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  • Water funds on the rise Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:43 AM ET

    By Martin de Sa' Pinto and Raji Menon. "There are opportunities in the water space that haven't been seen for decades now that governments have run out of money," said Zurich- based investor Martin Kloeck, whose Signina Capital recently launched a water fund.

  • Political storms threaten Europe's offshore wind goals Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    *In Britain, world's largest market, political risk rises. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 10- Political wavering in Britain, the world's biggest offshore wind market, is casting doubt on European ambitions to build a fleet of gigantic turbines out at sea, desperately needed to meet legally binding climate change targets.

  • UK says EADS-BAE deal logical, but interests not met Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 10- Britain's business department said on Wednesday the proposed merger of BAE and EADS had commercial logic of but only if it met the interests if all parties. The department said both firms would continue to be successful independent companies with a presence in Britain despite the collapse of the deal.

  • German DAX a strong bet whatever the weather Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    Exporters with a global reach, an economy that has stayed out of recession, and an abundance of solid household names made Germany a top pick for those who wanted to- or had to- invest in euro zone equities when the currency union's future looked in question earlier this year.

  • BRIEF-Endeavour reports tack on offering of senior notes Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    Oct 10- Endeavour International Corp:. *Announces $54 million tack on offering of senior notes. U.K oil and natural gas properties.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Talks on a $45 billion merger between EADS and BAE Systems collapsed on Wednesday after the governments of France, Germany and Britain failed to reach agreement over a deal to create the world's largest aerospace and arms group.

  • UPDATE 1-British PM tells country more pain to come Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    *UK PM says won't waver from austerity despite IMF warning* Conservatives lag Labour in polls ahead of 2015 election By Matt Falloon and Mohammed Abbas.

  • UPDATE 3-EADS, BAE call off world's biggest arms merger Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    *Companies say they have terminated discussions* Sources said Germany opposed the $45 bln aerospace merger* UK Takeover Panel deadline at 1600 GMT* BAE shares down 2.5 pct, EADS up 2.5 pct By Sophie Sassard and Jason Neely.

  • Proposed BAE-EADS merger called off Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    LONDON-- British defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and its European counterpart EADS NV on Wednesday abandoned a proposed merger that would have created a global defense and aerospace giant.

  • BAE and EADS say talks collapse Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:07 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Talks on a $45 billion merger of EADS and BAE Systems collapsed on Wednesday when the governments of France, Germany and Britain failed to reach agreement over a deal to create the world's largest aerospace and arms group.

  • UK expects EADS-BAE merger announcment 'any minute' Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 10- British Defence Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday he expected an announcement on a proposed merger between EADS and BAE "any minute".

  • By Sophie Sassard LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems. will not ask for an extension to their merger talks on Wednesday, sources close to the negotiations said, calling an end- for now- to a plan to create the world's largest defence and aerospace company.

  • Indonesia's Bakries say phones, emails hacked Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Telephones and email accounts belonging to Indonesia's politically connected Bakrie family and their group of companies have been infiltrated and compromised, a group official said, adding the crime has been reported to Indonesian police.

  • Germany declines to comment on EADS-BAE merger talks Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 10- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government declined to comment on talks on a planned merger between European planemaker EADS and Britain's BAE Systems as negotiations stalled before a deadline on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems.

  • UPDATE 2-EADS, BAE in last-ditch struggle to save merger Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:50 AM ET

    *Doubts over German backing for $45 bln aerospace merger* UK Takeover Panel deadline at 1600 GMT* BAE shares down 0.9 pct By Sophie Sassard and Jason Neely.

  • UK says EADS-BAE decision in companies' hands Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:47 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- British Defence Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday a decision on a proposed merger between EADS and BAE was in the companies hands and that the government was awaiting their verdict. "We are waiting for an announcement from the companies- the companies are dealing with it now," Hammond told Reuters when asked about the proposed merger.

  • Don't try to do without IMF, Fitch tells Hungary Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Fitch Ratings warned Hungary on Wednesday not to go without International Monetary Fund support after months of wrangling which has failed to resolve the future of talks on a financing deal. "Recently there has been some talk of Hungary going it alone, that would bother us.

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  • EADS-BAE talks blocked, need govt intervention - sources Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:26 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 10- Talks over a merger between EADS and BAE Systems were blocked on Wednesday a few hours ahead of a deadline and only intervention by the French, German and British leaders could break the deadlock, sources familiar with the negotiations said.