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  • NORWAY GAS-Flows to Europe slip further Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:29 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 11- Norwegian gas exports to Europe fell further on Thursday morning as output from Royal Dutch Shell's. Exports to Europe including Britain dropped by 11.3 million cubic metres to 226.5 mcm per day by 0600 GMT compared with the 237.8 mcm daily average on Wednesday, data from gas system operator Gassco showed.

  • *Deflation pressures decisive for potential interventions. PRAGUE, Oct 11- The Czech central bank is ready to intervene to weaken the crown currency if it feels there is a risk of long-term deflation pressures, Governor Miroslav Singer was quoted as saying on Monday.

  • Azeri oil output falls in Jan-Sept, gas increases Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:17 AM ET

    BAKU, Oct 11- Azerbaijan's oil and condensate output fell in the nine months to end-September, extending a 2011 drop, state energy company SOCAR said, after the government decided to slow output to prolong the life of reserves. Maintenance at some main fields contributed to the fall in oil output, while gas production rose from plentiful reserves.

  • Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:52 AM ET

    PRAGUE, Oct 11- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday. PRAGUE- Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas to meet his Iraq counterpart Nuri al-Maliki. PRAGUE- Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg to meet his Iraq counterpart Hoshyar Zebari.

  • Russia's Nord Gold Q3 revenue up 27 pct yr/yr Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:41 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 11- Nord Gold, Russia's third-largest gold producer, reported on Thursday a 27 percent year-on-year increase in third-quarter revenue to $322.5 million thanks to higher sales. Gold sales rose 29 percent, which was partially offset by a 2 percent fall in realised gold prices to $1,670 per troy ounce.

  • Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:40 AM ET

    Slovakia's centre-left government drew up a deficit-cutting 2013 state budget bill on Wednesday, primarily raising taxes to help it weather the euro zone debt crisis.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 11- The Czech central bank is ready to intervene to weaken the crown currency if it feels there is a risk of long-term deflation pressures, Governor Miroslav Singer was quoted as saying on Monday. But the bank is not currently discussing details about any such intervention, he said in an interview with daily Hospodarske Noviny.

  • UPDATE 1-Romania - Factors to watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:28 AM ET

    Romania's finance ministry tenders 250 million lei in three-year treasury bonds. ROMANIA INFLATION QUICKENS TO 5.3 PCT Y/Y IN SEPT. IMPREGILO CEO INVESTIGATED OVER ROMANIA BID- SOURCES.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:19 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 11- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Thursday. MOSCOW- Russian government to hold a meeting on the grain harvest. MOSCOW- Russia's top food retailer X5 Retail Group.

  • Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Thursday. Prime Minister Donald Tusk might surprise the public opinion in his Friday policy speech by announcing measures aimed at propping up investment, the PM's aide Jan Krzysztof Bielecki told broadcaster Polskie Radio.

  • INDICATORS - Slovakia - Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:40 AM ET

    SLOVAK EU-NORM INFLATION AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. SLOVAK HEADLINE CPI AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. *INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11.

  • Turkey - Factors to Watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:11 AM ET

    The yield on Turkey's two-year benchmark bond. Turkey's main share index closed 0.56 percent up at 68,457 points, outperforming a 0.33 percent fall in the emerging markets index.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:10 AM ET

    SOFIA, Oct 11- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Thursday. -Bulgaria and the United States signed a deal aimed at improving the exchange of data needed to tackle organised crime. -The government opened a tender to give on concession an offshore field in the Black Sea for gas and oil exploration.

  • *Turkey, Syria fighting reinforces worry over Middle East supply. NEW YORK, Oct 11- Oil prices rose on Thursday as tensions between Syria and Turkey escalate and maintenance curbs on North Sea output continue.

  • Sweden offers Croatia Gripen fighters Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 12:45 AM ET

    ZAGREB, Croatia-- Sweden has offered eight Saab Gripen fighters to Croatia to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-made MiG-21 combat aircraft, Croatia's defense ministry said Thursday. NATO- member Croatia has six MiG-21s in its air force.

  • Med Crude-Urals extends rally to over 10 days Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 12:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 11- Russian Urals crude extended its rally to over 10 days on Thursday as the market struggled with poor cargo availability amid healthy refining margins. In the Platts window, BP bid for a 22-26 cargo in the Baltic at dated Brent minus $1.25 a barrel, some 5 cents stronger than earlier in the week.

  • *Southerners: unity a failure, we can handle al Qaeda ourselves. Secessionists in the south, Houthi Islamist tribal rebels in the north and al Qaeda militants all benefited from the popular upheaval in the Arabian Peninsula country that ousted veteran strongman president Ali Abdullah Saleh in February.

  • Italy - Factors to watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Moody's has Spain on review for a possible downgrade. Italy's government expects to raise at least 1 billion euros from the financial transaction Rome aims to introduce starting from the beginning of next year, daily Il Corriere della Sera said on Thursday.

  • *Turkey warns Syria about cross-border shelling. Oil markets, which have been balancing concerns of lower global fuel demand against the risk of supply disruptions in the Middle East and loading delays of crude from the North Sea, also.

  • Syrian plane leaves Ankara after being grounded Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    ISTANBUL, Oct 11- A Syrian passenger plane took off from the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday after being grounded for several hours by Turkish authorities on suspicion that it was carrying military equipment destined for Syria.