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Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 4

Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET

Following are some company-related and market news which could have an impact on the local market.

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1450.99 0.36% 5.240 USD/JPY 78.44 -0.03% -0.020 10-YR US TSY YLD 1.6198 -- 0.003 SPOT GOLD 1778.89 0.08% 1.500 US CRUDE 88.18 0.05% 0.040 DOW JONES 13494.61 0.09% 12.25 ASIA ADRS 119.66 -0.39% -0.47

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil slumps on China, Europe worries; dollar gains

SE ASIA STOCKS-Most retreat; energy-related shares weak

STOCKS TO WATCH -- IEV HOLDINGS LTD

- IEV Holdings said it would receive a 15 percent interim cash dividend from its associated company CNG Vietnam Joint Stock Company for this year, amounting to $1.5 million.

MARKET NEWS

> Nikkei edges up with initial kick from strong U.S. data

> Wall St stays afloat on firm data but HP drags

> Bonds little changed before Fed minutes, jobs data

> Yen slips; euro eyes ECB, Spanish bond sale

> Gold rises after US jobs data, defies drop in oil

> Oil falls as global economic data dims demand outlook

> Key political risks to watch in Singapore

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(Reporting by Charmian Kok)

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