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AMSTERDAM, Oct 9- Dutch bank and insurance group ING said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell ING Direct UK to British bank Barclays, taking a 320 million euro loss on the transaction after tax.
PARIS, Oct 9- European stocks are set to inch higher on Tuesday, halting the previous session's sell-off as expectations mount of further stimulus measures from China, although gains could be limited by broad worries over global growth and on whether or not Spain will request a bailout. ,for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.2-0.5 percent.
FRANKFURT, Oct 9- The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.3 percent higher on Tuesday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang& Schwarz at 0619 GMT. Related news DEUTSCHE BANK, COMMERZBANK Deutsche Bank indicated 0.3 percent higher Commerzbank indicated unchanged.
Oct 9- TGS Nopec Geophysical Co ASA:. *Barclays raises TGS price target to Nok 225 from Nok 215; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*Barclays raises Polycom Inc price target to $9 from $8; rating equal. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Barclays raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $88 from $80;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Barclays raises Northeast Utilities price target to $45 from $43;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
*Barclays raises Delphi Automotive price target to $42 from $37;. *Barclays raises Visteon Corp price target to $53 from $47; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 9- Greene King PLC:. *Barclays cuts Greene King Plc to equal weight from overweight. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*Barclays cuts Metro AG to equal weight from overweight; target. price to 23 euros from 32 euros. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
Oct 9- Mitchells and Butlers PLC:. *Barclays raises Mitchells and Butlers Plc to overweight from equal. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*Barclays starts Turkish banks with a positive view. *Barclays starts Isbank Akbank Garanti with. overweight rating* Barclays starts Halkbank Yapi kredi with equal weight rating.
*Barclays starts coverage of the U.S. small-cap banks industry with neutral. *Barclays starts Associated Banc Corp with equal weight rating. *Barclays starts Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc with underweight rating.
MADRID, Oct 9- Spanish gas company Gas Natural. Barclays, CaixaBank, Citigroup, Mitsubishi and Societe Generale handled the sale. Improved financing conditions have prompted a run of Spanish corporate issues since the ECB announcement, including two from Telefonica, banks Santander and BBVA and utility Iberdrola.
CINCINNATI, Oct 9- Procter& Gamble Co's CEO stood behind the company's plan for increasing profit and sales at a drama-free annual meeting notable for the absence of William Ackman, the activist investor who has pushed hard for change in recent months at the world's largest maker of household products.
*Amazon's Epix deal includes pay-for-performance provision. *Amazon pays more than Netflix on per-sub basis-execs. According to an executive directly involved in the deal, Amazon agreed to an earn-out provision payable to Epix over time if the number of subscribers to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service rises above a certain threshold.
TOKYO, Oct 9- Japanese government bonds were steady on Tuesday, as heightened worries about slowing global growth and sagging stocks supported demand for fixed income assets.
October 8- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Monday.
*Barclays Bank drag down main stocks index. NAIROBI, Oct 8- Dollar demand from banks and importers pushed the Kenyan shilling. We've also seen some importers buying too, "said Peter Mutuku, a trader at Bank of Africa.
Oct 8- Liberty Media Corp:. *Barclays raises Liberty Media Corp price target to $120 from $108;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.