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  • NEW DELHI, Oct 5- India's aviation regulator is seeking legal opinion on cancelling the license of beleaguered carrier Kingfisher Airlines, which has grounded its fleet since Monday, the civil aviation minister, Ajit Singh, said on Friday.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 5- Asian credit spreads moved in further on Friday boosted by inflows into riskier assets and as sentiment remained upbeat ahead of the crucial US jobs data. The iTraxx Asia ex- Japan investment grade index series 18 tightened by 1-2 bp to 128/ 131 bp after the European Central Bank provided further assurance about its bond buying programme.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 5- Indian shares fell on Friday, snapping a four-day rise, as profit-taking hit recent outperformers such as ICICI Bank, while investor sentiment was also hit after dozens of erroneous orders triggered a brief halt in the NSE index.

  • *Mumbai staff hold protest march over unpaid salaries. By Tony Munroe and Anurag Kotoky MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Oct 5- Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. said Krishna Kumar, a 35- year-old engineer in Mumbai who joined Kingfisher six years ago.

  • *Mumbai staff hold protest march over unpaid salaries. By Tony Munroe and Anurag Kotoky MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Oct 5- Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. said Krishna Kumar, a 35- year-old engineer in Mumbai who joined Kingfisher six years ago.

  • India's main BSE index down 0.75 percent at 18,914.30, while the 50- share NSE index fell 0.84 percent to 5,738.70 in volatile trade on profit booking. India's largest stock exchange was brought to a brief halt on Friday after a local financial firm placed dozens of erroneous orders worth more than $125 million, triggering a sharp fall on the Nifty stock index.

  • U.S. stock index futures indicate mixed open Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:32 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5-* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500 slipping by 0.1 percent, while the Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 futures contracts rose around 0.1 percent.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 5- India's largest stock exchange was brought to a brief halt on Friday after a local financial firm placed dozens of erroneous orders worth more than $125 million, triggering a sharp fall on the Nifty stock index.

  • BANGALORE, Oct 5- Euro zone inflationary pressures stayed weak in August despite increasing a tad from the previous month, suggesting inflation could continue to fall, according to an indicator designed to predict cyclical trends. Thus, euro zone inflation pressures are still quite weak, " Lakshman Achuthan, ECRI's chief operating officer said.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 5- India's National Stock Exchange. said Emkay Global Financial Services has "smoothly" closed out all of the positions arising from its erroneous orders that triggered a brief halt on the exchange.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 5- India's largest stock exchange was brought to a brief halt on Friday after a local financial firm placed more than five dozen erroneous orders worth more than $125 million, triggering a sharp fall on the Nifty stock index.

  • US unemployment rate likely rose on weak hiring Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 3:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- With a month to go until the presidential election, the government on Friday issues its September jobs report, expected to show an uptick in the U.S. unemployment rate after employers added only a modest number of jobs. The Labor Department issues the jobs report at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

  • CANBERRA, Oct 5- Australia did not infringe tobacco companies' intellectual property rights by forcing them to sell cigarettes in plain packets, Australia's highest court said on Friday, killing off any domestic challenge to the plain-packet ruling. Tobacco giants British American Tobacco, Britain's Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris and Japan Tobacco.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares rose 0.9 percent to their highest close in more than 14 months on Friday, tracking a fourth day of gains on Wall Street on expectations of positive U.S. payrolls data later in the day.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 5- India's second largest state-run refiner, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd. The refiner bought 1 million barrels of Nigerian Agbami from Chevron to load on November 21-30, they said. BPCL previously bought 1 million barrels of Nemba from Chevron and the same volume of Mellitah condensate from Morgan Stanley to load in November.

  • India's NSE says Emkay Global behind bad trades Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:33 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Oct 5- India's National Stock Exchange said domestic financial firm Emkay Global Financial Services. was responsible for the erroneous trades of over 6.5 billion rupees that caused a halt in the bourse's trading systems.

  • Oct 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co's head of corporate and regulatory affairs, Barry Zubrow, is expected to give up his job, a Wall Street Journal report said. It is possible that Barry Zubrow, 59, will remain with the investment bank in an advisory role, the report said, quoting people close to the bank. JPMorgan Chase could not be reached for comment outside business hours.

  • Australia shares rally on miners and banks Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares rose 0.9 percent on Friday, lifted by mining and banking stocks as the market was supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of a U.S. payrolls report later in the day.

  • India's main BSE index down 0.9 percent to 18,880.46, while the 50- share NSE index fell 1.09 percent to 5,722.60 after a temporary halt of cash markets at India's National Stock Exchange was caused by "a freak trade", according to a source at the bourse. India's benchmark 10- year bond yield.

  • The Reserve Bank of India said on Friday it accepted all 8 bids for 118.35 billion rupees at its three-day repo auction, through which it injects liquidity into the banking system. DATE APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS FIXED RATE RECEIVED ACCEPTED.