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  • Oct 01- Fitch Ratings has taken various rating actions on eight DTC transactions. For more information on the RWN, see "Fitch Places 24 Japan SF Tranches on RWN Due to Ineligible Counterparties", dated 22 August 2012.

  • GREECE - Factors to Watch on October 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:51 AM ET

    ATHENS, Oct 1- Here are news stories, press reports and events, which may affect Greek financial markets on Monday:. confirmed on Monday that it was in exclusive talks to sell its Greek bank Emporiki to Alpha Bank for a symbolic one euro in return for financing commitments.

  • *Deutsche Bank upgrades India's Financial Technologies. *Deutsche cites increased revenue from software maintenance solutions, as well as transaction volumes in exchanges MCX and MCX-SX, in which Financial Tech owns stakes. *Financial Tech also holds a 33 percent stake in India's largest energy exchange.

  • MADRID, Oct 1- Spain's Banco Popular said on Monday it has approved a share issue worth up to 2.5 billion euros after an audit showed the bank needed as much as 3.2 billion euros in new capital. Spain's sixth-biggest bank by assets also agreed that Popular would remain independent rather than searching for a partner.

  • Credit Suisse started coverage of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk. with an' outperform' and a target price of 900 rupiah, saying the national flag carrier's d i scounted stock price, organic revenue growth and cost cuts make the stock attractive.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 1- Dutch sportscar maker Spyker NV, which is suing General Motors Co for more than $3 billion on behalf of its subsidiary Saab, said on Monday it will oppose the U.S. automaker's motion to dismiss the case. GM on Friday dismissed claims that it deliberately bankrupted the Swedish company by blocking a deal with a Chinese investor.

  • *Exane BNP Paribas cuts Rheinmetall target price by 12 percent to. euros 45; rating outperform For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Hungary PM calls extraordinary government meeting Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:45 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 1- Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban convened an extraordinary meeting of his government on Monday morning, a spokeswoman told Reuters. She declined to give detail of the agenda. The meeting, which began at 0600 GMT, is expected to last several hours.

  • *Exane BNP Paribas raises Hannover re and Scor to. outperform rating For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 1- State-owned refiner Indian Oil Corp plans to meet investors in Singapore on Wednesday for a possible benchmark Singapore dollar bond sale, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said. The firm has picked Standard Chartered and DBS for the offshore bond sale, said the source.

  • *Exane BNP Paribas cuts Lanxess to neutral from outperform For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Eikon users, click on. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • *Exane BNP Paribas reinitiates on Abengoa with an underperform rating For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Eikon users, click on. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • PARIS, Oct 1- European stocks are set to open lower on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China. ,for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC.

  • TABLE-Japan copper output plan for October-March Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:40 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 1- Following are Japan's copper, zinc and lead output plans for October-March, the second half of the current financial year. Makers H2 H1 H2 H1 Yr/Yr 2012/ 13 2012/ 13 2011/ 12 2011/ 12 COPPER T T T T% Pan Pacific n.a. 278,000 238,500 265,400 n.a.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:38 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 1- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:. The EU Commission has informed the Finnish steel company that the divestment of its Swedish melting and coil operations may not be enough to permit the approval of the Inoxum deal with Thyssenkrupp, Outokumpu said.

  • Aker Solutions gets 4-yr Statoil wireline contract Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:37 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 1- Oil services firm Aker Solutions. won a four-year frame agreement from Statoil to deliver wireline tractor services on the Norwegian continental shelf, it said on Monday. The deal, which also includes two additional two-year options, will generate revenues in excess of 100 million crowns per year, it added.

  • TEXT-S&P summary: Kagoshima Bank Ltd. Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:37 AM ET

    Oct 01-=============================================================================== Summary analysis-- Kagoshima Bank Ltd.--------------------------- 01- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: A/Stable/A-1 Country: Japan Primary SIC: Commercial banks, nec=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 20- Jan-2005 A/A-1 A/A-1 16- Jun-2000 A-/A-2 A-/A-2=============================================================================== Rationale.

  • Magyar Telekom to lay off 500 workers to cut costs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:32 AM ET

    BUDAPEST, Oct 1- Magyar Telekom will lay off 500 workers by the end of this year at a cost of about 6 billion forints to cut costs, the company said in a statement on Monday. The Deutsche Telekom unit said it expected to shave 5.6 percent off total workforce costs, excluding severance payments next year compared with 2011 spending levels.

  • Trading in Spain's Popular suspended - bourse Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:32 AM ET

    MADRID, Oct 1- Trading in Spain's Banco Popular.