GO
Loading...

Wires

More

  • Britain's Daily Mail cites speculation linking ITV to a wide-ranging group of potential suitors, ranging from private equity firms to other rival media companies. ITV is up 1.4 percent at 91.20 pence in early morning trade- close to a 52- week high of 92.25 pence and outperforming a flat FTSE 100.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Qatar Airways will become the first Gulf carrier to join the oneworld alliance of airlines with an agreement due to be announced early next week, according to sources close to the alliance.

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms the Bank of England at 'AAA' Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:01 AM ET

    The BoE's ratings reflect its central role in the UK and international financial system. They remain underpinned by support from the' AAA'-rated UK sovereign. The near certainty of sovereign support for the BoE derives primarily from its national strategic importance, as well as its ownership by the UK Treasury.

  • STOCKS NEWS Reuters Results diary Stocks on the move Real-time Equity News 0856 GMT 02 Oct12- S.Africa' s Datacentrix falls, H1 profit down----------------------------------------------------------------. Shares in Datacentrix Holdings Ltd fall more than 4 percent as the South African information technology firm sufferers a 26 percent decline in first-half profit.

  • S.Africa new vehicle sales up 1.4 pct y/y in Sept Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:00 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG, Oct 2- South Africa's total new vehicle sales rose just 1.4 percent year-on-year in September to 55,097 units, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Tuesday. Export sales rose 2.7 percent compared to September last year.

  • WARSAW, Oct 2- A Polish court ordered the re-examination of a block on a 11.6- billion zloty power investment by utility PGE in a setback to environmentalists opposing the project.

  • Shares of Singapore- listed China Minzhong Food Corp, which rose sharply in September, could reverse, technical charts suggest. Shares of the vegetable processing company face strong resistance at their 200- day exponential moving average. Relative Momentum Index at 79 suggests an overbought zone.

  • UPDATE 1-Bank stocks push UK FTSE lower Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:55 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 slips 0.2 pct, close to key 5,800 technical level. LONDON, Oct 2- UK shares fell on Tuesday, led by banks after a sector downgrade by UBS, and analysts said the market would stay in a tight range while uncertainty over the weak economy and the euro zone persists. The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent, or 8.27 points, at 5,812.18 points.

  • The rating incorporates our standard methodology for junior subordinated debt issues: We have rated the proposed bonds two notches below the long-term counterparty credit rating on the issuer, Swiss Life.

  • Oct 02- University of Cambridge. *Moody's assigned an Aaa issuer rating to the University of Cambridge. The outlook on the rating is stable.

  • German new car sales down 11 pct in Sept - VDIK Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:51 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Oct 2- Germany's new car market declined by 11 percent in September, according to preliminary car registration figures cited by German import car brand association VDIK on Tuesday. When adjusted for the difference of two working days compared with the year-earlier month, the decline in September was just 2 percent, the group added.

  • *Lundbeck, Takeda submit vortioxetine for FDA approval. *Lundbeck gets 250 mln DKK from Takeda if FDA. Lundbeck hopes the new antidepressant- vortioxetine- will provide a new source of revenue as its key anti-depressant, Cipralex, sold as Lexapro in the United States and Japan, comes off patent protection.

  • As part of its forthcoming series of insurance roadshows, Fitch will be in Paris on 3 October 2012.

  • *Trafigura may not own 8 pct of Norilsk- Potanin By Polina Devitt and Clara Ferreira-Marques. MOSCOW, Sept 28- Vladimir Potanin, the largest shareholder in Russia's Norilsk Nickel, told Reuters that tensions had escalated with the other main owner of the world's top nickel and palladium producer, dashing hopes of a keenly awaited reconciliation.

  • MADRID, Oct 2- Spain's jobless rate rose further in September as services sector layoffs accelerated at the end of a busy summer tourist season, suggesting one in four of the country's workforce is now unemployed. Tuesday's Labour Ministry data showed the jobless rate rose by 1.7 percent to leave 4.7 million people out of work.

  • KIEV, Oct 2- The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday scrapped a draft bill which would have made defamation a crime punishable by jail, a move the opposition and media had feared was a step towards censorship before a parliamentary election later this month.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 2- Sanlam Ltd:. *Says investing further 2 billion rand in Indian financial services group. *Says Sanlam Emerging Markets effectively owns of 26 percent of Shriram.

  • *Trafigura may not own 8 pct of Norilsk- Potanin By Polina Devitt and Clara Ferreira-Marques. MOSCOW, Sept 28- Vladimir Potanin, the largest shareholder in Russia's Norilsk Nickel, told Reuters that tensions had escalated with the other main owner of the world's top nickel and palladium producer, dashing hopes of a keenly awaited reconciliation.

  • OSLO, Oct 2- Statoil said on Tuesday its gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf was reduced by 12 million cubic metres per day due to "decreased availability".

  • European shares steady; Spain in focus Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:35 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 2- European stocks pared early losses and steadied on Tuesday, with investors looking for clues on whether Spain will soon request a bailout that would ease fears of contagion from the euro zone debt crisis.