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    * Dollar index firm, dollar/yen holds above recent lows. * Some wariness about tensions in Ukraine. * Euro pressured by ECB Draghi's warning. By Anirban Nag. The dollar climbed against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, staying on firm footing after U.S. retail sales data the previous day signalled a brighter outlook for the U.S. economy.

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    European equity indexes opened broadly flat on Tuesday as the threat of costly sanctions against Russia and mixed sales updates from bellwether consumer groups such as L'Oreal and SABMiller capped appetite for shares. At 0707 GMT, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.1 percent at 1,321.01 points.

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    Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * The UK blue chip index closed up 0.3 percent, or 22.06 points higher, at 6,583.76 points in the previous session.

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    Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday, erasing small earlier losses after an auction of five-year JGBs drew solid bids. The 10-year JGB futures ticked up 0.04 point to 145.09, coming back from the day's low of 144.99. The auction of 2.7 trillion yen in five-year JGBs drew bids 4.67 times the offer, the highest bid-to-cover in six months.

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    Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets on Tuesday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher. German think-tank ZEW said analyst and investor sentiment fell for a fourth month in a row in April, with one economist blaming "gusts of wind" from the East".

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    Even a consummate dealmaker can be undermined by a weak market. Glencore Xstrata's (GLCNF) sale of its Peruvian copper mine to a consortium of Chinese buyers should have been applauded by shareholders. The price of $5.85 billion was higher than expected and the deal will enable the miner-cum-commodities trader to reduce debt, consider bolt-on deals and pay out a sizable special dividend to shareholders.

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    *Canadian dollar at C $1.0953 or 91.30 U.S. cents* Bond prices mostly lower across the maturity curve By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, April 14- The Canadian dollar firmed modestly against the greenback on Monday, though gains were limited by investor reluctance to make aggressive bets ahead of a policy statement from the Bank of Canada later in the week.

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    Shares of SYMRISE AG (SYIEF) are down -2.67% to $12.02. The German scents and flavors group will purchase France's Diana Group for $1.8 billion, including debt, to narrow the gap on top rival Givaudan SA , and expand in natural ingredients and pet food, Reuters reports.

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     Shares of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. (YGE) are trading higher 6.2% to $4.12 on Monday afternoon after announcing a frame work agreement with United PV, a Chinese solar plant owner. United PV will acquire at least 300 MW of large-scale solar energy systems, which is eligible for certain criterions, from Yingli China from 2014 to 2016.

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    By Asher Levine SAO PAULO, April 14- Brazilian stocks struggled to advance on Monday but remained close to recent highs, while the country's currency strengthened, outpacing its regional peers. Brazil's Bovespa index has gained about 15 percent since local stocks began rallying on March 17 and reached its most recent peak on April 8, driven by rising risk...

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    LONDON-- U.K. stocks reversed course and finished higher Monday, with shares of Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD) and other miners gaining as tensions between Russia and Ukraine appeared to escalate. The FTSE 100 rose by 0.3% to end at 6,583.76, winning back a small portion of last week's loss of 2%. U.K. stocks sustained gains after U.S. stocks opened higher following better-than-expected quarterly results from Citigroup Inc. (C) and U.S.

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    LONDON-- European stocks finished higher Monday, with investors beginning to bargain hunt after last week's selloff, though worries about heightened tension between Ukraine and Russia kept the market's benchmark index in the red for much of the session. The Stoxx Europe 600 index closed up 0.3% to 329.79, swinging to sustained gains after U.S. stocks opened higher following quarterly results from financial services firm Citigroup Inc. (C) and a U.S. March retail-sales report...

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    By Sara Sjolin and Saumya Vaishampayan, MarketWatch. NEW YORK-- The dollar rose against major rivals Monday after U.S. retail sales in March came in better than expected, providing more evidence in favor of a continued reduction of Federal Reserve stimulus. Retail sales increased 1.1% last month, beating economist estimates of a gain of 0.8%.

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    *TSX rises 37.88 points, or 0.27 percent, to 14,295.57* Six of the 10 main index sectors advance* Enbridge slips after B.C. town votes against pipeline By John Tilak TORONTO, April 14- Canada's main stock index advanced on Monday as concerns about instability in Ukraine lifted oil and bullion prices, pushing up the shares of producers of the safe-haven resources.

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     Shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) are up 0.34% to $77.25 on Monday morning as the entertainment company continues to see success with its latest animated film, "Frozen." The feature is continuing to bring in sales across Asia as it plays to local audiences.