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  • Bulgaria raises $43 mln in Energo-Pro share sales Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 5:35 AM ET

    SOFIA, Oct 3- Bulgaria has sold the bulk of its 33 percent holding in two newly listed local power distribution companies controlled by Czech power firm Energo-Pro, raising 64.67 million levs in a public share offer, data from the Bulgarian stock exchange showed on Wednesday.

  • Bulgaria raises $43 mln in Energo Pro share sales Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 5:34 AM ET

    SOFIA, Oct 3- Bulgaria has sold the bulk of its 33 percent holding in two newly listed local power distribution companies controlled by Czech power firm Energo-Pro, raising 64.67 million levs in a public share offer, data from the Bulgarian stock exchange showed on Wednesday.

  • PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Oct 3 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 5:19 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 3- The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Wednesday. -Russia's transport ministry proposed to spend 410 billion roubles to prepare the country's rail roads for the 2018 World Cup, as the government fails to find 2.6 trillion roubles Russian railways planned to spend earlier, the paper says.

  • Polish grid agrees to connect new Energa gas-fired unit Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:52 AM ET

    WARSAW, Oct 3- Polish grid operator PSE Operator has granted a permit to connect Energa's proposed 600 megawatt combined cycle gas and steam fired unit in Grudziadz to Poland's power system, the transmission system operator said on Wednesday.

  • Russian stocks, rouble edge lower along with oil Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:45 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 3- Russian shares and the rouble extended losses on Wednesday, in reaction to lacklustre economic data in China and falling oil prices, with strong domestic services PMI data doing little to lift the market.

  • Sweden's Volvo AB aims to move bus output to Poland Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:42 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Volvo AB expects low growth in bus demand in Europe and aims to move its bus production to Poland and shut its Swedish plant, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Russia 9-month capital outflow $57.9 bln-cbank Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:38 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 3- The net private sector capital outflow from Russia reached $57.9 billion in the first nine months of the year, with outflows in the third quarter reaching $13.6 billion, central bank data showed on Wednesday.

  • TEXT-S&P summary: Dnipropetrovsk (City of) Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:35 AM ET

    Oct 03-=============================================================================== Summary analysis-- Dnipropetrovsk---------------------- 03- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: B/Stable/-- Country: Ukraine Primary SIC: Legislative bodies=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 28- Sep-2011 B/-- B/-- 16- Mar-2010 B-/-- B-/-- 25- Feb-2009 CCC+/-- CCC+/-- 24- Oct-2008 B/-- B/--=============================================================================== Rationale.

  • Rioters attack government buildings in Kyrgyzstan Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:32 AM ET

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan-- Protesters clashed with police and tried to break into a building housing the parliament and government offices in Kyrgyzstan's capital Wednesday during a rally to demand the resignation of the prime minister and other top officials.

  • CORRECTED-Russia's Promsvyazbank sets IPO price range Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:48 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 3- Promsvyazbank, one of Russia's largest privately owned lenders, set an indicative price range on Wednesday for its initial public offering of stock at $10- $12 per Global Depository Receipt.

  • ASTANA, Oct 3- Kazakhstan's oil pipeline monopoly plans to raise more than $100 million through an initial public share offering as part of the central Asian country's "people's IPO" programme, the deputy head of its parent company said.

  • NORWAY GAS-Flows rise to Germany, France Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:25 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 3- Norwegian gas exports rose to Germany and France on Wednesday morning, data from Norway's gas system operator Gassco showed. Total exports to Europe including Britain were up by 19.8 million cubic metres to 291.8 mcm per day at 0600 GMT, compared with an average a day before.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 3- Promsvyazbank, one of Russia's largest privately owned lenders, set an indicative price range on Wednesday for its initial public offering of stock at $10- $12 per Global Depository Receipt.

  • WARSAW, Oct 3- GDF Suez would demand compensation from Poland if the country brings in a new renewables law cutting support for green energy, Chief Executive of GDF's Polish unit Grzegorz Gorski was quoted saying on Wednesday.

  • Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 3 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:22 AM ET

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 3- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Wednesday. SLOVAKIA TO OFFER 13- YEAR BONDS ON OCT. 15- DEBT AGENCY. Slovakia will hold an auction of 13- year, 4.35 percent coupon, state bonds on Oct. 15, the finance ministry's Debt and Liquidity Management Agency said on Tuesday.

  • Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 3 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:20 AM ET

    PRAGUE, Oct 3- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Wednesday. PRAGUE- The Czech cabinet to hold a session. PRAGUE- First round of VAR/23.

  • Russia's Promsvyazbank sets IPO price range Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:05 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 3- Promsvyazbank, one of Russia's largest privately owned lenders, set an indicative price range on Wednesday for its initial public offering of stock at $10- $12 per Global Depository Receipt.

  • INDICATORS - Slovakia - Oct 3 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:01 AM ET

    NEW LISTINGS OR, AMENDMENTS ARE MARKED* KEY INTEREST RATES ECB'S TWO-WEEK REPO rate 0.75 last changed JULY 5, 2012 former rate 1.00 SLOVAK REAL GDP Q2/12 FLASH ESTIMATE +0.7 +2.7 SLOVAK REAL GDP Q2/12 Q1/12 Q2/11 FY/11 +2.8 +3.0 +3.5 +3.3 Final consumption Household -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 Government -2.1 +0.4 -5.1 -3.5 Gross fixed capital formation -1.1 -3.9 +6.4 +5.7 Foreign trade balance exports of goods and services +8.9 +6.0 +13.1 +10.8 imports of goods and services +3.2 +2.1 +10.9 +4.5 SLOVAK REAL GDP FY/2011 +3.3 FY/2010 +4.2 FY/2009 -4.9 FY/2008 +5.9 FY/2007 +10.5 FY/2006 +8.3 FY/2005 +6.7 FY/2004 +5.1 FY/2003 +4.8 FY/2002 +4.6 FY/2001 +3.5 FY/2000 +1.4 C/A BALANCE JUNE 12 MAY 12 JUNE 11 +364.0 +449.0 -19.0 C/A BALANCE END-2011 END-2010 END-2009 +38.0 -1.637 -1.627 FOREIGN TRADE JULY 12 JUNE 12 JULY 11 JAN-DEC 11 Imports 4,578.9 4,983.0 4,227.5 53,966.1 Exports 4,977.9 5,331.9 4,252.6 56,407.9 Balance +399.0 +348.8 +25.1 +2,441.9 DYNAMICS OF TRADE nominal imports +8.3 +8.4 +9.5 +13.6 nominal exports +17.1 +11.4 +12.9 +16.9 SLOVAK UNEMPLOYMENT AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11 pct of workforce 13.19 13.27 13.12 number available for work 356,423 358,652 349,885.

  • Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 3 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:57 AM ET

    Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Wednesday. Poland's top utility PGE said it would carry on with its 11.6 billion zloty investment in new power units after a supreme court ruling unblocked the country's largest power contract to date.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 3 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:51 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 3- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Wednesday. EVENTS: MOSCOW- Russia Calling VTB Capital investment conference. MOSCOW- Press conference by Aeroflot Chief Executive Vitaly Savelyev and SAP executives.