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  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares finished flat on Monday, after data showing that while China's manufacturing sector had improved somewhat in September, it remained in contraction, heightening investors' worries about weak global economic growth.

  • *Japan business mood darkens as slowdown bites* South Korea Sept exports fall on weak global demand* European PMIs expected to confirm recession By Lucy Hornby and Leika Kihara.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 1- Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Monday. The euro, oil and Asian shares fell on Monday, weighed down by uncertainty about Spain's bailout and concerns over slumping demand due to a slowdown in global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business activity.

  • *Japan business mood darkens as slowdown bites* South Korea Sept exports fall on weak global demand* European PMIs expected to confirm recession By Lucy Hornby and Leika Kihara.

  • BANGKOK-- Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell Monday after a closely watched survey showed confidence in the economy weakening. Toyota Motor Corp. lost 2.3 percent and Nishimatsu Construction Co. slid 4.2 percent. Stan Shamu of IG Markets in Melbourne, Australia said that investors are still concerned about Spain's financial health.

  • *Arrium rejects bid, calling it undervalued and conditional. *Arrium shares soar as much as 29 percent to one-month high. SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE, Oct 1- Australian miner and steel maker Arrium rejected a A $1.01 billion takeover offer from a consortium including Noble Group.

  • *India, Middle East, Africa to lead high-tech product demand. have more disposable income and a heavy appetite for technology products like cell phones, tablets and laptops, " Ken Rankin, high-tech marketing director at UPS in Atlanta, said in a Friday interview with Reuters.

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  • Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

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