LONDON, Oct 5- Royal Bank of Scotland has suspended a trader for attempting to manipulate a reference lending rate in Singapore, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, showing the global spread of the scandal over setting rates such as Libor.
LONDON, Oct 5- Britain risks eroding support for nuclear power if it buries long-term waste near an existing processing facility without considering wider, potentially safer options. West Cumbria authorities in Britain this week delayed a formal decision to participate in preliminary investigations.
LONDON, Oct 5- Spain's Telefonica and Italy's Mediobanca, encouraged by a sell-out deal from Spanish bank BBVA in the dollar market overnight, took advantage of more stable market conditions to bring new euro bonds on Friday.
LONDON, Oct 5- Design and engineering firm WS Atkins could be next in the firing line for its part in a flawed $9 billion dollar rail deal torn up by Britain's government this week, sending its shares down 4 percent.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.7 pct, MSCI global index up 0.3 pct. *U.S. stocks seen slightly higher, US payrolls data due 1230 GMT.
LONDON, Oct 5- Graphite Enterprise Trust PLC:. *Sold its investment in NES Group. *Sold NES to funds advised by AEA Investors LP for an enterprise value of Â £234.
LONDON, Oct 5- Pursuit Dynamics PLC:. *Continuing to explore financing options. *Expects to be able to provide an update on its discussions by the end of.
*Turkey- Syria conflict stokes supply concern. LONDON, Oct 5- Oil slid below $112 per barrel on Friday as investors awaited data that is expected to show U.S. unemployment is on the rise, reinforcing concern that a fragile global economic recovery is still under threat. Brent futures fell more than $1 a barrel and by 0947 GMT were trading at $111.93- down 65 cents.
LONDON, Oct 5- South Africa's rand plunged 2 percent on Friday to just shy of a three-year low against the dollar as labour unrest swept the country, while Turkish assets stabilised after the previous day's sell-off caused by political concerns.
Oct 05- London& Regional Debt Securitisation No. 2 plc. *Moody's downgraded the following Notes issued by London& Regional Debt Securitisation No. 2 plc:. previously on Dec 21, 2011 Downgraded to Aa2.
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.