• LONDON, Oct 4- GlaxoSmithKline Plc:. *Completion of dolutegravir registration package. *Shionogi- viiv healthcare announces completion of initial clinical.

  • BRIEF-Ceres Power may wind down after funding dries up Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Ceres Power Holdings PLC:. *Has been unsuccessful in securing sufficient funding for the business going. *Will continue to explore all strategic options including a sale, orderly wind.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Petroceltic International PLC:.

  • BRIEF-Phoenix IT says CEO steps down Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:16 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Phoenix IT Group PLC:. *David Courtley, the chief executive officer of the company, has today. *Resignation is not related to the ongoing accounting investigation.

  • BERLIN, Oct 4- EADS Chief Executive Tom Enders is prepared to talk about guarantees for jobs and production sites in a planned merger of the company with Britain's BAE Systems, he told Germany's Bild daily on Thursday.

  • BRIEF-Randall & Quilter buys RAB Insurance Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:13 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Randall and Quilter Investment Holdings PLC:. *has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of RAB Insurance Limited. *Net Asset Value of RAB based on the latest available management accounts is estimated at c. Â £950 k.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Atlantic Coal PLC:.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd:. amount of USD$ 200 million. of up to USD$ 25 million.

  • UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 4 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:07 AM ET

    LONDON Oct 4-* Britain's FTSE 100 is set to open 12 to 17 points higher, or as much as 0.3 percent, according to financial bookmakers. FTSE index closed up 0.3 percent, or 16.36 points higher, at 5,825.81 points on Wednesday driven by gains in "defensive" stocks seen as the most resilient to an economic downturn.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC:.

  • European Factors to Watch-Shares seen up, focus on ECB Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 1:39 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- European shares were set to rise on Thursday, mirroring gains in the United States and Asia, with investors positioning for more soothing data and some clarity on Spain's likely aid request during a European Central Bank press conference after its rate verdict.

  • French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 4 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:59 AM ET

    EADS Chief Executive Tom Enders is prepared to talk about guarantees for jobs and production sites in a planned merger of the company with Britain's BAE Systems, he told Germany's Bild daily.

  • RLPC-Sberbank launches $1.5 bln syndicated loan-bankers Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Russia's largest bank Sberbank. Barclays is coordinating Sberbank's three-year loan, which is the largest such deal in the central and eastern European pipeline, the bankers added. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Barclays, Citi, HSBC, ING, JP Morgan, WestLB, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and SMBC participated in the 2011 deal.

  • DETROIT, Oct 4- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk dismissed fears the electric carmaker was in financial trouble and said it was making an advance payment on the federal loan used to make its Model S sedan.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- A planned competition probe of Britain's motor insurance market could reduce insurers' profits and hinder their ability to repay debt, credit rating agency Moody's said on Thursday.

  • *Rebel crisis fuels tension in Africa's most volatile region. KIGALI, Oct 4- President Paul Kagame said on Thursday Western governments were "dead wrong" in blaming Rwanda for the rebellion in neighbouring eastern Congo and threatening Kigali with aid cuts, and he pledged to stand firm against his accusers.

  • European Commission asks for Solvency II capital review Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:44 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- A Director General at the European Commission has asked the chair of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority to review capital charges under Solvency II, particularly for SME financing, infrastructure financing, and socially responsible investment.

  • DUBAI, Oct 4- HSBC Holdings Plc is to significantly scale back the scope of its global Islamic banking operations, as the business becomes the latest area to be affected by a wider restructuring at the UK- based bank.

  • Barclays announced a shake up at its investment banking business aimed at streamlining the business in the face of a more challenging outlook for the industry. Wells Fargo's international group named Christopher Lewis as executive vice-president and head of global trade services.

  • EADS-BAE merger could be hostage to U.S. politics Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Oct 3- To win approval for their planned $45 billion merger, EADS and BAE systems must persuade Washington to let a pan-European behemoth control some of the most sensitive U.S. defence contracts, without triggering a political backlash.