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  • US: Hackers in Iran responsible for cyberattacks Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:22 AM ET

    Just hours later, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cyberthreat from Iran has grown, and he declared that the Pentagon is prepared to take action if American is threatened by a computer-based assault.

  • Cyprus president seeks union backing on austerity Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:19 AM ET

    NICOSIA, Cyprus-- Cyprus' president appealed to trade unions on Friday to rally behind tough austerity measures that the government wants to negotiate with potential creditors in return for a multibillion euro bailout loan to prop up the country's ailing banks and economy.

  • NORWAY GAS-Flows to Europe rise strongly Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:19 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 12- Norwegian pipeline gas exports rose strongly on Friday morning on higher flows to Britain, indicating the Royal Dutch Shell's. Exports to Europe including Britain gained by 30.3 million cubic metres to 282.8 mcm per day by 0600 GMT compared with the 252.5 mcm daily average on Thursday, data from gas system operator Gassco showed.

  • UPDATE 1 - DIARY - Turkey - to Dec 5 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:11 AM ET

    *ISTANBUL- President Abdullah Gul to attend a ceremony with former British foreign minister Jack Straw. *ISTANBUL- Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will attend to Turkish-Kazakhstan Forum.

  • Lotos faces fight for Neste's gas stations -paper Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:00 AM ET

    WARSAW, Oct 12- Polish refiner Lotos may have to fend off its larger domestic rival PKN Orlen to acquire Finnish Neste's 106 gas stations in Poland, the two groups said. The subject is being analysed by us, "Lotos' deputy head Mariusz Machajewski told daily Parkiet.

  • *Turkey- Syria tensions, lower N.Sea output support. SINGAPORE, Oct 12- Brent crude held above $115 a barrel on Friday, trading near four-week highs and on course for its biggest weekly gain in two months, supported by tensions between Turkey and Syria, lower output at North Sea oilfields and upbeat U.S. data.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 12- Hungary is close to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on setting up a financial safety net, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Orban said pressure on Hungary to secure a deal at all costs had abated and confidence in the country had strengthened recently.

  • Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:18 AM ET

    PRAGUE, Oct 12- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. DRUZHBA: European refiners linked to the Druzhba pipeline risk being starved of Russian oil as producers explore new export routes, an executive at Gazprom's trading arm said on Thursday.

  • TABLE-India's Sept CPI inflation at 9.73 pct y/y Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Oct 12- India's annual consumer price inflation. India's retail inflation is the highest among the BRICS group of emerging economies- Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa- and is way above what the Reserve Bank of India calls its comfort level.

  • Russia's MDMG sets IPO price at $12 per GDR Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:07 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 12- Russian private healthcare provider MD Medical Group said on Friday it had priced its initial public offering at $12 per global depositary receipt, raising $311 million assuming full exercise of an over-allotment option. The statement confirmed earlier Reuters report that MD Medical Group will sell shares at no less than $12 per GDR.

  • Hungary "not far" from agreement with IMF -PM Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:04 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 12- Hungary is close to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a financial safety net, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. "There is a good chance. Orban said further progress in the talks could be made after the IMF concludes its annual meetings in Tokyo.

  • Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Friday. Poland's state-owned oil refiner Lotos is looking into Finnish Neste's sale of its 106 Polish gas stations, with Lotos' larger local rival PKN Orlen also not saying "no," daily Parkiet reported.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    MOSCOW- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his deputy Arkady Dvorkovich along with Agriculture Ministry officials to attend Agriculture fair;. MOSCOW- International Monetary Fund to present its October World Economic Outlook; MOSCOW- Retailer O'Key to present trading update.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 12- India's annual consumer price inflation fell in September to 9.73 percent, driven by a marginal fall in fuel and food prices, government data showed on Friday.

  • at up to 0.5 zlotys per share, the company said, offering creditors the chance to convert their outstanding debt into shares valued at up to 0.6 zlotys each.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 12- India's annual consumer price inflation fell in September to 9.73 percent, driven by a marginal fall in fuel and food prices, government data showed on Friday.

  • Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:46 AM ET

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 12- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Friday. The statistics office will publish September headline and core inflation data, 0700 GMT.

  • INDICATORS - Slovakia - Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:46 AM ET

    SLOVAK EU-NORM INFLATION AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. *INDUSTRIAL ORDERS AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11 FY-2011 pct change m/m -1.5 +5.4 +17.1 pct change y/y +14.5 +37.9 +11.0 +8.3 volume 3,241.9 3,434.6 2,887.2 37,202.7.

  • ALMATY, Oct 12- Kazakhstan's oil pipeline monopoly KazTransOil plans to raise 30 billion tenge via an initial public offer as part of the Central Asian nation's "People's IPO" programme, a senior sovereign wealth fund official said on Friday.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 12- Russia's Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest nickel and palladium miner, said on Friday its first-half net profit was down 19 percent, year-on-year, to $1.48 billion. In September, Norilsk said it expected its first-half net profit to exceed $1.4 billion.