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  • *Cityscape projects include $1 bln Taj Mahal replica. DUBAI, Oct 3- Developers unveiled billion-dollar projects and new high-end residential developments at Dubai's Cityscape property show this week, as optimism returned to the emirate's battered real estate sector.

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Oct 3- Offshore natural gas could dramatically change Greece's fortunes, should early estimates of $600 billion worth of reserves be confirmed, according to a study presented to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in June and seen by Reuters.

  • Oct 3- Here is a look at protests in Iran as clashes break out in Tehran over the collapse of the rial currency:. Several people are killed in Tehran and other cities when thousands take to streets.

  • KARACHI, Oct 3- Pakistani stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that more money will flow into the stock market after a monetary policy announcement scheduled for Friday, traders said.

  • Oct 3- Here is a look at protests in Iran as clashes break out in Tehran over the collapse of the rial currency:. Several people are killed in Tehran and other cities when thousands take to streets.

  • TEHRAN, Iran-- Police threatened merchants who closed their shops in Tehran's main bazaar and launched crackdowns on sidewalk money changers on Wednesday as part of a push to halt the plunge of Iran's currency, which has shed more than a third its value in less than a week.

  • KUWAIT, Oct 3- Kuwait's cabinet has asked the country's ruler to consider dissolving parliament, state news agency KUNA reported on Wednesday, in a widely expected bid to clear the way for a new election and end months of political deadlock.

  • Oct 3- Money supply in Qatar jumped 21.1 percent year-on-year at the end of August, the highest rate since September 2011, after a 12.1 percent rise in the previous month, the Gulf country's central bank data showed on Wednesday.

  • *Glencore bidding for shares in Xstrata not already owned. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Oct 3- EU antitrust regulators have set a Nov. 8 deadline to decide on whether to allow trader Glencore's $33 billion takeover of miner Xstrata, after months of talks which the companies hope will help avoid forced sales or a lengthier, in-depth probe.

  • *China, Europe services PMI disappoint. LONDON, Oct 3- Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday as weak economic data from Europe and China dimmed the outlook for demand, adding to concerns arising from Europe's festering debt crisis. Brent November crude futures had fallen 96 cents to $110.61 a barrel by 1054 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller Maersk says it will talk to Vitol to determine whether one of its tankers was used by the trading house to ship Iranian fuel oil. The cargo was transferred aboard the Danish tanker from Vitol's floating storage off Malaysia, the document shows, and shipped to storage in Singapore.

  • DOHA, Oct 3- Rashid Bin Ali al-Mansoori has been named the new chief executive officer of Qatar Exchange, the bourse said on Wednesday, replacing Andre Went who will now work with the firm as a strategic advisor.

  • DOHA, Oct 3- Rashid Bin Ali al-Mansoori has been named the new chief executive officer of Qatar Exchange, the bourse said on Wednesday, replacing Andre Went who will now work with the firm as a strategic advisor.

  • DUBAI, Oct 3- Iranian riot police clashed on Wednesday with demonstrators and foreign exchange dealers in the capital Tehran over the collapse of the country's currency, which has lost a third of its value against the dollar in a week, witnesses said.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Asia's fuel oil market remained depressed on Wednesday, with the prompt inter-month spread easing to a four-month low on weak demand, and further exacerbated by heavier arbitrage supply flows into Asia. -India's Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd.

  • *Move expected after parliament fails to convene. KUWAIT, Oct 3- Kuwait's cabinet has asked the country's ruler to consider dissolving parliament, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday, in a widely-expected bid to clear the way for new elections and end months of political deadlock. Political turmoil has held up a 30 billion dinar economic development plan.

  • Taiwan's EVA Airways recently announced it will begin Yangon- Bangkok- Taipei flights on Oct. 19. Deputy Director of Civil Aviation Nweni Win Kyaw told The Associated Press several other airlines have recently announced direct flights to Yangon, including Korean Air, Japan's ANA and Germany's Condor.

  • DUBAI, Oct 3- Iranian riot police clashed on Wednesday with demonstrators and exchange dealers in the capital Tehran over the collapse of the rial, which has lost a third of its value against the dollar in a week, witnesses said.

  • *Retail trade rises 0.1 pct in August from July. BRUSSELS, Oct 3- Retail sales in the euro zone barely rose in August as motorists cut back spending on fuel during the normally busy driving months of the European summer, worried about the economy's slide towards recession.

  • *China, Europe services PMI disappoint. LONDON, Oct 3- Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday, as weak data from Europe and China dimmed the outlook for demand, while Europe's festering debt crisis added to the gloom. Brent November crude futures had fallen 96 cents to $110.61 a barrel by 1000 GMT.