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  • *StanChart shares up a touch in weak Hong Kong. HONG KONG, Oct 30- Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered Plc said its operating profit grew by a mid-single digit rate in the first nine months of the year, keeping it on track for a 10th straight year of record earnings.

  • *StanChart shares down 1.1 pct in Hong Kong. HONG KONG, Oct 30- Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered said its operating profit grew by a mid-single digit rate in the first nine months of the year, putting it on track for a 10th straight year of record earnings.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 30- Asia- focused Standard Chartered said its operating profit so far this year rose by a mid-single digit rate, dented by a settlement paid to New York regulators who had threatened the bank's licence in the state over allegations it hid transactions with Iran.

  • Asia's souring debt a threat to StanChart magic Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 9:03 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 30- Rising bad loans in some of Asia- focused Standard Chartered's main markets such as India could take some of the shine off an otherwise strong quarterly trading update on Tuesday- which is likely to say the bank is on track for a 10th straight year of record profits.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold falls with equities before U.S. GDP data Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 10:48 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 26- Gold fell on Friday, edging closer to seven-week lows touched earlier this week as equities came under pressure from disappointing earnings results, with the focus on U.S. third-quarter growth data due later in the day.

  • Investors Eyeing This Fast-Growing African Country Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    Nigeria's explosive population rise and emerging middle class has catapulted it from so-called "new frontier" status to emerging market status, and is increasingly attracting investor interest.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12- Standard& Poor's cut South Africa's credit rating one notch on Friday to BBB with a negative outlook, saying mining strikes and social tensions could reduce fiscal flexibility and hurt growth in the continent's biggest economy. It was trading at 8.75 at 1737 GMT, from 8.65 just before the announcement.

  • UK regulator to have last word in retail bank reform Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- Britain's main financial regulator will decide what activities the country's retail banks are able to carry out under a new reform aimed at shielding taxpayers from having to bail out the industry again.

  • Morgan Stanley sees Barclays and HSBC as set for encouraging results from the third quarter, rating both "overweight", while it gives Lloyds an "underweight" rating based on a more cautious outlook. However, Morgan Stanley is more cautious heading into Lloyds' results.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 12- India's industrial production rose by a higher-than-expected 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, after contracting in July. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a rise of 1.1 percent in August output. COMMENTARY RAJEEV MALIK, SENIOR ECONOMIST, CLSA, SINGAPORE.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 12- India's industrial production rose by a higher-than-expected 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, after contracting in July. COMMENTARY JYOTINDER KAUR, ECONOMIST, HDFC BANK, NEW DELHI. RADHIKA RAO, ECONOMIST, FORECAST PTE., SINGAPORE.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 12- India's industrial production rose by a higher-than-expected 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, after contracting in July. COMMENTARY ANUBHUTI SAHAY, ECONOMIST, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, MUMBAI. SONAL VARMA, INDIA ECONOMIST, NOMURA, MUMBAI.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 12- India's industrial production rose by a higher-than-expected 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, after contracting in July. COMMENTARY ANUBHUTI SAHAY, ECONOMIST, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, MUMBAI. A. PRASANNA, ECONOMIST AT ICICI SECURITIES PRIMARY DEALERSHIP LTD, MUMBAI.

  • *Deal would be second investment trust in Hong Kong. *Cheung Kong/ Hutchison to hold under 30 pct of hotel trust. HONG KONG, Oct 12- Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing's property firm Cheung Kong Ltd plans to list its extended stay hotel business in a deal that could raise up to $800 million, IFR reported on Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the plans.

  • TABLE-Vietnam banks' assets, registered capital Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:04 PM ET

    Oct 12- The following table updates the assets and registered capital of banks in Vietnam, based on their latest published reports. Technological& Commercial Bank 12-11 180,531.2* 8,848. Petrolimex Group Bank 06-12 19,581.0 3,000.

  • *Cooper Tire shares jump as much as 11 pct By Sumeet Chatterjee and Sagarika Jaisinghani Oct 11- Indian tire manufacturer Apollo Tyres. Shares of Cooper Tire jumped as much as 11 percent to $20.76, valuing the company at $1.3 b illion.

  • Shares in Standard Chartered Bank Ghana inch up 0.09 cedis, or 0.22 percent, to 40.63 cedis on 850 shares traded, a day after the bank said it will offer a five-to-one stock split to investors holding shares prior to Nov. 9. 0900 GMT 11 Oct12- Village Main Reef ticks higher on production--------------------------------------------------------------.

  • UPDATE 2-India's Apollo Tyres eyeing Cooper Tire-report Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    *Cooper Tire shares jump as much as 11 pct. is in the process of acquiring a controlling stake in U.S.-based Cooper Tire& Rubber Co in a deal valued at between $600 million and $800 million, India's Economic Times reported. Shares of Cooper Tire jumped as much as 11 percent to $20.76, valuing the company at $1.3 b illion.

  • *Deal could be for $600 mln- $800 mln- India's Economic Times. *Cooper Tire shares jump as much as 11 pct. Shares of Cooper Tire, which had a market value of about $1.2 billion as of Wednesday's close, jumped as much as 11 percent on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, bringing the gain so far this year to about 45 percent.

  • Qatar lender QIIB prices $700 mln 5-yr sukuk Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 11- Qatar International Islamic Bank. HSBC Holdings, Standard Chartered and QNB Capital, a unit of Qatar National Bank were mandated bookrunners on the deal. Last week, Qatar Islamic Bank sold $750 million in a five-year sukuk at 2.5 percent.