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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 see no reason to raise rates.

  • 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.

  • October 1- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Monday.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 1- Indonesian exports in August fell 24.3 percent from a year earlier, a fifth straight month of decline and a deeper fall than expected, the country's statistics bureau said on Monday. Indonesia's inflation in September eased to 4.31 percent from a year earlier, lower t han expected and versus 4.58 percent in August, the statistics bureau said.

  • *Qatar Islamic Bank also in market, may issue sukuk this week. By Rachna Uppal DUBAI, Oct 1- Abu Dhabi- listed First Gulf Bank. FGB may soon be joined by another regional bank, Qatar Islamic Bank, which is expected to issue a sukuk this week, following investor meetings.

  • Clay Carter, Head of International Equities at Perennial Investment Partners says that Standard Chartered's worries have eased and its stock is a buy at current levels.

  • StanChart Fine Was Lower Than Expected: Analyst     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, told CNBC, Standard Chartered settled to put this behind them as quickly as possible, and to stop the CEO, Peter Sands from going in front of the DFS.

  • StanChart Sanction Is Insufficient: Gurule     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:30 AM ET

    Jimmy Gurule, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, told CNBC that the fine imposed on Standard Chartered bank is not a significant deterrent as the bank could of still make a profit on alleged dealing with Iran.

  • Ian Gordon, head of banks research at Investec Securities, told CNBC that the Standard Chartered settlement reflected their need to act quickly in order to avoid any lasting reputational damage and was not an admission of guilt.

  • What Fines Have European Banks Paid?     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 2:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Karen Tso takes a look at past fines that have been leveled at European banks by US regulators.

  • Is StanChart Admitting it Was Wrong?     Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:00 AM ET

    Cormac Leech, bank equity strategist at Liberium capital, told CNBC that Standard Chartered's decision to settle with New York state for $340m was a pragmatic decision and should not be taken as an admission of wrongdoing.