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  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares finished flat on Monday, after data showing that while China's manufacturing sector had improved somewhat in September, it remained in contraction, heightening investors' worries about weak global economic growth.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Hammerson PLC:. *Disposal of 10 gresham street, London ec2. *Sale of its office property at 10 gresham street, London ec2, for a total.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- British Land:.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- GW Pharmaceuticals PLC:.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Vectura Group PLC:.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Marwyn Management Partners PLC:. *sale of Marwyn gaming limited. *Gross consideration for the sale is  £76.0 million on a cash free, debt free.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Asos PLC:. *Lord waheed alli is stepping down as chairman. *Waheed alli is stepping down as chairman and will be succeeded by brian.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Cluff Gold PLC:. *Changed its name to amara mining plc, effective immediately. *Resignation of three non-exec directors Mr Nicholas Berry, Dr Bobby Danchin.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- The darkest hour is just before dawn, the old saying goes.

  • *Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 8 to 12 points lower, or down 0.2 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.

  • Benchmark oil for November delivery was down 12 cents to $92.07 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude was down 21 cents to $112.18 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

  • 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.

  • *Relief over Spain bank stress tests. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares rose on Monday, led by financial stocks after relief that Spanish bank stress tests yielded no surprises and helped by strong U.S. data.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- German stock market group Deutsche Boerse expects up to 10 more corporate bond issues before the end of the year as clients seek alternatives to raising capital via a listing. German insurer Talanx is scheduled to float its shares on Deutsche Boerse on Tuesday, having covered its books last month.

  • October 1- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Monday.

  • *Forties bid up to dated plus 20 cents. Forties was bid as high as dated plus 20 cents, up from a deal at dated minus 55 cents on Friday, while November Brent futures were trading at an 85- cent premium to December, up from as low as 68 cents on Wednesday. *Trafigura bid for an Oct. 23-25 Forties at dated plus 20 cents and Total bid Oct. 25-29 at the same level.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Dutch bank ING is closing Central and Eastern European equities operations and scrapping corporate banking jobs in London, with the loss of around 130 jobs, the company said on Monday. The equities desk in Moscow will also be closed, Simpson said. The job losses were spread across offices in London, Moscow, Prague and Budapest.

  • *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.

  • *UK could use "golden share" to block deal unless terms met. BERLIN/ PARIS, Oct 1- EADS and BAE Systems battled to rescue their $45 billion merger plan from a barrage of competing interests on Monday as governments and shareholders staked out positions in tense negotiations to try to forge the world's largest arms firm.

  • In the Platts window, Statoil bought a Urals cargo from Gunvor loading Oct 14-18 from Primorsk at dated Brent minus $1.90 per barrel, some 45 cents weaker than prices last week. Azeri Light also weakened by 50 cents after Socar offered the grade from Supsa or Ceyhan for Oct 19-23 delivery at dated Brent plus $2.50.