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Oct 02- Fitch Ratings has maintained its Stable Outlook on the UK non-life insurance sector, even as fundamental indicators in the sector remain weak. The Stable Outlook indicates that the vast majority of UK non-life insurers' ratings are likely to be affirmed over the next 12-24 months.
*FTSE 100 down 0.2 percent; close to 5,800 technical level. LONDON, Oct 2- Britain's benchmark share index edged lower on Tuesday, with sentiment driven by concerns about Europe that traders said could drive the market down further.
LONDON, Oct 2-* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100. *ICSC/ Goldman Sachs release at 1145 GMT chain store sales for the week ended Sept. 15.
The A2/A-/A- rated issuer mandated Commerzbank, HSBC, ING and SG CIB for the transaction that is expected to be priced today.
LONDON, Oct 2- 3 Legs Resources PLC:. *ConocoPhillips did not give notice to exercise option for 70% interest in. three baltic concessions before September 30.
*European shares fall in early trading, euro dips back below $1.29. LONDON, Oct 2- European shares and the euro dipped on Tuesday as investors worried about Spain's economic troubles and a gloomy outlook for global growth, cashing in recent gains.
LONDON, Oct 2- Britain's benchmark share index slipped back on Tuesday, falling below a key technical level of 5,800 points, with plumbing and building supplies group Wolseley. the worst-performer after posting profits below the consensus forecast. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.5 percent, or 29.36 points lower, at 5,791.09 points by 0710 GMT.
OSLO, Oct 2- Norway's Kollsnes gas processing plant will return to full production on Wednesday, later than earlier expected, gas system operator Gassco said in a market message on Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct 2- FirstGroup said it was preparing to take over the running of Britain's West Coast rail line Later this year, despite a legal appeal over the contract award by incumbent Virgin Trains.
*Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 30 to 39 points, or as much as 0.7 percent, according to financial bookmakers. *European officials told Reuters late on Monday that Spain was ready to request a bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend, but Germany had signalled that it should hold off.
MOSCOW- The VTB Capital " RUSSIA CALLING!" MOSCOW- Russia's Deputy Agriculture Minister Ilya Shestakov holds a briefing. MOSCOW- Russia's monthly oil output and export and gas output data.
LONDON, Oct 2- Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd:.
LONDON, Oct 2- Restore PLC:.
LONDON, Oct 2- John Laing Infrastructure Fund Ltd:.
LONDON, Oct 2- Marwyn Management Partners PLC:.
LONDON, Oct 2- LZYE Group PLC:.
LONDON, Oct 2- Charles Taylor PLC:. *Appointment of interim group CFO. *Appointment of Tito Soso as interim group chief financial officer.
LONDON, Oct 2- Firstgroup PLC:. *UK bus division is expected to deliver like-for-like passenger revenue growth. *UK rail division like-for-like passenger revenue expected to increase by 8.1%.
LONDON, Oct 2- Nextgen Group PLC:. *Has to date been unable to secure additional financing. *No acceptable offers for Nextgen sciences received.
LONDON, Oct 2- British house prices unexpectedly fell in September, data from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Tuesday, adding to a recent string of disappointing economic news.