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  • Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 11 Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:41 PM ET

    SE ASIA STOCKS-For risk-reward, look beyond Southeast Asian equities STOCKS TO WATCH-- FRASER AND NEAVE LTD, THAI BEVERAGE PCL.

  • BRIEF-Hawk provides operational update Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Oct 10- Hawk Exploration Ltd:. *Says production for the third quarter of 2012, based on field estimates, was. approximately 520 boe/d* Source text* Further company coverage ().

  • *Lawmakers seek tighter regulation of compounding companies* Outbreak has sickened 138 people in 11 states, killed 12* Senator Brown to return contributions from NECC owners By Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 10- A Florida billionaire has told his employees he could be forced to lay off some of them if U.S. David Siegel, the owner of Orlando- based Westgate Resorts, the largest privately held time-share company in the world, said in an email to the firm's 7,000 employees this week that he did not want to influence how they voted.

  • NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.

  • RPT-Australia employment rises by 14,500 in Sept Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:37 PM ET

    Oct 11- Australian employment data for September, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday. Seasonally adjusted Sept Aug Sept 11 Unemployment rate 5.4 5.1 5.2 Employed 11.512 11.497 11.445 Unemployed 662,700 623,800 634,000 Participation rate 65.2 65.0 65.6. For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web site at.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 11 Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:37 PM ET

    MANILA, Oct 11- Following are some company-related and market news which could have an impact on the local market. -President Benigno is keynote speaker at the third and last day of the 38th Philippine Business Conference and Exhibition, Manila Hotel, 11:00 a.m..

  • Japan Hot Stocks-Tokai Rika, Shin-Etsu Chemical Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Tokai Rika Co Ltd, a car parts maker, slumped 9.3 percent to 908 yen, hitting a three-year low, after Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota lost 2 percent to 2,884 yen, slightly underperforming a 1.8 percent fall in rival Nissan Motor Co.

  • Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 11 Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 11- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. >Lenovo knocks HP off top of global PC market. >Microsoft CEO sees company being more like Apple.

  • Australia employment rises by 14,500 in Sept Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Oct 11- Australian employment data for September, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday. Seasonally adjusted Sept Aug Sept 11 Unemployment rate 5.4 5.1 5.2 Employed 11.512 11.497 11.445 Unemployed 662,700 623,800 634,000 Participation rate 65.2 65.0 65.6. For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web site at.

  • ----PREVIOUS ITEMS: Gov't greenlights palm oil export tax cut-Business Times----.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct 10- In an embarrassing mistake, Florida Governor Rick Scott gave out a phone sex hotline number to Floridians seeking information on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. The governor's office was alerted by a public radio station in Tampa, WUSF, which was monitoring the cabinet meeting and posted the number on its website.

  • TOKYO, Oct 11- The benchmark Nikkei average. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd gained 1.4 percent to 4,375 yen after Nomura Securities upgraded its rating on the company to' buy' from' neutral', citing growth in demand for PVC in the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- In 2008, singer will.i.am provided Barack Obama's presidential campaign with music for its signature anthem, "Yes We Can." On Tuesday, at a rally for Obama in Columbus, Ohio, the performer chose to play something new: the theme song for "Sesame Street."

  • By Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke. BOSTON, Oct 10- A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wednesday and a state regulator clamped down on such operations in the wake of a meningitis outbreak that has claimed a dozen lives.

  • *Chamber, API say SEC failed to weigh costs, benefits. *SEC rule was called for in Dodd-Frank law. A key argument in the suit- filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute, and two other groups- is that the SEC failed to adequately weigh the rule's costs and benefits.

  • Seoul shares dip on opening, eye earnings Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:14 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 11- South Korean shares opened lower on Thursday weighed by concerns about corporate earnings amid the global economic slowdown. Shares in automakers Hyundai Motor and Kia Motor. were trading down 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively, following Toyota Motor Corp's massive recall on Wednesday.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 11- Religare Health Trust will raise S $511 million after pricing its initial public share offer in Singapore at S $0.90 a share, at the lower end of its indicative range, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Federal judge takes case under advisement Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:11 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.-- A federal judge in Yakima will decide whether a Canadian mining company must pay to clean up pollution that for decades crossed the border into Lake Roosevelt in Washington. U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko heard motions on the lawsuit Wednesday and said he will issue a decision later this year.

  • Study sees rise in young stroke sufferers Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:11 PM ET

    Oct 11- Strokes are most common in old age, but U.S. research suggests that lifestyle is putting younger people increasingly at risk for suffering strokes too. In their study of two U.S. states, researchers whose report appeared in the journal Neurology found that the rate of strokes among adults younger than 55 nearly doubled between 1993 and 2005..