Dutch commodity trader Trafigura and Hong Kong- listed MMG Ltd, are looking at the books of BHP Billiton's Australian nickel unit, the Australian Financial Review reported on Sunday, without saying where it got the information.

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, July 6- France's finance minister said on Sunday he was not worried about French banks being investigated by U.S. authorities after a record fine was imposed on BNP Paribas for violating U.S. sanctions against several countries.

  • MADRID, July 6- Spanish wireless networks provider Gowex said on Sunday it would file for bankruptcy and its CEO and founder Jenaro Garcia Martin had resigned having acknowledged reporting false accounts for at least the last four years.

  • Crimea euphoria fades for some Russians Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    MOSCOW, July 6- When she was asked to give up a day's pay to help Crimea, Russian hospital therapist Tatyana could not hide her anger- why should she subsidise others when struggling to make ends meet herself?

  • IMF sees no brutal slowdown in China Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:25 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde

    Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015, Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the IMF did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

  • Chinese assets warm, not hot for Western investors Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    LONDON, July 6- A flurry of initiatives by China to open up its currency, stock and bond markets inside and outside the country has failed so far to allay international investor concerns about performance, accessibility and liquidity.

  • LONDON, July 6- With U.S. stocks hitting record highs on the back of strong jobs growth, the European Central Bank holding out the prospect of printing money and British house prices soaring there is a lot to ponder in the week to come.

  • INSIGHT-How to fix a broken market in antibiotics Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    LONDON, July 6- The drugs don't work- and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics. Totally resistant forms of the lung infection emerged in India just a few years ago and have now been detected worldwide.

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 6- Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of this year and accelerate in 2015 although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the Fund did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 6- Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015 after being gloomy at the start of 2014, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the Fund saw no brutal slowdown in China.

  • IMF'S LAGARDE SAYS DOES NOT SEE "BRUTAL SLOWDOWN" IN CHINA, SEES GROWTH AT BETWEEN 7 AND 7.5 PCT IN 2014.

  • SEATTLE, July 5- A train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing said on Saturday.

  • FACTBOX-Indian state firms to go on the block Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, July 6- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley could target a record 700 billion rupees in proceeds from asset sales when he unveils his maiden budget on Thursday. The government wants to sell 5 percent of Steel Authority of India Ltd in the last week of July, people involved in the process said.

  • BERLIN, July 6- A German intelligence chief warned, as Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks on her latest visit to China, that some firms in Europe's biggest economy face a growing threat from industrial espionage by Chinese government agencies with huge resources.

  • *Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveils budget on July 10. NEW DELHI, July 6- India's new government will seek to raise up to a record $11.7 billion in asset sales in its maiden budget this week, a senior government source said, bolstering state finances and buying time for structural reforms to revive a weak economy.

  • CARACAS, July 5- The owners of Venezuelan daily newspaper El Universal said on Saturday they had sold a controlling stake of the company to a little-known Spanish investment firm, Epalisticia, marking the third sale of a major media group in Venezuela since last year.

  • Boeing 737 fuselages damaged in train derailment Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    SEATTLE, July 5- A train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing said on Saturday.

  • OTTAWA, July 5- Current trade talks in Ottawa between Japan, the United States and 10 other Pacific rim countries are key to advancing the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership to its final stage by year-end, Japan's chief negotiator said on Saturday.

  • DUBAI, July 5- Dubai is launching a project to build an entertainment and hotel district that will include the world's largest shopping mall, the emirate's ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, said on Saturday.

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 5- Oil major Total's chief executive said on Saturday the euro should have a bigger role in international trade although it was not possible to do without the U.S. dollar.