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  • Iron ore rally lifts Australia shares to 14-mth high Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:49 AM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday, with miners boosted by a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • *Tender closes on Oct. 19, valid until Oct. 26. SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking up to 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from November 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday. The tender closes on Oct. 19 and is valid until Oct. 26.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from November 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

  • Pakistan seeks 845,000 T oil of products for Dec-Feb Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:34 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from December 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday on a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • Australia shares edge up 0.1 pct, miners firm Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares eked out a 0.1 percent gain early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices countered by concerns about the global growth outlook after the IMF cut its economic forecasts for the second time since April.

  • CANBERRA, Oct 9- Australian shares are likely to lack strong direction early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices and an improvement in China's services sector countered by losses in copper prices and concerns about the global growth outlook.

  • KARACHI, Oct 8- Pakistani stocks closed lower on Monday as investors booked profits after the announcement of the monetary policy. The Karachi Stock Exchange benchmark 100- share index ended 0.65 percent, or 102.38 points, lower at 15,652.01 on total volume of 118.93 million shares.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- India's Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd sold a lower sulphur gasoil cargo and offered another, its first such cargoes in more than a year, as it moves away from exporting the polluting high sulphur grade, traders said on Monday.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 8- Australian shares fell 0.3 percent, ending seven straight sessions of gains, dragged down by resource sectors as investors worried that the coming U.S. earnings season will feature weaker results.

  • Australian shares fall on miners, commodities Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:29 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 8- Australian shares fell 0.3 percent on Monday, ending seven straight sessions of gains, dragged down by commodities and mining sectors as investors' attention turned to the coming U.S. earnings season amid concerns of weaker results. 3.2 percent, while Woodside Petroleum. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 8- Australian shares slipped 0.1 percent in early trade on Monday, with mining stocks losing ground while banks gained, and traders were looking for new momentum drivers as the market consolidated last week's rise to 14- month highs.

  • Australia shares ease as Wall St dips Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 8- Australian shares slipped 0.1 percent in early trade on Monday, in line with a dip on Wall Street where a surprise drop in the U.S. unemployment rate was overshadowed by investor concern about the coming earnings season.

  • Australia shares seen steady around 14-month high Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 5:58 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 8- Australian shares are expected to open roughly unchanged on Monday, buoyed by a surprise drop in the U.S. unemployment rate, with the market set to consolidate gains that took the benchmark index to a 14- month high last week.

  • Film dramatizing bin Laden raid airing Nov. 4 Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- A film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden is set to debut next month on the National Geographic Channel, two days before the presidential election. "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," from The Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures, will air Sunday, Nov. 4, the channel said Thursday.

  • Asia Fuel Oil-Oct/Nov plunges to over six-month low Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 7:08 AM ET

    Cash differential for the 180- centistoke grade fuel oil flipped into negative territory for the first time in nearly six months, being valued at a discount of 50 cents to Singapore spot quotes, according to Reuters assessment. The refiner bought the parcal from Bakri at a premium of $67.00- $68.00 a tonne to Singapore spot quotes.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares rose 0.9 percent to their highest close in more than 14 months on Friday, tracking a fourth day of gains on Wall Street on expectations of positive U.S. payrolls data later in the day.

  • Australia shares rally on miners and banks Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares rose 0.9 percent on Friday, lifted by mining and banking stocks as the market was supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of a U.S. payrolls report later in the day.

  • Pakistan drafts new rules for issuing sukuk Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:39 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 5- Pakistan's regulator has issued new draft rules for the issuance of sukuk or Islamic bonds, as part of a range of initiatives to boost the Islamic banking sector in the country.

  • OMV to develop Latif gas field in Pakistan Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    VIENNA, Oct 5- Austrian energy group OMV. OMV and its joint venture partners, Italy's Eni and U.S. power company PPL, will invest 107 million euros to drill and complete new wells and build a new pipeline to connect Latif with its Sawan processing plant.