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  • Oct 9- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc agreed to be bought by Endo International Plc for $1.67 billion and terminated its deal to buy Canadian eye-drug maker QLT Inc.. Endo moved its tax domicile to Ireland from Pennsylvania last year when it bought Canadian drugmaker Paladin Labs Inc.. Citi is Endo's financial adviser and Sullivan& Cromwell LLP is its legal...

  • Brent for November delivery was down 41 cents at $90.97 by 1200 GMT, having fallen to $90.83 earlier. The front-month contract fell as low as $90.57 on Wednesday, the lowest since June 2012, before recovering to close at $91.38- still down 73 cents. November crude lost 12 cents to $87.19 after closing $1.54 down in the previous session, during which it hit its lowest...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday, erasing earlier gains, as concerns about global growth spurred investors to take profit after a massive gain in the previous session. In the latest negative data point from Europe, German exports dropped by 5.8 percent in August, their biggest fall since the height of the global financial crisis in January...

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to keep under seal some key documents relating to a third party, saying this would allow it to avoid paying damages under confidentiality agreements. GT Advanced did not disclose the identity of the third party or the nature of the potential contract violations.

  • BUSTO ARSIZIO, Italy, Oct 9- An Italian court sentenced former Finmeccanica Chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi to two years in jail for falsifying invoices in a corruption case linked to an Indian deal, but cleared him of more serious corruption charges. The trial near Milan revolved around a 560 million euro contract awarded to Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland...

  • *Gold extends gains to fourth session. LONDON, Oct 9- Gold climbed to its highest in two weeks on Thursday as the dollar fell after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting drove markets to push back expectations for the likely timing of an interest rate rise. "The air has been cleared and we know that an early interest rate increase in the United States is...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Alcoa Inc and PepsiCo Inc were among Thursday's biggest premarket movers, with both rallying on strong results. Aluminum maker Alcoa jumped 1.6 percent to $16.32, a day after its third-quarter earnings beat expectations on higher aluminum prices and lower costs. The results contributed to a positive tone on Wall Street as Alcoa was one of the...

  • Oct 9- Apple Inc supplier GT Advanced Technologies Inc asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to keep under seal some key documents relating to a third-party, saying this would allow it to avoid paying damages under confidentiality agreements. GT Advanced did not disclose the identity of the third-party or the nature of the potential contract violations.

  • Oct 9- Botox maker Allergan Inc lifted its third-quarter profit estimate and said the updated forecast showed that Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc's takeover offer undervalued the company. Allergan said it now expects adjusted earnings of $1.76- $1.78 per share for the quarter, up from its previous forecast of $1.44- $1.47, helped by an increase in market share...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- The bailout of domestic bondholders of Chinese solar equipment producer Chaori shows the government is determined to shield its rapidly growing corporate bond market in a slowing economy, analysts and traders say. State-owned China Great Wall Asset Management and a Shanghai- based investment firm will also guarantee 880 million yuan of the...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Private equity firm TPG Capital has asked Australia's UGL Ltd to provide a full explanation of payments made to embattled Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun- ying when he was a top executive of a UGL-owned property company that a consortium led by TPG has agreed to buy, people familiar with the matter said. Two people with direct knowledge of the...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- European shares pared their morning gains on Thursday afternoon, with traders saying that worries about the euro zone economy were leading investors to cash in on an initial bounce. Figures showed on Thursday German exports slumped by 5.8 percent in August, their biggest fall since the height of the global financial crisis in January 2009, in yet...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 9- Hong Kong's Justice Department handed the investigation of a $6.4 million business payout to city leader Leung Chun- ying to prosecutors on Thursday as political fallout grows from mass protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-controlled city. Part of the brief includes "considering and deciding whether prosecution action is...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- PepsiCo Inc raised its full-year earnings per share guidance and said that its quarterly profit increased as the company's snack sales rose. The company, which sells Frito-Lay snacks as well as beverage brands like Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said that net income was $2 billion, or $1.32 a share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 6, up from $1.9 billion,...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The risk of a new recession in the euro zone and caution from the U.S. Britain's economy has staged a much stronger than expected recovery since mid-2013. Adding to the sense that rate rises might come later than recently thought, the Fed has sounded worried about the impact of the slowdown in Europe as well as in Asia.

  • London Stock Exchange pitches for more Chinese IPOs Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    BEIJING, Oct 9- The London Stock Exchange hosted on Thursday its first major conference to attract listings by Chinese companies which have hitherto flocked to rival bourses in New York and Hong Kong for their initial public offerings overseas. Nasdaq Stock Market, New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange collectively have 116 Chinese...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 9- Energy services group Spie pulled its plan to raise funds on the stock market on Thursday, canceling what would have been France's biggest listing since before the financial crisis as investor appetite wanes. Spie pulled the sale of up to 1.2 billion euros worth of new and existing shares on the day the offer was due to close.

  • MAERSK SAYS SUBMITTED SELF-ASSESSMENT TO EU COMMISSION CONCLUDING 2 M ALLIANCE IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH EU LAW.

  • Dovish Fed minutes help European shares halt slide Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    *Suedzucker down 11.3 pct, Gerresheimer down 8.2 pct. Disappointing outlook statements from two German companies injected some nerves into otherwise bullish market sentiment, however, and heightened worries about the state of Europe's largest economy. In them, the Fed expressed concern the rising dollar could slow a needed rebound in inflation and...

  • MAERSK SAYS ITS 2 M ALLIANCE WITH MSC SHIPPING HAS COMBINED MARKET SHARE OF 32 PERCENT ON ASIA- EUROPE ROUTES.