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  • TAIPEI, Oct 1- Taiwan stocks fell 0.5 percent in quiet trading on Monday, pressured by glass. The Taiwan dollar rose slightly to stand at T $29.330. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 1- Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Monday. The euro, oil and Asian shares fell on Monday, weighed down by uncertainty about Spain's bailout and concerns over slumping demand due to a slowdown in global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business activity.

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Japanese oil refiner Cosmo Oil Co. said it started a scheduled maintenance on the 90,000 barrel-per-day No.5 crude distillation unit at its Yokkaichi refinery in western Japan on Monday.

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  • Separately, the bank's brokerage unit Cheuvreux could cut 290 jobs in France as part of a possible deal with financial services group Kepler Capital Markets to buy Cheuvreux, French daily Les Echos wrote, citing sources close to the matter.

  • *Japan business mood darkens as slowdown bites* South Korea Sept exports fall on weak global demand* European PMIs expected to confirm recession By Lucy Hornby and Leika Kihara.

  • BANGKOK-- Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell Monday after a closely watched survey showed confidence in the economy weakening. Toyota Motor Corp. lost 2.3 percent and Nishimatsu Construction Co. slid 4.2 percent. Stan Shamu of IG Markets in Melbourne, Australia said that investors are still concerned about Spain's financial health.

  • Singapore shares fell, largely in line with regional markets, after the latest survey of factory managers showed China's economy is seeing a seventh straight quarter of slowing growth. One of the biggest decliners on the Singapore bourse was Wilmar International Ltd, which eased as much as 2.2 percent to S $3.18.

  • *NAIROBI- Industry regulator Tea Board of Kenya releases performance report. global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business. weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the.

  • Oct 1- Maruti Suzuki India Ltd's. NOTE: Maruti Suzuki India, controlled by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp. The carmaker's production loss was about $250 million during July and August due a shutdown at its Manesar factory.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.

  • TOKYO Oct. 1, 2012-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that the factors it will review in resolving the CreditWatch placement of the ratings on Sharp Corp. remain unchanged following the company's announcement on Sept. 28 that it has signed a JPY360 billion syndicated loan agreement with Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd..

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda appointed as finance minister on Monday a senior lawmaker who worked with him on a plan to raise the sales tax, in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at boosting his ruling party's chances in an election expected in months.

  • Business Sentiment in Japan

    Marco Bardelli, CEO, UBI Capital Singapore says tankan results could have been worse considering the China-Japan dispute. He also expects the BOJ to stay put when they next meet.

  • *Goldman Sachs jumps 4 percent on Barron's view. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Wall Street advanced on Monday after a surprise expansion in U.S. manufacturing last month eased concerns about the economy and offset a gloomier outlook in Asia and Europe. Financial stocks led the market's advance with Goldman Sachs Group.

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda appointed Koriki Jojima, a senior lawmaker in the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, as the country's new finance minister in a cabinet shakeup on Monday.

  • Italy needs a strong political government, not another technocrat administration when Prime Minister Mario Monti's term ends in the spring, the head of the country's main employers' confederation said on Sunday.

  • Japan Auto Sales to Slow in September: Analyst

    Chris Richter, Deputy Head of Japan Research and Senior Analyst, Japanese Autos at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets says Japan auto sales will probably slow in September as the eco-car subsidy comes to an end.

  • Good Cause for Optimism in Japan: Pro

    John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management explains why there is room for optimism in Japan despite its sluggish economic recovery. He further discusses the political situation in the country and its effects on the country's economy going forward.

  • Rebuilding Japan's Economy

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan breaks down the BOJ's tankan survey. He thinks the increased capex figures have to do with firms upgrading their facilities to prepare for a natural disaster.