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  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- The Belgian Federation of Car Industries released on Monday the following monthly data: New car registrations Sept 2012 Aug 2012 Sept 2011 Total for the month 33,660 31,256 41,427 Year-on-year change -18.75 -17.29 12.13 Year-to-date total 386,733 353,073 440,546 Cumulative change -12.22 -11.54 1.51.

  • ING shuts Eastern Europe equities ops, cuts 100 jobs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1 (Reuters- Dutch bank ING is closing its equity markets desk covering Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, with the loss of around 100 jobs, it said on Monday. The job losses were spread across offices in London, Moscow, Prague and Budapest.

  • *ArcelorMittal will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.

  • *ArcelorMittal will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 1) Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:58 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 1- The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:. --Private equity firms Carlyle and BC Partners to acquire U.S. industrial pumps maker Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial which is owned by United Technologies Corp.

  • EU nuclear stress test results finalised this week Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 1- A European Union-wide safety review of nuclear reactors is expected to be finalised later this week, and will include recommendations on additional safety measures required at some power plants.

  • *Unemployment highest in Spain, lowest in Austria. BRUSSELS, Oct 1- The EU warned on Monday of an "economic and social disaster" if joblessness among young Europeans continued to rise, calling for a joint effort to combat record high unemployment in the countries which share the euro.

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Global steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry are moving too slowly so the European Union will introduce its own system next year in a bid to accelerate reform, its executive body said on Monday.

  • (Corrects total workers in plant to about 2,700. BRUSSELS, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal the world's largest steelmaker will permanently shut its liquid phase steel production at the Florange site in northeastern France, the group said on Monday. The French government would look for a buyer for the liquid phase in the next 60 days, ArcelorMittal said.

  • ArcelorMittal to close liquid phase at Florange Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:06 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal the world's largest steelmaker will permanently shut its liquid phase steel production at the Florange site in northeastern France, the group said on Monday. The company said that some 629 of the 2,000 people employed at the plant would be affected by the decision.

  • A glance at unemployment rates around the eurozone Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:43 AM ET
  • Eurozone unemployment stuck at record 11.4 pct Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:28 AM ET

    Europe's problems are dragging down the global economy. Six countries in the eurozone _ Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Portugal _ are already in recession. Howard Archer, the chief economist for IHS Global Insight, said it will take some time before Europe's labor market rebounds.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Unemployment in the euro zone remained at record highs level in August and the number of people out of work climbed again, highlighting the human cost of the bloc's 3- year debt crisis.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- The European Union's Statistics Office released on Monday the following data for unemployment in the 27- nation EU and the 17 countries that share the euro currency. Aug 2011 Feb 2012 Mar 2012 Apr 2012 May 2012 Jun 2012 Jul 2012 Aug 2012. EA17 10.2 10.9 11.0 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.4 EU27 9.7 10.2 10.3 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.5.

  • *Unemployment highest in Spain, lowest in Austria. BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Unemployment in the euro zone remained at record highs in August and the number of people out of work climbed again, highlighting the human cost of the bloc's three-year debt crisis.

  • Eurozone unemployment steady at record 11.4 pct Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS-- Official data show that unemployment in the 17 countries that use the euro remained at its record high of 11.4 percent in August. While European leaders have managed to calm financial markets in recent months with promises to cut spending and build a tighter union, they have been unable to halt the rising tide of joblessness.

  • Shares in Millennium BCP jump 4.7 percent on expectations that a 500 million euros cash call for Portugal's largest-listed bank by assets will be successful, with a report suggesting Belgium- based insurance group Ageas.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian gas exports through the Langeled pipeline, the UK's main subsea gas import route, dropped to zero on Monday morning, and flows to France fell sharply as a new "gas year" started.

  • DIARY - Turkey - to Dec 5 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    *ANKARA- Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to hold talks with Masoud Barzani, president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region. ISTANBUL- Istanbul Chamber of Commerce releases September inflation data for Turkey's biggest city.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.