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  • LONDON, Oct 9- British factory output fell more than expected in August and the country's trade deficit widened sharply, data showed on Tuesday, dampening prospects of a sustained recovery in the second half of 2012.. ANALYST VIEWS ANNALISA PIAZZA, NEWEDGE STRATEGY:.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- British factory output fell more than expected in August and the country's trade deficit widened sharply, data showed on Tuesday, dampening prospects of a sustained recovery in the second half of 2012.. ANALYST VIEWS VICTORIA CLARKE, INVESTEC:.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 9- Russian stocks were flat on Tuesday morning, hampered by a faltering rally in oil prices and telecoms stocks showing little reaction to a $2 billion IPO announcement by mobile operator Megafon.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- British factory output fell more than expected in August and the country's trade deficit widened sharply, data showed on Tuesday, dampening prospects of a sustained recovery in the second half of 2012.. Following is a summary of the data and economists' reactions. ANALYST VIEWS ALAN CLARKE, SCOTIABANK:.

  • *Problem affects clients using London data feed. The problem was affecting clients using a data feed from London, it said. Problems with the connection between Johannesburg and London have plagued the JSE in recent years, sparking system glitches that have forced the bourse to halt trading several times.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- British factory output fell more than expected in August and the country's trade deficit widened sharply, data showed on Tuesday, dampening prospects of a sustained recovery in the second half of 2012.. ANALYST VIEWS BRIAN HILLIARD, SOCIETE GENERALE:.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Sterling fell to a fresh one-month low against the dollar on Tuesday while UK stocks fell after data showed UK manufacturing output fell more than expected and a bigger-than-forecast trade deficit. The UK's FTSE 100 extended falls to trade down 0.3 percent at 5,824.82 points, having traded down 0.2 percent ahead of the release.

  • By Emma Thomasson ZURICH, Oct 9- Swiss private bank Julius Baer. Baer said it planned a "significant reduction" of Bank of America positions not required after the merger as well as cuts to middle and back office functions of the melded group, reducing the combined staff of about 5,700 by 15-18 percent.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The Bank of England's funding for lending scheme makes it easier for banks to push cash into the UK economy. -Citigroup expects issuance of bonds backed by prime mortgages to fall to 8 billion pounds in 2013 as a result of the Bank of England's funding for lending scheme.

  • *ING effectively pays Barclays to take UK business. LONDON, Oct 9- Barclays' new chief executive showed off his determination to put retail banking at the heart of his strategy with his first deal, adding 1.5 million customers by taking over the UK savings and loan business of Dutch bank ING.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The Office for National Statistics released the following provisional data on British industrial production on Tuesday. MANUFACTURING OUTPUT AUG JULY FCAST. Mth-on-mth change in pct -1.1 3.1 -0.6.

  • Oct 9- London- based holiday rental service HouseTrip.com has raised $40 million in a rare joint investment of three leading venture firms in Europe, aiming to expand in Europe and beyond. Accel Partners joined earlier investors Index Ventures and Balderton Capital in the latest funding round for the internet service which was founded in 2010..

  • The figures from the Office for National Statistics come hours after the International Monetary Fund sharply downgraded its forecasts for Britain's economy, predicting a contraction of 0.4 percent for this year and meagre growth for 2013..

  • LONDON, Oct 9- British factory output fell more than expected in August and the country's trade deficit widened sharply, data showed on Tuesday, dampening prospects for a sustained recovery in the second half of 2012.. Following is a summary of the data and economists' reactions.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- The Office for National Statistics issued the following data on Tuesday. All figures are in billions of pounds sterling unless otherwise stated. *Biggest total trade deficit since April 2012, second-highest on record.

  • *Deal aimed at paying down some of Bumi's $3.9 bln debt. *Bankers pitching to separate Bumi Plc and Bakries-sources* Bumi Plc board set to meet Oct 11 in Singapore.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 9- The Johannesburg Stock Exchange said on Tuesday that some users were unable to see market data due to a system glitch, but that trade had not been halted. "The JSE and its service provider are still investigating the issue. The problem was affecting clients using a data feed from London, it said.

  • *FTSE 100 slips 0.2 percent, Capita and Aggreko among main fallers. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.2 percent, or 11.76 points lower, at 5,829.98 points in early morning trade.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- A warning about the global growth from the IMF sent European shares lower for a second day on Tuesday despite a move by China to support its flagging economy, while escalating tensions between Turkey and Syria in the Middle East sent oil higher.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- European shares gave up early gains and turned negative on Tuesday as persistent concerns over a slowdown in global growth and its impact on corporate earnings weighed on investor sentiment.