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  • 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.

  • KIEV, Oct 1- Ukraine recorded a current account deficit of $8.164 billion in January-August against a $4.819 billion gap in the same period in 2011, the central bank said on Monday. The increase was mainly due to a higher trade deficit, which rose to $8.563 billion in the same period against $5.269 billion a year earlier, the bank said in a statement.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3. PAVEL SOBISEK, CHIEF ECONOMIST, UNICREDIT BANK, PRAGUE.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.0 in September from 48.7 the month before, stuck below the line dividing growth from contraction for a sixth straight month, a survey by Markit Economics showed on Monday. In neighbouring Poland, PMI fell to 47.0 in September from August's 48.3. AGATA URBANSKA, ECONOMIST, CENTRAL& EASTERN EUROPE AT HSBC.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index. fell to 47.0 points in September, below analysts' forecast, signalling the worst performance of the country's economy in more than three years, data released by Markit and HSBC showed on Monday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index. fell to 47.0 points in September, below analysts' forecast, signalling the worst performance of the country's economy in more than three years, data released by Markit and HSBC showed on Monday.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index. fell to 47.0 points in September, below analysts' forecast, signalling the worst performance of the country's economy in more than three years, data released by Markit and HSBC showed on Monday. AGATA URBANSKA, CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE ECONOMIST AT HSBC:.