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  • In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.3 percent at 5,846 while Germany's DAX rose 0.5 percent to 7,342. The CAC-40 in France was 0.7 percent higher at 3,427.. The price of oil was steady after advancing in the wake of concerns of rising tensions between Turkey and Syria _ the benchmark New York rate was 74 cents lower at $90.95 a barrel.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Spain's Telefonica SA, rated Baa2/BBB/BBB+, will price a new EUR1.2bn January 2020 bond at 330 bp over mid-swaps after the deal attracted around EUR8bn of investor demand.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- The James Bond film franchise turns 50 on Friday with the release of a revealing new documentary about its turbulent past and the first listen of the new theme tune performed by Adele.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Britian faces a potential shortfall in electricity generation in the next three to four years, its power regulator said in a report on Friday. Spare generation capacity in the system, called the margin, could fall to 4 percent by 2015/ 2016 from 14 percent today Ofgem said.

  • *FTSE 100 index rises 0.2 percent. LONDON, Oct 5- UK shares edged higher on Friday, boosted by firm commodity markets but trading in a tight range ahead of what many investors expect to be strong U.S. jobs data.

  • MADRID, Oct 5- The chairman of one of Spain's healthiest banks, the Basque lender Kutxabank, has delivered a significant blow to the government's chances of persuading private investors to take a stake in the country's bad bank.

  • *OFGEM-analysis based on joint modelling with national grid shows tightening. margins for electricity generation over next 4 years. *OFGEM-margins are projected to fall from 14 per cent in 2012/ 13 to 4 per cent.

  • were trading around 61.50 pence per therm, up 0.1 pence since Thursday morning, and prices for delivery within the day were also trading at 61.50 pence.

  • LONDON, Oct 5-* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500 slipping by 0.1 percent, while the Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 futures contracts rose around 0.1 percent.

  • PARIS, Oct 5- French automaker Renault plans to build more than 70 percent of its Clio subcompacts in Turkey, union sources said, in a shift abroad that could inflame tensions with workers and the government, its biggest shareholder.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- In a startling change of fortune, Spain's BBVA was swamped with USD7.5bn of demand for a USD2bn three-year Yankee bond yesterday, the first time US investors have shown interest in buying Spanish financial risk in more than 17 months.

  • *SNB has cap of 1.20/ euro on safe-haven franc* Reserves at 429.3 bln Sfr in September By Andrew Thompson and Catherine Bosley.

  • UK- listed miner Rio Tinto was among top gainers, along with French oil services group Technip, which was also boosted by a contract win in Mexico. "A good NFP reading could help German, French or UK stocks but Italy and Spain are more focused on the European problems so if there are problems in Spain they're going to be left behind," a trader said.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Spain's Telefonica SA, rated Baa2/BBB/BBB+, has opened books on its second bond deal in a month looking to emulate the success of its EUR750m bond that priced in September as a wave of corporate issuers ended a gridlock for peripheral issuers.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- G4S PLC:. *G4S Plc UK dk: acquisition. *Deal for 2.975 million stg.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Telefonica SA, rated Baa2/BBB/BBB+, has mandated BayerLB, BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank, MUSI and SG CIB for a new January 2020 euro benchmark issue.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, MSCI global index up 0.2 pct. Markets were also reassured by ECB President Mario Draghi's statement on Thursday that it has a "fully effective backstop mechanism in place" to buy the bonds of euro zone states, and by industrial production data from Spain that was not as bad as some analysts had feared.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group PLC:.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Britain's top share index edged higher in early trading on Friday, helped by stronger mining equities, although the index remained stuck in a range and investors waited for fresh catalysts emerging from events such as U.S. non-farm jobs data.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- European shares opened higher on Friday, keeping within their recent range, as investors positioned for a sentiment boost from key U.S. jobs data later in the day.