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  • LONDON, Oct 2- The Republic of Poland has opened books on its new 12- year Eurobond with official guidance set at mid-swaps plus 145 bp area, said an official managing the deal. Commerzbank, HSBC, ING and SG CIB received indications of interest totalling EUR2.5bn when sounding out investors earlier on Tuesday morning at swaps plus 150 bp area.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Cosalt PLC:. *Court granted further extension for legal documentation to be finalised for. co, calum melville, stuart Melville settlement.

  • *UK gas system opens 30 mcm/d short. Britain's gas market opened over 30 million cubic metres undersupplied on Tuesday morning, according to data from National Grid. As a result of the undersupplied system and rising demand, gas prices for delivery the next day rose from 58.50 pence per therm on Monday morning to around 61 pence at 0830 GMT on Tuesday.

  • *Shares rise in biggest German IPO since 2010* Talanx IPO eyed in run-up to British Direct Line IPO* Talanx CEO says no big takeovers planned in next 2 years.

  • *Talanx CEO says no big takeovers planned in next 2 years. FRANKFURT, Oct 2- Shares in Talanx, Germany's third-biggest insurer, opened higher in their Frankfurt stock market debut on Tuesday, vindicating the company's decision to go ahead with the share sale after hesitating last month over the state of Europe's fragile IPO market.

  • Britain's Daily Mail cites speculation linking ITV to a wide-ranging group of potential suitors, ranging from private equity firms to other rival media companies. ITV is up 1.4 percent at 91.20 pence in early morning trade- close to a 52- week high of 92.25 pence and outperforming a flat FTSE 100.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Qatar Airways will become the first Gulf carrier to join the oneworld alliance of airlines with an agreement due to be announced early next week, according to sources close to the alliance.

  • *FTSE 100 slips 0.2 pct, close to key 5,800 technical level. LONDON, Oct 2- UK shares fell on Tuesday, led by banks after a sector downgrade by UBS, and analysts said the market would stay in a tight range while uncertainty over the weak economy and the euro zone persists. The blue-chip FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent, or 8.27 points, at 5,812.18 points.

  • PARIS, Oct 2- European stocks pared early losses and steadied on Tuesday, with investors looking for clues on whether Spain will soon request a bailout that would ease fears of contagion from the euro zone debt crisis.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Construction activity contracted in Britain for a second straight month in September as business morale held close to its lowest since Britain entered recession in 2008, a survey of industry managers showed on Tuesday.

  • *Qatar airways to join oneworld alliance, to be unveiled at press conference.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.2 percent; close to 5,800 technical level. LONDON, Oct 2- Britain's benchmark share index edged lower on Tuesday, with sentiment driven by concerns about Europe that traders said could drive the market down further.

  • LONDON, Oct 2-* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100. *ICSC/ Goldman Sachs release at 1145 GMT chain store sales for the week ended Sept. 15.

  • The A2/A-/A- rated issuer mandated Commerzbank, HSBC, ING and SG CIB for the transaction that is expected to be priced today.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- 3 Legs Resources PLC:. *ConocoPhillips did not give notice to exercise option for 70% interest in. three baltic concessions before September 30.

  • *European shares fall in early trading, euro dips back below $1.29. LONDON, Oct 2- European shares and the euro dipped on Tuesday as investors worried about Spain's economic troubles and a gloomy outlook for global growth, cashing in recent gains.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Britain's benchmark share index slipped back on Tuesday, falling below a key technical level of 5,800 points, with plumbing and building supplies group Wolseley. the worst-performer after posting profits below the consensus forecast. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.5 percent, or 29.36 points lower, at 5,791.09 points by 0710 GMT.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- FirstGroup said it was preparing to take over the running of Britain's West Coast rail line Later this year, despite a legal appeal over the contract award by incumbent Virgin Trains.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares rallied 1 percent on Tuesday to their highest close in five months after the central bank cut its main cash rate in a bid to bolster growth in the face of weak commodity prices and global uncertainty.

  • *Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 30 to 39 points, or as much as 0.7 percent, according to financial bookmakers. *European officials told Reuters late on Monday that Spain was ready to request a bailout for its public finances as early as next weekend, but Germany had signalled that it should hold off.