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  • BEIJING, Oct 8- China's foreign ministry said on Monday that Chinese telecoms companies operate according to market rules, urging the United States to "set aside prejudices" when it came to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Investors staring squarely at the U.S. fiscal cliff may well be ignoring a bigger monetary policy pitfall. But with such an agreement as dependent on the makeup of the House and Senate as the occupier of the White House, this budgetary uncertainty has been parked in "watch, wait and see" mode "until the election outcome becomes clearer.

  • FTSE sags, earnings outlook in focus Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 3:13 AM ET

    LONDON Oct 8- Britain's top share index fell early on Monday, exhibiting weakness after gains in the previous session and overnight falls in Asia, with some caution building among investors ahead of the start of the new earnings season.

  • Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 3:11 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS-- Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of apples and fall colors muted.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Brent crude slipped below $111 per barrel on Monday, dropping for a second straight session on concern that a fragile global economy could curb oil demand, but supply worries stemming from tension in the Middle East may help check losses.

  • BAE's largest shareholder opposes EADS deal Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:56 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 8- The largest shareholder in BAE. "Invesco has, on and off, owned shares in BAE for over twenty years," it said in a statement. "Invesco believes BAE is a strong business with distinctive positions in the global defence market, especially in the U.S. and UK, and good stand-alone prospects.

  • Gulf airline Etihad partners with Air France-KLM Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- Rapidly expanding Gulf carrier Etihad Airways has agreed to jointly market some of its flights with Air France-KLM in what could be the beginning of a larger strategic alliance, the airlines said Monday.

  • UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 8 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:38 AM ET

    *Underlining the uncertain outlook, the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for the East Asia and Pacific region on Monday and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could get worse and last longer than expected.

  • UPDATE 1-J. Baer prices $530 mln rights issue Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    ZURICH, Oct 8- Swiss private bank Julius Baer. has priced its rights issue at 24.20 Swiss francs per share, raising 492 million francs as it seeks to finance its purchase of part of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's wealth management business.

  • PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 8 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:22 AM ET

    Oct 8- The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages on Monday. *The recall of 268,000 CR-V crossovers in the United States announced on Saturday was Honda Motor's third recall for the week.

  • WASHINGTON/ HONG KONG, Oct 8- China's top telecoms gear makers should be shut out of the U.S. market because potential Chinese state influence on them poses a security threat, the U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee said in a draft of a report to be released later on Monday.

  • UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 8 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    *Britain's FTSE 100 index is set to open 29 to 32 points lower, or around 0.6 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. *Underlining the uncertain outlook, the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for the East Asia and Pacific region on Monday and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could get worse and last longer than expected.

  • 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.

  • ended slightly lower on Friday, breaking a four-session winning run, while the MSCI broad index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan. on Tuesday, and after the World Bank cut its economic growth forecasts for the East Asia and Pacific region, warning about risks the slowdown in China could get worse and last longer than expected.

  • 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.

  • WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, Oct 8- The Australian and New Zealand dollars traded with a heavy tone near multi-week lows on Monday and looked vulnerable amid persistent concerns about the outlook for the global economy despite better-than-expected U.S. jobs data last week.

  • *Focus on profits, not policy in China: JPM's Mowat* Tencent, AIA pull back from record highs* ZTE shares slip after draft U.S. Congress report By Vikram Subhedar.

  • Fund managers used to be able to charge high fees even if their mutual funds underperformed markets, but now they need to find new ways to win back investors who have piled out of traditional actively-managed funds in a big way over the past decade, research from HSBC shows.

  • Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Oct. 8 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:11 AM ET

    ZURICH, Oct 8- The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Monday:. Julius Baer announces details of the rights offering in connection with the partial financing of the acquisition of the international wealth management business of Bank of America Merrill Lynch outside the United States and Japan.

  • *Julius Baer announces details of the rights offering in connection with the. *Julius Baer says the subscription price for the new registered shares was. *Julius Baer says will raise gross proceeds of CHF 492 million.