*FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. *Euro STOXX 50 set for best monthly gain since Feb. LONDON, Aug 29- European shares trimmed their early gains on Friday as euro zone inflation data slightly cooled market speculation about fresh monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.» Read More
SINGAPORE, March 10- Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing early on Saturday:. -Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Flight departs at 12:21 a.m., and is due to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. the same day.
TOKYO, March 10- A government panel has recommended Japan lift the amount utilities must pay for electricity from offshore wind farms while cutting prices for power fed in from solar projects, as the country looks to diversify its use of renewable energy.
HONG KONG, March 10- China's CSI300 share index extended losses in afternoon trade on Monday, dragged down by financials after tepid economic data reignited fears of a bigger slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
KUALA LUMPUR/ PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam, March 10- T he disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented aviation mystery", a senior official said on Monday, with a massive air and sea search now in its third day failing to find any confirmed trace of the plane or 239 people aboard.
*China Feb exports tumble unexpectedly, heighten slowdown fears. SINGAPORE, March 10- Brent futures slipped towards $108 a barrel on Monday as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, though geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya limited the decline.
TOKYO, March 10- Japan's economic recovery suffered a blow at the end of last year and the current account deficit ballooned to a record in January, raising fears of a stumble in the world's third-largest economy as activity wilts ahead of a sales tax increase in April.
*China data trumps impact of U.S. jobs data-strategist. *Aussie under pressure after China data, particularly against yen. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, March 10- The yen gained on Monday as weak China data fuelled worries about an economic slowdown, while downbeat Japanese figures underscored the drawbacks of a weaker currency.
*China's yuan, money markets down after disappointing export data. SHANGHAI, March 10- Chinese short-term rates and the yuan fell on Monday following surprisingly weak exports data at the weekend, fuelling expectations Beijing is quietly easing monetary policy to buttress wobbly economic growth.
*Vietnam newspaper reports Philippines could soon issue new tender. HANOI, March 10- Vietnam has lowered its price floor for exports of low-grade rice for the second time in a month, an industry source said, as the world's No.2 exporter of the grain looks to make its shipments more attractive amid a global supply glut.
WASHINGTON, March 10- As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seeks to become a more formidable force in the courtroom, a string of trial defeats in the past six months has exposed a weak spot: witness testimony.
Since the start of the SEC's fiscal year on Oct. 1, the agency's win rate has dropped to 58 percent, from about 80 percent in recent years. 1. SEC v AIC, Inc, et al. 3. SEC v True North Finance Corp, et al.
March 10- Double-digit annual returns for most U.S. public pension systems over the past two years have done little to shrink the yawning deficits facing many of them after a decade of inadequate funding, according to analysts and recent data.
WELLINGTON, March 10- New Zealand will hold its general election on Sept. 20, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday, in a vote that is likely to focus on his centre-right National Party's economic record. He said the date was influenced by a Group of 20 summit due to be held in Australia in mid-November, to which New Zealand has been invited to attend as an observer.
*Cyclicals lead selloff after weak China data stokes slowdown fears. HONG KONG, March 10- China's CSI300 index slid to its lowest in nearly nine months early Monday, weighing on Hong Kong markets, after data showed exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, reigniting some fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
TOKYO, March 10- The Bank of Japan is expected to maintain its massive monetary stimulus on Tuesday on a view the economy can weather a sales tax increase in April without extra support, although there is expected to be some concern about weakness in exports.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 10- The disappearance of the Malaysian Airline System jet could dent the national carrier's plan to return to profit by end-2014, equity analysts said.
BEIJING, March 10- Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday that all sides needed to act with calm and restraint in the Ukraine crisis to avoid an escalation of tensions, China's foreign ministry said. "Political and diplomatic routes must be used to resolve the crisis," the ministry cited Xi as saying in a statement on its website.
*Gold falls for second session on US jobs data. SINGAPORE, March 10- Gold extended losses to a second session on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data eased worries of an economic slowdown and dimmed the metal's safe-haven appeal. "Gold is being pushed lower on the nonfarm numbers and higher 10- year U.S.
*China Feb exports tumble unexpectedly, heighten slowdown fears. SINGAPORE, March 10- Brent futures slipped below $109 a barrel on Monday as data showing an unexpected fall in China's exports added to fears of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy, though geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya limited the falls.
SYDNEY, March 10- Meteorologists were on Monday monitoring a slow-moving cyclone that has intensified off the east coast of Australia, but said it was unlikely to affect a key mining and commodity export district.