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  • ASTANA, Oct 10- Kashagan, the world's most expensive oil project, will have to spend another up to $3.6 billion to replace leaking oil and gas pipelines, which also could delay the restart of production, the Kazakh energy ministry said. Production at the Kashagan reservoir, the world's biggest oil find in recent times, started in September last year but was halted...

  • Oct 10- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox and Apollo Global Management LLC agreed to combine three of their TV production companies behind hit shows such as "Big Brother", "American Idol" and "Masterchef" under one group. The companies said they would set up a joint venture to hold Apollo-controlled Endemol and Core Media and Fox's Shine Group.

  • Oct 10- Blackstone Group LP said on Friday it would spin off its M&A, restructuring and private equity fundraising advisory businesses and combine them with the financial advisory firm of Morgan Stanley veteran Paul Taubman, in a move to avoid conflicts. Taubman, who left Morgan Stanley in 2012, has been behind some of the biggest deals of the past few years,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- US power company Dynegy looks set to price its new $5.1 bn high-yield acquisition finance bond Friday wider than first expected due to a surge in market volatility over the past few days. The single B rated issuer set price talk this morning at 6.75% area on a minimum US $2 bn five-year non-call 2.5; 7.375% area on a US $1.5- 2.0 bn eight-year non-call...

  • OTTAWA/ TORONTO, Oct 10- Canada added a significantly more-than-expected 74,100 jobs in September and the jobless rate fell to a near six-year low of 6.8 percent, according to data that was met with some skepticism but also helped boost the currency. Unemployment last hit the 6.8 percent mark in December 2008. But at least in one way, they're consistent- we continue...

  • IRAN TOP NUCLEAR NEGOTIATOR SAYS TALKS WITH MAJOR POWERS COULD BE EXTENDED IF NOVEMBER DEADLINE MISSED- FARS NEWS AGENCY.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 10- Demand for electronics devices is weakening, according to circuit makers at the base of the industry's food chain, suggesting a long-predicted slowdown in global economic growth may be coming to pass. In recent weeks, a series of U.S. semiconductor makers with global operations have begun to paint a worrying picture of a broad-based slow down...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The United States may make a major contribution to a fund in November that would help poor countries prepare for and combat climate change, said the foreign minister of Peru, the country hosting a crucial round of climate negotiations in December. Secretary of State John Kerry told him on Oct. 8 that the world's second biggest greenhouse gas...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a sharply lower week as Thursday's decline on global growth concerns looked to be extended. "All eyes will be on the 200- day moving average" today, said Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Partners in Greenwich, Connecticut, adding that the index...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Dynegy set price talk Friday morning on a new $5.1 bn high-yield acquisition finance bond expected to price later in the day. Leads set talk at 6.75% area on a minimum$ US2bn five-year non-call 2.5; 7.375% area on a US $1.5- 2.0 bn eight-year non-call four; and 7.75% area on a US $1.0- 1.5 bn 10- year non-call five. Morgan Stanley is lead-left on the deal,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- U.S. import prices fell in September for the third straight month as the cost of petroleum products declined and a strong dollar made it cheaper for Americans to buy goods from the European Union. The Labor Department said on Friday import prices fell 0.5 percent last month. In September, prices for imports from the European Union fell 0.9...

  • US STOCKS-Futures drop, chipmakers weigh on Nasdaq Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, with the decline particularly pronounced in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index, which was weighed by weakness in chipmakers. Intel Corp fell 2.4 percent to $32.80 while Micron Technology was off 2.3 percent at $29.92. In other tech news, Juniper Networks Inc fell 6.4 percent to $19.59 before the bell a day after it...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 10- Canada added a much greater-than-expected 74,100 jobs in September, most of them full-time, and the jobless rate fell to a near six-year low of 6.8 percent, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. Unemployment last hit the 6.8 percent mark in December 2008. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz- who says the bank will not raise interest rates...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- U.S. import prices fell in September for the third straight month as the cost of petroleum products declined and a strong dollar made it cheaper for Americans to buy goods from the European Union. The Labor Department said on Friday import prices fell 0.5 percent last month. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast import prices declining...

  • DYNEGY BOND PRICE TALK 6.75% AREA ON US $2 BN 5 Y; 7.375% A ON US $1.5- 2 BN 8 Y; 7.75% A ON US $1- 1.5 BN 10 Y.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 10- An Ebola victim who travelled to the United States and a case of contagion in Europe have triggered a global frenzy to act. No one can minimise the horror of the daily deaths and suffering in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, as the silent but aggressive sickness wipes out families and communities, nor the health risk the virus poses to an...

  • *Novo Banco not part of ECB's comprehensive assessment. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Oct 10- The results of Europe's most comprehensive review of banks' health will be released on Oct. 26, the European Central Bank and the European Banking Authority said on Friday, which will give the clearest picture yet of the state of the sector. British banks face an additional test to...

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Oil producers are getting another brutal reminder that theirs is a business characterized by long, deep price cycles. Benchmark Brent futures have dropped below $90 a barrel, the lowest level since December 2010, but that actually understates the extent of the damage. The problem with using December 2010 as a baseline is that oil prices at the time...

  • *Copper not far from 5- month lows hit in early Oct. LONDON, Oct 10- Copper prices fell on Friday, reversing gains from the previous session, pressured by a stronger dollar and growing concerns about the outlook for economic growth. Global shares tumbled to six-month lows, hit by a raft of weak indicators from Europe at a time when other big economies, including China,...

  • BEIRUT, Oct 10- Islamic State fighters advanced deeper into the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border on Friday, taking almost complete control of an area where the local Kurdish administration is based, a group monitoring the violence reported. "They have taken at least 40 percent," Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said by...