• Thailand - Market factors to watch on Oct 12 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 9:38 PM ET

    BANGKOK, Oct 12- Following are some company-related and market news which could have an impact on the local market. SE ASIA STOCKS- Global concerns weigh; late buying lifts Bangkok, Jakarta. >Bond prices gain as Europe worries continue.

  • Taiwan stocks open flat; panel makers edge up Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 9:05 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 12- Taiwan stocks opened flat on Friday, steadying in line with other regional bourses but constrained by concerns over weak company earnings. The Taiwan dollar was up by T $0.162 to trade at T $29.270. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • CANBERRA, Oct 12- Australian shares gained more than 0.2 percent on Friday morning, recovering from two sessions of losses, as a rebound in metal prices lifted index-heavy mining stocks. Global miner BHP Billiton Ltd gained 0.8 percent to A $33.50 and major rival Rio Tinto Ltd rose more than 1.6 percent to A $56.31.

  • BEIJING Oct 12- General Motors Co on Friday said that its minicar joint-venture producer in China appointed Ray Bierzynski as its executive vice president, to fill the position vacated by a manager who left the joint venture to work for Tata Motors.

  • Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 12 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 12- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. >Sprint in talks on sale to Japan's Softbank. --Taiwan will open more sectors to foreign and mainland Chinese investment and relax investment rules in the hi-tech and other sectors to attract more money to the island.

  • Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 12 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    -DBS Group, Southeast Asia's largest lender, has agreed to sell more than half of its stake in Bank of Philippine Islands. to Ayala Corp for S $757.3 million to boost its capital base.-- SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES LTD. -Budget carrier Tiger Airways said it appointed Ho Yuen Sang as the managing director of its Singapore operations.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 12 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    -Berjaya Philippines Inc holds regular stockholders' meeting, Berjaya Manila Hotel, Eduque Street, Makati City, 9:00 a.m.. EVP and Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa managing director, and John Martin Miller, Nestlé Philippines chairman and CEO, Nestle Centre, Rockwell, Makati City, 2:00 p.m.. STOCKS TO WATCH- AYALA CORP.

  • NYMEX-Crude rises towards $93 on Turkey-Syria tensions Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 7:32 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 12- U.S. crude rose towards $93 a barrel on Friday, supported by escalating tensions between Turkey and Syria and supply disruptions at North Sea oil fields. climbed 25 cents to $92.32 a barrel in early Asia trading, after gaining nearly a dollar the previous session.

  • Australia shares seen flat, metals prices to support Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 6:26 PM ET

    CANBERRA, Oct 12- Australian shares are likely to open flat on Friday on mixed leads from Wall Street, holding below 14- month highs hit earlier this week, although a rebound in metal prices may help index-heavy mining stocks. *Local share price index futures. *New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index.

  • LinnCo prices IPO at $36.50 per share - underwriter Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Oct 11- LinnCo LLC, an affiliate of oil and gas company Linn Energy LLC, priced its initial public offering at $36.50 each, raising about $1.10 billion, an underwriter said. LinnCo said it will use the proceeds to buy as many units from Linn Energy as the number of shares it sold in the IPO. Linn Energy, in turn, intends to use the proceeds to repay debt.

  • *Deal could lead to Sprint buying Clearwire- analysts. *Sprint, Clearwire soar in afternoon trade; MetroPCS down. The Japanese company might also be aiming to use Sprint as a vehicle to make a run at smaller Sprint peer MetroPCS Communications Inc, a two-step transaction that would potentially cost more than 2 trillion yen, according to a Nikkei report.

  • 3rd quarter mutual fund performance, at a glance Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 5:18 PM ET

    Mutual fund performance was strong overall in the third quarter. The Federal Reserve and central banks in other nations approved additional economic stimulus measures. Listed are average returns in various fund categories, as tracked by Lipper Inc..

  • Stimulus measures boosted fund returns in 3Q Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    BOSTON-- There's not much good news for investors. Even so, the Standard& Poor's 500 index climbed 5.8 percent in the latest quarter, while U.S. stock mutual funds returned an average 5.3 percent, according to fund tracker Lipper Inc..

  • Oct 11- Canadian miner Ivernia Inc said it expects to restart production its lead mine in Western Australia in the second quarter of 2013, nearly two years after it suspended operations on concerns about lead contamination.

  • NY cotton tumbles as USDA hikes global stock estimate Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    *USDA hikes global ending stocks for 3rd month. NEW YORK, Oct 11- Cotton futures in New York fell their most in three weeks on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its 2012/ 13 global ending stocks forecast for the fiber to a record high for a third consecutive month.

  • Oct 11- Shutterstock Inc soared 34 percent in its market debut, valuing the company at more than $700 million, as investors bet on strong demand for the company's stock images from multimedia customers, especially online.

  • Oct 11- Guggenheim Securities LLC has been ordered to pay a fine of $800,000 for failing to supervise two former traders who tried to hide a trading loss in 2008, Wall Street's industry-funded regulator said.

  • *Cooper Tire shares jump as much as 11 pct By Sumeet Chatterjee and Sagarika Jaisinghani Oct 11- Indian tire manufacturer Apollo Tyres. Shares of Cooper Tire jumped as much as 11 percent to $20.76, valuing the company at $1.3 b illion.

  • UPDATE 9-Sprint in talks on potential sale to Softbank Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    *Sprint, Clearwire soar in afternoon trade; MetroPCS flat. TOKYO/ NEW YORK, Oct 11- Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp may buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel Corp to establish a foothold in the U.S. wireless market, in what could be the largest Japanese acquisition ever in America.

  • Oct 11- Shutterstock Inc soared 34 percent in its market debut, valuing the company at more than $700 million, as investors bet on strong demand for the company's stock images from multimedia customers, especially online.