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COLOMBO, Oct 3- Sri Lankan stocks ended weaker on Wednesday for a third straight session, hitting a near two-week closing low, as retail investors booked profits from an overbought market, while the rupee slipped on importer demand for dollars.
HONG KONG, Oct 3- Swire Properties Ltd's. John Swire& Sons is offering 217 million shares in Swire Properties, which was spun off from Swire Pacific Ltd in January, at a range of HK $22.51- HK $23.23, added IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication.
LONDON, Oct 3- The London Stock Exchange's. Kevin Milne, who headed post-trade services at the LSE until June, has become chief executive of Rate Validation Services, a Singapore- based firm that provides benchmark rates to investment banks, the company said in a statement.
*First female FTSE CEO to step down at year end. *Move sparks speculation of FT Group sale. The first female chief executive of a FTSE 100 company had previously declared that the famous pink-paged FT title would only be sold "over my dead body".
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Oct 2- CHC Helicopter SA on Tuesday added $200 million of first lien senior secured notes to an existing issue, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Morgan Stanley, HSBC, RBC and UBS were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
Tuesday sold $300 million of senior unsecured notes, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
Oct 2- Toyota Motor Credit Corp. Tuesday sold $1.5 billion of senior notes, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, RBS and UBS were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
Oct 2- Northern States Power Co. Tuesday sold $100 million of first mortgage bonds, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Citigroup and Mitsubishi were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
WHAT: Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing. FORECASTS Reuters IFR Previous ISM index 53.2 52.9 53.7. --by Theodore Littleton of IFR Markets, a unit of Thomson Reuters.
*Brazil's Somar: flowering bodes well for 2013 coffee crop. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 2- Arabica coffee futures soared nearly 4 percent to a 10- week high on Tuesday, on heavy short-covering prompted by concerns of dry weather in top grower Brazil, while raw sugar extended the previous session's steep gains.
GENEVA, Oct 2- The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for the immediate release of prominent activists and journalists it said had been arrested or intimidated as part of an apparent clampdown on critical voices ahead of next year's presidential election.
The Nasdaq Composite Index added 14.98 points, or 0.48 percent, to 3,128.51. **ARQULE INC $2.14, down 57.73 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **SIRIUS XM RADIO INC, $2.62, up 2 pct.
Oct 2- Canada's main stock index looked set for a higher open on Tuesday, as euro zone worries eased after a report ignited expectations of an imminent bailout request from Spain.
S&P 500 futures rose 7.7 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 23 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures. The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.
COLOMBO, Oct 2- Sri Lankan stocks ended weaker on Tuesday for a second straight session as investors booked profits from an overbought market, while the rupee slipped from a more than four-month high. The Colombo Stock Exchange's main index dropped 0.6 percent or 35.76 points to close at 5,928.53.
Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanely were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
on Monday sold $1.2 billion of senior notes in two parts in the 144 a private placement market, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
This is particularly true in the euro area, where the European Central Bank seems to go ever further to support bank liquidity. Reuters parent company Thomson Reuters Corp collects information from banks and uses it to calculate Libor rates according to specifications drawn up by lobby group the British Bankers Association, which will no longer be involved.
Oct 10- Sabine Pass LNG LP. ,on Monday sold $420 million of senior secured notes, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Credit Suisse and HSBC were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.