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  • ISTANBUL, Oct 8- Turkish lira and bonds eased in thin trade on Monday, with geopolitical risks weighing after bombardments between Syria and Turkish forces in the southeast of the country over the weekend.

  • Turkish Sept cash deficit 7.04 bln lira - treasury Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Oct 8- Turkey's cash deficit was 7.04 billion lira in September, Treasury data showed on Monday, bringing the deficit to 16.64 billion lira in the first nine months of 2012.. The September primary deficit was 4.25 billion lira, bringing the January-September primary surplus to 19.6 billion lira, the Treasury also said on its website.

  • Protea Biosciences firm finds new global partners Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- Protea Biosciences says it's started new international distributor partnerships with several companies in Israel, Poland, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. The Morgantown, W.Va.- based company says that reflects its continuing, successful expansion.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. The World Bank on Monday cut its economic growth forecasts for East Asia and the Pacific region, home to two of the world's largest oil consumers, and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could be deeper and more prolonged than expected.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 8- Russia's gas export monopoly Gazprom said it increased daily gas supplies to Turkey by 60 percent to 48 million cubic metres on Monday after an explosion damaged a pipeline carrying Iranian gas. The company said it increased gas supplies through the Blue Stream underwater pipeline following Turkey's request.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 8- The Turkish economy is expected to grow at a more measured pace of 3 percent in 2012 despite weak growth in the European Union, while the current account deficit is likely to decline to 7.5 percent of GDP, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 8- The Turkish economy is expected to grow at a more measured pace of 3 percent in 2012 despite weak growth in the European Union, while the current account deficit is likely to decline to 7.5 percent of GDP, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

  • DUBAI, Oct 8- Iran derided Israel's air defences as feeble on Monday, citing a drone incursion into its arch-foe's airspace, but did not say it had sent the aircraft shot down by the Israelis at the weekend.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. The World Bank on Monday cut its economic growth forecasts for East Asia and the Pacific region, home to two of the world's largest oil consumers, and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could be deeper and more prolonged than expected.

  • Egypt's new president gives himself high grades Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    But the speech in many ways was also as much about style as it was about substance, and the 61- year-old Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, used his address to project the image of an energetic leader in touch with the needs of the people.

  • *Austria, OMV say no talk of MOL exit from Nabucco. VIENNA, Oct 8- The partners in Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II gas field are in talks to take a stake in the Nabucco consortium that is competing to build the first pipeline to deliver Azeri gas to Europe, Austria's economy and energy minister said on Monday.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 8- Turkey's central bank on Monday announced the following results from its twice-monthly survey of business leaders' and economists' expectations:. LATEST PREVIOUS End-2012 CPI 7.31 6.80 CPI in 12 months 6.65 6.60 End-2012 GDP 3.4.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. The World Bank on Monday cut its economic growth forecasts for East Asia and the Pacific region, home to two of the world's largest oil consumers, and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could be deeper and more prolonged than expected.

  • Turkish banks' Jan-Aug net profit up 19.4 pct Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:42 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Oct 8- The Turkish banking sector's net profit in the first eight months of the year rose 19.4 percent year-on-year to 15.19 billion lira, data from the banking regulator showed on Monday. Banking sector loans increased 15.9 percent to 748.8 billion.

  • ANKARA, Oct 8- The gas flow on a pipeline carrying Iranian natural gas to Turkey was halted due to an explosion in eastern Turkey in the early hours of Monday, Turkish energy officials told Reuters.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. LONDON, Oct 8- Brent crude oil fell below $111 per barrel on Monday on concerns slower economic growth would curb oil demand, but supply worries stemming from tension in the Middle East helped check losses.

  • ANKARA, Oct 8- The gas flow on a pipeline carrying Iranian natural gas to Turkey was halted due to an explosion in eastern Turkey in the early hours of Monday, Turkish energy officials said. The blast occurred in the area of Dogubayazit, a town in Agri province in eastern Turkey, the officials said, on condition of anonymity.

  • Turkey's Kolin to invest $1 bln in coal power plant Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 3:54 AM ET

    ANKARA, Oct 8- Turkish construction company Kolin Insaat will invest around $1 billion in building a lignite coal power plant in the country's Aegean region, and aims to complete the project in four years, the company chairman said on Monday.

  • *Artillery shell, mortar bombs from Syria hit Turkey at weekend. ISTANBUL, Oct 8- Turkish assets slipped on Monday as sporadic bombardments from Syria and retaliatory fire from Turkish forces in the southeast of the country continued at the weekend.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown could get worse. SINGAPORE, Oct 8- Brent crude slipped below $111 per barrel on Monday, dropping for a second straight session on concern that a fragile global economy could curb oil demand, but supply worries stemming from tension in the Middle East may help check losses.