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LONDON, Oct 2- Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd:.
LONDON, Oct 2- Restore PLC:.
LONDON, Oct 2- John Laing Infrastructure Fund Ltd:.
LONDON, Oct 2- Marwyn Management Partners PLC:.
LONDON, Oct 2- LZYE Group PLC:.
LONDON, Oct 2- Charles Taylor PLC:. *Appointment of interim group CFO. *Appointment of Tito Soso as interim group chief financial officer.
LONDON, Oct 2- Firstgroup PLC:. *UK bus division is expected to deliver like-for-like passenger revenue growth. *UK rail division like-for-like passenger revenue expected to increase by 8.1%.
LONDON, Oct 2- Nextgen Group PLC:. *Has to date been unable to secure additional financing. *No acceptable offers for Nextgen sciences received.
LONDON, Oct 2- British house prices unexpectedly fell in September, data from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Tuesday, adding to a recent string of disappointing economic news.
*Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 30 to 39 points, or as much as 0.7 percent, according to financial bookmakers. *The UK blue chip index closed up 1.4 percent, or 78.38 points, higher at 5,820.45 points on Monday.
*New York's top prosecutor opened a new front in efforts to hold banks accountable for the financial crisis by filing a civil lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase& Co, alleging widespread fraud by the company's Bear Stearns unit in the sale of mortgage-backed securities. *The judge overseeing the patent dispute between Apple Inc.
LONDON, Oct 2- European shares were set to retreat in early trading on Tuesday after strong gains in the previous session, with uncertainty over the timing of a likely aid request by Spain seen prompting investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.3 pct, Nikkei recovers from 3- week low. inched up 0.1 percent, suggesting a firm start on Wall Street, but financial spreadbetters expected London's FTSE 100.
SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australia's central bank cut interest rates by a quarter point to a three-year trough of 3.25 percent on Tuesday as a slowdown in China, falling export prices and a high currency all dimmed the economic outlook at home.
Separately, Canadian automotive group Magna International Inc may lose the contract with BMW to build the next generation of Mini cars at its Austrian plant as BMW looks to concentrate Mini production in Britain and the Netherlands. Related news BASF Indicated 0.6 percent lower.
BANGKOK-- Oil prices dwelled near $92 a barrel Tuesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. manufacturing rose in September for the first time in four months. Benchmark oil for November delivery was down 17 cents to $92.31 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
In the Platts window, Eni bought an 80,000- tonne Oct 14-18 cargo in the Mediterranean from Vitol at dated Brent minus $1.80, some 20 cents weaker than prices earlier this week, traders said. Also in the Mediterranean, BP bought an Oct 19-23 Azeri Light cargo from Socar at dated Brent plus $2.05, some 45 cents weaker than offers on Monday.
Global economic activity has slowed this year, curbing fuel demand growth in Asia, Europe and the United States. The euro supported oil prices, rising for a second straight session on growing expectations the euro zone's fourth-largest economy, Spain, will seek a bailout.
LONDON, Oct 2- Russian private equity group Baring Vostok has raised $1.5 billion for new deals, the largest pool of private equity capital ever raised in Russia, the firm said on Tuesday.
By Simon Jessop and Alistair Smout. "The real key to create confidence is positive earnings surprises, positive economic data surprises," Philip Isherwood, European strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, who is nevertheless' overweight' on the region's stocks.