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*FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent. By 1049 GMT, the FTSE 100. The FTSE has fallen from its recent highs of around 5,914, which it hit after global central banks acted to stimulate the economy, as investors await the next development out of Spain.
BRUSSELS, Oct 2- Banks should separate deposit taking from trading and other high-risk investment banking work to shield taxpayers from further bailouts and protect savers, an EU advisory group said on Tuesday. The European Commission set up the group of experts, led by Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, to examine bank structures.
Another top executive at the JPMorgan unit that lost $5.8 billion on derivatives trades this year is leaving the company. The real estate investment manager named Jeroen Verheijden as a senior vice-president to spearhead the company's client business in the UK, the euro zone and the Middle East.
*Volcker will compare and contrast U.S., UK regulation. LONDON, Oct 2- Paul Volcker, the former U.S. Volcker, who led the Fed under presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, has been at the forefront of recent regulatory attempts to reform the U.S. banking system and will compare and contrast banking practices in Britain and the United States.
LONDON, Oct 2- Barclays is changing its retail and business banking structure under new Chief Executive Antony Jenkins and has appointed the separate heads of retail banking and credit cards to its executive committee.
*UBS cuts Lloyds Banking Group PLC to neutral from buy. *UBS cuts Barclays PLC to neutral from buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*Investec raises Barclays PLC price target to 250 p From 240 p; rating. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
Oct 2- Baker Hughes Inc:. *Barclays cuts Baker Hughes Inc price target to $58 from $62; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Barclays cuts Electrocomponents PLC price target to 216 P from 250 P;. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
Oct 2- Core Laboratories NV:. *Barclays cuts Core Laboratories NV price target to $126 from $137;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Barclays raises SLM Corp price target to $19 from $18; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 2- Chart Industries Inc:. *Barclays cuts Chart Industries Inc price target to $87 from $91;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Barclays cuts Brooks Automation Inc to underweight from equal weight. *Barclays cuts Edwards Group Ltd price target to $11 from $13; rating. *Barclays cuts KLA Tencor Corp price target to $50 from $60; rating.
Oct 2-:* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight* Barclays raises CBS Corp price target to $40 from $38; rating equal weight. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28; rating. *Barclays raises News Corporation price target to $29 from $28;.
LONDON, Oct 2- Euro zone money markets have shown tentative signs of recovery in recent weeks along with improving appetite for risk in the region, but even the optimists say the crisis will have to be past before interbank lending is back to normal.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- The much-awaited bond from Dutch brewer Heineken to take out a EUR2.5bn bridge loan for its acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries was announced today, and early indications are that it will raise up to US $3.25 bn.
Volcker, architect of the "Volcker Rule" governing so-called proprietary trading by U.S. investment banks, will appear before the commission on Oct. 17 to compare and contrast banking behaviour and practices between Britain and the United States.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- Hedge fund manager William Ackman is blaming Procter& Gamble's top management for the consumer products company's problems, but said he understands the board wants to give the CEO more time to repair years of damage.
*European Commission to receive recommendations on Tuesday By John O'Donnell. Bank of Finland Governor Erkki Liikanen, who led the group of academics and experts set up by the European Commission, will announce their verdict on how best to reform bank structures in the wake of the crisis that began five years ago.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- Hedge fund manager William Ackman, who has been pushing mall operator General Growth Properties to sell itself, on Monday said a deal with rival Simon Property Group would be beneficial to all parties and push the stock price dramatically higher.