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  • Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday that the worst case scenarios between his country and Syria are now playing out, fuelling concerns that the 18- month old conflict in Syria may spread to other countries in the region.

  • NEW YORK-- The price of oil rose more than 3 percent Tuesday on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea. Benchmark crude gained $3.06, or 3.4 percent, to finish at $92.39 a barrel in New York. There is also concern that tensions between Turkey and Syria could escalate and disrupt supplies from the Middle East.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A reduction in natural gas exports from Iran would not have a significant impact on world energy markets, but could affect Turkey and part of Azerbaijan, according to a U.S. report due to be released on Tuesday.

  • Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday that the worst case scenarios between his country and Syria are now playing out, fuelling concerns that the 18- month old conflict in Syria may spread to other countries in the region.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 9- Following is some company-related and market news which could have an impact on the local market. SE ASIA STOCKS-Most retreat amid global concerns; Jakarta off record STOCKS TO WATCH-- POLYPLEX PCL.

  • rose 38 cents to $89.71 a barrel in early Asia trading, after dropping 55 cents the previous session. *Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" were now playing out in Syria and Turkey would do everything necessary to protect itself, as its army fired back for a sixth day after a shell from Syria flew over the border.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 7- Liam Neeson thriller "Taken 2" captured the No. 1 spot on movie box office charts over the weekend with a brawny $50 million take from theaters in the United States and Canada.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown may worsen. *Turkey retaliates again after mortar fire from Syria. NEW YORK, Oct 8- Oil prices eased on Monday in choppy trading on concerns that slower economic growth in China and the debt crisis in Europe will curb demand for petroleum, while the potential for Middle East turmoil to disrupt supplies limited losses.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown may worsen. *Turkey retaliates again after mortar fire from Syria.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 8- Turkey is on track to return to its long-term growth path after a soft landing this year but its wide current account deficit leaves it vulnerable to volatile foreign capital flows, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

  • *World Bank says China economic slowdown may worsen. NEW YORK, Oct 8- Oil prices eased on Monday on concerns that slower economic growth in China and the debt crisis in Europe will curb demand for petroleum, while the potential for Middle East turmoil to disrupt supplies limited losses.

  • CLERMONT, Ky.-- Bourbon fan Tim Allen started his day of sightseeing by sipping whiskeys crafted at a Jim Beam distillery. Where else are pre-lunch nips more commonplace than in Kentucky bourbon country?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.