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  • Qatar has placed orders for 60 Dreamliners- 30 firm and an option for 30 more- and selected General Electric Co's new-generation GEnx engine for the aircraft. "We have informed Boeing that we will not take delivery until the 787 s have the new modified shaft," said Baker, who has often been outspoken about planemakers Airbus and Boeing and other industry issues.

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Oct 2- France and Germany have collided over the location of the headquarters for a new aerospace giant to be formed from a planned merger of Europe's EADS and Britain's BAE Systems, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • DUBAI, Oct 2- The Abu Dhabi index hit a 14- month on Tuesday, lifted by real estate stocks which gained on the prospect of consolidation in the struggling sector. Aldar Properties and Sorouh Real Estate were the main drivers, together accounting for nearly 75 percent of all shares traded on the bourse.

  • DOHA/ LONDON, Oct 2- Qatar Airways will not take delivery of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner until an engine defect is modified, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Qatar has placed orders for 60 Dreamliners- 30 firm and an option for 30 more- and selected General Electric Co.' s new-generation GEnx engine for the aircraft.

  • DUBAI, Oct 2- Qatar Islamic Bank, the Gulf state's largest sharia-compliant lender, is planning to issue a five-year benchmark-sized Islamic bond, or sukuk, this week, arranging banks said on Tuesday. Benchmark-sized is understood to be at least $500 million. HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank.

  • DOHA, Oct 2- Qatar Airways backs the proposed $45 billion merger of EADS and BAE Systems, the Gulf carrier's chief executive said on Tuesday, arguing a combined entity would make better products. Airbus parent EADS and BAE Systems are battling to save their tie-up, which would create a European aerospace and defence giant, amid competing government interests.

  • DOHA, Oct 2- Qatar Airways will not take delivery of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner until an engine defect is modified, the Gulf Arab carrier's chief executive said on Tuesday. However, there has been a material defect in the engine which now needs replacement and inspection, " Akbar Al Baker said after a speech in the Qatari capital.

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

  • Oct 2- Fitch Ratings has assigned Qatar Islamic Bank's. USD1.5bn trust certificate issuance programme a final rating of' A'. The issuing entity under the programme is QIB Sukuk Ltd.

  • PARIS, Oct 2- Valentino, the Italian fashion brand recently snapped up by Qatar's royal family, continues to enjoy strong demand and plans a new global expansion phase, with flagship store openings in the works, its head said on Tuesday. "There will be new boutiques, new flagships, everywhere," Sassi said, adding that meant in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • MILAN, Oct 1- Italian energy group Edison said on Monday it had won a dispute with Eni to review the price of its long-term gas contract from Libya, its second gas arbitration victory in less than a month. In September Edison, which is owned by France's EDF, won in arbitration a 450 million euro discount on its liquefied natural gas supplies from Qatar's Rasgas.

  • *Xstrata splits votes to secure merger approval. *Xstrata to retain majority of board seats after Davis departure. LONDON, Oct 1- Mining group Xstrata gave its long-awaited blessing on Monday to a revised $33 billion bid from trader Glencore, bowing to investor pressure by changing the deal to ensure it isn't sunk by a payment plan to retain top managers.

  • *Xstrata splits votes to secure merger approval. *Xstrata to retain majority of board seats after Davis departure. LONDON, Oct 1- Mining group Xstrata gave its long-awaited blessing on Monday to a revised $33 billion bid from trader Glencore, bowing to investor pressure by changing the deal to ensure a payment plan to keep its top managers does not sink the tie-up.

  • While Norwegian gas exports to continental Europe are supplied under long-term contracts that are linked to the oil price, Britain receives most of its Norwegian gas under hub market terms that are priced off Britain's National Balancing Point and have lesser binding supply obligations.

  • *Barwa is part-owned by Qatar Holding. DOHA/ DUBAI, Oct 1- Barwa Bank, a Qatari lender part-owned by Qatar Holding, plans an initial public offering on the Doha stock exchange and is being advised by local investment bank QInvest, Barwa's top executive said on Monday. Barwa Bank is 37.3- percent owned by Barwa Real Estate Co.

  • DOHA, Oct 1- Qatari lender Barwa Bank is planning an initial public offering on the Doha stock exchange and is being advised by local investment bank QInvest in the process, Barwa's top executive said on Monday. Barwa Bank is 37.3- percent owned by Barwa Real Estate Co.

  • Xstrata's non-executive directors have been considering the improved, final, offer from Glencore, the miner's largest shareholder, since Sept. 10- wrestling for three weeks to reconcile opposing demands from shareholders over the deal terms, the board and a more than 140 million pound retention package.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1- Syria accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday of hijacking the country's 18- month conflict between government forces and pro-democracy rebel groups by supporting "terrorism" with arms, money and foreign fighters.