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  • REFILE-Russian shares extend gains, rouble flat Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:32 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russian shares extended fragile gains on Monday tracking upbeat manufacturing data, and the rouble steadied, pressured by declining oil prices. was up 1.17 percent to 1,493.4, supported by Russia's PMI manufacturing data showing monthly growth.

  • Gazprom, India's GAIL agree 20-yr LNG sales deal Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:27 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 1- Russia's Gazprom Marketing and Trading has signed a legally binding agreement to supply liquefied natural gas to India's GAIL for 20 years, the companies said on Monday.

  • Russian shares extend gains, rouble flat Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russian shares extended fragile gains on Monday tracking upbeat manufacturing data, and the rouble steadied, pressured by declining oil prices. was up 1.17 percent to 1,493.4, supported by Russia's PMI manufacturing data showing monthly growth..

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Brokerage houses in Warsaw are scaling back operations and in some cases could leave altogether because the boom in stock-market listings that helped them escape blood-letting in other financial hubs is fizzling out.

  • While Norwegian gas exports to continental Europe are supplied under long-term contracts that are linked to the oil price, Britain receives most of its Norwegian gas under hub market terms that are priced off Britain's National Balancing Point and have lesser binding supply obligations.

  • Hungary govt to review 2013 growth projection Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:49 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 1- Hungary's government will have to review its 2013 economic projections as it is unlikely to hit the 1.6 percent annual growth that it has targeted so far, the minister in charge of aid talks with the IMF and the EU said on Monday. Varga put the difference to about 300- 350 billion forints.

  • Oct 1- Magna International Inc, one of the world's biggest auto parts manufacturers, said it will buy Germany- based ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH for about 308 million euros to expand its engine and transmission pumps business. The company has two manufacturing facilities in Germany, and one each in Bulgaria and China.

  • The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. Willett joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Murphy joins Barclays from HSBC, London, where he was a director in the project& export finance.

  • A glance at unemployment rates around the eurozone Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:43 AM ET
  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- Central European manufacturing shrank in September, signalling a deeper than feared recession in the Czech Republic and a slowdown in Poland that economists said authorities should counter with new stimulus measures.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian mobile internet browser maker Opera has signed a licensing deal with Russia's Yandex, Opera's chief executive said on Monday. Yandex plans to launch its own browser based on Opera's Turbo technology. The deal was first announced on Sept. 21 but Opera did not disclose that Yandex was the customer at that time, awaiting the product launch.

  • Oct 1- Magna International Inc, one of the world's biggest auto parts manufacturers, said it will buy ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH for about 308 million euros.

  • Price talk set on Czech Republic 10-year tap Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit have gathered indications of interest of more than EUR1bn for the deal, which is expected to price today.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Robust manufacturing data from Russia pushed its stock market 1 percent higher on Monday, bucking the generally weaker trend in emerging equity markets while central European currencies firmed modestly as the euro recovered from lows.

  • Oct 01- Fitch Ratings says the investigation of China Fishery Group Limited's North Pacific operations by the Russian authorities will not have any immediate rating impact. Fitch considers that China Fishery's ratings have factored in the regulatory risks it faces in the jurisdictions it operates.

  • PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:11 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 1- The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Monday. -Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's classmate Vadim Semyonov could be appointed head of Rostelecom, Russia major long-distance telephone services provider, the paper says.

  • Romania FX reserves rise by 1.47 bln euros in Sept Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:47 AM ET

    BUCHAREST, Oct 1- The Romanian central bank's foreign exchange reserves, excluding 103.7 tonnes of gold, rose by 1.47 billion euros on the month to 32.4 billion euros at the end of September, central bank data showed on Monday. Inflows were roughly 2.9 billion euros, helped largely by a September Eurobond issue by the finance ministry.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Norwegian gas exports through the Langeled pipeline, the UK's main subsea gas import route, dropped to zero on Monday morning, and flows to France fell sharply as a new "gas year" started.

  • TEXT-S&P summary: UniCredit SpA Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:44 AM ET

    Oct 01-=============================================================================== Summary analysis-- UniCredit SpA--------------------------------- 01- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: BBB+/ Negative/A-2 Country: Italy Primary SIC: National commercial banks Mult.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The Czech Republic, rated A1/AA-/A+, has mandated Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit for a tap of its 3.875% May 24 2022 euro issue. The settlement date is October 5 2012.. Keywords: CZECH REPUBLIC/ BOND TAP.