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CORRECTED-UK construction growth strongest in seven months-PMI

(Corrects to show PMI readings measure month-on-month, not year-on-year, changes)

2:42pm IST

UPDATE 1-German chemicals sector cuts 2014 sales forecast

* Says industrial customers spooked by Ukraine-Russia crisis

2:22pm IST

Hong Kong shares recover losses, lifted by China markets

HONG KONG, Sept 2 - Hong Kong shares finished flat for a third session on Tuesday, but recovered from session lows after major indexes in China's market reached fresh highs this year.

1:45pm IST

Australia's Senate votes to repeal mining tax in win for Abbott

SYDNEY, Sept 2 - Australia's upper house Senate voted on Tuesday to scrap a tax on mining industry super profits, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that has fuelled accusations that he is in the pocket of global mining giants.

1:32pm IST

Turkey's Sisecam says unit's talks with France's Arc end with no offer

ISTANBUL, Sept 2 - Turkey's biggest glassmaker Sisecam said on Tuesday its Pasabahce unit, which makes tableware and home furnishings, has ended talks to acquire shares in Arc International, a French household goods maker.

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BSE Sensex rises past 27,000 to mark latest record

MUMBAI - The BSE Sensex on Tuesday breached the psychologically key level of 27,000 points for the first time to hit its third consecutive record high as blue-chips such as HDFC Bank gained after recent data raises hopes about the economy.