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  • Australia shares up 0.3 pct ahead of RBA meeting Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:16 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 2- Australian shares opened 0.3 percent higher on Tuesday, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of a central bank rate decision and resources stocks helped by stronger-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 2 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:13 PM ET

    -Citigroup holds roundtable discussion on the impact of the QE3 on Asian policy makers, with Citi Asia Pacific Chief Economist Johanna Chua, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, 10:00 a.m.. STOCKS TO WATCH- JG SUMMIT HOLDINGS.

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  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares are set to open higher on Tuesday, with resources stocks likely to underpin gains after data showed a surprising expansion in U.S. manufacturing in September.

  • Owners of grounded ship settle with New Zealand Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:32 PM ET

    Daina Shipping, a subsidiary of Greek-based Costamare, along with its insurers agreed Tuesday to settle with New Zealand for $22.9 million for oil cleanup costs incurred so far and another $8.6 million if it doesn't remove the pieces of the wreck that still sit on the reef.

  • Blyth delays completion of ViSalus purchase to 2014 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Oct 1- Candle maker Blyth Inc said it would delay buying until April 2014 the remainder of ViSalus Inc that it does not already own, days after it withdrew the nutritional supplement seller's planned initial public offering. As of June 30, Blyth had cash of $166.7 million and long-term debt of about $100 million.

  • Another Canadian Pacific executive resigns Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:58 PM ET

    Oct 1- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said chief operations officer Mike Franczak resigned effective immediately, the latest top executive to leave Canada's second-largest railroad.

  • Cotton ends higher after testing 70 cents Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- Cotton prices ended higher on Monday on technical buying after testing the 70- cent mark, with traders expecting renewed pressure ahead of the U.S. harvest. It found support at 70 cents, "said John Flanagan, an analyst at Flanagan Trading Corp in North Carolina. New York cotton for December delivery.

  • Oct 1- Mobile advertising company Millennial Media Inc said Yahoo Inc's former chief marketing officer Mollie Spilman will join the company as its marketing chief and executive vice president. Millennial Media said Spilman will lead the company's worldwide marketing, advertising and branding in the newly created role.

  • LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 2- Twenty-three years of military service come in handy when Masood Haider gets a call from a suspicious spouse. "What was taken as taboo 20 to 25 years ago is no more taken that way," said Haider, 53, a former army pilot who founded FactFinders, Pakistan's first licensed private detective agency.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Banks must undergo a wholesale change in their culture and refocus their behavior on meeting the needs of customers to restore trust in the industry, Stephen Hester, chief executive of part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland, said on Monday.

  • *Kevin Lobo succeeds interim CEO Curt Hartman* Hartman to leave company* CEO search had been under way since February* Stock falls 1.5 percent in afternoon trading By Toni Clarke. Oct 1- Medical device maker Stryker Corp on Monday named Kevin Lobo, head of its orthopedics unit, as president and chief executive following an eight-month search.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Iran's rial plunged against the U.S. dollar in open-market trade on Monday, taking its loss in value over the past week to more than a quarter in further evidence that Western sanctions are shattering the economy.

  • Iran's currency falls 16 percent in single day Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:39 PM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran-- Iran's currency has fallen 16 percent in a single day to hit a record low against the U.S. dollar and other foreign currencies in street trading. The collapse of the currency is a sign of the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear program. The West suspects Iran is aiming to build nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- BMC Software Inc is exploring a potential sale of the company and has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch to assist with the strategic review, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • Irene Tse, who headed the North America operations of the Chief Investment Office, told the firm she is resigning to focus on "entrepreneurial ventures," according to a memo on Monday from Chief Operating Officer Matt Zames, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A precipitous drop in Iran's currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting "deeper and deeper" into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 2- The world's largest coral reef- under threat from Australia's surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish- is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5 percent in the next decade, a study shows.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Export-Import Bank on Monday said it has approved an $118 million direct loan to a Vietnamese state-owned company to buy a telecommunications satellite and other goods and services from Lockheed Martin.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A precipitous drop in Iran's currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting "deeper and deeper" into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.