*Air force chief says unidentified plane tracked 200 miles northwest of Penang. KUALA LUMPUR/ PHU QUOC, Vietnam, March 12- M alaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area near India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday.» Read More
*Sterne Agee cuts Hewlett Packard price target to $21 from $31; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
*Desjardins capital cuts Quebecor Inc price target to C $40 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia, Oct 4- The European Central Bank kept its interest rates on hold on Thursday as markets awaited signals from its President Mario Draghi about when he might pull the trigger on his new bond-buying plan.
Oct 4- Prism Medical Ltd:. *LB Securities reinitiates coverage of Prism Medical Ltd with buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
PUDUCHERRY, India, Oct 4- India's central bank governor said on Thursday inflation had to be brought down further, signalling the bank would stick to a hawkish stance, and the size of the fiscal deficit would be a key factor in determining monetary policy.
*To purchase bosque power plant for $432 million, increasing size of Texas. *Says expects to fund the acquisition with cash on hand. *Upon purchase, Calpine will change the name of the merchant plant to the.
Oct 4- Tandy Leather Factory Inc:. *Reports September 2012 sales up 7% over September 2011. *September sales rose 7 percent to $5.4 million.
*September sales rose 1 percent to $170.9 million. *September same-store sales view down 1.8 percent-- Thomson Reuters data. *Says total sales for the year-to-date period increased 3% to $1.282 billion.
FRANKFURT, Oct 4- The European Central Bank on Thursday kept its main interest rate on hold at 0.75 percent as persistently high inflation offset concerns of the bloc falling back into recession. The interest rate on its deposit facility remains at 0.0 percent, and the rate on the marginal lending facility at 1.5 percent, the ECB said.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 4- Toyota said on Thursday an illegal three-day strike at its South African manufacturing plant in the port city of Durban had ended with production expected to resume on Friday.
Oct 4- Savanna Energy Services Corp:. *Raymond James cuts Savanna Energy Services Corp target price to. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 4- LIN TV Corp:. *Announces $290 million senior notes offering by Lin television corporation. *Proceeds will be used to finance portion of purchase price for previously.
Oct 4- Canadian Oil Sands Ltd:. *Northland Capital raises Canadian Oil Sands Ltd price target to C $23. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*FBN Securities cuts Hewlett Packard price target to $17 from $22;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 4- ExamWorks Group Inc:. *Needham raises ExamWorks Group Inc price target to $18 from $16;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, ahead of a central bank decision in Europe and the release of U.S. data on the labor and manufacturing sectors.
Google plans to shrink Motorola's operations in Asia by exiting unprofitable markets, abandoning low-end devices and focusing on a few models instead of dozens, the New York Times had reported earlier.
MOSCOW, Oct 4- Two Russian borrowers, state-controlled VTB and privately-owned Severstal, issued price guidance for their benchmark Eurobond issues, IFR said on Thursday. Steelmaker Severstal has revised guidance for its 10- year issue to 5.90-6.00 percent from an initial level of around 6.125 percent, IFR said.
KEARNEY, Neb.-- Buckle's September revenue at stores open at least a year dipped 0.8 percent, missing Wall Street's expectations. Analysts predicted a 1 percent increase in the figure, according to a Thomson Reuters poll. Buckle Inc., a teen retailer, said Thursday that total revenue for the five weeks ended Sept. 29 climbed 0.8 percent to $99.1 million.
*Hungary increases bond sale, yields rise as demand weakens. Hungary, whose bonds have been rallying in recent months, increased its bond sale to 47.5 billion forints from 45 billion, but average yields rose by 4-11 basis points from the previous auction two weeks ago.