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  • *MSCI world share index down for 3rd day after weak China data. LONDON, Jan 6- Concerns over a slowdown in China's economy triggered a third day of falls for world shares on Monday and extended a spritely rebound in gold to leave it at a near three-week high.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 6- China has urged carmaker Chrysler Group LLC, majority-owned by Italy's Fiat SpA, to correct possible defects in its Jeep Wrangler, after vehicles imported into the country were found to have an elevated fire risk, China's quality watchdog said on Monday.

  • Jan 6- Men's Wearhouse Inc launched an unsolicited cash tender offer for shares of retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc, after its smaller rival rejected an earlier offer. Men's Wearhouse said it had offered to acquire all outstanding shares of Jos. A. Bank for $57.50 per share, higher than its November offer of $55.

  • BEIJING, Jan 6- Ford Motor Co. and its local partners boosted sales in China by nearly 50 percent last year, nudging past Japanese giants Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to make big inroads into the world's largest auto market.

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Signs of a growth slowdown in China pushed emerging shares down almost 1 percent on Monday, while the Turkish lira, battered by messy politics, led losses among emerging market currencies. Worries about China also hit Asian markets, with the Korean won seeing its biggest one-day loss in 6-1/ 2 months while the Taiwan dollar hit six-month lows.

  • *Indonesia 2013 growth seen at 5.7 pct- finmin. *Slower growth may give c.bank room to cut rates later. JAKARTA, Jan 6- Southeast Asia's largest economy may have cooled to its weakest in four years as activity dropped sharply late in the year, suggesting that Bank Indonesia could loosen its tight monetary stance in the coming months.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 6- China's cabinet has published guidelines strengthening regulation of risky off-balance-sheet lending in a new effort to address growing financial risks from an explosion in debt.

  • ISTANBUL, Jan 6- Turkey's lira hit a new record low against the dollar on Monday, dampened by investor caution over a corruption investigation, concern about China's growth outlook and U.S. Turkey is among the most vulnerable with its huge current account deficit and its reliance on external financing.

  • *Libya restarts key oilfield, national output to hit 600,000 bpd. LONDON, Jan 6- Brent crude oil edged above $107 a barrel on Monday, rebounding after its biggest weekly fall in six months on news of the restart of a key Libyan oilfield.

  • FOREX-Yen pulls away from lows as stocks fall Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 6- The yen rose on Monday, pulling away from recent five-year lows versus the dollar and the euro, as a fall in global stocks prompted traders to buy the safe-haven Japanese currency. The dollar fell 0.3 percent to 104.55 yen while the euro was down 0.1 percent at 142.25 yen.

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Spanish stocks outperformed flat European bourses on Monday as a rebound in the Spanish economy lifted the Madrid market and propped up European markets after weak Chinese data.

  • European shares steady early ahead of services PMIs Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 6- European shares steadied in early trade on Monday, with investors looking ahead to data on the region's services sector after comparable numbers from China pointed to a sharp slowdown in growth there.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 6- Offshore Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong posted a third-straight daily loss on Monday, led by financial counters after the State Council issued new curbs on shadow bank lending that has caused debt levels to spike since 2008.. The China Enterprises Index of the top offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong ended down 1.4 percent.

  • *Shanghai bonded copper premiums drop to $170- $195- Shmet. SYDNEY, Jan 6- London copper slipped on Monday to its lowest in nearly two weeks as concern about economic momentum in China and new restrictions on the country's shadow banking sector dragged on prices.

  • *Gold rallies for 5th day to highest since Dec. 17 Drop in Asian shares supports prices. SINGAPORE, Jan 6- Gold rallied for a fifth day to its highest level in nearly three weeks on Monday, as softer equity markets prompted investors to tap the asset's safe-haven qualities.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 6- China shares tumbled to five-month lows on Monday, driven down by the financial sector which was hit by new State Council guidelines strengthening regulation of the shadow bank lending that has fuelled an explosion of debt since 2008..

  • UPDATE 1-China issues fresh curbs on shadow banking Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 6- China's cabinet has issued new guidelines to strengthen regulation of the shadow-bank lending that has helped fuel an explosion in debt levels since 2008, in the latest effort to address growing financial risks, sources told Reuters on Monday.

  • Jan 6- XPO Logistics Inc said it will buy logistics company Pacer International Inc in a deal valued at $335 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. Under the terms of the deal, Pacer shareholders will receive $6 in cash and $3 of XPO common stock for each Pacer share, the newspaper said.

  • *Libya restarts El Sharara oilfield, national output to hit 600,000 bpd. *But new protests may block other export pipeline in western Libya. "The situation in Libya will continue to be the main topic this week," said Chee Tat Tan, an investment analyst at Phillip Futures in Singapore.

  • PREVIEW-Trial to home in on trades by SAC's Cohen Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 6- A trial starting this week over what prosecutors call the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever will likely delve into the trading activity of Steven A. Cohen, the founder of the SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund.

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