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  • *High investor demands keeps costs down for sponsors* Issuance may hit $7 bln this year By Sarah Mortimer. LONDON, Oct 9- The market for catastrophe bonds has boomed in the past year and is likely to keep growing as investors search for higher returns.

  • *Iraq oil official sees 2.8 mbpd Oct exports. LONDON, Oct 9- Iraq's oil exports are expected to rise to their highest in decades this month and production is on course to more than double by 2020, as it cements its place as OPEC's second-biggest producer after Saudi Arabia.

  • RPT-BRIEF-CRH says talks with India's Jaypee end Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 9:36 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- LONDON, Oct 9- CRH PLC:. *CRH announces termination of negotiations in India. *Negotiations with jaypee cement have now been terminated () ().

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Oil rose to around $113 a barrel on Tuesday after two days of losses, with tensions in the Middle East and the risk of supply disruptions outweighing concerns about sluggish global demand.

  • LONDON Oct 9- The following FTSE 100. companies will go ex-dividend on Wednesday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of the resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers would take 2.87 points off the index.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold steadies as dollar strengthens Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 9:04 AM ET

    The single European currency slipped after a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday dashed investors' hopes of a bailout for Spain's troubled economy, with ministers insisting that Madrid was still able to fund itself via capital markets.

  • BRIEF-CRH says talks with India's Jaypee end Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- CRH PLC:. *CRH announces termination of negotiations in India. *Negotiations with jaypee cement have now been terminated.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Ascent Resources PLC:. *Given the time that has now elapsed board will not attempt to draw on the. *Will then have to renegotiate certain obligations and timing conditions of.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 9- Key Euribor bank-to-bank lending rates hit fresh record lows on Tuesday, pushed down by large amounts of excess liquidity sloshing around in money markets. Equivalent Libor rates, set by a smaller panel of banks in London, fixed at 0.14357 percent.

  • *Proposed change supported by chief executive-source* ENRC battling tarnished corporate governance reputation By Clara Ferreira-Marques.

  • Europe Power-French spot sheds strike premium Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:55 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Oct 9- European prompt power traded down in France on Tuesday as a one-day strike in the country's energy sector looked set to end. French day ahead baseload was down 2.85 euros on the day at 53.25 euros a megawatt hour. Germany's day ahead baseload contract was 5.40 euros up at 51.25 euros.

  • *De Guindos denies Spain's forecasts are too optimistic. LUXEMBOURG, Oct 9- The euro zone believes Spain's budget cuts should take account of its recession, its economy minister said, as regional policymakers debated whether to let the country slacken the pace of its austerity drive.

  • Man arrested on suspicion of defacing Rothko work Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    LONDON-- British police on Monday arrested the man who told journalists he was responsible for scrawling graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern museum.

  • UniCredit Bank Austria and Banco Popolare struggled to find demand for their respective five- and long three-year deals, despite impressive order books built by rivals Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy's largest retail bank, and Dutch F Van Lanschot the same day.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Noble Clean Fuels on Tuesday became the latest energy company to expand its presence in Britain's growing liquefied natural gas market as it signed an agreement to import spare LNG at the country's South Hook terminal.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Wolseley PLC:.

  • Pakistan introduces GSK pneumonia vaccine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- Pakistan has become the first country in South Asia to introduce a vaccine against the deadly pneumococcal disease in children, with GlaxoSmithKline's Synflorix selected for the programme.

  • Vitol, Glencore dominate Russian oil trading Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    *Breakthrough for Glencore as it gets Rosneft invitation. LONDON, Oct 9- Swiss trading houses Vitol and Glencore have become the largest players in the Russian oil export market, dominating supplies from the world's biggest producer after a switch in Kremlin policy opened up the trade. "Everywhere you saw Gunvor before, Glencore is now written in capital letters.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Silvermere Energy PLC:. *Views early production profile from i-1 well as encouraging. *Highlights that result of four-point test has not yet been reported in full.

  • European shares inch lower, uptrend intact Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- European shares edged lower on Tuesday on concerns about company earnings and debt problems in countries including Spain and Greece, although analysts said the overall market trend remained positive and recent central bank actions would underpin stocks. At 1138 GMT, the index was down 0.1 percent at 1,100.52 points.