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  • 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.

  • Commodities drag FTSE lower on growth worries Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:23 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent. *US metals firm Alcoa starts earnings on downbeat note. *Smith& Nephew falls on earnings worries.

  • REFILE-UK told electricity reforms must include storage Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:20 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Britain needs to create a market in which electricity storage can make money rather than adding costs to consumers if it is to successfully integrate renewables into the power grid, S&C Electric said on Wednesday.

  • UPDATE 1-UK Grid raises peak winter gas demand forecast Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- The UK's National Grid expects peak gas demand at 516 million cubic meters/day in the coming winter, 9 mcm/day above its preliminary forecast, it said in its outlook report on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Raiffeisen Bank International announced plans to optimise its capital structure on Wednesday by asking investors to exchange an Upper Tier 2 note callable later this month into a new longer dated Tier 2 security.

  • UK told electricity reforms must include storage Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:13 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Britain needs to create a market in which electricity storage can make money rather than adding costs to consumers if it is to successfully integrate renewables into the power grid, S&C Electric said on Wednesday.