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  • Poland - Factors to Watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:03 AM ET

    Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch, which may affect Poland's financial markets on Thursday. Prime Minister Donald Tusk might surprise the public opinion in his Friday policy speech by announcing measures aimed at propping up investment, the PM's aide Jan Krzysztof Bielecki told broadcaster Polskie Radio.

  • TABLE-German Sept CPI confirmed at +2.0 pct y/y Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:02 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 11- Germany's consumer price inflation for September was confirmed to be unchanged month-on-month and at a rate of 2.0 percent year-on-year, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday. It also said that the harmonised consumer price index was confirmed as unchanged month-on-month and up 2.1 percent year-on-year.

  • BRIEF-Ashmore says assets rise to $68 bln Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:01 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 11- Ashmore Group PLC:. *The quarter saw assets under management increase 6.8% to US $68.0 billion. billion and net inflows of US $0.6 billion.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 11- Germany's Siemens may outline job cuts and office closures on Thursday to stop profits sliding as customers put off ordering engineering equipment because of Europe's economic crisis.

  • RPT-"Major Tom" brought to earth as Merkel says 'Nein' Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Tom Enders was flying high six weeks ago; newly elevated to the top job at Europe's EADS, his secret merger deal to create the world's biggest aerospace group and rid himself of burdensome government meddling was preparing for launch.

  • NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:57 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 11- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Thursday:. Unitech Ltd, Telenor's Indian partner, has agreed to sell its share of their mobile phone joint venture in what it termed as an amicable settlement after months of dispute.

  • UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday Oct. 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:54 AM ET

    *Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 6 to 18 points, or as much as 0.3 percent on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. *The expected fourth day of weakness on the UK index- which would be its longest down run since May- follows on overnight from selloffs on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 closed down 0.6 percent, and in Asia.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:54 AM ET

    Oct 11- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. *BAE Systems Plc and EADS called off their merger after the UK, France and Germany failed to agree on how much influence they should have over the combined entity.

  • INDICATORS - Slovakia - Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:40 AM ET

    SLOVAK EU-NORM INFLATION AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. SLOVAK HEADLINE CPI AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11. *INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- European equities were set to fall for a fourth straight session on Thursday, mirroring losses on Wall Street and in Asia, with concerns about weaker corporate earnings and global growth seen pushing shares towards one-month lows.

  • Taiwan stocks weighed by HTC, TSMC, Hon Hai Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 11- Taiwan stocks ended 1.85 percent lower on Thursday, underperforming other regional bourses and pulled down by heavyweights HTC. TSMC shed 1.84 percent, while Hon Hai tumbled 3.7 percent, though both reported rises in September sales. The Taiwan dollar was up by T $0.101 to trade at T $29.298.

  • Belgium's IBA signs three deals in Asia Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:32 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 11- Belgian cancer diagnosis and therapy company IBA has signed three deals in Asia worth a total of 10 million euros for the sale of specialised sterilisation units, it said on Thursday.

  • Oil prices up amid escalating Turkey-Syria tension Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:31 AM ET

    The price of oil rose above $92 a barrel Thursday as growing tensions between Turkey and Syria caused worries about the future of Middle East crude supplies. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for November delivery was up 90 cents to $92.15 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:26 AM ET

    EDF Chief Executive Henri Proglio is expected to step down from French utility Veolia's board, French daily Les Echos reported. Europe's car market will not really recover without EU-led coordination of capacity cuts, Fiat and Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said, in an apparent back-track on comments he made at the Paris auto show last month.

  • *Turkey, Syria fighting continues; Mideast tension supports oil. November Brent crude rose 52 cents to $114.85 a barrel by 0501 GMT after a volatile session on Wednesday that saw the contract rising to $115.59, its highest since Sept. 17, before settling down slightly.

  • Australia shares down but off lows Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:19 AM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 11- Australian shares fell 0.2 percent on Thursday, weighed by weakness in miners but paring steeper earlier losses after data showed a jump in jobs in September. Lynas Corp Ltd plunged 15 percent as it faced another delay in opening its rare earths plant in Malaysia.

  • German stocks - Factors to watch on October 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    Germany's Siemens may outline job cuts and office closures on Thursday to stop profits sliding as customers put off ordering engineering equipment because of Europe's economic crisis.

  • Turkey - Factors to Watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:11 AM ET

    The yield on Turkey's two-year benchmark bond. Turkey's main share index closed 0.56 percent up at 68,457 points, outperforming a 0.33 percent fall in the emerging markets index.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:10 AM ET

    SOFIA, Oct 11- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Thursday. -Bulgaria and the United States signed a deal aimed at improving the exchange of data needed to tackle organised crime. -The government opened a tender to give on concession an offshore field in the Black Sea for gas and oil exploration.

  • Bucking the trend, LME looks at expanding floor trading Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:00 AM ET

    By Josephine Mason and Susan Thomas. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 11- The London Metal Exchange may add morning rounds of open-outcry trading for its unique futures contracts, senior trade sources say, as the new Hong Kong- based owners plot their first major move to hold off intense competition from their Shanghai rival.