• *MSCI Asia ex- Japan steady, Nikkei opens up 0.3 pct. Markets in China, Hong Kong and India are closed for holidays on Tuesday. The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.

  • Dynegy emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Oct 1- Dynegy Inc said on Monday that it has emerged from Chapter 11, less than a month after the power producer said it won court approval of its bankruptcy plan. Creditors of Dynegy Inc and its Dynegy Holdings LLC unit had voted overwhelmingly in favor of their joint bankruptcy reorganization plan.

  • CANBERRA, Oct 2- Australian iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest and his Fortescue Metals Group on Tuesday won a High Court appeal over a conviction for misleading investors, opening the way for Forrest to return as an executive director of the company he founded.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct 1- Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said on Monday he expects contract talks with the company's 23,000 unionized engineers to result in a "successful resolution over the next few weeks."

  • NOTE: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.

  • Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 2 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:38 PM ET

    SE ASIA STOCKS-Most weak in light volume, Malaysia outperforms STOCKS TO WATCH-- SINGAPORE AIRLINES LTD, TIGER AIRWAYS HOLDINGS LTD. -Singapore Airlines' budget unit, Scoot, and Tiger Airways have signed a partnership agreement and will offer some joint itineraries.

  • Seoul, Oct 2- South Korea's main KOSPI share index was up 0.28 percent at 2,001.77 points as of 0028 GMT. Stocks on the move on Tuesday include:** DAEWOO SHIPBUILDING DOWN 3 PCT** Shares in Daewoo Shipbuilding& Marine Engineering. Daewoo Shipbuilding shares were traded down 2.5 percent at 25,300 won, underperforming the wider market's 0.25 percent gain as of 0027 GMT.

  • Taiwan stocks - Factors to watch - Oct 2 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:33 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 2- Following are news items and media reports that may affect the Taiwan stock market. REUTERS HEADLINES> Nokia sells mapping services to Oracle. >3 M, Honeywell step up deals amid econ uncertainty.

  • DENVER, Oct 1- Relatives of victims of a Colorado movie theater shooting rampage demanded on Monday that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney address gun violence in their first presidential debate this week in Denver.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a civil fraud lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase& Co on Monday over mortgage-backed securities packaged and sold by the former Bear Stearns. JPMorgan, which bought Bear Stearns for $10 a share in March 2008, said in a statement it would contest the allegations.

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- The benchmark Nikkei average. Alps Electric Co Ltd slumped 10.5 percent to 360 yen, hitting a three-year low after the electronic parts maker cut its operating profit forecast by 46 percent to 11.8 billion yen for the business year ending in March, citing higher material costs and a strong yen.

  • BRIEF-Conquest Agri Ltd seeks trading halt Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:22 PM ET

    Oct 2- Conquest Agri Ltd:. *Seeks trading halt pending an announcement by the company. *Seeks trading halt pending announcement about working capital facility of.

  • ----PREVIOUS ITEM: Govt still in talks to cut dependency on oil.

  • Japan Sept electricity demand falls 0.3 pct yr/yr Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:16 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 2- Power demand in Japan fell 0.3 percent in September from a year earlier, marking the first year-on-year decline in two months, a Reuters calculation based on industry data showed on Tuesday.

  • Australia shares up 0.3 pct ahead of RBA meeting Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:16 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 2- Australian shares opened 0.3 percent higher on Tuesday, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of a central bank rate decision and resources stocks helped by stronger-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data.

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- Shares of mobile operator Softbank Corp rose 4 percent to 3,230 yen on Tuesday after it said it would acquire smaller rival eAccess Ltd in a $1.84 billion deal that steps up its fight for market share with nearest competitor KDDI Corp.

  • YSL underwhelms, as Chloe and McCartney get fresh Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    PARIS-- Everyone loves a high-profile rivalry, but perhaps the fashion world more than most. In the Christian Dior ring, Raf Simons _ the house designer appointed in April whose Friday collection wowed journalists _ and in Yves Saint Laurent's, Hedi Slimane, the 44- year-old appointed in March, who himself used to work at Dior menswear.

  • *Comments on order regarding permanent injunction against Merz Pharmaceuticals. *Order restricts Merz Pharmaceuticals' ability to sell& solicit purchases of. Xeomin to remain in place until November 1,2012.

  • Philippines - Market factors to watch on Oct 2 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:13 PM ET

    -Citigroup holds roundtable discussion on the impact of the QE3 on Asian policy makers, with Citi Asia Pacific Chief Economist Johanna Chua, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, 10:00 a.m.. STOCKS TO WATCH- JG SUMMIT HOLDINGS.

  • BRIEF-Dynegy emerges from Chapter 11 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:11 PM ET

    *Common stock expected to begin trading on NYSE on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. *Dynegy Northeast Generation Inc, Hudson Power LLC, Dynegy Danskammer LLC, Dynegy. Roseton LLC did not emerge from Ch. 11.