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  • LONDON, Oct 11- British prompt gas prices fell on Friday morning as warmer weather weighed on demand and Norway boosted deliveries to the UK following maintenance-related supply interruptions earlier this week.

  • falls 0.66 percent while the 50- share NSE index is down 0.56 percent heading to their first weekly fall after five weeks of straight gains. drops 5.5 percent after disappointing investors with weaker-than-expected margins and took a conservative view on its full-year earnings.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 12- India's HDFC Bank Ltd will consider reviewing the bank's base rate at some point during the current quarter as deposit costs have come down, Executive Director Paresh Sukhtankar said on Friday.

  • The country's new government says its approach will be non-interference in Quebec's affairs, and gave no sign it will laud unity. The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy had broken with tradition by taking sides in the Canadian national unity debate, suggesting that Quebec sovereigntists are an insular movement that is sowing division.

  • --We revised to negative our outlook on the sovereign long-term foreign and local currency credit ratings on Morocco on Oct. 11, 2012. --The negative outlook mirrors that on Morocco.

  • Oct 12- Partners Real Estate Investment Trust:. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • BALI, Indonesia-- A decade after bombs ripped through two Bali nightclubs, Friday was filled with reminders of what was lost in this tropical paradise, and what was not.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12- Paper maker Sappi said on Friday it will mothball a paper machine at its unprofitable Tugela mill in South Africa from Jan. 1 next year. The company said in a statement that it would restart the machine when market conditions improve. It has sufficient capacity to meet local containerboard requirements, it added.

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Chubu Electric Power Co, Japan's third-biggest power utility, has signed a second long-term contract to buy liquefied natural gas from its main supplier Qatargas for 15 years from 2013 to ensure stable supplies.

  • Oct 12-=============================================================================== Ratings-- Banque Centrale Populaire------------------------------ 12- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: BBB-/Negative/A-3 Country: Morocco Primary SIC: Commercial banks, nec=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 24- Mar-2010 BBB-/A-3 BBB-/A-3 10- Aug-2005 BB+/ B BB+/ B=============================================================================== ().

  • MILAN, Oct 12- Italian fashion group Stefanel. said on Friday it was not aware of any reasons justifying the recent high volatility of its shares. Shares in Stefanel are currently suspended showing a price of 0.47 euro and a gain of more than 14 percent, on trading flows that are already more than four times the monthly average volume for a single session.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 12- Gazprombank, Russia's No. 3 lender by assets, has mandated banks to hold meetings with investors as it eyes a possible subordinated perpetual Eurobond offering, IFR and a banking source said on Friday.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 12- EU competition regulators on Friday cleared the acquisition of U.S. technology distributor BrightPoint Inc by its bigger rival Ingram Micro.

  • *Turkey- Syria tensions, lower N.Sea output support. LONDON, Oct 12- Oil fell below $115 a barrel on Friday, as a prediction of a further decline in oil consumption and higher supplies offset concerns about potential output disruptions in the Middle East.

  • BEIJING, Oct 12- China had started construction on 7.2 million affordable homes by the end of September, completing 97 percent of the full one-year target, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development said.

  • PARIS, Oct 12- French striking workers halted production at German power group E.ON' s four coal-fired power plants in France on Friday, cutting about 3,000 MW in output capacity, a trade union representative said.

  • The iTraxx series 17 index has pulled in 3 bp to 127 bp/129bp in a measure of the overall upbeat market sentiment which has allowed eight new issues to print this week from Asia.

  • Oct 12- Meyer Burger Technology AG:. *Helvea cuts Meyer Burger to reduce from neutral; cuts price target to SFR 9 from SFR 14. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- The European arm of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers, which collapsed in September 2008, is planning to return cash to unsecured creditors for the first time by the end of November, administrators said on Friday.

  • LJUBLJANA, Oct 12- Slovenia, struggling to avoid an EU bailout, is planning to take on new debt of up to 9.14 billion euros in 2013 and 2014 to finance the budget, repay the maturing debt and secure bank stability.