COMMODITIES-Oil, metals, crops drag index to biggest quarterly loss in 3 yrs

NEW YORK, Sept 30 - Commodities posted their biggest quarterly drop in three years on Tuesday as plummeting oil prices and lower markets from gold to copper to soybeans brought the third straight monthly decline to a sector pressured by a surging U.S. dollar.

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UPDATE 9-Oil drops to two-year lows, capping quarter-long rout

* Plentiful supplies, strong dollar undermine prices in Q3

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Maple Energy shares fall 31 percent in Lima after deal fails

LIMA, Sept 30 - Maple Energy Plc dropped 30.53 percent on Tuesday in Lima following its announcement that talks about possibly selling the company ended without a deal.

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Obama's BRAIN initiative awards $46 million in grants

CHICAGO, Sept 30 - Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain.

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UPDATE 1-Afren says review shows no signs of more unauthorised payments

Sept 30 - Oil and gas producer Afren Plc said an independent review revealed no further incidents of unauthorised payments so far, two months into a probe that has led to the suspension of four executives so far.

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BP PLC 453.45p -0.63%
BG Group PLC 1,140.00p -0.48%
Ensco PLC $41.23 -1.97%


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