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  • DUBLIN, Oct 5- Irish property developer Treasury Holdings is to be wound up, a Dublin court heard on Friday, making it one of the biggest and most high-profile casualties of a property crash that led the country into an EU/IMF bailout.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russian potash miner Uralkali. said on Friday its potash production decreased to 2.6 million tonnes in the third quarter of 2012 from 2.8 million tonnes in the corresponding period of last year. During the first nine months of 2012, the company produced 7.4 million tonnes of potassium chloride, it added.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- EuroChem, Russia's top mineral fertilizer producer, said on Friday it has filed a $800 million claim with international chambers of commerce against Shaft Sinkers for "failure to complete the construction of the cage shaft".

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.7 pct, MSCI global index up 0.3 pct. *U.S. stocks seen slightly higher, US payrolls data due 1230 GMT.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- South Africa's rand plunged 2 percent on Friday to just shy of a three-year low against the dollar as labour unrest swept the country, while Turkish assets stabilised after the previous day's sell-off caused by political concerns.

  • By Lidia Kelly and Vladimir Abramov. MOSCOW, Oct 5- After a volatile start on Friday, the Russian rouble steadied after the central bank kept interest rates unchanged, disappointing some market players who had hoped for a rate hike that would make carry trade operations more lucrative.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- Sberbank on Friday posted a 6- percent increase in nine-month net profit, helped by a sharp lift in income from corporate and retail loans. Russia's top lender, publishing its first results since it floated a 7.6 percent stake for just over $5 billion last month,.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 5- Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves rose to $397.95 billion at the end of September, the central bank said on Friday, citing the appreciation of the euro and other currencies against the U.S. dollar and higher returns from the management of forex reserves. Taiwan's reserves are the world's fourth-largest after China, Japan and Russia.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- VTB, Russia's No.2 lender, raised $1.5 billion in a 10- year Eurobond issue, pricing the deal at 6.95 percent yield, a banking source told Reuters on Friday. VTB, which aims to use proceeds to support its Tier 2 capital ratio, was initially guiding at an yield of around 7.25 percent, narrowing it later on Thursday. ï¿ ½.

  • *One-day fixed repo rate left at 6.50 pct. *Refi rate left at 8.25 pct. MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russia's central bank kept key interest rates unchanged at its monthly policy meeting on Friday, indicating that inflationary risks remain and playing down signs of an economic slowdown.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russia's central bank kept key interest rates unchanged at its monthly policy meeting on Friday, after hiking rates across the board by 0.25 percent last month.

  • OSLO, Oct 5- Norwegian gas exports to Europe rose on Friday morning as key gas processing plant restarted after a power supply glitch shut it on Thursday. Exports to Europe including Britain rose by 47.8 million cubic metres to 287.4 mcm per day by 0715 GMT compared to 239.6 mcm daily average on Thursday.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- The Russian rouble was little changed at Friday's opening, with investors unwilling to make strong moves ahead of the central bank's rate decision due later in the day. There was a small rebound in Moscow stocks, supported by relatively strong commodity prices and slight optimism from global investors.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 5- ALFA LAVAL:. *Wins SEK 70 million energy-efficiency order in Russia. *says order is for compact heat exchangers for a refinery in Russia booked in late September and with delivery scheduled for 2013.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Friday. MOSCOW- Russia's Central Bank monthly monetary policy meeting;. MOSCOW- IFAD and Russia's agriculture ministry briefing in Moscow;.

  • *Iran currency plummets, sanctions seen as partial cause. *Western envoys: Iran not serious about negotiations.

  • *Alfa and Telenor in long-running spat over Vimpelcom. MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's Alfa Group has increased its voting stake in emerging markets telecoms operator Vimpelcom to 41.85 percent, bringing it closer to the 43 percent owned by Norwegian telecoms group Telenor.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Russia is considering allowing Western companies to own oil licences in its Arctic waters, Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying in Friday's Financial Times. Earlier this month, state-owned oil giant Gazprom OAO. The Arctic is seen as a key source of oil in the next decade for Russia, the world's largest producer.

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  • *Rogers says Iran developing worrying cyber espionage capabilities. WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The head of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Thursday that significant new cyber threats to U.S. financial networks appeared to be emerging from an "unusual" source.