*Ukraine rulers accuse Kremlin agents of fomenting trouble. KIEV/ SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, March 15- Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations on Saturday for a referendum widely expected to transfer control of the Black Sea region from Ukraine to Moscow, despite an outcry and threat of sanctions from the West.» Read More
MILAN, Sept 20- Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest lender, will approve a restructuring plan on Tuesday that could force its nationalisation unless it can find private investors willing to bet on a bank hit by scandal and bad debts.
*No pressure on Bank of Canada to raise rates. OTTAWA, Sept 20- Canada's annual inflation rate edged down in August to 1.1 percent from 1.3 percent in July, as expected, ensuring there is no pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates any time soon.
*Priced at top end of 190- 230 pence per share range. Foxtons said it had sold a 60 percent stake for 230 pence per share, the upper end of its 190 pence to 230 pence per share range, and giving the company a valuation of 649 million pounds.
Sept 20- Darden Restaurants Inc reported a much lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday and warned that shaky consumer spending was likely to keep hurting sales at its flagship Olive Garden and Red Lobster chains. Sales at Olive Garden restaurants open at least 16 months fell 4 percent in the quarter.
**PROSENSA, Thursday close $24.00, down 75 pct premarket. An experimental drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy from GlaxoSmithKline and Prosensa failed to meet its goal in a late-stage clinical trial, the companies said on Friday.
*First time Ryanair has admitted customer service problem. DUBLIN, Sept 20- Ryanair, Europe's biggest budget airline, has promised to transform its "abrupt culture" in a bid to win customers from costlier rivals, admitting for the first time that a reputation for treating its passengers badly might have become a problem.
*Oil pressured by partial Libyan return, easing Syria risk. *White House says Obama may meet Iran president next week. LONDON, Sept 20- Oil held near $109 a barrel on Friday and was heading for a weekly drop on the return of some Libyan output, a reduced prospect of military action against Syria and signals from Iran that it is looking for a thaw in relations with the West.
MUMBAI, Sept 20- Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan surprised markets in his maiden policy review on Friday by raising interest rates to ward off rising inflation, while scaling back some of the emergency measures recently put in place to support the ailing rupee.
*Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George is due to deliver a speech on the economy to the Shadow Open Market Committee in New York at 12:30 p.m. EDT. *Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on macroprudential regulation in New Haven, Connecticut at 12:40 p.m. EDT.
DETROIT, Sept 20- German automaker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is recalling 134,100 5 Series sedans in the United States to address potentially faulty rear lights.
**CYCLACEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Thursday close $3.80, up 24 pct after market. **TIBCO SOFTWARE INC, Thursday close $25.25, up 7 pct after market. **FIREEYE INC, IPO price $20.00.
DETROIT, Sept 20- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co on Friday affirmed its profit forecast for the year and reinstated a common stock dividend. Goodyear said it still expected 2013 operating income across its business units to be about $1.5 billion, and it is targeting income growth of 10 percent to 15 percent through 2016..
NEW DELHI, Sept 20- India's gold imports will resume immediately after a two-month gap as the government and banks sorted out how new rules on overseas purchases should work at a high-level meeting on Friday, a trade ministry source told reporters.
Sept 20- Darden Restaurants Inc reported a lower quarterly profit and higher sales on Friday and said President and Chief Operating Officer Drew Madsen would retire at the end of this quarter. The company said net income fell to $70.2 million, or 53 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Aug. 25 from $110.8 million, or 85 cents per share, a year earlier.
Chicago Board of Trade December wheat fell 0.3 percent to $6.55-1/ 4 a bushel by 1101 GMT, having hit a 16- day high in the previous session.
LONDON, Sept 20- Greek government bonds rallied on Friday as an election campaign in European paymaster Germany neared its end with little clarity about what it might mean for Greece's future in the euro zone.
LONDON, Sept 20- Banning bets on falling share prices in the European Union has not damaged prices or ramped up volatility on stock markets, the bloc's securities regulator said on Friday, largely refuting market players' concerns.
NEW DELHI, Sept 20- India's oil imports from Iran declined 21 percent in August from a year ago to about 151,000 barrels per day. Iran shipments in the first eight months of the year declined 44 percent from the same period in 2012, tanker arrival data compiled by Reuters from trade sources showed.
*Iran imports seen at 190,000 bpd in year to end-March 2014- sources. *Iran 9th biggest oil supplier in Aug versus 15th in July.
JAKARTA, Sept 20- Indonesia has made another attempt to free up soybean imports and allow wider participation in the oilseed trade, a trade ministry official said on Friday, in the government's latest moves to quell rising food inflation.