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  • Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:12 AM ET

    Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Tuesday. Private equity fund Mid Europa Partners filed a 267- million zloty, or 5.5- zloty- per-share offer for Polish EKO Holding in another stage of a bidding war for the mid-sized store chain, the brokerage running the deal for MEP said on Monday.

  • DUBLIN, Oct 9- Elan Corporation PLC:. *Received tenders and consents of $439.5 million aggregate principal amount of. *And $141.3 million aggregate principal amount of 2010 notes or 92.69%.

  • RESEARCH ALERT-Nordea Markets upgrades Nokia to buy Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:12 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 9- Nokia Oyj:.

  • MegaFon says to launch London IPO Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:12 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 8- Russia's second-largest mobile phone operator MegaFon, in which Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov took control in April, said on Monday it plans to launch an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Slovakia - Factors To Watch on Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:11 AM ET

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 9- Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Tuesday. The country's statistics office will publish August foreign trade balance data, 0700 GMT.

  • BRIEF-Pointpark Properties to float on LSE Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    *Pointpark Properties- intention to float on London Stock Exchange. *Pointpark Properties- intends to raise gross proceeds of circa 250 million. STG via an initial public offering.

  • BRIEF-Informa buys analytics firm Zephyr Associates Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- Informa PLC:. *Acquisition of zephyr associates from kemmons wilson companies for $62 M in. *Expects the acquisition to generate an attractive return on invested capital.

  • PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:08 AM ET

    *The International Monetary Fund is cutting its global economic forecasts yet again, calling the risks of a slowdown "alarmingly high", primarily because of policy uncertainty in the United States and Europe.

  • *Seoul cites market stability, increased soundness. TOKYO/ SEOUL, Oct 9- Japan and South Korea will not renew a $57 billion currency swap facility designed to protect their economies against financial crisis, a decision they said was not related to a territorial dispute that has cast a chill over ties between the neighbours.

  • BRIEF-MITIE acquires home care services group Enara Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:07 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- MITIE Group PLC:.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- May Gurney Integrated Services PLC:. *May gurney integrated services plc- trading in the first half has. September 6 have been ring-fenced and being addressed.

  • MILAN, Oct 9- French-owned Monte Bianco said on Tuesday it has launched a takeover bid on the whole of Italy's Screen Service Broadcasting Technologies at 0.22 euros per share. In a filing to the Milan stock exchange, Monte Bianco, controlled by French investment company HLD, said it already owned 1.24 percent of Screen service.

  • TABLE-Finnish July GDP up 0.3 pct yr/yr Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 9- Finland's gross domestic product rose 0.3 percent year-on-year in July, after a revised increase of 0.5 percent in June, Statistics Finland said on Tuesday.

  • BRIEF-EQT infrastructure funds to buy Tampnet Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- EQT Corp:. *Tampnet has a leading position in the North Sea and operates the largest offshore high capacity communication network in the world. *Tampnet serves both the Norwegian and UK parts of the North Sea ().

  • European stock index futures signal early rebound Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 9- European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, with shares set to rebound from the previous session's sell-off on mounting expectations of further stimulus measures from China.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:02 AM ET

    SOFIA, Oct 9- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday. -Prime Minister Boiko Borisov call on Nabucco Committee to support financially Bulgaria if it wants the interconnection between Bulgaria and Turkey to be constructed before 2018.

  • ZURICH, Oct 9- Swiss private bank Julius Baer. will cut up to around 1,000 jobs as a result of its purchase of part of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's wealth management business.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:01 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 9- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Tuesday. MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet his Iraqi counterpart Nuri al-Maliki. MOSCOW- Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator MegaFon is expected to start pre-marketing its London initial public offering.

  • *Civil service benefits straining public finances. PARIS, Oct 9- Savouring a long lunch after a morning tending to baby quince and pear trees, the French Senate's 78 gardeners are blissfully untouched by the economic crisis gnawing at Europe's core.

  • Poland eyes merger of troubled builders - paper Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    WARSAW, Oct 9- Wieslaw Rozacki, chief executive of troubled Polish builder PBG, on Tuesday signalled a big tie-up in the local construction sector could be a way to save his company. "We are right now talking about several vital entities for the Polish economy," the CEO told daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, without going into much detail.