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  • BAE denies report of EADS merger collapse Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- British defence group BAE denied on Friday a German media report that its proposed deal with EADS had collapsed. "The deal is not off and we continue to work towards the 10th October deadline set by the UK Takeover Panel," a spokesman said. "

  • JPMorgan's head of corporate and regulatory affairs, Barry Zubrow, is expected to give up his job, the Wall Street Journal reported. Hong Kong- based Segantii Capital has hired Ambrose Meau, the former head of trading at hedge fund Isometric Investment. The unit of Alliance Trust Plc appointed Patrick Mill as managing director with immediate effect.

  • Africa's oldest park threatened by rebels, now oil Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Congo-- Just a few weeks ago, rangers and militiamen were engaging in gunfights in Africa's oldest national park. Cannons boomed as Congolese army troops shelled rebels.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Traders found guilty of rigging Libor and other financial market benchmarks would face jail from next year under a cross-party deal to be voted through next Tuesday in the European Parliament.

  • --We have taken recent rating actions on the underlying collateral or reference obligation to which 10 tranches are weak-linked or dependent. LONDON Oct. 5, 2012-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services today took various credit rating actions on 10 European collateralized debt obligation tranches.

  • WAfrica Crude-Slip on stubborn November overhang Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    *Qua Iboe down about 10 cents at dated plus $2.10- $2.50. LONDON, Oct 5- West African crude oil differentials slipped a little on Friday as an overhang of unsold cargoes loading in November forced asking levels down for a range of crudes.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Aurubis, Europe's biggest copper smelter, will offer 2013 physical copper term premiums for its European customers at $86 a tonne, unchanged from levels set in June this year, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday.

  • Czechs, Poles cast off emerging market tag Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- Tightly priced bond issues from the Czech Republic and Poland this week signal that they are casting off their emerging market label, leaving further behind other indebted Central and Eastern sovereigns.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Investors staring squarely at the U.S. fiscal cliff may well be ignoring a bigger monetary policy pitfall. But with such an agreement as dependent on the makeup of the House and Senate as the occupier of the White House, this budgetary uncertainty has been parked in "watch, wait and see" mode "until the election outcome becomes clearer.

  • Britain's Debenhams has high hopes for Russia Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 5- British department store group Debenhams expects to generate a fifth of its overseas sales by 2015 in Russia, which is set to become Europe's biggest retail market. Debenhams, which has been increasing sales at home despite a recession there, returned to Russia in September, six years after pulling out of the country because it was losing money.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Norddeutsche Landesbank, one of Germany's largest wholesale banks, is poised to issue a 144 a dollar covered bond as early as next Tuesday, the first offering of its kind since 2006.. German banks have been absent from the 144 a space since November 2006, when Essen Hypo sold a USD1.25bn long five-year that matured in January 2012.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Private equity firms EQT and GIC Special Investments of Singapore are considering options to either sell or refinance the debt of their German academic book publisher Springer Science& Business Media, banking sources said on Thursday.

  • *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.

  • *Britain is due to hold election in 2015. LONDON, Oct 5- Presiding over a fractious coalition amid a recession and derided by critics as an "out of touch" snob, British Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to take on a resurgent opposition at his party's annual conference next week. We know we have got to turn it around, "one Conservative Party official said."

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed the highest number of enforcement actions in its 38- year history in the 2012 fiscal year, the agency said on Friday.

  • Insurance prices inch higher in Q3 - Marsh Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- Insurance prices barely rose in the three months to September as abundant supplies of capital allowed insurers to compete aggressively even after paying out near-record natural disaster claims last year.

  • MegaFon moves closer to London IPO-sources Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russia's second-largest mobile phone operator MegaFon may start pre-marketing for its London IPO next week, but is yet to make a final decision regarding timing, three sources familiar with the situation said.

  • Ikea joins queue to cut through Italian red tape Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    *Rome store held up for 7 years so far by paperwork. MILAN, Oct 5- Ikea's plan to open a third store in Rome have been wrapped up in red tape for seven years with the Swedish furniture multinational joining a queue of willing investors beginning to lose patience with Italian bureaucracy.

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- A spokeswoman for the German government declined to comment on a media report on Friday that merger talks between Airbus manufacturer EADS and British defence group had practically collapsed.

  • *More sanctions on Iran being prepared in Europe. BRUSSELS, Oct 5- The European Union has begun discussing the possibility of a broad trade embargo against Iran, moving beyond the web of energy, business and financial restrictions imposed so far, in an effort to pressure Tehran not to build nuclear weapons.