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LONDON, Oct 3- The UK Shareholders' Association said on Wednesday it had written to the chairman of BAE Systems. and the UK Takeover Panel to insist those who own shares in the British defence company via nominee accounts be allowed to vote on a mooted $45 billion merger with Airbus parent EADS.
*Economy Minister to meet potential investors in London. MADRID, Oct 3- Spain's Economy Minister will meet investors in London on Thursday in the hope of tempting them to buy into a' bad bank' that will house billions of euros of the country's soured real estate assets.
*China, Europe services PMI disappoint. LONDON, Oct 3- Oil fell sharply on Wednesday as weak economic data from Europe and China dimmed the outlook for demand, adding to concerns arising from Europe's festering debt crisis. Brent November crude futures had fallen $3.27 to $108.30 a barrel by 1454 GMT.
The latest expansion in global output was heavily reliant on the United States, where economic activity rose at the fastest pace since March, JPMorgan said. Britain, Brazil, Russia and Ireland also saw output increase. The index combines survey data from countries including the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia.
*Jimmy Savile, household name in UK, knighted by queen. *But child abuse claims have shattered his public image By Michael Holden.
LOS ANGELES-- Over the last 50 years, the owners of the James Bond movie franchise have had heart-stopping crises as thrilling as the ones that face their fictional secret agent. "Cubby used to say, `This is the goose that laid the golden egg, keep it safe,'" said Broccoli's youngest daughter, Barbara, now the series' co-producer, in a phone interview from London. "
LONDON, Oct 3- The European Banking Authority said on Wednesday that lenders across the European Union will have to maintain a capital buffer equivalent to 9 percent of their risk-weighted assets indefinitely.
MOSCOW, Oct 3- Promsvyazbank, one of Russia's largest privately owned lenders, revealed the details of its initial public offering both in Moscow and London in a deal seen as a test for equity raising by other domestic banks.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- The euro zone's economic woes accelerated last month and China's slowdown looked likely to extend to a seventh quarter, surveys on Wednesday showed, while the United States proved the bright spot with better-than-expected news on services and jobs.
*First female FTSE CEO to step down at year end. The first female chief executive of a FTSE 100 company had previously declared that the famous pink-paged FT title would be sold "over my dead body".
*Best Buy founder, private equity firms examine books. Stocks oscillated between gains and losses as hopes that Spain will eventually request a bailout were offset by concern over China's slowing economy.
LONDON, Oct 3- A close colleague of accused UBS. "rogue trader" Kweku Adoboli was interviewed by police as a suspect, a London court heard on Wednesday. Simon Taylor, who was a junior trader on the ETFs desk, was cross-examined on Wednesday by Adoboli's lawyer Charles Sherrard.
Oct 3- Fitch Ratings has affirmed PICTS plc's notes as follows:. The affirmation reflects the stable performance of Lloyds TSB Banking Group plc as reflected in its rating, of which Halifax Bank of Scotland is a wholly owned subsidiary.
LONDON, Oct 3- Theo Fennell PLC:. *Panel has consented to an extension of the deadline. *The company remains in offer discussions with eme.
LONDON-- Markets remained subdued Wednesday despite some moderately encouraging U.S. jobs figures as investors awaited a key government report later in the week and more clarity over Spain's request for a bailout.
LONDON, Oct 3- Finland's export credit agency Finnvera is set to become the country's latest sub-sovereign issuer when it executes its first transaction under a new euro medium-term note programme later this year.
*Pushes forward with growth drive in U.S. and Asia. LONDON, Oct 3- Brokerage Marex Spectron aims to at least double revenue under a newly appointed chief executive as it pushes forward with a growth drive in the United States and Asia and focuses on its strongest suit, commodities.
MOSCOW, Oct 3- Russian precious metals miner Polymetal is likely to discuss in December whether to pay a special dividend, Chief Executive Vitaly Nesis said on Wednesday. The company, which joined London's FTSE 100 index last year, has a policy of paying a dividend of 20 percent of net earnings if the ratio for net debt to adjusted EBITDA is below 1.75.
LONDON-- A Python and the founder of Gorillaz are trying to help opera shed its stuffy image. Monty Python's Terry Gilliam and Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn are supporting a plan by the English National Opera to entice new and younger audience members with the promise of casual clothes, cheap tickets and cocktails.
LONDON, Oct 3- France's Areva has dropped out of the race to buy British nuclear new-build project Horizon, the company said on Wednesday, three months after announcing it was bidding for it with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding.