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*Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 8 to 12 points lower, or down 0.2 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.
LONDON, Sept 30- The darkest hour is just before dawn, the old saying goes.
Benchmark oil for November delivery was down 12 cents to $92.07 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude was down 21 cents to $112.18 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
PARIS, Oct 1- European stocks are set to open lower on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100.
Separately, the bank's brokerage unit Cheuvreux could cut 290 jobs in France as part of a possible deal with financial services group Kepler Capital Markets to buy Cheuvreux, French daily Les Echos wrote, citing sources close to the matter.
OSLO, Oct 1- Output from Norway's Kollsnes gas processing plant will be down longer than expected following a compressor failure, gas system operator Gassco said in a market message.
PARIS, Oct 1- Key French EADS shareholder Lagardere said on Monday the conditions attached to a planned merger of the European aerospace group with Britain's BAE Systems were unsatisfactory and called on management to reexamine the project.
Commerzbank on Saturday declined to comment on a magazine report that it planned to pay no dividend for its 2013 financial year.
Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court, back in session today after its summer recess, is expected to take up a closely watched case that could help it decide whether American judges are empowered to hear lawsuits over human rights atrocities abroad.
*Relief over Spain bank stress tests. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares rose on Monday, led by financial stocks after relief that Spanish bank stress tests yielded no surprises and helped by strong U.S. data.
BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.
LONDON, Oct 1- German stock market group Deutsche Boerse expects up to 10 more corporate bond issues before the end of the year as clients seek alternatives to raising capital via a listing. German insurer Talanx is scheduled to float its shares on Deutsche Boerse on Tuesday, having covered its books last month.
October 1- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Monday.
NAIROBI, Oct 1- Egypt's Citadel Capital could be an investor in Uganda's proposed $2.5 billion oil refinery project, the Egyptian private equity firm's managing director said.
*Forties bid up to dated plus 20 cents. Forties was bid as high as dated plus 20 cents, up from a deal at dated minus 55 cents on Friday, while November Brent futures were trading at an 85- cent premium to December, up from as low as 68 cents on Wednesday. *Trafigura bid for an Oct. 23-25 Forties at dated plus 20 cents and Total bid Oct. 25-29 at the same level.
MOSCOW, Oct 1- Dutch bank ING is closing Central and Eastern European equities operations and scrapping corporate banking jobs in London, with the loss of around 130 jobs, the company said on Monday. The equities desk in Moscow will also be closed, Simpson said. The job losses were spread across offices in London, Moscow, Prague and Budapest.
*UK could use "golden share" to block deal unless terms met. BERLIN/ PARIS, Oct 1- EADS and BAE Systems battled to rescue their $45 billion merger plan from a barrage of competing interests on Monday as governments and shareholders staked out positions in tense negotiations to try to forge the world's largest arms firm.
In the Platts window, Statoil bought a Urals cargo from Gunvor loading Oct 14-18 from Primorsk at dated Brent minus $1.90 per barrel, some 45 cents weaker than prices last week. Azeri Light also weakened by 50 cents after Socar offered the grade from Supsa or Ceyhan for Oct 19-23 delivery at dated Brent plus $2.50.
WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is fining British Airways up to $250,000 for advertising fares that didn't fully disclose taxes and fees that passengers must pay.
LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Global steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry are moving too slowly so the European Union will introduce its own system next year in a bid to accelerate reform, its executive body said on Monday.