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  • LONDON, Oct 1- Robust manufacturing data from Russia pushed its stock market 1 percent higher on Monday, bucking the generally weaker trend in emerging equity markets while central European currencies firmed modestly as the euro recovered from lows.

  • Oct 01- Fitch Ratings says the investigation of China Fishery Group Limited's North Pacific operations by the Russian authorities will not have any immediate rating impact. Fitch considers that China Fishery's ratings have factored in the regulatory risks it faces in the jurisdictions it operates.

  • PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:11 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1- The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Monday. -Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's classmate Vadim Semyonov could be appointed head of Rostelecom, Russia major long-distance telephone services provider, the paper says.

  • Romania FX reserves rise by 1.47 bln euros in Sept Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:47 AM ET

    BUCHAREST, Oct 1- The Romanian central bank's foreign exchange reserves, excluding 103.7 tonnes of gold, rose by 1.47 billion euros on the month to 32.4 billion euros at the end of September, central bank data showed on Monday. Inflows were roughly 2.9 billion euros, helped largely by a September Eurobond issue by the finance ministry.

  • 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.

  • TEXT-S&P summary: UniCredit SpA Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:44 AM ET

    Oct 01-=============================================================================== Summary analysis-- UniCredit SpA--------------------------------- 01- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: BBB+/ Negative/A-2 Country: Italy Primary SIC: National commercial banks Mult.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The Czech Republic, rated A1/AA-/A+, has mandated Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit for a tap of its 3.875% May 24 2022 euro issue. The settlement date is October 5 2012.. Keywords: CZECH REPUBLIC/ BOND TAP.

  • KIEV, Oct 1- Ukraine recorded a current account deficit of $8.164 billion in January-August against a $4.819 billion gap in the same period in 2011, the central bank said on Monday. The increase was mainly due to a higher trade deficit, which rose to $8.563 billion in the same period against $5.269 billion a year earlier, the bank said in a statement.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3. PAVEL SOBISEK, CHIEF ECONOMIST, UNICREDIT BANK, PRAGUE.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3. AGATA URBANSKA, ECONOMIST, CENTRAL& EASTERN EUROPE AT HSBC.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index. fell to 47.0 points in September, below analysts' forecast, signalling the worst performance of the country's economy in more than three years, data released by Markit and HSBC showed on Monday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index. fell to 47.0 points in September, below analysts' forecast, signalling the worst performance of the country's economy in more than three years, data released by Markit and HSBC showed on Monday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index. fell to 47.0 points in September, below analysts' forecast, signalling the worst performance of the country's economy in more than three years, data released by Markit and HSBC showed on Monday. AGATA URBANSKA, CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE ECONOMIST AT HSBC:.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 1- Hungary's government met in an extraordinary session on Monday after being convened by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a spokeswoman said. She declined to give detail about the agenda of the meeting, which began at 0600 GMT. A government representative and Janos Lazar, Orban's chief of staff, will hold a news conference at 0730 GMT.

  • Hungary PM calls extraordinary government meeting Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:45 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 1- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban convened an extraordinary meeting of his government on Monday morning, a spokeswoman told Reuters. She declined to give detail of the agenda. The meeting, which began at 0600 GMT, is expected to last several hours.

  • Magyar Telekom to lay off 500 workers to cut costs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:32 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 1- Magyar Telekom will lay off 500 workers by the end of this year at a cost of about 6 billion forints to cut costs, the company said in a statement on Monday. The Deutsche Telekom unit said it expected to shave 5.6 percent off total workforce costs, excluding severance payments next year compared with 2011 spending levels.

  • Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    PRAGUE, Oct 1- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Monday. LOAN FACILITY: Telefonica Czech Republic. PRESIDENT: A young man wielding a plastic gun fired pellets at Czech President Vaclav Klaus on Friday, hitting him on the arm but causing no injuries. ï¿ ½ ï¿ ½.

  • 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.

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