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  • BERLIN, Oct 10- European planemaker EADS has no plans to issue a statement on its planned merger with Britain's BAE Systems on Wednesday morning and the companies have until 1600 GMT time to declare their intentions, said a spokesman.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- British online fashion retailer ASOS on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Kate Bostock, the former head of non-food at Marks& Spencer, as a senior executive director, ending months of speculation she would join the firm.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Financial Times. *Jon Moulton, one of the UK's best known private equity investors, has made a personal investment in a litigation specialist, Manolete Partners.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Shellproof Ltd:. *Shellproof Plc will acquire halnaker vineyard, comprising of 13 acres of land. *The business strategy is to create a prestigious English sparkling wine production, sales and distribution business.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Quindell Portfolio PLC:.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Alternative Liquidity Solutions Ltd:.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- SABMiller PLC:. *Doubles its traditional African beer operations. *Expanded its African beer brand, Chibuku, into ten countries across the.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- ASOS PLC:. *Kate Bostock will be joining the company and board in January 2013 as. *Robert Bready, product director, has resigned from the board after 7 years,.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Oxford BioMedica PLC:. *To close phase II study in US to assess Trovax in patients with prostate. *Continues to have an active phase II development programme in other.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Avanti Communications Group PLC:. *FY pretax loss 16 million STG. *FY revenues and other operating income increased by 246% to  £15.0 million.

  • *Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 24-25 points, or 0.4 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, tracking falls on Wall Street and in Asia on mounting concerns the latest corporate earnings will disappoint.

  • Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100. to open 24 to 25 points lower, or down 0.4 percent, Germany's DAX to open 26 points lower, or down 0.4 percent, and France's CAC-40 to open 17 to 18 points lower, or down 0.5 percent. >Wall St falls in tech-led sell-off, Alcoa up late.

  • By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil was down 28 cents to $92.11 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $3.06 on Tuesday to finish at $92.39 per barrel on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Controversial former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft on Wednesday uncorked plans to tap into Britain's burgeoning sparkling wine industry.

  • PARIS, Oct 10- French media group Lagardere, owner of 7.5 percent of EADS, on Wednesday renewed its support in the management of the Airbus maker after its merger talks with Britain's BAE Systems failed.

  • ZURICH, Oct 10- The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Wednesday:. Alleged rogue trader Kweku Adoboli exposed Swiss bank UBS to billions of dollars of hidden market risk for weeks on end, peaking at nearly $12 billion on Aug. 8 last year, a London court heard on Tuesday.

  • By Claire Ruckin and Tessa Walsh. LONDON, Oct 10- State-backed Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the former Anglo Irish Bank, is considering selling a loan portfolio of up to 2 billion euros as part of its push to wind up its operations by 2020, banking sources said on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- The head of an internal UBS. probe into "rogue trader" Kweku Adoboli, accused of losing the Swiss bank $2.3 billion, did not consider whether others at the bank might have been involved, a London court heard on Wednesday. Adoboli, 32, is on trial at London's Southwark Crown Court accused of two charges of fraud and false accounting, which he denies.

  • BANGKOK/ SINGAPORE, October 10 Fitch Ratings Limited says Thailand's economic performance has continued to show resilience to global shocks but slower regional growth and increasing leverage in the corporate and bank sectors will constrain ratings.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden's financial watchdog said on Wednesday that banks should retain responsibility for setting Swedish interbank rates, the system for which is under review by the central bank in the wake of the rigging of its London equivalent.