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  • THE HAGUE, Oct 11- Four Nigerian villagers took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Thursday in a landmark pollution case that campaigners said could open the door to more compensation claims against international companies.

  • *Greece's biggest company, bottler CCH, quits for Switzerland. ATHENS, Oct 11- Greece's jobless rate topped 25 percent and its biggest company said it would quit the country on Thursday in a fresh blow to an economy that German experts warned cannot be "saved" without writing off more debt.

  • LAGOS, Oct 11- Nigeria sold 171.83 billion naira in treasury bills with maturities ranging from three months to 1- year, the central bank said on Thursday, and yields were up 30 basis points compared with rates at the previous auction.

  • THE HAGUE, Oct 11- Four Nigerian villagers took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Thursday in a landmark pollution case that campaigners said could open the door to more compensation claims against international companies.

  • THE HAGUE, Oct 11- Four Nigerian villagers took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Thursday in a landmark pollution case that campaigners said could open the door to more compensation claims against international companies.

  • *World's No. 2 Coke drinks bottler to seek main London listing. ATHENS, Oct 11- Greece's biggest company, Coca Cola Hellenic, is leaving the country, the drinks bottler said on Thursday as its move to Switzerland with a London listing for its shares dealt a blow to the crippled Greek economy.

  • said on Thursday in announcing it will move to Switzerland and list its shares in London, dealing a blow to the debt-crippled Greek economy. The material impact on Greece may be limited- its Greek plants will go on working and CCH said the five percent of its business that the world's second-ranked Coke bottler has in Greece will be unaffected.

  • THE HAGUE, Oct 11- Royal Dutch Shell faces a lawsuit from four Nigerian villagers on Thursday in a case that could set a precedent for damage claims against international companies.

  • *Plans to maintain second parallel listing in Athens* Says will maintain its operations in Greece. ATHENS, Oct 11- Coca Cola Hellenic, the world's second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola Co. soft drinks and Greece's biggest firm by market value, said on Thursday it would switch its main bourse listing to London, where it hopes to tap more liquidity from investors.

  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC long argued that the case, which was launched in 2008, should be heard in Nigeria and still maintains the Dutch court should not have jurisdiction. Four villagers and environmental group Friends of the Earth say Shell pipeline leaks fouled fish ponds, farmland and forests in three villages in the Niger Delta, Goi, Oruma and Ikot Ada Udo.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 11- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. KENYA- Central Bank of Kenya to auction 91- day Treasury bills. MAURITIUS- Bank of Mauritius to auction 182- day Treasury bills worth a.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 11- Oil major Royal Dutch Shell Plc will defend its environmental record in the Niger Delta on Thursday as it faces a lawsuit that may set a precedent for damage claims related to the activities of international companies. Plaintiffs are four Nigerians and campaigning group Friends of the Earth.

  • GENEVA, Oct 10- West African crude oil differentials paused on Wednesday after a sell-off earlier in the week as traders waited for the results of outstanding Asian tenders. But they said sales could improve in the next few session if India's Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd.

  • STOCKS NEWS Reuters Results diary Stocks on the move Real-time Equity News 1810 GMT 10 Oct12- Fan Milk rises on earnings expectations---------------------------------------------------------------------. Fan Milk advances 0.05 cedis to 3 cedis on 17,300 shares traded, leading the GSE Composite index up 1.57 points, or 0.15 percent, to 1,044.12 points.

  • LAOGS, Oct 10- Nigeria's share index climbed to a 20- month high to the cross 27,000 point threshold on Thursday, driven higher by gains in banking and commodities stocks. Shares in Diamond Bank rose 9.83 percent to 4.47 naira per share, their second day in a row of rising almost the maximum 10 percent allowed, boosted by strong earnings.

  • ABUJA, Nigeria-- Nigeria's president proposes a $29.3 billion federal budget in 2013 for the oil-producing nation, predicting a slight increase in the crude produced each month. President Goodluck Jonathan presented his budget Wednesday to a rare sitting of both chambers of the nation's National Assembly.

  • *Jonathan proposes $31.35 bln budget, 5 pct spending rise* Lawmakers want to inflate oil benchmark to $80/ barrel* Deficit falls 2.17 pct in proposal, assumes 6.5 pct growth By Camillus Eboh.

  • *Lawmakers want to inflate oil benchmark to $80/ barrel. ABUJA, Oct 10- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday presented a 4.93 trillion naira budget to parliament for 2013, but lawmakers immediately disputed it, calling for a formula that would put less oil cash in the savings pot.

  • ABUJA, Oct 10- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday presented a 4.93 trillion naira budget to parliament for 2013, increasing spending but shrinking the deficit and cutting the share taken by recurrent expenditure.

  • ABUJA, Oct 10- Nigeria's parliament speaker Aminu Tambuwal said on Wednesday the house had proposed to inflate cabinet's oil price assumption in the 2013 budget to $80 barrel, from $75 a barrel proposed, signalling a likely showdown over the bill.