TRIPOLI, March 14- Libya's state oil company on Friday declared force majeure for the Hariga oil export port in eastern Libya, which has been blocked by protesters since August. State-owned National Oil Corp had lifted the suspension of contractual obligations under force majeure at Hariga at the end of October.» Read More
LONDON, Oct 1- A senior detective who specialised in counter-terrorism appeared in court on Monday, accused of leaking information to Rubert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, 53, is charged with misconduct in a public office for allegedly offering information to the newspaper in September 2010.
Oct 1- Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Cowen starts Avanir Pharmaceuticals with outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
BUDAPEST, Oct 1- Hungary's government will have to review its 2013 economic projections as it is unlikely to hit the 1.6 percent annual growth that it has targeted so far, the minister in charge of aid talks with the IMF and the EU said on Monday. Varga put the difference to about 300- 350 billion forints.
JAKARTA, Oct 1- PT Bakrie& Brothers, the investment arm of Indonesia's Bakrie Group, and affiliate Long Haul Holdings have agreed with creditors a plan to repay $437 million of debt arranged by Credit Suisse, the firm said on Monday. The group's debt situation led to heavy stock selling earlier this year of Bumi Plc and Jakarta- listed miner Bumi Resources.
*Jefferies cuts Microsoft Corp price target to $34 from $35; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 1- Northern Oil and Gas Inc:. *Announces change to management team. *Says Ryan Gilbertson, Northern Oil's president, has resigned.
Oct 1- Magna International Inc, one of the world's biggest auto parts manufacturers, said it will buy Germany- based ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH for about 308 million euros to expand its engine and transmission pumps business. The company has two manufacturing facilities in Germany, and one each in Bulgaria and China.
Oct 1- Mattress Firm Holding Corp:. *Announces proposed offering of common stock by selling stockholders. *Says selling stockholders offering 4.7 million common shares.
LONDON, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns that a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh signs of weakness in China and Japan and evidence of a new recession in the debt-saddled euro zone.
Oct 1- Koninklijke Ahold NV:. *S&P Capital IQ raises Ahold to hold from sell. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. Willett joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Murphy joins Barclays from HSBC, London, where he was a director in the project& export finance.
SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Fuel oil arbitrage arrivals into Asia were expected to further depress the fuel oil market, as demand from China's small and medium sized refiners remained thin. As China's economy slows, demand for refined products has decreased due to slowing industrial demand for power generation fuels.
LONDON-- European stocks edged higher on Monday as investors cautiously welcomed the result of stress tests of Spain's banks. But the threat that Moody's might downgrade the country's debt rating to junk status limited gains. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 1 percent to 5,800.63 while Spain's Ibex was up 0.6 percent at 7,752.10.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- Anglo American Plc's South African unit will face a hearing next year to determine if it is liable for miners who contracted lung disease silicosis while working in the company's gold shafts, lawyers for the plaintiffs said on Monday.
SINGAPORE, Oct 1- The Asian naphtha price was at a two-session low of $973 a tonne on Monday but margins were up for the fourth session to reach a three-week high of $134.43 a tonne as strong gasoline demand in the West continued to support the market. The strong gasoline demand in the U.S. and West Africa have likely caused Europe to cut back on its naphtha exports.
PRAGUE, Oct 1- Central European manufacturing shrank in September, signalling a deeper than feared recession in the Czech Republic and a slowdown in Poland that economists said authorities should counter with new stimulus measures.
*Lazard starts JDS Uniphase, Finisar, Ciena Corp with neutral For a summary of rating and price target changes on U.S. companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
*Norway expects total gas output at 334.2 mcm/day in Oct. LONDON, Oct 1- British prompt gas prices fell on Monday morning, shrugging off a temporary halt in flows from Norway through the Langeled pipeline as wider supply-demand fundamentals sapped trading sentiment.
Oct 1- Tilaknagar Industries Ltd:. *India's Tilaknagar Industries Ltd says signed agreements with. Pernod Ricard India Private Ltd.