*Oil India to get 20 pct, Indian Oil Corp 10 pct in Niobrara shale acreage. and Indian Oil Corp have jointly bought a 30 percent stake in Houston- based Carrizo Oil& Gas's Niobrara shale asset in Colorado for $82.5 million, the companies said in a statement.
*Parliament held an emergency debate Wednesday night on how to respond to an E. coli outbreak that has triggered the country's largest beef recall and sent the Harper government scrambling to defend the safety of Canada's food supply.
*Seadrill may move to London, Singapore* CEO Thorkildsen disagreed with move, leaves firm.
NEW DELHI, Oct 4- State explorer Oil India. plans to raise $100 million in foreign loans by December to part-fund its stake buy in Carrizo Oil& Gas's. Earlier, Oil India and Indian Oil Corp said they have jointly bought a 30 percent stake in Houston- based Carrizo's Niobrara shale acreage in Colarado for $82.5 million.
NEW YORK, Oct 4- The Connecticut U.S. Senate race is essentially tied one month before the November election, with Republican Linda McMahon leading Democratic U.S. Christopher Murphy by a single percentage point among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.
By Saeed Azhar and Kelvin Soh SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Oct 4- Standard Chartered's. Six of Standard Chartered's 16 directors hold executive positions at the bank, including CEO Peter Sands, Finance Director Richard Meddings and Asia Chief Executive Jaspal Bindra.
Several traders from the bazaar, whose merchants played a major role during Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, told Reuters by telephone that most stores were closed as businessmen stayed away for safety reasons.
*James Bond films celebrate 50 years on Friday. LONDON, Oct 4- As a new documentary shows, the real story behind the James Bond film franchise is almost as dramatic as the 007 fantasies themselves, full of twists and turns, personality clashes, heroes, villains, beautiful women and narrow escapes.
LONDON, Oct 4- A leading media watchdog has accused Iran of trying to cow journalists into silence and self-censorship, adding to international pressure on Tehran over its treatment of activists and the press.
NEW DELHI, Oct 4- Indian state-run firms Oil India Ltd and Indian Oil Corp have jointly bought a 30 percent stake in Houston- based Carrizo Oil& Gas's. Oil India will acquire 20 percent and Indian Oil Corp will get 10 percent in Carrizo's Niobrara basin acreage assets through their respective subsidiaries.
*Canadian company D-Wave lands $30 million investment.
By Miranda Maxwell MELBOURNE, Oct 4- TPG Capital Management LP's. $700 million bid for Billabong International Ltd. Shares in Billabong fell as much as 23 percent to A $1.015, their lowest in more than three months, and last traded down 18.3 percent at A $1.075 before being placed on a trading halt.
*Spain expected to ask for euro zone financial bailout. *Unrest in Iran, Turkey- Syria raise geopolitical worries. LONDON, Oct 4- Brent crude oil rose towards $109 per barrel on Thursday as expectations Spain would seek a bailout and better U.S. data encouraged investors back into riskier assets such as oil and commodities.
Facebook is testing a new product in the US that allows ordinary users to pay to promote their own status updates, marking a shift in the social network’s willingness to charge its users for a core service, the FT reports.
WASHINGTON-- A report is showing that more Americans are keeping up with their credit-card payments. The American Bankers Association says the percentage of bank-issued credit cards that were 30 days or more overdue fell to an 11- year low in the second quarter. That came as consumers keep a tighter grip on their finances amid economic uncertainty.
LONDON, Oct 4- European shares rose on Thursday as better economic data from the United States eased fears over global growth, while the euro strengthened ahead of an European Central Bank policy meeting later where is expected to keep rates unchanged.
Oct 4- U.S. retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. Net sales at Issaquah, Washington- based Costco rose 8 percent to $9.31 billion in the five weeks ended Sept. 30. Excluding the impact of gasoline prices and foreign exchange, comparable September same-store sales were up 5 percent, Costco said.
At the same time, Hawaii cattle ranchers ship 40,000 live cattle each year to California, Kansas and other states, while just 4,000 are slaughtered for meat sales in Hawaii.
*Morgan Stanley is in talks to sell a majority stake in its commodities business to the Qatar Investment Authority. *Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is putting pressure on Standard Chartered to appoint more independent directors.
*Jittery investors await U.S. job data, watch Europe. *Social unrest in Iran, Turkey- Syria clashes in focus. SINGAPORE, Oct 4- Brent futures edged up towards $109 per barrel on Thursday as a steep drop in the previous session brought in bargain hunters, while investors awaited further cues from a European Central Bank policy meeting and critical U.S. jobs data.