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  • Turkey's Isbank mandates banks for possible bond issue Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:27 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Oct 11- Turkey's Isbank said on Thursday it had mandated Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and Standard Chartered for investor meetings about a possible bond issue in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 11- Religare Health Trust will raise S $511 million after pricing its initial public share offer in Singapore at S $0.90 a share, at the lower end of its indicative range, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

  • UPDATE 2-Regulator eases UK bank rules to support lending Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    *FPC member Jenkins says banks may need more capital* Industry says mixed messages on capital add to uncertainty* Lloyds shares up 4.5 pct, UK bank shares rise.

  • *Jonathan proposes $31.35 bln budget, 5 pct spending rise* Lawmakers want to inflate oil benchmark to $80/ barrel* Deficit falls 2.17 pct in proposal, assumes 6.5 pct growth By Camillus Eboh.

  • *Lawmakers want to inflate oil benchmark to $80/ barrel. ABUJA, Oct 10- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday presented a 4.93 trillion naira budget to parliament for 2013, but lawmakers immediately disputed it, calling for a formula that would put less oil cash in the savings pot.

  • Dynasty REIT launch yuan-denominated Singapore IPO Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:57 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Dynasty Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns Chinese assets, on Wednesday filed the prospectus for what will be Singapore's first yuan-denominated initial public offering.

  • Qatar's QIIB eyes benchmark 5-yr dollar sukuk Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:06 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 10- Qatar International Islamic Bank. HSBC, Standard Chartered and QNB Capital. QIIB's sukuk would follow a sukuk issue from Qatar Islamic Bank last week, which raised $750 million at a profit rate of 2.5 percent.

  • UPDATE 1-Regulator eases UK bank rules to support lending Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:54 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Britain's financial regulator has relaxed capital and liquidity rules on banks in an effort to stimulate lending and boost the economy, lifting bank shares. The Financial Services Authority said on Wednesday the shift in policy was set out in the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee in September, and banks were aware of the changes.

  • Trafigura raises $1.2 bln via syndicated loan Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:12 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Commodities trader Trafigura said on Wednesday it has raised $1.24 billion via a syndicated revolving credit- and term-loan facility. The funds will be used for general corporate purposes, a company spokesperson said.

  • *Value of shipments lowest since December 2011. MANILA, Oct 10- The Philippine's annual exports fell by the most in eight months in August, casting doubt on the government's 2012 export growth goal and increasing the pressure on the central bank to ease policy further to support the trade-reliant economy.

  • Ghana's StanChart to offer 96 mln-share bonus issue Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:31 AM ET

    ACCRA, Oct 10- Standard Chartered Bank Ghana. "Following the approval by Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited shareholders... the company is pleased to announce a bonus issue of 96,256,070 ordinary shares of no par value," read the statement released via the Ghana Stock Exchange.

  • UPDATE 3-Nigeria president faces showdown over 2013 budget Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:20 AM ET

    *Lawmakers want to inflate oil benchmark to $80/ barrel. ABUJA, Oct 10- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday presented a 4.92 trillion Nigerian naira budget to parliament for 2013, but lawmakers disputed it, calling for a formula that would put less oil cash in the savings pot.

  • REFILE-Religare Health IPO to raise S$510 mln-sources Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:15 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Religare Health Trust will raise S $511 million after pricing its initial public share offer in Singapore below the middle of an indicative range, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Hold gm Religare Health IPO to raise S$510 mln-sources Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:14 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Religare Health Trust will raise S $511 million after pricing its initial public share offer in Singapore below the middle of an indicative range, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

  • New Issue- Syndicate Bank prices $500 mln 2018 bond Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    October 9- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Standard Chartered PLC:. *Standard chrtrd plc- Standard Chartered upper tier 2 tender offer. *Invited holders of the notes to tender any and all of the notes for.

  • Kenyan shilling steady vs dollar ahead of tea sale Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:41 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Oct 9- The Kenyan shilling. But we expect inflows from the tea sector later today and tomorrow to help the shilling, "said Dickson Magecha, a trader at Standard Chartered Bank. The average price of top grade tea firmed for the third week in a row to $4.20 per kg at auction last week, up from $4.15 per kg previously.

  • Indian stocks to watch-Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:24 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke start a two-day visit to India. *India Power Minister to address press at Economic Editors Conference. *India oil minister and company officials at Economic Editors Conference.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - Oct 9 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    Financial Times Headlines INVESTOR OPPOSITION TO BAE DEAL MOUNTS- OSBORNE DELIGHTS TORY RIGHT WITH SPEECH- IRAQ SEND CRUDE OIL TO SYRIA- RECKITT ADMITS CHIEF SHARE PLEDGE BREACH- BP'S PARTNER IN TNK-BP LOOKS TO SELL STAKE- TOTAL WARNS OVER' INACCURATE' BENCHMARKS- FINANCIAL STALWARTS LINE UP TO LEAD BOE- EURO ZONE LAUNCHES 500 BLN EURO RESCUE FUND- STANCHART TARGETS SUB-SAHARAN PUSH- Overview INVESTOR OPPOSITION TO BAE DEAL MOUNTS.

  • UK shares falls on earnings, growth concerns Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 index falls 0.7 percent. Analysts said the FTSE 100. The World Bank also said there was a risk the slowdown in the world's biggest metals consumer China could worsen, triggering a sharp sell-off in UK mining stocks.