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  • BRIEF-KVH Industries names new CFO Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    Oct 3- KVH Industries Inc:. *Announces new chief financial officer. *Says Peter Rendall appointed CFO.

  • *Move expected after parliament fails to convene. KUWAIT, Oct 3- Kuwait's cabinet has asked the country's ruler to consider dissolving parliament, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday, in a widely-expected bid to clear the way for new elections and end months of political deadlock. Political turmoil has held up a 30 billion dinar economic development plan.

  • GLOBAL ECONOMY-Europe's woes deepen and China slows Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    *Australia trade deficit balloons unexpectedly. LONDON, Oct 3- The euro zone's economic woes increased last month and China's slowdown looked likely to extend to a seventh quarter, surveys showed on Wednesday, but there was better-than-expected news on U.S. jobs.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 3) Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:03 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 3- The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:. --Private equity firms Carlyle and BC Partners to acquire U.S. industrial pumps maker Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial which is owned by United Technologies Corp.

  • Oct 3- Longreach Oil and Gas Ltd:. *Paradigm Capital cuts Longreach Oil and Gas Ltd target price to. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Bulgaria Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:01 AM ET

    SOFIA, Oct 3- Bulgaria has managed to navigate the euro zone's debt crisis with little damage thanks to tight fiscal policy at the expense of slow growth that is keeping living standards among the European Union's lowest. Following are the main political risks for Bulgaria: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 3- An Indian court granted a stay on execution of a government order asking telecoms carriers to stop third-generation services outside their licensed areas through roaming pacts, after top carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd. The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the telecoms ministry to not take any "coercive action" until the next hearing of the case.

  • TABLE-US mortgage applications surged last week-MBA Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 3- Select seasonally adjusted historical data from Mortgage Bankers Association's weekly mortgage application survey:.

  • Oct 3- Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India:.

  • Qatar Airways to resume Yangon flights Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Taiwan's EVA Airways recently announced it will begin Yangon- Bangkok- Taipei flights on Oct. 19. Deputy Director of Civil Aviation Nweni Win Kyaw told The Associated Press several other airlines have recently announced direct flights to Yangon, including Korean Air, Japan's ANA and Germany's Condor.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- Applications for U.S. home mortgages surged last week as demand for refinancing rose to the highest level in more than three years, driven by a drop in interest rates to yet another record low, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • The findings appear to indicate that wealthy investors are optimistic about the stock market and their financial well-being, said Una Osili, director of research for the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, which conducts the biennial study.

  • INSIGHT-In California, the Mungers haunt Jerry Brown Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 3- California Governor Jerry Brown has a problem. Yet Molly Munger and Charles Munger Jr., children of Warren Buffett's business partner, Charles Munger, Sr., have together become Brown's worst nightmare as the November election approaches.

  • Oct 3- Interxion Holding NV:. *William Blair starts Interxion Holding NV with outperform rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • UK's FTSE edges up, yet further gains seen limited Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 6:59 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 edges up 0.1 percent, lifted by bank and mining stocks. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.1 percent, or 4.25 points, at 5,813.70 points around midday. Signs of the index holding above the 5,800 point level-- seen by many technical traders as key to propelling further gains-- have enabled modest, short-term increases on the FTSE 100 this week.

  • *Lazard cuts Potash Corp, Mosaic Co to neutral from buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 3- Indian state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp has signed a deal with Chevron to buy 10,000 barrels per day Nigerian crude in the year ending March 31, 2013, two sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. BPCL operates the 240,000 bpd Mumbai refinery in western India and the 190,000 bpd Kochi plant in southern India.

  • Oct 3- Michael Kors Holdings Ltd:. *William Blair starts Michael Kors Holdings Ltd with an outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • Shares in Lamprell fall 32 percent to 75 pence, their lowest level since 2009, after the battered oil rig maker issues its fourth profit warning since the spring on continued contract delivery issues.