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  • COMPANIES REPORTING: BMO Q4 2012 Monsanto Co BMO Q4 2012 Family Dollar AMC Q3 2012 Marriott International MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS: 0743 IT Markit/ADACI services PMI Sep 0743 FR Markit services, composite PMI sep 0753 DE Markit services PMI Sep 0758 EZ Markit services, composite PMI Sep 0828 GB Markit/CIPS services PMI Sep 0900 EZ Retail sales Aug 1215 US ADP National employment Sep 1400 US ISM non-manufacturing PMI, business activity Reuters messaging rm:// francesco.canepa.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net.

  • *Spain bailout talk, Australia rate cut weigh. However, European officials say Germany has signal led Spain should hold off. An aid request from Spain would pave the way for the European Central Bank to buy Spanish bonds.

  • IMF says planned Slovenia reforms can avert bailout Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:36 AM ET

    LJUBLJANA, Oct 2- Slovenia can still avoid becoming another euro bailout recipient if the government enforces planned reforms, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

  • TV show claims UK TV host Savile abused children Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    LONDON-- For decades, Jimmy Savile was a fixture on British television _ an eccentric, aggressively jocular host of children's shows and a tireless charity fundraiser. "Maybe it was just the fact that Jimmy knew everybody," Esther Rantzen, a former BBC journalist and founder of the ChildLine child-protection charity, told Channel 4 news. "

  • PRAGUE, Oct 2- Czech and Slovak spot prices plunged on Tuesday ahead of a national holiday in Germany that sapped demand in the region while Hungary day ahead surged as the central European country remained short of supply, traders said.

  • Report wants EU banks to ring-fence risky business Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS-- Europe's fragile banking system should be protected by building a firewall between a lender's retail operations and its more risky trading activities and forcing executives to take losses when their banks fail, according to an expert report.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on Spain speculation Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 2- Canada's main stock index opened higher on Tuesday, led by financials and energy shares, as euro zone worries eased on expectations of an imminent bailout request from Spain. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index. opened up 8.28 points, or 0.07 percent, at 12,378.47. before modestly extending gains.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. stocks rose at the open on speculation Spain will soon request a bailout, seen by some as the necessary next step to alleviating the euro zone's debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 46.20 points, or 0.34 percent, to 13,561.31. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 14.98 points, or 0.48 percent, to 3,128.51.

  • MADRID, Oct 2- Spanish steel producer Acerinox. said on Tuesday it has decided, with immediate effect, to raise it base prices by 50 euros per tonne in Europe.

  • GENEVA, Oct 2- The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for the immediate release of prominent activists and journalists it said had been arrested or intimidated as part of an apparent clampdown on critical voices ahead of next year's presidential election.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Singapore's manufacturing sector contracted for a third consecutive month in September as new orders fell further, a business survey showed, bolstering the view the trade-dependent city-state likely slipped into recession in the third quarter.

  • US stock futures gain on latest positive data Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:26 AM ET

    CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight month of price gains. The CoreLogic report comes a day after the manufacturing survey from the Institute for Supply Management also pointed to an improvement.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- A new research paper by one of the key architects of the ECB's new bond buying plan has advocated the liberal use of bond purchases and giving banks easy access to cheap funding to fight a combined banking and sovereign debt crisis.

  • TEXT-S&P summary: TENEX-Service Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:19 AM ET

    Oct 02-=============================================================================== Summary analysis-- TENEX-Service--------------------------------- 02- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: BBB-/Stable/A-3 Country: Russia Primary SIC: Misc. business credit institutions=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 20- Jan-2012 BBB-/A-3 BBB-/A-3 14- Jul-2011 BB+/ B BB+/ B=============================================================================== Rationale.

  • FLSmidth buys technology from Germany's iSAM Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Oct 2- Danish engineering group FLSmidth& Co A/S said on Tuesday it has acquired unmanned operation technology for stackers and train loading systems from the German firm iSAM.

  • Oct 2- Chrysler Group LLC, the smallest U.S. automaker, o n Tuesday said 142,041 vehicles were sold in September, up 12 percent from 127,336 a year ago, and the most sold in September since 2007.. All of the company's brands-- Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat-- posted sales increases in September, said Chrysler, an affiliate of Italy's Fiat SpA.

  • The Nasdaq Composite Index added 14.98 points, or 0.48 percent, to 3,128.51. **ARQULE INC $2.14, down 57.73 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **SIRIUS XM RADIO INC, $2.62, up 2 pct.

  • BRIEF-SCA sells stake in newsprint mill in Britain Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:04 AM ET

    *has divested its 50% shareholding in the UK- based newsprint facility Aylesford Newsprint to the private equity company Martland Holdings. *Says the transaction involved a book loss of SEK 850 M and a. negative cash flow effect of SEK 140 M for SCA.

  • VATICAN CITY, Oct 2- A Vatican judge on Tuesday ordered an investigation of the Holy See's police force after Pope Benedict's former butler said he was held in a tiny room with the light on constantly for the first few weeks of his detention.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 2- Turkish industrial group Yildirim Holding is buying a majority stake in lender Isbank's. Gemport said on Tuesday Yilport, a unit of Yildirim Holding, had signed an agreement to buy a 54 percent stake in Gemport from Isbank.