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Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 5

MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Friday.

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STOCKS CALL (Contributions to moscow.newsroom@reuters.com):

OLMA: "Today, an increase at the start of trading is likely. Brent oil prices returned yesterday to around $112 per barrel, which could restore demand for Russian securities."

PROMSVYAZBANK: Sees moderately positive influence from external background on the Russian stock market. Expects to see mostly higher prices among the most liquid Russian stocks at opening.

EVENTS (All times GMT):

MOSCOW - Russia's Central Bank monthly monetary policy meeting;

TAJIKISTAN - President Vladimir Putin visits the post-Soviet republic;

MOSCOW - IFAD and Russia's agriculture ministry briefing in Moscow;

MOSCOW - Association of regional banks holds a round table on Basel III rules implementation;

MOSCOW - VTB's unit, Bank of Moscow, to present first-half financial results.

MOSCOW - Convention of Russia's labour unions starts.

MOSCOW - Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's Rosatom agency to hold a press conference;

IN THE PAPERS :

Alexander Pertsovsky, a partner in Renaissance investment group, is leaving the company after 10 years, the business daily Vedomosti reports, citing sources.

Russia has seen very little real foreign direct investment in recent years, the daily Kommersant reports, citing central bank's data.

TOP STORIES IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS

: TOP NEWS: Russia dismisses talk of new spy scandal

Russia's Evraz takes control of coal miner

TNK-BP halts Russia's Saratov oil refinery

Central bank seen taking rate hike pause

COMPANIES/MARKETS:

Rouble rises before rate decision, stocks dip

Russia's Alrosa aims to refinance up to $1.4 bln

Sberbank launches $1.5 bln syndicated loan

VTB, Severstal issue Eurobond price guidance

ECONOMY/POLITICS:

Pregnant human rights worker gets text threats

Russian Sept CPI up 0.6 pct m/m, 6.6 pct y/y

ENERGY:

BASF's Wintershall urges predictable Russian tax

COMMODITIES:

Russian grain exports seen halving in 2012/2013

Polyus Gold to extend timetable for disposal

MARKETS CLOSE/LATEST: RTS 1,487.3 +0.3 pct MSCI Russia 797.2 -0.2 pct MSCI Emerging Markets 1,005.8 +0.3 pct Russia 2030-year Eurobond yield: 2.869/2.832 pct EMBI+ Russia 167 basis points over Rouble/dollar 31.0000 Rouble/euro 40.3140 NYMEX crude $9144 +$0.14 ICE Brent crude $108.73 +$0.56 For Russian bank balances see

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(Compiled by Lidia Kelly and Katya Golubkova)

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