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  • Austria- based rubber and plastic products maker Semperit AG Holding wants to buy out Latexx Partners Bhd at 2.30 ringgit per share, in a deal that will propel the former into the world's second largest glove manufacturer. The offer price is a 28.5 percent premium to Latexx's last traded price of 1.79 ringgit before trading was suspended on Monday morning.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday on a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.

  • NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:34 PM ET

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, oil falter on view on China economy. STOCK TO WATCH- ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP INC. Shares of conglomerate Alliance Global, which have risen sharply over the past month, could reverse, technical charts suggest.

  • Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:32 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 9- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. REUTERS HEADLINES> Taiwan exports return to growth in Sept. >Intel's McAfee security plans layoffs.

  • TOKYO, Oct 9- Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday but were capped by concerns over global growth prospects, especially in the world's second-biggest economy China, and expected weak U.S. corporate earnings.

  • Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:24 PM ET

    SE ASIA STOCKS-Most retreat amid global concerns; Jakarta off record STOCKS TO WATCH-- DBS GROUP HOLDINGS LTD. -Southeast Asia's largest bank DBS said on Monday this year it will be holding its board meeting in Taiwan for the first time, in a move aimed at underscoring the importance of the market to the bank.

  • IMF offers bleak assessment of stalled recovery Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:19 PM ET

    TOKYO-- Plagued by uncertainty and fresh setbacks, the world economy has weakened further and will grow more slowly over the next year, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast. Conditions could worsen if the United States doesn't deal with its budget crisis soon, the IMF said.

  • Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:03 PM ET

    Following is a list of events in Malaysia as well as news company-related and market news which could have an influence on the local market.

  • Suzuki eyes plant in Myanmar by 2015-media Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:32 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 9- Suzuki Motor Corp is considering investing several billion yen to build a car assembly plant in Myanmar by 2015, eyeing a growing market there, the Asahi newspaper said on Tuesday. The Japanese carmaker hopes to build a plant with annual capacity of 20,000 to 30,000 cars in a planned industrial complex at Thilawa, close to Yangon, the Asahi said.

  • rose 38 cents to $89.71 a barrel in early Asia trading, after dropping 55 cents the previous session. *Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" were now playing out in Syria and Turkey would do everything necessary to protect itself, as its army fired back for a sixth day after a shell from Syria flew over the border.

  • Australia shares edge up 0.1 pct, miners firm Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares eked out a 0.1 percent gain early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices countered by concerns about the global growth outlook after the IMF cut its economic forecasts for the second time since April.

  • Oct 8- Two Way Ltd:. *Signed a share sale agreement with donaco Singapore pte ltd, following the. *Says donaco will emerge with approximately 94.8 per cent of the combined.

  • CANBERRA, Oct 9- Australian shares are likely to lack strong direction early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices and an improvement in China's services sector countered by losses in copper prices and concerns about the global growth outlook.

  • MANILA, Oct 9- The Philippines has long been among Asia's most aggressive sovereign borrowers. Much of the enthusiasm for the Philippines-- not so long ago considered the "sick man of Asia"-- reflects President Benigno Aquino III's efforts to curb corruption, reduce the budget deficit and increase spending on infrastructure.

  • In the global debt market, a stronger Philippines Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:33 PM ET

    MANILA, Oct 9- The Philippines has long been among Asia's most aggressive sovereign borrowers. Much of the enthusiasm for the Philippines-- not so long ago considered the "sick man of Asia"-- reflects President Benigno Aquino III's efforts to curb corruption, reduce the budget deficit and increase spending on infrastructure.

  • Oct 9- The Middle East and North Africa's oil exporting countries will see economic growth accelerate in 2012 to 6.6 percent, mainly due to a strong rebound of activity in Libya, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

  • Oct 9- China's economic growth is expected to weaken to 7.8 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday as it warned of risks to emerging Asia if the euro zone crisis worsens and the United States does not avoid its "fiscal cliff".

  • RIGHT UJUMCHIN, China, Oct 9- On the remote grasslands of northeastern China, a politician little known in the West has made a name for himself as a rising leader.