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  • ADVISORY-Stories on Airbus insider dealing trial Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 3- Reuters is using the slugline AIRBUS-TRIAL/ for stories on a French corporate trial involving allegations of insider trading in the shares of Airbus Group.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 3- London copper ticked up on Friday from five-month lows touched the session before, but traders said more losses could not be ruled out given prospects of further dollar strength and a wave of supply expected to hit markets. Commodities in general have been battered by a stronger greenback since mid-summer, with London metal contracts shedding...

  • Firms cut prices at a faster rate last month, underscoring the difficulty the European Central Bank is likely to have in bringing persistently low inflation back up, especially with weak demand for goods and services in a stagnating economy. Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, which is based on surveys of thousands of companies across the region...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 3- Pierre Moscovici must answer further written questions from the European Parliament's economic affairs committee by late on Sunday before it considers again his nomination as EU economics commissioner, lawmakers said on Friday. Two other nominees have been given extra questions by the committee and one of them, British financial affairs...

  • BERLIN, Oct 3- Germany's private sector expanded in September for a 17th consecutive month, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting Europe's largest economy will grow again in the third quarter after shrinking in the second. Markit's final composite Purchasing Managers' Index, which tracks growth in the manufacturing and services sectors that account for more...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct, FTSE 100 up 0.8 pct. Britain's FTSE and France's CAC rose 0.8 percent, although both indexes were still on track to post losses of more than two percent for the week. The FTSE and the CAC closed in "oversold" territory on Thursday based on their 7- day Relative Strength Index, a momentum indicator which compares the magnitude of recent...

  • *Dollar/yen rebounds on bargain hunting before U.S. jobs data. LONDON, Oct 3- The dollar rebounded against the yen on Friday, lifted by bargain hunting before U.S. jobs data and comments from the Bank of Japan chief that a weak yen was positive for the economy. The September nonfarm payrolls data is due at 1230 GMT and a robust number could further fuel expectations of...

  • LONDON, Oct 3- European equity indexes bounced from "oversold" territory on Friday after their steepest falls in several months, with British low-cost airline easyJet the biggest gainer after raising its profit forecast. Shares in easyJet rose 4.2 percent to the top of the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which was up 0.6 percent at 1,343.28 points at 0707...

  • Daimler, Nissan to cooperate on transporter vans Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Nissan will supply Daimler's Japanese commercial vehicles unit Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation with a transporter van to be sold under the Fuso brand in key export markets, the companies said on Friday. Nissan's NV350 van will be marketed as a Fuso Canter van in markets in the Middle East, starting this year. Renault and Nissan announced a cooperation...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures rose towards $94 a barrel on Friday after a three-day slide pulled prices to their lowest since 2012, but the overall tone remains bearish, amid ample supply. The crude benchmark is set to end lower for the fourth week in five, having fallen more than 15 percent this year as global supplies have remained high despite conflict in...

  • TOKYO, Oct 3- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday that the yen's weakening is broadly positive for the Japanese economy as long as it reflected the underlying fundamentals. The dollar was trading at around 108.83 yen, having been on a strong bull-run over the past several weeks as investors targeted their trading strategies to synch with the...

  • *Asian stocks edge up as Hong Kong stocks bounce off lows. *Hong Kong unrest, U.S. nonfarm payrolls in focus. SYDNEY, Oct 3- Asian stocks steadied on Friday as Hong Kong shares rebounded from multi-month lows but they were still on track for a fourth straight week of losses amid worries about global growth.

  • *Industrial action becoming more frequent in Macau. HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hundreds of casino workers in gambling hub Macau walked off the job on Friday to demand higher wages and better benefits, a union leader said, the latest in a wave of labour unrest to hit casino operators also facing shrinking revenues. The protest by the MGM workers comes a month after about 1,000...

  • TOKYO, Oct 3- The dollar rebounded against the yen on Friday from steep losses overnight, lifted by bargain hunting and comments from the Bank of Japan chief that a weak yen was on the whole positive for the economy. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the yen's weakening is positive as long as it reflects the actual state of the economy.

  • TOKYO, Oct 3- Japanese stocks edged up on Friday in choppy trade after index-heavy Fast Retailing Co contributed hefty positive points after it reported strong monthly sales, but gains were limited as the civil unrest in Hong Kong curbed risk appetite. Investors were also on the sidelines before the closely watched U.S. jobs data release. The Nikkei share...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Brent crude futures rose towards $94 a barrel on Friday after a three-day slide pulled prices to their lowest since 2012, but the overall bearish tone appears intact amid ample supply. The crude benchmark is set to end lower for a fourth week in five, having fallen more than 15 percent this year as global supplies have remained high despite rising...

  • Raleigh, North Carolina- based Salix, which makes drugs for gastrointestinal disorders, said in July it would merge with Cosmo's Irish subsidiary, a deal that would allow Salix to move its tax domicile abroad in a practice known as inversion. The development path of the pipeline continued in the meantime, so this termination has no effect on value creation, "said...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- Goldman Sachs Group Inc is considering raising a new infrastructure fund, according to three people familiar with the matter, even as U.S. regulations threaten to reduce its profits from such endeavors. The bank's plans are tentative and in the early stages, and there is currently no fundraising process or target size for the fund, the sources...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...

  • WRAPUP 1-U.S. hiring seen rebounding in September Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 3- U.S. employers likely stepped up hiring in September and the jobless rate probably held at a six-year low, which could bolster bets on a Federal Reserve rate hike in mid-2015. The business sector is now much more likely to hire even before there is a fall in their inventories, "said Patrick O'Keefe, an economist at CohnReznick and a former U.S.