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  • Shares in Smith& Nephew shed 1.2 percent, among the top fallers on the FTSE 100 albeit in light volume, with traders citing a downgrade by Morgan Stanley to "equalweight" from "overweight" as weighing on sentiment towards Europe's leading maker of artificial hips and knees.

  • *Brent crude slips under $111 a barrel* Euro trades around $1.29, little changed from U.S. levels* Markets await Spain's next move on bailout request By Richard Hubbard.

  • *FTSE 100 index falls 0.1 percent. LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's top share index edged lower on Wednesday, with weaker oil prices putting pressure on energy stocks, while retailers such as Tesco. At 0854 GMT, the FTSE 100 index.

  • The U.S. Labor Department will release employment data for September on Friday. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 5,801.45. Germany's DAX was less than 0.1 percent lower at 7,300.12 and France's CAC-40 lost 0.3 percent to 3,404.64.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Order books on the London initial public offering of Royal Bank of Scotland's insurance business Direct Line have been covered three days into the company's nine day investor roadshow, sources close to the company said on Wednesday. Shares in the sale of up to 33 percent of the company are being offered at 160 pence to 195 pence each.

  • PARIS, Oct 3- European stocks dipped early on Wednesday, adding to the previous session's losses, as uncertainty surrounding a potential bailout for debt-stricken Spain and further signs of a slowdown in China rattled investors. At 0840 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's service sector growth slowed in September and services providers shed jobs for the first time in 10 months, a survey showed on Wednesday, casting more doubt on the chances of a sustained recovery.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Quadrise Fuels International PLC:. *Confirms it is in advanced stages of a placing of up to 50 million new. ordinary shares at a price of about 7 P per share.

  • *China, Europe services PMI disappoint. LONDON, Oct 3- Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday, as weak data from Europe and China dimmed the outlook for demand, while Europe's festering debt crisis added to the gloom. Brent November crude futures had fallen 90 cents to $110.67 a barrel by 0830 GMT.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's service sector growth slowed in September and services providers shed jobs for the first time in 10 months, a survey showed on Wednesday, casting more doubt on the chances of a sustained recovery.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's service sector growth slowed in September and services providers shed jobs for the first time in 10 months, a survey showed on Wednesday, casting more doubt on the chances of a sustained recovery. ECONOMISTS' COMMENTS: JAMES KNIGHTLEY, ING.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Kazakh BTA bank's $2.1 billion 2018 bond jumped at least 5 cents on the dollar on Wednesday after the bank signed a preliminary restructuring agreement for $11.2 billion in debt, broking sources said.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's service sector growth slowed in September and services providers shed jobs for the first time in 10 months, a survey showed on Wednesday, casting more doubt on the chances of a sustained recovery. ECONOMISTS' COMMENTS: MARTIN BECK, CAPITAL ECONOMICS.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's service sector growth slowed in September and services providers shed jobs for the first time in 10 months, a survey showed on Wednesday, casting more doubt on the chances of a sustained recovery.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's service sector growth slowed in September and services providers shed jobs for the first time in 10 months, a survey showed on Wednesday, casting more doubt on the chances of a sustained recovery. ECONOMISTS' COMMENTS: GEORGE BUCKLEY, DEUTSCHE BANK. CHRIS WILLIAMSON, CHIEF ECONOMIST AT SURVEY COMPILERS MARKIT:.

  • DUBAI, Oct 3- Qatar Islamic Bank, the Gulf Arab state's largest sharia-compliant lender, will return to global debt markets after two years on Wednesday with a new five-year sukuk, taking advantage of strong liquidity for regional issues.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Britain's service sector growth slowed in September and services providers shed jobs for the first time in 10 months, a survey showed on Wednesday, casting more doubt on the chances of a sustained recovery. ECONOMISTS' COMMENTS: CHRIS WILLIAMSON, CHIEF ECONOMIST AT SURVEY COMPILERS MARKIT:.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 3- Pick' n Pay Stores Ltd:.

  • *FirstGroup shares fall 15 pct; company says followed guidelines. LONDON, Oct 3- Britain scrapped a 6 billion pound deal on Wednesday to award one of the country's biggest railway franchises to FirstGroup Plc, blaming government officials for serious mistakes in the bidding process.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones down 0.2 percent, while contracts on the Nasdaq 100 were down 0.1 percent at 0751 GMT.