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  • TABLE-Reuters Czech macroeconomic poll for October Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    Oct 1- The following table shows the results of the regular monthly Reuters poll on key Czech macroeconomic data due in October, based on responses from 15 analyst groups collected between Sept. 26 and Oct. 1.================================================================================.

  • *Possible 1 bln euro earnings hit- Mediobanca analysts* Deal to be completed by year-end. PARIS/ ATHENS, Oct 1- Credit Agricole announced plans on Monday to pay Alpha Bank 550 million euros to take Greek lender Emporiki off its hands, on top of billions it already injected into the subsidiary during the country's slide into economic depression.

  • Lagardere, EADS heads hold meeting on Monday Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 1- Lagardere Chief Executive Arnaud Lagardere met with EADS CEO Tom Enders on Monday after the media conglomerate issued a statement calling for a rethink of the planned merger between EADS and BAE Systems.

  • Oct 1- Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Stifel raises Threshold Pharmaceuticals target price to $15 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech central state budget showed a 71.4 billion crown deficit at the end of September, narrower than a 105.1 billion deficit a year ago, mainly thanks to higher tax receipts, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

  • Oct 1- Molson Coors Brewing Co:. *Says Hunter named CEO of Europe; Glendinning CEO of Canada as Perkins. *Says Mark Hunter is currently CEO, Molson Coors central Europe& Stewart.

  • *Stifel raises Emeritus Corp target price to $25 from $21; rating buy For a summary of rating and price target changes on U.S. companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Newly appointed Japanese Finance Minister Koriki Jojima said on Monday that the yen's persistent rise does not reflect the true condition of the nation's economy. "Europe's debt crisis and heightening concerns about the U.S. economy are behind the current movements," Jojima told a news conference when asked about the currency markets.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Finish Line Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A Sterne Agee analyst on Monday raised his rating for Finish Line Inc. to "Neutral" from "Underperform," citing the athletic footwear company's new deal that will put its athletic footwear shops in more than 450 Macy's stores in the U.S.

  • Oct 1- SL Green Realty Corp:. *Announces acquisition of two midtown south office buildings in an off-market. *Says deal valued at $173 million.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Ceradyne Inc:.

  • *Stryker names kevin a. lobo as president and chief executive officer.

  • South Africa starts investigating mine violence Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    MARIKANA, South Africa-- A judicial panel on Monday investigated the rocky site where South African police killed 34 striking miners in August.

  • PRAGUE, Oct 1- The Czech central state budget showed a deficit of 71.41 billion crowns at the end of September, the Finance Ministry said on Monday. CZECH STATE BUDGET 01-09/12 01-08/12 01-09/11 revenue 757.14 665.12 741.87 expenditure 828.56 732.14 847.00 balance -71.41 -67.02 -105.14.

  • Fewer than 1 percent of in-store sales tied to brand advertising campaigns on Facebook come from people who clicked on an ad, according to a new study that Facebook has conducted through a partnership with Datalogix, a data mining firm that tracks real world retail sales.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday at the start of a new quarter before data that could show manufacturing's contraction was slowing. *The final Markit Manufacturing PMI for September is due at 8:58 a.m., and the Institute for Supply Management's September manufacturing index is expected at 10 a.m..

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Global steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry are moving too slowly so the European Union will introduce its own system next year in a bid to accelerate reform, its executive body said on Monday.

  • *Spain sales down 37 pct, hit by tax increase, scrappage. *Italy car sales due later Monday, German figures Tuesday. PARIS, Oct 1- Car sales dropped further in austerity-hit France and Spain last month, and France's CCFA auto industry association cut its full-year market forecast, highlighting the pain for automakers that have warned there is no recovery in sight.

  • Oct 01- OVERVIEW-- We have reviewed the performance of Agri Securities' series 2008 notes. Standard& Poor's Ratings Services today lowered its credit rating on Agri Securities S.r.l.' s series 2008 class B notes to' B-' from' BBB-.

  • Oct 1- United Silver Corp:. *Announces termination of concentrates agreement. *Says terminated its agreement with Formation Metals to sell silver.