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  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Republic issued 750 million euros in an unexpected tap sale of its 3.875 percent Eurobond due in 2022 on Monday, with demand topping 1.6 billion euros, a source close to the deal said.

  • UPDATE 1-Edison wins Libya gas arbitration with Eni Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    MILAN, Oct 1- Italian energy group Edison said on Monday it had won a dispute with Eni to review the price of its long-term gas contract from Libya, its second gas arbitration victory in less than a month. In September Edison, which is owned by France's EDF, won in arbitration a 450 million euro discount on its liquefied natural gas supplies from Qatar's Rasgas.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The downturn of the world's manufacturing sector eased slightly in Septmeber as output and new orders declined at a slower pace, a business survey showed on Monday.

  • Facebook founder mulls Russian research center Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- A Russian official says Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg is being encouraged to expand its operation in Russia. Russia's communications minister tweeted that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev persuaded the social media giant's founder Monday to abandon plans to lure away Russian programmers and instead open a research center in Moscow.

  • TABLE-Global manufacturing PMI rises to 48.9 in Sept Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Sept 4- Following are details of the JPMorgan Global Purchasing Managers' Index for September. PMI Output Orders Jobs Deliv Stocks Inp New Prcs export Aug 48.1 47.4 46.7 49.5 50.6 48.9 49.5 46.5 Sept 48.9 48.1 48.1 50.7 50.0 48.3 52.7 47.1.

  • He will be based in London. Willett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A top Morgan Stanley broker, Jonathan Madrigano, who last year managed about $2 billion in client assets left the company's brokerage division on Friday to join J.P. Morgan Securities.

  • 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.

  • MOVES-StanChart, BlackRock, Lazard, Barclays Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. He will be based in London. Willett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Joint supervision of the euro zone's banks will not be in place as planned by the start of next year, Germany's Europe Minister, Michael Link, said on Monday. "I can state with full certainty that this will not happen in January 2013 because there are too many technical issues, too many expert issues that need to be clarified.

  • *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.

  • *Acteon valued at 800- 900 mln stg- sources. LONDON, Oct 1- Private equity group First Reserve has sold UK offshore oil and gas services group Acteon to rival KKR, one of two European deals on Monday to fan hopes that private equity firms can still make profitable sales.

  • Electricity for Tuesday delivery rose around 1.75 euros to 49.75 euros per megawatt hour in the over-the-counter market, trading about in line with neighbouring Germany.

  • Molson Coors combines Europe businesses Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    Oct 1- Molson Coors Brewing Co said on Monday that it was combining its businesses in Britain and Ireland with those in Central Europe, and it promoted Mark Hunter to run the new operation. It operates in countries including the Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia and Hungary.

  • *Telenor lifts stake to 43 pct through option deal. OSLO, Oct 1- Norway's Telenor has completed its purchase of an increased stake in Russia's Vimpelcom in the face of opposition from co-shareholder Altimo and Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog FAS.

  • Spread fixed on Czech Republic bond tap Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:38 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 1- The spread on the tap of the Czech Republic's 3.875% May 2022 bond has been fixed at 116 bp over mid-swaps, according to officials involved with the sale. Leads Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit plan to close the book at 1245 GMT and have already attracted orders in excess of EUR1.5bn. Keywords: CZECH REPUBLIC/ BOND TAP.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- The head of Russia's anti-trust agency, which has filed a lawsuit to block Telenor from increasing its stake in Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom, said the Norwegian company was in violation of an injuction by a Russian court. Telenor said on Monday it had taken delivery of 71 million shares in Vimpelcom from Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech central state budget showed a 71.4 billion crown deficit at the end of September, narrower than a 105.1 billion deficit a year ago, mainly thanks to higher tax receipts, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech central state budget showed a deficit of 71.41 billion crowns at the end of September, the Finance Ministry said on Monday. CZECH STATE BUDGET 01-09/12 01-08/12 01-09/11 revenue 757.14 665.12 741.87 expenditure 828.56 732.14 847.00 balance -71.41 -67.02 -105.14.

  • TEXT-S&P affirms Ukraine's Agroton Public at 'CCC+' Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    --Ukrainian agricultural producer Agroton Public Ltd. has made progress collecting accounts receivables, the recoverability of which was questioned by its previous auditor.