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    Investors hoping for more stimulus measures from China to boost its slowing economy may have to wait a little longer. Analysts say Beijing is unlikely to take any action until after the Communist party holds its congress on November 8, an event that is particularly significant this year because it will mark a once-in-a-decade leadership change.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares ended flat on Monday, giving up early gains after data showing China's manufacturing sector remained in contraction in September fuelled investor worries about weak global growth. Mining and steel maker Arrium.

  • ATHENS, Oct 1- Here are news stories, press reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on Monday:. confirmed on Monday that it was in exclusive talks to sell its Greek bank Emporiki to Alpha Bank for a symbolic one euro in return for financing commitments.

  • PARIS, Oct 1- European stocks are set to open lower on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China. ,for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • Manufacturing activity in China, Japan's biggest exports market, remained in contraction in September, according to the official purchasing managers' index. The 10- year yield eased 1 basis point to 0.760 percent to its lowest level since Aug. 7, while Japan's Nikkei share average shed 0.8 percent.

  • LONDON, Sept 28- Take on a little risk, maybe, but not too much.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares finished flat on Monday, after data showing that while China's manufacturing sector had improved somewhat in September, it remained in contraction, heightening investors' worries about weak global economic growth.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- Tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- The darkest hour is just before dawn, the old saying goes.

  • *Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 8 to 12 points lower, or down 0.2 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.

  • Mobile operator eAccess Ltd jumped 26.1 percent to a more than 6- month high at 19,000 yen, before trading in the stock was halted, after the Nikkei said bigger rival Softbank Corp plans to buy eAccess through a share swap in a deal valued at just under 200 billion yen.

  • SYDNEY/ WELLINGTON, Oct 1- The Australian dollar eased 0.3 percent to three-week lows against the U.S. dollar on Monday after China's manufacturing PMI disappointed a market already worried about global growth and Europe's debt issues.

  • *Japan business mood darkens as slowdown bites* South Korea Sept exports fall on weak global demand* European PMIs expected to confirm recession By Lucy Hornby and Leika Kihara.

  • Point Inc climbed 4.6 percent to 2,946 yen, hitting a one-month high, after the casual clothing stores operator said it would spend up to 3 billion yen to buy up to 1 million shares, or 4.32 percent of its shares, between Oct. 1 and Nov. 16.

  • Benchmark oil for November delivery was down 12 cents to $92.07 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude was down 21 cents to $112.18 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 1- Taiwan stocks fell 0.5 percent in quiet trading on Monday, pressured by glass. The Taiwan dollar rose slightly to stand at T $29.330. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 1- Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Monday. The euro, oil and Asian shares fell on Monday, weighed down by uncertainty about Spain's bailout and concerns over slumping demand due to a slowdown in global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business activity.

  • PARIS, Oct 1- European stocks are set to open lower on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100.

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