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  • *Sanctions mulled for more Iran central bank transactions. *Aimed at pressuring Iran to abandon nuclear program. WASHINGTON, Oct 5- U.S. lawmakers are considering expanding American economic sanctions on Iran- measures that already have helped push that country's currency into free fall but have not yet convinced Tehran to abandon its nuclear program.

  • *Supportive U.S. data offset by weak China, Europe reports. NEW YORK, Oct 5- Oil prices fell in volatile trading on Friday and posted weekly losses as a fragile global economy and uncertainty about Europe's debt crisis offset support from a better-than-expected U.S. employment report.

  • Bond memorabilia goes under hammer in London Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    LONDON-- James Bond lovers have spent thousands of pounds for pieces of memorabilia from the spy movies at a London auction. Among the items under the hammer Friday in London was the complete works of Ian Fleming, Bond's creator. A navy, wool Tom Ford suit worn by Daniel Craig in the new Skyfall film due out on Oct. 26 sold for 46,850 pounds.

  • At a glance: Oil falls after US job report Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    On the New York Mercantile Exchange:. _ Benchmark oil closed down $1.83 to $89.88 per barrel. On the ICE Futures Exchange in London:.

  • Barry Zubrow, who was head of risk management at JPMorgan Chase& Co when the bank was building a dangerously large position in credit derivatives, is retiring. RBC Wealth Management, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada, said on Friday it hired a veteran adviser and manager from UBS Wealth Management Americas, the brokerage owned by the Swiss Bank UBS AG.

  • TEXT-S&P rates Cunningham Lindsey Group Ltd Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 4:02 PM ET

    CLGL is refinancing its existing capital structure in conjunction with acquisition by private-equity sponsor CVC Capital Partners.

  • PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Oct 5- Tensions over a supermerger between EADS and BAE Systems spilled into the open on Friday and cast doubt on a rapidly approaching deadline as France, Britain and Germany jockeyed over the role of the state in the world's largest aerospace and arms group.

  • *GM to decide soon on Opel cost cuts, alliance with PSA. *Opel says aims to source more parts from PSA, not GM. GM fully stands behind Opel, "GM Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky said in a statement sent by email.

  • *Energy ministry, LUKOIL to meet investors this month. LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 5- Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin met investors in London on Friday, launching a charm offensive by Russia's oil industry, which is trying to court foreign capital after a decade in which it became almost synonymous with resource nationalism.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Russian state owned oil company Rosneft will spend a total of $25 billion to modernise its Soviet-built refineries, company chief executive Igor Sechin told investors on Friday, sources familiar with his presentation said. Sechin said $7 billion has already been spent. The remaining $18 billion will be spent over the next five years.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 5- Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin met investors in London on Friday, launching a charm offensive by Russia's oil industry which is trying to court foreign capital after a decade in which it became almost synonymous with resource nationalism.

  • *Staff in Mumbai, Delhi hold protest marches over unpaid salaries. MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Oct 5- Debt-strapped Kingfisher Airlines, devoid of a turnaround plan to get back into the air, faced a possible shutdown by the government after extending the grounding of its fleet for another week.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Nigeria liquefied natural gas on Friday declared a force majeure on plant output after an attempt to steal crude oil from a pipeline led to a fire, Shell said. Shell, which has a 25.6 percent stake in Nigeria LNG, on Sunday shut its 28- inch Bomu-Bonny trunk line after oil thieves caused a fire, it said.

  • RLPC-Banks set for battle over Gecina stake Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- A battle over the shares of French property firm Gecina is about to begin after their 31 percent owners, Alteco and Mag Import, filed one of the biggest bankruptcy actions in Spanish history this week.

  • Med Crude-Urals strongest since early Sept Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- Russian Urals crude ended the weak on a bullish note on Friday, rising to its strongest levels since early September as traders said October volumes in the Mediterranean were mostly sold out.

  • PARIS, Oct 5- France will not rule out buying shares from Lagardere that would raise its stake in a merger of EADS and BAE, a French government source said on Friday, raising the prospect of a deal-breaking clash with Britain.

  • Nigeria LNG declares force majeure as of Oct. 4 Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- Nigeria liquefied natural gas on Friday declared a force majeure on plant output after an attempt to steal crude oil from a pipeline led to a fire, Shell said. "An attempt was made to steal crude oil from the Bomu-Bonny trunk line and offload it onto a waiting ship that led to a fire on the line and on the ship on Sunday," a Shell spokesman said.

  • North Sea Crude-Forties stable, deferrals rise Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:08 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- North Sea Forties crude differentials were steady on Friday as traders assessed fresh November loading programmes amid mounting deferrals of October cargoes. This explains why the Forties November loadings do not begin until November 8.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Asian spot prices of liquefied natural gas lost more ground this week as weaker import demand across key winter delivery periods forced some producers to sell distressed cargoes at knockdown prices.

  • PARIS, Oct 5- France will not rule out buying shares from Lagardere that would raise its stake in a merger of EADS and BAE, a French government source said, raising the prospect of a clash with Britain over control of the merged group. Britain, France and Germany are still in disagreement over how to proceed with the proposed merger. Keywords: EADS BAE/ FRANCE STAKE.