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  • LONDON, Sept 11- European leaders spoke early on Thursday and agreed to push ahead with a package of sanctions against Russia by the end of the week, due to its aggression towards Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said.

  • TABLE-Russian gold/fx reserves fall to $464.2 bln Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sep 11- The central bank provided the following figures for its gold and foreign exchange reserves on Thursday:. NOTE- The reserves include monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserve position at the IMF and foreign exchange. For full reserves history click on www.cbr.ru.

  • BEIJING, Sept 11- China's three anti-monopoly regulators on Thursday launched a vigorous defence of their recent investigations into foreign companies, which have prompted mounting international criticism, and said they are not targeting multinational firms.

  • *OPEC predicts 1 million bpd supply surplus in 2015. LONDON, Sept 11- Brent crude dropped to a two-year low below $97 a barrel on Thursday, falling for a sixth straight session as worries over mounting supply and weak demand outweighed concerns that conflicts in the Middle East could curb oil production.

  • BERLIN, Sept 11- The chief executive of aerospace and defense group Airbus criticized the German government on Thursday for its restrictive export policy on defense goods, saying it could deter international partners from cooperating on future defense projects.

  • BERLIN, Sept 11- The chief executive of aerospace and defence group Airbus criticised the German government on Thursday for its restrictive export policy on defence goods, saying it could deter international partners from cooperating on future defence projects.

  • Sept 11- Food retailer Smart& Final Stores Inc said it expects its initial public offering to be priced between $12 and $14 per share, valuing the century-old company at nearly $1 billion. Smart& Final, which is backed by private equity firm Ares Management LP, runs 250 non-membership, small-box, warehouse-style stores in western United States.

  • RadioShack posts tenth straight quarterly loss Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Sept 11- Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp reported its tenth straight quarterly loss and said it was in advanced talks with a number of parties to raise capital. The company's net loss widened to $137.4 million, or $1.35 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 2 from $52.2 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- European leaders spoke early on Thursday and agreed to push ahead with a package of sanctions against Russia by the end of the week, due to its aggression towards Ukraine, the spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

  • *Standard Life, RBS rally after latest opinion poll. LONDON, Sept 11- European shares edged higher on Thursday, with Scottish-exposed companies such as Standard Life, SSE and Royal Bank of Scotland rallying after a poll suggested voters in Scotland would reject independence in next week's referendum.

  • Russian rouble touches new historic low against dollar Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 11- The Russian rouble reached a new historic low against the dollar on Thursday, shortly after British Prime Minister David Cameron said the European Union would introduce new sanctions against Russia on Friday.

  • RPT-In search of the missing 'i' in Apple's Watch Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 11- Apple Inc's Tuesday launch was a marketing extravaganza stuffed full of gadgets, corporate hyperbole and celebrities of every stripe. Apple's prefix has anchored the brand names of generations of products, from its phone to the iPad.

  • A consumer-oriented rating agency, Weiss Rating, recently awarded the companies a median grade of C-minus, and even without a major storm to drive up claims, 11 of them have already failed in Florida since 2006, according to state records. "Things are moving in the right direction for Florida in attracting private capital.

  • Sept 11- Canadian yogawear chain Lululemon Athletica Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher online sales, sending its shares up about 12 percent premarket. Lululemon said it now expected full-year adjusted earnings of $1.72- $1.77 per share, up from $1.71- $1.76.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited data on the labor market and attempted to determine whether equities' long-term advance or recent weakness would be the driving trend going forward.

  • EDINBURGH, Sept 11- Three British banks said they would relocate to London if Scotland were to break away from the United Kingdom, a setback for supporters of independence with the vote just a week away.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Copper and zinc led base metals lower on Thursday after Chinese inflation data fanned worries about growth in the world's largest metals consumer. Copper fell to its lowest in nearly three months on the London Metal Exchange while aluminium and zinc dropped to the weakest levels in more than three weeks.

  • BEIJING, Sept 11- Millions of people in China, increasingly a critical pillar of Apple Inc's business, may have to wait until the year-end before they can buy the new iPhone 6.. Although the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale on Sept. 19 in the United States and other markets, Apple is yet to set a release date for China, the world's biggest smartphone market.

  • LONDON, Sept 11- Gold fell near a three-month low on Thursday, as European shares edged up and the dollar traded around a 14- month high while tensions in Ukraine seemed to be easing. Spot gold slipped 0.2 percent to $1,246.15 an ounce by 1001 GMT, after dropping to a three-month low of $1,243.56 in the previous session.

  • *Trial presented South Africa with awkward realities. PRETORIA, Sept 11- A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star explicitly intended to kill his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.