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  • Philippines' Sept annual inflation eases to 3.6 pct Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 9:03 PM ET

    MANILA, Oct 5- The Philippines' annual inflation rate was 3.6 percent in September, below market forecasts and slowing from the previous month's annual rate of 3.8 percent, the statistics office said on Friday.

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  • Australia shares extend rise, miners lead Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:28 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares rose 0.5 percent to 14- month highs early on Friday, with mining stocks rising as the market was supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of the U.S. payrolls report later in the day. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index.

  • Malaysia-Market factors to watch on Oct 5 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:25 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. SE ASIA STOCKS-Philippine, Malaysia, Indonesia at all-time high. *Malaysia cabinet meets and is likely to decide on a proposal to cut crude palm oil export taxes to boost shipments.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 4- U.S. crude futures held steady above $91 per barrel on Friday, after rising 4 percent in the previous session on escalating tensions in the Middle East, while continued global economic concerns are expected to weigh on prices.

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  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 5 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:19 PM ET

    -Philippine Mining Luncheon with Philex Mining Corp SVP Michael Toledo as guest speaker, Manila Polo Club Ballroom, Makati City, 11:30 a.m.. -Philcomsat Holdings Corp holds annual stockholders' meeting, Dasmarinas Room, Makati Sports Club, L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, 3:00 p.m..

  • Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 5 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:18 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 5- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. >Zynga warns of 3rd- qtr loss, lowers 2012 outlook. >Google warns of more Motorola cuts, lifts Q3 bill.

  • Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 5 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    SE ASIA STOCKS-Philippine, Malaysia, Indonesia at all-time high. -Global Logistic Properties, which own warehouses in China and Japan, said on Thursday it leased 39,000 square metres to wholesale firm Arata Corp. in Japan.-- SEMBCORP MARINE LTD.

  • Oct 4- Tessera Technologies Inc said it will reward Chief Executive Robert Young with stock options that vest only if he completes the spin-off of one of the chip technology developer's business segments by March 31, 2015.

  • Australia shares seen rising on Wall St Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 7:09 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares are set to rise after a fourth day of gains on Wall Street, as investors await the release of the closely watched U.S. payrolls report later on Friday.

  • *Rogers says Iran developing worrying cyber espionage capabilities. WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The head of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Thursday that significant new cyber threats to U.S. financial networks appeared to be emerging from an "unusual" source.

  • MANILA, Oct 3- Philippine annual inflation probably stayed close to 4 percent in September due to higher food costs, but the pace is unlikely to reduce the central bank's ability to cut interest rates, with the overall price outlook still favourable. "We are not unduly worried about inflation," said Eugene Leow, an economist at DBS in Singapore.

  • *Middle East tensions, Turkey strikes at Syria lift oil. NEW YORK, Oct 4- Oil prices jumped 4 percent on T hursday as inflamed Middle East tensions stoked supply fears and U.S. gasoline futures rallied following a fire at the largest operating refinery in the United States.

  • *Facebook confirms billion user mark, growth slows. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Facebook Inc.

  • The company appointed Anne Donahue to New York market leader for the private client reserve of US Bank. The bank also appointed Lynn Maaske as vice president and wealth management adviser for the private client reserve in St. Paul. The firm added Al Weaver and John Worcester to its advisor force in Massachusetts.

  • *Middle East tensions, Turkey strikes at Syria lift oil. NEW YORK, Oct 4- Oil prices jumped 4 percent on T hursday as inflamed Middle East tensions stoked supply fears and U.S. gasoline futures rallied following a fire at the largest operating refinery in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- One of today's major debates is how big government should be. Diana Farrell, an economist who recently returned to the consulting firm McKinsey after a two-year stint in the White House, thinks smart pragmatists should seize this common ground.