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  • German stocks - Factors to watch on Oct. 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:04 AM ET

    Commerzbank on Saturday declined to comment on a magazine report that it planned to pay no dividend for its 2013 financial year.

  • Human rights in focus at U.S. Supreme Court Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:00 AM ET

    Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court, back in session today after its summer recess, is expected to take up a closely watched case that could help it decide whether American judges are empowered to hear lawsuits over human rights atrocities abroad.

  • *Relief over Spain bank stress tests. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares rose on Monday, led by financial stocks after relief that Spanish bank stress tests yielded no surprises and helped by strong U.S. data.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- German stock market group Deutsche Boerse expects up to 10 more corporate bond issues before the end of the year as clients seek alternatives to raising capital via a listing. German insurer Talanx is scheduled to float its shares on Deutsche Boerse on Tuesday, having covered its books last month.

  • October 1- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Monday.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- Egypt's Citadel Capital could be an investor in Uganda's proposed $2.5 billion oil refinery project, the Egyptian private equity firm's managing director said.

  • North Sea Crude-Forties bid up to dated premium Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:42 AM ET

    *Forties bid up to dated plus 20 cents. Forties was bid as high as dated plus 20 cents, up from a deal at dated minus 55 cents on Friday, while November Brent futures were trading at an 85- cent premium to December, up from as low as 68 cents on Wednesday. *Trafigura bid for an Oct. 23-25 Forties at dated plus 20 cents and Total bid Oct. 25-29 at the same level.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Dutch bank ING is closing Central and Eastern European equities operations and scrapping corporate banking jobs in London, with the loss of around 130 jobs, the company said on Monday. The equities desk in Moscow will also be closed, Simpson said. The job losses were spread across offices in London, Moscow, Prague and Budapest.

  • *Goldman Sachs jumps 4 percent on Barron's view. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Wall Street advanced on Monday after a surprise expansion in U.S. manufacturing last month eased concerns about the economy and offset a gloomier outlook in Asia and Europe. Financial stocks led the market's advance with Goldman Sachs Group.

  • *UK could use "golden share" to block deal unless terms met. BERLIN/ PARIS, Oct 1- EADS and BAE Systems battled to rescue their $45 billion merger plan from a barrage of competing interests on Monday as governments and shareholders staked out positions in tense negotiations to try to forge the world's largest arms firm.

  • Med Crude-Urals, Azeri weaken on ample supply Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:22 AM ET

    In the Platts window, Statoil bought a Urals cargo from Gunvor loading Oct 14-18 from Primorsk at dated Brent minus $1.90 per barrel, some 45 cents weaker than prices last week. Azeri Light also weakened by 50 cents after Socar offered the grade from Supsa or Ceyhan for Oct 19-23 delivery at dated Brent plus $2.50.

  • *Arrium rejects bid, calling it undervalued and conditional. *Arrium shares soar as much as 29 percent to one-month high. SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE, Oct 1- Australian miner and steel maker Arrium rejected a A $1.01 billion takeover offer from a consortium including Noble Group.

  • US fines British Airways $250,000 over fare claims Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is fining British Airways up to $250,000 for advertising fares that didn't fully disclose taxes and fees that passengers must pay.

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Global steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry are moving too slowly so the European Union will introduce its own system next year in a bid to accelerate reform, its executive body said on Monday.

  • Czech Republic prices EUR750m tap of May 2022 issue Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 1- The Czech Republic, rated A1/AA-/A+, has priced a EUR750m increase of a 3.875% May 2022 issue via Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit. The tap attracted over EUR1.6bn of demand from investors and priced at mid-swaps plus 116 bp, from an initial price range of mid swaps plus 120 bp-125bp. The issue size now totals EUR2.75bn.

  • *Labour says Britain risks lost decade of stagnation. *Labour: Britain needs to drive demand to revive economy.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's financial watchdog has contacted 24 investment firms warning them not to try to dodge reforms aimed at stopping life insurers and fund management companies offering sweeteners to advisers selling their products.

  • Italy - Factors to watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Italy needs a strong political government, not another technocrat administration when Prime Minister Mario Monti's term ends in the spring, the head of the country's main employers' confederation said on Sunday.

  • Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its' AA+' rating to General Electric Co.' s. proposed senior unsecured debt offering of upwards of $5 billion. We believe the company will use most of the proceeds to meet its $5 billion February 2013 maturity.