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  • 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.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Nordic telecoms firm TeliaSonera said on Wednesday it had appointed lawyers to investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to its purchase of a 3 G licence in Uzbekistan in 2007..

  • "In the case of Russia, there has been a steady net outflow of capital over the past couple of years, which calls into question its ability to run any kind of current account deficit," said Neil Shearing, chief emerging market economist at Capital Economics, a consultancy in London.

  • MANILA, Oct 3- The Asian Development Bank released its revised 2012 outlook for 45 economies in developing Asia, which spans the Pacific to Central Asia. Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong shares are set to open flat to slightly lower after a long weekend as uncertainty over the timing of Spain's request for a bailout and worries about the global economy keep investors on the sidelines.

  • There were twice as many restaurant openings than closings in New York over the past year and d iners still eat out three times per week-- the same number as in each of the past three years, a cc ording to the survey of 44,306 people, which will be released on Wednesday.

  • Theravance in partnership on gastroparesis drug Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Theravance Inc. said Tuesday it formed a partnership with Italian drugmaker Alfa Wassermann SpA to develop its gastrointestinal disorder drug velusetrag. Theravance said the companies will work together on mid-stage clinical testing of the drug.

  • --ContourGlobal Power Holdings S.A. is issuing a $350 million senior secured term loan with a five-year term. The loan is supported by a guarantee from ContourGlobal L.P., the parent.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Defense spending Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    In the aftermath of the 9/ 11 terrorist attacks the money spigot was turned wide open, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and expanding the armed forces. He reasons that a new era of austerity at the Pentagon won't hurt American security.

  • UPDATE 2-Strong BCP cash call keeps state away Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:18 PM ET

    LISBON, Oct 2- A 500 million euros cash call by Portugal's Millennium BCP, was fully subscribed by private investors, meaning the state will not become a shareholder, the bank's chief executive said.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- The first year-long mission to the International Space Station may begin i n March 2015, following an agreement between ISS partners who have previously sent crews for six months, the Russian space agency director said on Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 2- Europe's nuclear reactors need investment of 10- 25 billion euros, a draft European Commission report said, following a safety review designed to ensure a disaster like Japan's Fukushima cannot happen.

  • KIEV, Oct 2- Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday took a first step to making the promotion of homosexuality a criminal offence punishable by prison despite appeals from local and foreign human rights groups who said the move was discriminatory.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Europe should cut taxes levied on gas deliveries rather than ask Russia's gas export monopoly to cut its prices, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 2- Europe's nuclear reactors need investment of 10- 25 billion euros, a draft European Commission report said, following a safety review designed to ensure a disaster like Japan's Fukushima cannot happen.

  • Poland prices 3.375% EUR1.75bn July 2024 bond Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 2- The Republic of Poland priced its 3.375% EUR1.75bn 12- year bond due July 9 2024 via Commerzbank, HSBC, ING and SG CIB on Tuesday. Order books for the A2/A-/A- rated deal closed at EUR3.5bn before reconciliation. The bond has a spread of 143 bp over mid-swaps and a reoffer price of 99.195, confirmed lead banks.

  • Russian lawyer's mom urges new look into his death Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- The mother of a whistleblowing Russian lawyer who died in prison made an emotional appeal Tuesday for a new inquiry into his death while testifying against a former prison doctor. Magnitsky was arrested in 2008 by the same Interior Ministry officials whom he accused of using false tax documents to steal $230 million from the state.

  • WARSAW, Oct 2- Poland top utility PGE said on Tuesday it would continue its 11.6- billion zloty investment in new power units after a court ruling lifted an environmental ban on Poland's largest power contract to date.

  • By Katya Golubkova and Lidia Kelly. MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was worried about rising inflation but stopped short of calling for curbs on grain exports to contain food prices after drought decimated this year's harvest.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russia's second largest oil producer, LUKOIL, has signed an agreement with Ivory Coast to explore for oil off the West African country's shore, the company said on Tuesday. LUKOIL's production in Russia has been falling due to declining output at depleted oilfields in Western Siberia.