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  • UPDATE 1-HSBC to scale back global Islamic business Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    *HSBC to focus Islamic business on Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. *Some job cuts at Amanah unit, rest to be merged into HSBC By David French. DUBAI, Oct 4- HSBC Holdings is to significantly scale back its global Islamic banking operations, it said on Thursday, as part of a wider restructuring at the U.K.- based bank.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Carlyle Group plans to add 260 million pounds of debt to its UK roadside rescue business RAC to pay itself a dividend, in a move that could encourage other private equity firms to follow suit amid a dearth of buyout deals. Carlyle said on Thursday BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank were the main coordinators of the loan.

  • HSBC to scale back Islamic business Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 4- HSBC Holdings is to significantly scale back the presence of its global Islamic banking operations, it said on Thursday, as part of a wider restructuring at the U.K.- based bank.

  • Oct 4- Wells Fargo& Co:. *Prior to joining Wells Fargo lewis was most recently was head of trade and. supply chain for North America at HSBC.

  • By Saeed Azhar and Kelvin Soh SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Oct 4- Standard Chartered's.

  • DUBAI, Oct 4- Abu Dhabi family-owned conglomerate Al Jaber Group, in talks to restructure at least $1 billion in debt, has proposed to extend repayment by five years, two sources familiar with the company's plans said on Thursday.

  • Qatar's QIIB picks banks for potential Islamic bond Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 7:59 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 4- Qatar International Islamic Bank. HSBC, Standard Chartered and QNB Capital. will arrange the investor meetings in the Middle East, Asia and Europe after which a dollar-denominated Reg S sukuk may follow, subject to market conditions.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Norddeutsche Landesbank, one of Germany's largest wholesale banks, is poised to issue a 144 a covered bond, the first US dollar offering of its kind since 2006.. German banks have been absent from the 144 a space since November 2006, when Essen Hypo sold a USD1.25bn long five-year that matured in January 2012.

  • RLPC-Carlyle hires banks for RAC dividend payout Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 7:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Private equity firm Carlyle Group. has hired BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank to arrange a 260 million pound loan for UK roadside rescue business RAC to pay itself a dividend. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, HSBC, JPMorgan and UBS are also bookrunners on the deal, the banks and the company said in a statement.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 4- India's main BSE index rose to a 15- month peak on Thursday, while the NSE index hit a 17- month high, after the government's reform proposals for the insurance and pension sectors sparked gains in financial stocks such as ICICI Bank.

  • New Issue-Kommunalbanken adds $250 mln to 2017 FRN Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:36 AM ET

    October 04- Following are terms and conditions. of an FRN increased on Thursday.

  • By Saeed Azhar and Kelvin Soh SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Oct 4- Standard Chartered's. Six of Standard Chartered's 16 directors hold executive positions at the bank, including CEO Peter Sands, Finance Director Richard Meddings and Asia Chief Executive Jaspal Bindra.

  • *HSBC up 1.8 pct, contributes one-third of HSI gain. HONG KONG, Oct 4- Hong Kong shares rose slightly on Thursday as financials, led by index heavyweight HSBC, helped offset weakness in oil producers hurt by lower crude prices and in Macau casino stocks that fell on weak gambling revenue.

  • HK shares eke out gains on HSBC strength, casinos weak Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 4- Hong Kong shares held on to slight gains on Thursday as financials led by index heavyweight HSBC helped offset weakness in oil producers, hurt by lower crude prices. *HSBC Holdings advanced 1.8 percent after the bank, Europe's largest lender, said its core tier 1 ratio was above the levels required by the European Banking Authority.

  • and HSBC, two major banks in the offshore yuan market, have raised yuan deposit rates in Hong Kong, amid increasing competition to attract more yuan funds and maintain market share.

  • RESEARCH ALERT-HSBC cuts Firstgroup PLC to underweight Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:11 AM ET

    *HSBC cuts Firstgroup PLC to underweight from neutral; target price to 180 P from 235 P. ( (For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Financials lift Hong Kong shares, offset oil weakness Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    *HSI up 0.2 pct, H-shares index up 0.2 pct* HSBC up up 2.2 pct, contributes third of HSI gain* CNOOC down 1.3 pct, top drag as oil prices dip* Lenovo up 0.9 pct, shrugs off HP shares slide By Vikram Subhedar. HONG KONG, Oct 4- Hong Kong shares rose slightly on Thursday as financials, led by index heavyweight HSBC, helped offset weakness in oil producers hurt by lower oil prices.

  • RLPC-Sberbank launches $1.5 bln syndicated loan-bankers Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 12:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 4- Russia's largest bank Sberbank. Barclays is coordinating Sberbank's three-year loan, which is the largest such deal in the central and eastern European pipeline, the bankers added. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Barclays, Citi, HSBC, ING, JP Morgan, WestLB, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and SMBC participated in the 2011 deal.

  • DUBAI, Oct 4- HSBC Holdings Plc is to significantly scale back the scope of its global Islamic banking operations, as the business becomes the latest area to be affected by a wider restructuring at the UK- based bank.

  • Barclays announced a shake up at its investment banking business aimed at streamlining the business in the face of a more challenging outlook for the industry. Wells Fargo's international group named Christopher Lewis as executive vice-president and head of global trade services.