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LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, Oct 30- Strike-hit South African miner Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum producer, plans to raise $800 million from its investors to help slash debt and finance recovery after six weeks of strikes that left 46 people dead.
BERLIN, Oct 30- German joblessness rose for a seventh month in a row in October, highlighting the vulnerability of Europe's biggest economy to the euro zone crisis. This stands in marked contrast to the chronic joblessness suffered by weaker members of the euro zone such as Spain, where one in every two young people is unemployed.
SHANGHAI, Oct 30- China's yuan briefly touched on the strong side trading limit in Monday's afternoon session, as traders pointed towards a euro rally against the dollar as propping up demand. A sharp strengthening of the euro against the dollar that began around 2 pm supported the yuan's appreciation in the afternoon session, traders said.
*Dana Gas' $920 mln convertible Islamic bond matures Oct 31. DUBAI, Oct 30- Dana Gas is set to become the first United Arab Emirates company to fail payment of an Islamic bond on maturity, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
Oct 30- Hurricane Sandy has already knocked out power to more than 7 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast. The following power holding companies have utility units that reported outages on Tuesday. Company States Customers Outages Percent FirstEnergy MD, NJ, PA, WV, OH 3,899,000 1,584,178.
BUDAPEST, Oct 30- Lawmakers in indebted European Union member Hungary are waving the prospect of a passport at well-heeled foreign investors. Proposed legislation listed on parliament's website would grant permanent residency and ultimately Hungarian citizenship to outsiders who buy at least 250,000 euros worth of special government bonds.
TOKYO/ BEIJING, Oct 30- Heavy equipment makers are pinning their hopes on a stimulus fuelled rebound in China in 2013, after suffering another bruising quarter as the global economy slowed faster than expected with little respite seen before the end of the year.
*Storm forces two-thirds of U.S. East Coast refineries to shut. LONDON, Oct 30- Crude oil was little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited news of the damage by Hurricane Sandy, which lashed the U.S. East Coast, closing refineries and denting demand. Brent crude for December fell 17 cents to $109.27 a barrel by 0934 GMT.
NEW YORK/ REHOBOTH BEACH- Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States, pounded the east coast on Tuesday, flooding large parts of New York City, bringing transport to a halt and interrupting the presidential campaign.
*Q3 net loss of 2.172 bln Sfr vs Reuters poll 457 mln Sfr. Zurich- based UBS will focus on its private bank and a smaller investment bank, ditching much of the trading business that made most of its $50 billion in losses since the financial crisis began, including $2.3 billion by trader Kweku Adoboli, now on trial defending charges of fraud and false accounting.
Volumes were expected to remain thin, however, with the effects of a massive storm hitting the eastern United States set to keep Wall Street closed for a second day. Wall Street will remain shut on Tuesday, with investor attention turning to whether markets would be able to resume activity on the month's final trading day on Wednesday.
LONDON, Oct 30- The yen rose broadly on Tuesday after monetary easing steps from the Bank of Japan's disappointed some market players who had positioned for a more aggressive increase in asset purchases. That has seen the yen unwind a lot of the softer tone we saw going into this meeting,'' said Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank.
FRANKFURT/ MADRID, Oct 30- Shares in Telefonica's O2-branded German unit started trading r oughly 3 percent above th eir initial public offering price on Tuesday in Europe's largest new listing in more than a year.
MUMBAI, Oct 30- India's central bank left interest rates on hold on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks, defying pressure from the government to lower rates for the first time since April but also indicating it may ease policy in early 2013..
--Acorda Therapeutics Inc: rescheduled third-quarter financial results and conference call to Oct. 31 from Oct. 30. --Advent Software Inc reschedules third-quarter results and conference call to Oct. 30. --AGCO Corp rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct 31, 8 am Eastern Time from Oct. 30.
TOKYO, Oct 30- The Bank of Japan boosted its monetary stimulus for the second month in a row on Tuesday in response to intense political pressure for action and mounting evidence that the world's third-largest economy was on the cusp of recession.
LONDON, Oct 30- European shares and the euro rose on Tuesday as the initial damage inflicted by a powerful storm on the U.S. east coast looked to have been less severe than many had expected. London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX were all in positive territory having finished Monday on the back foot.
*Italy plans to sell 5- 7 billion euros of bonds. That swung investors' attention back to Italy as uncertainty over the timing of a Spanish aid request lingered.
*Q3 net profit 62.44 bln yuan vs 59.9 bln yuan view. HONG KONG, Oct 30- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd, the world's biggest bank, reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly net profit, beating estimates, as interest margins widened due to increased demand for credit.