HONG KONG, Dec 13- Hong Kong shares trimmed weekly losses on Friday, with the Chinese banking sector leading a tepid rebound after it was hit this week by worries Beijing would lower 2014 growth targets and signs of quicker interest rate liberalisation. The Hang Seng Index, which closed on Thursday at its lowest since Nov. 18, ended up 0.1 percent at 23,246 points.» Read More
The online M&A publication said CenturyLink Inc could be a possible suitor and that Evercore Partners was advising TW Telecom. TW Telecom and Evercore declined comment. DealReporter, which did not mention a deal value, said TW Telecom and CenturyLink have had discussions for several weeks and could be near a deal.
Oct 1- Red Tiger Mining Inc:. *Says lurie has replaced frank van de water as the company's chief financial. *Lurie most recently served as chief financial officer for Maple minerals.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric launched a $7 billion sale of notes on Monday, taking advantage of prevailing low rates in what will be the third-largest sale of corporate debt in the US so far this year. Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are the joint bookrunners.
Oct 1- Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co:. *Funds $1.8 million acquisition of a corporately owned Buffalo Wild Wings. *Says property is leased to Buffalo Wild Wings for an initial term of 15 years.
*TD Securities raises Keyera Corp price target to C $48 from C $47. Reuters Station users, click. 1568 For a summary of rating and price target changes on Canadian companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 4899 ().
JAKARTA, Oct 1- Indonesian exports in August fell 24.3 percent from a year earlier, a fifth straight month of decline, while imports also fell unexpectedly, the country's statistics bureau said on Monday. Here are Indonesia's August trade figures as reported by the bureau.
Oct 1- Genesee& Wyoming Inc:. into $2.3 billion credit facility. $425 million revolving credit facility.
Oct 1- Leslies Poolmart Inc:. *Moody's assigns b2 to leslie's poolmart's proposed term loan; outlook. *Rpt-moody's assigns b2 to leslie's poolmart's proposed term loan; outlook.
PARIS, Oct 1- Fresh from the successful re-launch of sleepy French shoemaker Roger Vivier, Italy's king of luxury Tod's Chairman Diego Della Valle is resuscitating Schiaparelli, a fashion brand inspired by Surrealists that has lain dormant since 1954..
*Goldman Sachs jumps 4 percent on Barron's view. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Wall Street advanced on Monday after a surprise expansion in U.S. manufacturing last month eased concerns about the economy and offset a gloomier outlook in Asia and Europe. Financial stocks led the market's advance with Goldman Sachs Group.
WASHINGTON-- Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's aggressive policies to stimulate the still-weak economy. The Fed needs to drive down long-term borrowing rates because the economy isn't growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment, Bernanke said in a speech to the Economic Club of Indiana.
BRATISLAVA, Oct 1- The Slovak government's decision to double a levy on bank deposits will hurt banks' profitability and creditworthiness and eventually dent their loan capacity, credit rating agency Moody's said on Monday in a special report.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- West Virginia's monthly tax collections have exceeded their estimate for the first time since the budget year began in July. September's general revenues topped $400 million, or nearly $12 million more than expected. West Virginia expected $993 million in general revenue by this point in the budget year.
MOSCOW-- Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg was in Moscow on Monday, where top officials were pressing him to expand the company's operations in Russia. A Facebook spokeswoman, who refused to be named because she wasn't authorized to discuss the matter with the media, said the company has no immediate expansion plans for Russia.
*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.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- Investor Whitney Tilson has changed his mind and touted video rental company Netflix. After double digit losses in 2011 caused in part by being wrong-footed on Netflix, Tilson's T2 had a strong first quarter. Now Netflix has grabbed his attention largely for what he said should be strong global growth. "
*Entergy wants plant to run for another 20 years. Oct 1- A three-judge panel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will start hearings Oct. 15 on challenges to the license renewal application for Entergy Corp's Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City.
NEW YORK-- German business software maker SAP AG said Monday that it has closed its $4.51 billion acquisition of Ariba Inc., a maker of Web-based software that connects suppliers and buyers online.
"The stake in Erste Group controlled by Erste Foundation after the transaction will amount to an approximate 20.2 percent," a statement said, adding the foundation was not planning any further share sales.
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.