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  • *ING effectively pays Barclays to take UK online business. *Barclays shares nudge up 0.3 pct; ING down 0.1 pct. LONDON, Oct 9- Barclays' new chief executive set the course firmly towards retail banking on Tuesday with his first deal since replacing Bob Diamond- the takeover of ING's British savings and loan business and its 1.5 million customers.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The board of Kazakh miner ENRC. is set to consider a proposal to beef up the role of its chairman, strengthening the hand of veteran banker Mehmet Dalman by handing him an executive position, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- A new British carbon price floor may increase gas demand as rapid price rises eat into profits from burning coal, but the impact on power prices could affect political will to implement the policy.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian joint venture Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria on Friday declared force majeure on its gas supply after an attempt to steal crude oil from a pipeline led to a fire, the company said in statement.

  • *FTSE 100 slips 0.2 percent in second day of losses. UK factory output shrank more than expected in August, and exports fell steeply versus the previous month, data showed, pointing to deterioration both in the domestic and the global economy.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Oxus Gold PLC:.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 9- A referendum on Britain's ties with the European Union would be the best way of agreeing a fresh settlement with the 27- member bloc, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday, as pressure mounts within his party for a vote. The Conservative Party's restive "eurosceptic" right wing is clamouring to claw back powers from Brussels.

  • TEXT-S&P summary: West of England Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:34 AM ET

    Oct 09-=============================================================================== Summary analysis-- West of England------------------------------- 09- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: Country: Luxembourg Local currency BBB-/Stable/-- Primary SIC: Fire, marine, and casualty insurance=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 02- Oct-2012 BBB-/----/-- 01- Oct-2012 NR/----/-- 23- Jan-2012 BBpi/----/--=============================================================================== Rationale.

  • BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 9- A referendum on Britain's ties with the European Union would be the best way of agreeing a fresh settlement with the 27- member bloc, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday, as pressure mounts within his party for a vote. The Conservative Party's restive "eurosceptic" right wing is clamouring to claw back powers from Brussels.

  • Most of the net buying has focused on non-euro countries UK and Sweden while investors were small net buyers of Italy in September, the analysts write. However Spain, which saw its main stock index rally strongly over the summer, has continued to see net selling.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Slovenia has hired BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan to arrange investor meetings in the United States ahead of a critical dollar bond issue, according to banking sources.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Emerging stocks were little changed on Tuesday as hopes that China's markets could be opened up further to offshore investors counterbalanced growth warnings from the International Monetary Fund.

  • An important factor in the New Zealand dollar's favour is the performance of prices for the country's main commodity exports. Dairy prices, an important export for New Zealand, are set to remain high and New Zealand's dairy industry may benefit more than usual given U.S. rivals have been hit by the worst drought in half a century.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Iraq's oil exports are expected to rise to their highest in decades this month and production is on course to more than double by 2020, as it cements its place as OPEC's second-biggest producer after Saudi Arabia.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka warned patients on Tuesday about unproven "stem cell therapies" offered at clinics and hospitals in a growing number of countries, saying they were highly risky.

  • *Oil jumps on supply concerns as Middle East tension mounts* Uncertainty over Spain and Greece pressures euro By Richard Hubbard. LONDON, Oct 9- A stark warning from the IMF about the global growth outlook and the prospects for Spain and Greece sent European stocks and the single currency lower on Tuesday, while oil rose on escalating tensions in the Middle East.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Slovenia, rated Baa2/A/A-, has hired BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan to arrange investor meetings in the United States ahead of a potential dollar bond issue, according to banking sources.

  • Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" between his country and Syria were now playing out, fuelling concerns that the 18- month-old conflict in Syria may spread to other countries in the region.

  • Major Russian phone operator to go public Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 5:39 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- Russia's second-largest mobile phone operator MegaFon says it will go public in London and Moscow in November. MegaFon, the last of Russia's big three mobile company to hold an IPO, said on Tuesday in a regulatory filing that it would sell an unspecified amount of stock at Moscow's MICEX and the London Stock Exchange by year-end.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Rambler Metals& Mining PLC:. *Rambler buys out 1% net smelter royalty on the ming mine property. *Consideration for nsr C $500,000.