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  • ----------PREVIOUS ITEMS Plan panel deputy wants more cut in fuel subsidies- Hindustan Times---------- Paharpur in talks to buy SPX Corp's cooling business- Economic Times---------- Ashok Leyland looking for partner to sell trucks in US- Economic Times---------- Reliance may freeze oil, gas spending due to price cap- Economic Times---------- Reliance Cap plans 10- bln-rupee realty fund- Economic Times----------.

  • Indian FX/debt factors to watch - Oct 3 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:04 PM ET

    *The euro started trade on Wednesday slightly on the back foot after Spain dented hopes that it would soon ask for a bailout, while the Australian dollar threw a fit on prospects of more domestic interest rate cuts following Tuesday's easing.

  • DUBAI, Oct 2- Qatar Islamic Bank, the Gulf state's largest sharia-compliant lender, is planning to issue a five-year benchmark-sized Islamic bond, or sukuk, this week, arranging banks said on Tuesday. Benchmark-sized is understood to be at least $500 million. HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank.

  • INSTANT VIEW 3-Uganda cuts key lending rate Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    KAMPALA, Oct 2- Uganda's central bank cut its key lending rate for the fifth straight month on Tuesday to 13.0 percent from 15.0 percent previously, but there were upside risks for inflation to rise due to domestic supply shocks, the bank's governor said.

  • INSTANT VIEW 2-Uganda cuts key lending rate Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:02 AM ET

    KAMPALA, Oct 2- Uganda's central bank cut its key lending rate for the fifth straight month on Tuesday to 13.0 percent from 15.0 percent previously, but there were upside risks for inflation to rise due to domestic supply shocks, the bank's governor said. MARK BOHLUND, SENIOR ECONOMIST FOR SUB-SAHARA AFRICA, IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT.

  • INSTANT VIEW 1-Uganda cuts key lending rate Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:01 AM ET

    KAMPALA, Oct 2- Uganda's central bank cut its key lending rate for the fifth straight month on Tuesday to 13.0 percent from 15.0 percent previously, but there were upside risks for inflation to rise due to domestic supply shocks, the bank's governor said. RAZIA KHAN, HEAD OF AFRICA RESEARCH, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK.

  • INSTANT VIEW-Uganda cuts key lending rate Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:51 AM ET

    KAMPALA, Oct 2- Uganda's central bank cut its key lending rate for the fifth straight month on Tuesday to 13.0 percent from 15.0 percent previously, but there were upside risks for inflation to rise due to domestic supply shocks, the bank's governor said. Following are analyst reactions: RAZIA KHAN, HEAD OF AFRICA RESEARCH, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK.

  • Irene Tse, who headed the North America operations of the Chief Investment Office, told the firm she is resigning to focus on "entrepreneurial ventures," according to a memo on Monday from Chief Operating Officer Matt Zames, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

  • He will be based in London. Willett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A top Morgan Stanley broker, Jonathan Madrigano, who last year managed about $2 billion in client assets left the company's brokerage division on Friday to join J.P. Morgan Securities.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Abu Dhabi- listed First Gulf Bank. launched a five-year, $650 million bond at 210 basis points over midswaps, arranging banks said on Monday. Citi, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, HSBC, Standard Chartered and Deutsche Bank are arranging the deal.

  • MOVES-StanChart, BlackRock, Lazard, Barclays Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. He will be based in London. Willett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. Willett joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Murphy joins Barclays from HSBC, London, where he was a director in the project& export finance.

  • Shares in Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland rise as much as 2.5 percent after Liberum Capital upgrades its rating on all three lenders in a note on the UK banking sector, citing reduced tail risks for UK banks leading to lower cost of equity.

  • The market never really opened, "said a trader in Singapore. The Asia iTraxx ex-Japan IG index 18 did widen slightly in the morning as the few stock markets that were open dropped in the wake of negative economic headlines from China and Japan.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Abu Dhabi- listed First Gulf Bank. FGB's existing 2017 maturity- a $500 million Islamic bond, or sukuk,- was yielding about 2.7 percent on Monday, according to Thomson Reuters data, at a z-spread of about 207.6 basis points. Benchmark-sized is understood to mean at least $500 million.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Abu Dhabi- listed First Gulf Bank. Citi, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, HSBC, Standard Chartered and Deutsche Bank. Reuters reported last week that the lender, the second biggest by market value in the United Arab Emirates, was eyeing a new bond sale.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 1- State-owned refiner Indian Oil Corp plans to meet investors in Singapore on Wednesday for a possible benchmark Singapore dollar bond sale, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said. The firm has picked Standard Chartered and DBS for the offshore bond sale, said the source.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 1- Thailand's headline inflation rate rose more than expected in September but that was partly due to a low base last year, so the central bank is unlikely to change its stance of leaving policy on hold for now as risks to economic growth remain high.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 1- Indonesia's exports slumped more than expected in August while annual inflation eased in September, leading economists to expect the central bank to have room to keep benchmark interest rates at a record low all year.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 1- Annual inflation in Thailand jumped to 3.38 percent in September from 2.69 percent in August but that was due in part to a low base last year and inflationary pressures are generally under control, so economists do not expect interest rates to rise.