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LONDON, Aug 19- The dollar struggled on Monday as investors held back before Federal Reserve minutes this week that are likely to set a course for the currency depending on how they affect the outlook for the Fed's stimulus programme. The dollar index was down about 0.1 percent at 81.257, remaining well above a near two-month low of 80.868 plumbed on August 8.
*Ukraine replaces Russian gas with cheaper imports from Europe. *Russia is using energy, trade to put pressure on Ukraine.
NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed Monday, following the Dow industrials' largest weekly drop in more than a year, as traders positioned for an expected move from the Federal Reserve to scale back its economic stimulus.
Aug 19- Real estate company Re/Max Holdings Inc has filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering of Class A common stock.
Aug 19- Ares Management LLC and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will buy building products maker CPG International Inc to take advantage of a recovering U.S. housing market. Reuters reported in July that Ares was one of a string of private equity owners bidding for CPG in a deal worth as much as $1.5 billion.
*SPDR Gold sees first weekly inflow since Nov. 2012. LONDON, Aug 19- Gold steadied around two-month highs on Monday on uncertainty about a possible reduction in U.S. monetary stimulus, and supported by the first net weekly flow into the top exchange-traded gold fund in months.
SEOUL, Aug 19- Boeing's bid in the 8.3 trillion won tender to supply South Korea with 60 fighter aircraft was the only one below the price ceiling set by the country's arms procurement agency, sources close to the process said on Monday.
*Lafarge falls sharply on clashes in Egypt. Local newspapers said centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi, who was convicted of tax fraud this month, would bring down the government in October if he is expelled from the Senate. Unicredit was down 3.9 percent, Banco Popolare dropped 3.6 percent, while Intesa Sanpaolo fell 3.3 percent,.
*European shares down, Wall Street seen flat. LONDON, Aug 19- Rising expectations the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus drove German and U.S. bond yields to multi-month highs on Monday and dealt a blow to emerging markets, with India's rupee cartwheeling to historic lows.
MUMBAI, Aug 19- India, the world's top gold buyer, has taken a series of measures this year to curb demand for bullion- its second-biggest import after oil- as it looks to reduce its record trade deficit. Feb 1- India's central bank plans to introduce three to four gold-linked products in the next few months.
*India bond yields highest since Lehman crisis. *Outflows from India equity, debt over $11 bln since late May. MUMBAI, Aug 19- The rupee hit a record low on Monday as India's defence of the currency failed to stop its decline but exacted a rising toll, with bond yields surging to five-year highs and investors demanding higher returns in an auction of cash bills.
JAKARTA, Aug 19- Indonesia's rupiah slid to its lowest level in four years on Monday, shares fell the most in 22 months and government bonds slumped on concerns over a much wider current-account deficit in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
CHICAGO, Aug 19- The long reach of last summer's devastating U.S. drought has reversed the flow of the mighty Mississippi River- for corn, at least, with grain-laden barges beginning the rare movement north to Midwest ethanol plants from southern farms.
*Premiums could fall to $10 from $40/ oz. MUMBAI/ SINGAPORE, Aug 19- Indian traders said they will start importing gold again over the next week or so after the central bank clarified a new rule that brought the flow of the precious metal into the world's top gold consumer to a standstill at the end of July.
BERLIN, Aug 19- The German government is in talks with Deutsche Boerse on relaunching the "Neuer Markt", the market for technology stocks which soared during the Internet boom of the late 1990 s before shutting six years later when share values collapsed.
*Strong monsoon to bolster India edible oil, pulse output. MUMBAI, Aug 19- The value of Indian imports of edible oils and pulses is set to plummet as international prices drop and domestic output climbs in the wake of heavy monsoon rains, helping save the country around $4 billion as it struggles to narrow a gaping current account deficit.
TOKYO, Aug 19- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Monday two workers were found to be contaminated with radioactive particles, the second such incident in a week involving staff outside the site's main operations centre.
*Auto workers down tools at Toyota, Ford, GM, others. CAPE TOWN, Aug 19- South Africa's auto manufacturing industry came to a near standstill on Monday when about 30,000 workers downed tools, adding to the labour woes of the continent's largest economy which has been hit by violent unrest at its mines.
TOKYO, Aug 19- The United States urged Japan on Monday to open its auto and insurance markets more to foreign companies as the two countries pursue bilateral talks linked to a broader free-trade agreement that covers two-fifths of the globe. The United States hopes to make a proposal to Japan on its trade barriers in September, U.S.
*Ukraine replaces Russian gas with cheaper imports from Europe. KIEV, Aug 19- Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz has reduced Russian gas imports by 30 percent this year and will cut them further in 2014 by doubling imports from Europe, Ukraine's Energy Minister Eduard Stavytsky told Reuters in an interview.