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  • Reuters World News Highlights at 1400 GMT, Oct 30 Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation's most densely populated region, swamped New York's subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan's financial district.

  • Oct 30- U.S. Steel Corp's third-quarter profit handily beat analysts' estimates, but the company warned that its current-quarter results would be affected by the global slowdown.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 30- Hungary's divided central bank cut interest rates for the third successive month on Tuesday, shrugging off inflation and market scepticism over whether the indebted country will secure an international financing backstop.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- British oil group BP Plc raised its dividend on Tuesday, confident it can bounce back from a devastating U.S. oil spill with a rejigged business in Russia and a focus on exploration and oil production over fuel refining and gas.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 30- State-owned industrial and defence vehicle Russian Technologies is to buy 35 737 MAX planes from U.S. aerospace company Boeing Co for $3.5 billion, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Boeing has predicted that Russia and neighbouring states will take delivery of 1,140 new aircraft over the next 20 years, valued at $130 billion.

  • Want to be Hungarian? Buy some bonds Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 30- Lawmakers in indebted European Union member Hungary are waving the prospect of a passport at well-heeled foreign investors. Proposed legislation listed on parliament's website would grant permanent residency and ultimately Hungarian citizenship to outsiders who buy at least 250,000 euros worth of special government bonds.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 1000 GMT, Oct 30 Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ REHOBOTH BEACH- Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States, pounded the east coast on Tuesday, flooding large parts of New York City, bringing transport to a halt and interrupting the presidential campaign.

  • UPDATE 2-BP hikes dividend, looks beyond 2014 Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 30- British oil company BP Plc raised its dividend on Tuesday and signaled a more upstream-focused future beyond 2014 along with stronger than expected quarterly profits. Chief Executive Bob Dudley also outlined the British group's preparedness for a court battle with U.S. authorities over its 2010 U.S.

  • Andreas Treichl, CEO at Erste Bank, tells CNBC, that although the banks results aren't good enough they demonstrate that Central and Eastern Europe are doing quite a bit better than Western Europe at the moment.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 30- U.S. crude oil futures slipped to just above $85 a barrel on Tuesday, near the lowest in more than three months, as Hurricane Sandy shut East Coast refineries, roads and airports, reducing crude and fuel demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 2200 GMT Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ REHOBOTH BEACH- Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential election campaign.

  • Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- With one week left in the tight battle for the White House, it's all about the vital swing state of Ohio. MADRID/ ROME- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy kept financial markets guessing on Monday over whether he will seek a credit line from the euro zone's rescue fund but said he would do so ``when I think it is in the interests of Spain''.

  • NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, Oct 29- Russia's Gazprom committed more than $38 billion to develop an East Siberian gas field and build a pipeline to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to lessen its reliance on exports to Europe and develop Asian markets.

  • *Gazprom seeks to focus more on Asia, diversify from Europe. NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, Oct 29- Russia's Gazprom pledged more than $38 billion to develop an East Siberian gas field and build a pipeline to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to lessen its reliance on exports to Europe and develop Asian markets.

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Palladium is heading for its biggest one-month drop since May in October as a weak demand picture for the autocatalyst metal reins in gains made on the back of U.S. monetary stimulus and a sharply higher platinum price.

  • UPDATE 2-Hungary hints at life without IMF deal Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 2:02 PM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 29- ``Life would go on'' if Hungary does not secure funding from the IMF, its chief negotiator said on Monday, casting doubt on Budapest's willingness to reach a deal to help ensure financial stability.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 1400 GMT, Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    ROME- Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi faced a fresh setback on Monday as early counting in a local election in Sicily showed his divided centre-right party trailing in a former stronghold and big gains for the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement.

  • UPDATE 2-Hundary hints at life without IMF deal Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 29- ``Life would go on'' if Hungary does not secure funding from the IMF, its chief negotiator said on Monday, casting doubt on Budapest's willingness to reach a deal to help ensure financial stability.

  • *DOJ, SEC convinced enforcement changing corporate culture. At least eight of the world's top 10 drugmakers, including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, Pfizer Inc and Johnson&, have disclosed U.S. probes under the 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 29- Hungary appeared to cast doubt on Monday on prospects for an International Monetary Fund/European Union funding pact, with Budapest's negotiator saying ``life would go on'' even without a deal. Mihaly Varga, Hungary's minister in charge of the negotiations, also played down what an IMF/EU deal would do to attract investors.