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*Risk appetite curbed by worries over China, Ukraine. LONDON, March 12- The Australian dollar and other currencies closely linked to commodities markets struggled on Wednesday after a 5 percent fall in copper prices overnight on fears of fading demand from China.
LONDON, March 12- European shares fell in early trading on Wednesday, with poor earnings outlook from some companies and concerns about the Chinese credit market hurting sentiment.
HONG KONG, March 12- Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong closed at their lowest since July on Wednesday, led by resources-related counters after commodities markets again slumped to multiyear lows, with further losses feared ahead of more macroeconomic data.
March 12- British fashion retailer French Connection Group Plc reported a smaller underlying pretax loss, helped by lower expenses and strong trading in the second half in its largest markets- UK and Europe- helped improve margins.
*China internet deals: Citic Bank, ChinaVision soar. HONG KONG, March 12- China shares fell less than others in Asia on Wednesday, limiting Hong Kong losses, as property developers rose on hopes the country's annual parliamentary meetings will end without announcing additional curbs on the sector.
SYDNEY, March 12- Shanghai copper fell by its five percent daily limit on Wednesday and London copper touched a 44- month low, as fears grew that credit-linked defaults in China could unlock copper from financing deals and unleash further selling.
*France says sanctions on Russia could come this week. NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. crude oil prices fell on Tuesday briefly touching below $100 per barrel for the first time in a month as the potential for more Chinese corporate bond defaults and rising crude stocks in the United States raised concerns about the growth of oil demand.
Emerging currencies weaken with commodities on China concerns. NEW YORK, March 11- The euro fell against the dollar and the yen on Tuesday after European Central Bank policymakers indicated traders may have overlooked the message that the bank may still act to stimulate the euro zone economy.
*Wheat rebounds on concerns about U.S. crop, Ukraine. CHICAGO, March 11- U.S. wheat futures rallied 2.9 percent to their highest level in more than four months on Tuesday, supported by concerns that political unrest in Ukraine will disrupt exports and worries about dry soils limiting U.S. production, traders said.
LONDON, March 11- U.S. futures market operator CME has joined a growing list of companies seeking to cash in on new rules on derivatives trading by securing regulatory approval for a London- based derivatives exchange.
March 11- As a symbol of Britain's ill-advised romance with banking and dubious foreign money, a new prime London property investment fund is hard to beat.
*Cocoa underpinned by expected 2013/ 14 global deficit. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 11- Arabica futures extended their steep rally on Tuesday, touching a two-year high as parts of top grower Brazil's coffee belt failed to receive enough rain, while robusta rose to a one-year high.
SYDNEY/ LONDON, March 11- China's first domestic bond default has shaken the foundations of the copper market, stoking investor worries that financing deals that have locked up vast quantities of copper could unravel.
KIEV, March 11- Sunday's vote in Ukraine's Crimea is being officially billed as a chance for the peninsula's peoples to decide fairly and freely their future- but in fact there is no room on the ballot paper for voting "Nyet" to control by Russia.
*France says sanctions on Russia could come this week. Brent oil futures rose slightly on Tuesday, supported by tensions over Ukraine as the European Union and United States prepared sanctions against Russia that could come soon.
*Fidelity publicly criticises Barclays over bonus rise. *Barclays has said it needs to raise bonuses to keep staff in US. LONDON, March 11- Barclays faces a backlash from shareholders over its decision to raise bonuses despite a fall in profits, with investors increasingly demanding CEO Antony Jenkins give more money to them and less to his staff.
SYDNEY/ LONDON, March 11- China's first domestic bond defaults have shaken the foundations of the copper market, stoking investor worries that financing deals that have locked up vast quantities of copper could unravel.
*Wheat, corn rebound after drop following USDA report. *Wheat also supported by U.S. crop concerns. USDA's weekly state crop reports issued late on Monday showed wheat condition ratings improved in Kansas and Texas but declined in Oklahoma.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent-- Leaders of Caribbean nations on Monday unanimously adopted a broad plan on seeking reparations from European nations for what they say are the lingering ill effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the region.
NEW YORK, March 11- The euro fell against the dollar and the yen on Tuesday after European Central Bank policymakers indicated traders may have overlooked the message that the bank may still act to stimlate the economy.