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  • TORONTO, Oct 3- The Canadian government and its airlines could make a range of policy changes to slow the tide of 5 million travelers a year that head to the United States for cheaper flights, a think tank report said on Wednesday. Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the loss of travelers to the United States was troubling.

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- Shares of Air Canada contract carrier Chorus Aviation Inc fell nearly 10 percent on Wednesday, and an analyst warned it might have to cut its dividend, after an arbitration panel ruled in favor of Air Canada in a cost dispute.

  • The volatile Central Asian state has seen several attacks on the government since Kyrgyzstan's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The bloodiest protests, in March 2005 and April 2010, toppled two presidents, who then fled abroad.

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- Canada's main stock index was little changed on Wednesday, as signs the global economic slowdown may be worsening was offset by better-than-expected U.S. data and hopes that Spain will eventually request financial aid. U.S. crude dropped more than $2, hit by weak data from Europe and China. lost 0.7 percent to C $32.71 and Cenovus Energy.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 3- Canada's ruling Conservatives will defeat a parliamentary motion asking the government to hold public consultations during its review of the $15.1 billion bid by China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd to buy Canadian oil company Nexen Inc, Industry Minister Christian Paradis said on Wednesday.

  • Oct 3- Mabe Canada Inc:. *Mabe and GE recalls washers due to risk of injury. *Mabe Canada- no injuries have been reported in Canada or the United States.

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- Thompson Creek Metals Co Inc. The Denver- based miner said it is stopping stripping, the process of removing overlaying earth, at Phase 8 of its Thompson Creek mine to try to save $100 million in operating costs, plus up to $9 million in capital costs, between now and 2014..

  • Oct 3- WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Wednesday i t flew fuller planes in September t han in the same month a year earlier, helping Canada's No. 2 carrier deliver a third-quarter load factor that exceeded its expectations.

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- Canada's main stock index was little changed in early trade on Wednesday, as better-than-expected U.S. private sector jobs data and a conviction that Spain will eventually request financial aid was offset by signs the global economic slowdown may be worsening. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 3- Pan-African oil& gas explorer Simba Energy is to drill its first well in northeast Kenya in 2013, a company executive said on Wednesday, the latest effort by an energy firm to find oil in the east African nation.

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- Canada's main stock index opened slightly higher on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous session on hopes of a bailout request from Spain and after data showed more jobs were created in the U.S. private sector last month than analysts had expected. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index.

  • The bank promoted Min-Lan Tan, who was most recently head of Singapore equities and research, to global head of macro strategy research. The asset manager named David Brunner as a regional sales manager within the UK third-party distribution team. The asset management business of Aviva Plc named Patrick Brien as chief executive of its Asia Pacific region.

  • Oct 3- International Game Technology:. *Igt signs extensive agreement with Manitoba lotteries to upgrade vlt network. *Signed agreement with Manitoba lotteries to provide a minimum of 3,000 video.

  • DAKAR, Oct 3- French airline Corsair International will start direct flights between Paris and Senegal's capital Dakar in December, ending Air France's.

  • The volatile Central Asian state has seen several assaults on the government since Kyrgyzstan's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The bloodiest protests, in March 2005 and April 2010, toppled two presidents, who then fled abroad.

  • Oct 3- Chorus Aviation Inc:. *Jazz aviation lp received arbitration decision relating to benchmarking. provisions within cpa with Air Canada.

  • BRISBANE, Calif.-- Women's clothing company Bebe says revenue at stores open at least a year fell 8.7 percent in its most recent quarter, which included the key back-to-school shopping season.

  • Oct 3- Canada's main stock index looked set to open higher on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous session on hopes of a request from Spain for a bailout, though weak economic data from China and Europe might keep a lid on gains.

  • *Quebecor Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. Quebec's interest in Quebecor Media Inc. QMI held by cdp for $1.0 billion in cash.

  • *British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has issued a veiled threat to withhold electricity needed to operate controversial oil sands pipelines if the projects do not meet her demands.