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  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Monday. MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets Facebook. MOSCOW- Moscow City Court starts hearings on appeal against conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot;.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- The darkest hour is just before dawn, the old saying goes.

  • *Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 8 to 12 points lower, or down 0.2 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers.

  • Benchmark oil for November delivery was down 12 cents to $92.07 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude was down 21 cents to $112.18 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

  • PARIS, Oct 1- European stocks are set to open lower on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100.

  • Separately, the bank's brokerage unit Cheuvreux could cut 290 jobs in France as part of a possible deal with financial services group Kepler Capital Markets to buy Cheuvreux, French daily Les Echos wrote, citing sources close to the matter.

  • OSLO, Oct 1- Output from Norway's Kollsnes gas processing plant will be down longer than expected following a compressor failure, gas system operator Gassco said in a market message.

  • PARIS, Oct 1- Key French EADS shareholder Lagardere said on Monday the conditions attached to a planned merger of the European aerospace group with Britain's BAE Systems were unsatisfactory and called on management to reexamine the project.

  • Commerzbank on Saturday declined to comment on a magazine report that it planned to pay no dividend for its 2013 financial year.

  • Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court, back in session today after its summer recess, is expected to take up a closely watched case that could help it decide whether American judges are empowered to hear lawsuits over human rights atrocities abroad.

  • *Relief over Spain bank stress tests. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares rose on Monday, led by financial stocks after relief that Spanish bank stress tests yielded no surprises and helped by strong U.S. data.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- German stock market group Deutsche Boerse expects up to 10 more corporate bond issues before the end of the year as clients seek alternatives to raising capital via a listing. German insurer Talanx is scheduled to float its shares on Deutsche Boerse on Tuesday, having covered its books last month.

  • October 1- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on Monday.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- Egypt's Citadel Capital could be an investor in Uganda's proposed $2.5 billion oil refinery project, the Egyptian private equity firm's managing director said.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Dutch bank ING is closing Central and Eastern European equities operations and scrapping corporate banking jobs in London, with the loss of around 130 jobs, the company said on Monday. The equities desk in Moscow will also be closed, Simpson said. The job losses were spread across offices in London, Moscow, Prague and Budapest.

  • *Forties bid up to dated plus 20 cents. Forties was bid as high as dated plus 20 cents, up from a deal at dated minus 55 cents on Friday, while November Brent futures were trading at an 85- cent premium to December, up from as low as 68 cents on Wednesday. *Trafigura bid for an Oct. 23-25 Forties at dated plus 20 cents and Total bid Oct. 25-29 at the same level.

  • *Goldman Sachs jumps 4 percent on Barron's view. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Wall Street advanced on Monday after a surprise expansion in U.S. manufacturing last month eased concerns about the economy and offset a gloomier outlook in Asia and Europe. Financial stocks led the market's advance with Goldman Sachs Group.

  • *UK could use "golden share" to block deal unless terms met. BERLIN/ PARIS, Oct 1- EADS and BAE Systems battled to rescue their $45 billion merger plan from a barrage of competing interests on Monday as governments and shareholders staked out positions in tense negotiations to try to forge the world's largest arms firm.

  • *Arrium rejects bid, calling it undervalued and conditional. *Arrium shares soar as much as 29 percent to one-month high. SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE, Oct 1- Australian miner and steel maker Arrium rejected a A $1.01 billion takeover offer from a consortium including Noble Group.