• INDICATORS - Slovakia - Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:41 AM ET

    NEW LISTINGS OR, AMENDMENTS ARE MARKED* KEY INTEREST RATES ECB'S TWO-WEEK REPO rate 0.75 last changed JULY 5, 2012 former rate 1.00 SLOVAK REAL GDP Q2/12 FLASH ESTIMATE +0.7 +2.7 SLOVAK REAL GDP Q2/12 Q1/12 Q2/11 FY/11 +2.8 +3.0 +3.5 +3.3 Final consumption Household -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 Government -2.1 +0.4 -5.1 -3.5 Gross fixed capital formation -1.1 -3.9 +6.4 +5.7 Foreign trade balance exports of goods and services +8.9 +6.0 +13.1 +10.8 imports of goods and services +3.2 +2.1 +10.9 +4.5 SLOVAK REAL GDP FY/2011 +3.3 FY/2010 +4.2 FY/2009 -4.9 FY/2008 +5.9 FY/2007 +10.5 FY/2006 +8.3 FY/2005 +6.7 FY/2004 +5.1 FY/2003 +4.8 FY/2002 +4.6 FY/2001 +3.5 FY/2000 +1.4 C/A BALANCE JUNE 12 MAY 12 JUNE 11 +364.0 +449.0 -19.0 C/A BALANCE END-2011 END-2010 END-2009 +38.0 -1.637 -1.627 FOREIGN TRADE JULY 12 JUNE 12 JULY 11 JAN-DEC 11 Imports 4,578.9 4,983.0 4,227.5 53,966.1 Exports 4,977.9 5,331.9 4,252.6 56,407.9 Balance +399.0 +348.8 +25.1 +2,441.9 DYNAMICS OF TRADE nominal imports +8.3 +8.4 +9.5 +13.6 nominal exports +17.1 +11.4 +12.9 +16.9 SLOVAK UNEMPLOYMENT AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11 pct of workforce 13.19 13.27 13.12 number available for work 356,423 358,652 349,885.

  • Turkey - Factors to Watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:39 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Oct 1- Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Monday. The euro, oil and Asian shares fell on Monday, weighed down by uncertainty about Spain's bailout and concerns over slumping demand due to a slowdown in global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business activity.

  • European Factors to Watch-Stocks set to inch lower Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:36 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 1- European stocks are set to open lower on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100.

  • BRIEF-Vopak: former Coryton refinery deal completed Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Oct 1- Koninklijke Vopak NV:.

  • South African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 01 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:34 AM ET

    DIARY For South Africa corporate diary, click on For southern and South Africa diary, click on ECONOMIC EVENTS. COMPANIES Spur Corp Ex-dividend MMI Holdings Ex-dividend Kagiso Media Ex-dividend Kap International Ex-dividend Cipla Medpro Ex-dividend Clover Ex-dividend Mpact Ltd Ex-dividend Super Group Shareholder meeting SOUTH AFRICAN MARKETS.

  • BRIEF-Imtech wins hospital order in Sweden Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:33 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Oct 1- Royal Imtech NV:. *Imtech: imtech: new order for sustainable technology in karolinska hospital,. *Imtech says the orders for this project currently run to 34 million euro.

  • ZURICH, Oct 1- Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Monday the European Commission had approved its Seebri Breezhaler as a once-daily treatment for adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly known as smoker's cough, in the European Union.

  • French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:29 AM ET

    Separately, the bank's brokerage unit Cheuvreux could cut 290 jobs in France as part of a possible deal with financial services group Kepler Capital Markets to buy Cheuvreux, French daily Les Echos wrote, citing sources close to the matter.

  • *Japan business mood darkens as slowdown bites* South Korea Sept exports fall on weak global demand* European PMIs expected to confirm recession By Lucy Hornby and Leika Kihara.

  • Asian stocks quiet amid holidays; Nikkei declines Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:21 AM ET

    BANGKOK-- Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell Monday after a closely watched survey showed confidence in the economy weakening. Toyota Motor Corp. lost 2.3 percent and Nishimatsu Construction Co. slid 4.2 percent. Stan Shamu of IG Markets in Melbourne, Australia said that investors are still concerned about Spain's financial health.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Output from Norway's Kollsnes gas processing plant will be down longer than expected following a compressor failure, gas system operator Gassco said in a market message.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 1- China Aviation Oil is seeking more jet fuel for November, after having already bought nearly 2.7 million barrels for October and November, as the supply of Asian jet fuel is expected to tighten during the year-end holidays, industry sources said on Monday.

  • TABLE-Estonia Aug industrial output +2.4 pct m/m Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:14 AM ET

    TALLINN, Oct 1- Estonia's industrial output rose 2.4 percent in August from July in seasonally adjusted terms, but was down 2.8 percent from a year earlier, the statistics office said on Monday.

  • Lagardere asks EADS to rethink BAE merger plan Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 1- Key French EADS shareholder Lagardere said on Monday the conditions attached to a planned merger of the European aerospace group with Britain's BAE Systems were unsatisfactory and called on management to reexamine the project.

  • Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Oct. 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:09 AM ET

    ZURICH, Oct 1- Swiss stocks were set to open slightly lower on Monday, adding to Friday's losses as concerns mount over Spain's economic crisis and as data signal further evidence of slowing growth in China.

  • Malaysia's closing tin prices for Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:05 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1- Following is a table of Kuala Lumpur tin market prices provided by a Malaysian trader. Date KL Premium/ Spot Bid Offer Final Volumes* Oct 1 21,600 41 18 28 175 Sept 28 21,500 121 15 21 685* Shipping to Europe. #E, J and M signify purchases by European, Japanese, and Malaysian buyers.

  • ANKARA, Oct 1- Turkey has raised the consumer price of natural gas by 9.8 percent from Monday in line with increasing global energy costs, state energy company Botas announced.

  • 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.

  • African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:03 AM ET

    *NAIROBI- Industry regulator Tea Board of Kenya releases performance report. global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business. weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the.

  • 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.