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  • LONDON, Oct 11- Office Of Fair Trading:.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Britain's energy minister wants to financially support two pilot carbon capture and storage projects, a technology the UK is banking on to reduce climate-warming emissions and to develop as a new export product.

  • *Europe still biggest drag on world growth. LONDON, Oct 11- Next year offers only a slight improvement for a global economy hit by recession in Europe and slowing or moribund growth in Asia and the United States, according to Reuters polls of hundreds economists worldwide.

  • MILAN, Oct 11- Italy's government could raise 1 billion euros a year from a tax on financial transactions but the levy risks hurting small investors more than speculators, the head of an Italian brokers' association said.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Lonmin PLC:. *Final amendment of mining right and settlement with keysha. with an amount of approximately $4.0 million.

  • The news could help President Barack Obama in his tight race for re-election on Nov. 6 against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who says Obama has mishandled the economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 30,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor Department said.

  • *Banking industry like a "naughty child"- Hiscox CEO. The pressure comes as Britain prepares to scrap its financial services watchdog early next year and replace it with two new bodies: the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, part of the Bank of England.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Old Mutual PLC:. *Entered definitive agreements to sell five of its US affiliates to their. *These businesses had combined assets under management of $11.7 billion at 30.

  • Oct 11- Fitch Ratings says in a new report that 30% of structured finance transactions are now achieving higher Issuer Report Grades then at the end of 2011. The agency has updated its Issuer Report Grades scores for EMEA transactions.

  • *Move follows record fraud fine in United States. LONDON, Oct 11- GlaxoSmithKline, criticised in the past for keeping important information about its medicines to itself, is to lift the lid on more of its drug data secrets.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 11- The European Union's top official fleshed out his ideas for a separate budget for euro zone countries on Thursday, and indirectly warned British Prime Minister David Cameron about using the proposal for his own political gain.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- The Rolling Stones released new single "Doom and Gloom" on Thursday, their first new song in over six years, and early reviews were mixed.

  • *Qatari LNG supplies to UK also down sharply. *UK spot gas prices up 10 pct since beginning of Oct. LONDON, Oct 11- Britain's winter gas supply may hit a crunch in a cold snap after volatile imports from Norway due to technical problems compound variable shipments from Qatar.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Smiths Group PLC:. *Smiths Group announces senior management changes. *Duncan Gillis, appointed CEO of John Crane.

  • BAKU/ LONDON, Oct 11- Azerbaijan accused BP on Wednesday of making "false promises" on oil output and said the state had missed out on $8 billion of potential revenues from what is one of the company's biggest projects in the world.

  • October 11- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Thursday.

  • BAKU/ LONDON, Oct 11- Azerbaijan accused BP on Wednesday of making "false promises" on oil output and said the state had missed out on $8 billion of potential revenues from what is one of the company's biggest projects in the world.

  • Oct 11- Cotton prices extended losses in early trade on Thursday after the U.S. government increased its inventory forecast for the season to end-July 2013 to a record of close to 80 million 480- lb bales. It was the third monthly increase by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since the new marketing season started on Aug. 1.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Financier Nat Rothschild, one of the founders of coal miner Bumi Plc, said on Thursday he saw challenges for the company even after the exit of Indonesia's powerful Bakrie family, with ownership remaining concentrated.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The U.S. trade deficit widened in August, in line with analyst expectations, as U.S. goods exports fell for the fifth consecutive month, a government report showed on Thursday. The monthly trade gap increased to $44.2 billion, from an upwardly revised estimate of $42.5 billion in July, the Commerce Department said.