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  • Oct 11- Manhattan Associates Inc:. *Raymond James raises Manhattan Associates Inc target price to $63. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • *Raymond James Raises Heartland Payment to outperform from market. *Raymond James Cuts Alliance Data Systems to market perform from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • KAYSERI, Turkey, Oct 11- Turkey said on Thursday it had stopped supplying Syria with electricity, but officials said the decision was due to problems with its neighbour's network and not a political decision to cut it off.

  • *Howard Weil raises Lufkin Industries Inc to market outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • *Raymond James raises PrivateBancorp Inc target price to $18 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • *Howard Weil raises Schlumberger to focus stock from market outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • The euro zone Euro STOXX 50 index will be poised for a nearly 3 percent upside in the very short term if it manages to close above a key technical level, triggering a surge that could pave the way for a major rally, according to ING.

  • US futures rebound for the first time this week Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Stock futures rebounded strongly Thursday on better-than-expected employment numbers that will likely provide some optimism to millions of U.S. job seekers. The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted last week to seasonally adjusted 339,000, the Labor Department said.

  • Sweet oil flows to U.S. will dry up by 2014-Total Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:22 AM ET

    New U.S. shale provinces are now pumping more than a million barrels per day and the hydrocarbons produced are similar to top quality grades produced in Africa, such as Nigerian benchmark grade Bonny Light.

  • ROME, Oct 11- Italian authorities have taken control of a cement plant belonging to Italcementi, the world's fifth-largest cement maker, over allegations of illegal toxic emissions, the company said on Thursday.

  • Oct 11- First Financial Holdings Inc:. *Raymond James Starts First Financial Holdings Inc with market. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • Qatar lender QIIB prices $700 mln 5-yr sukuk Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 11- Qatar International Islamic Bank. HSBC Holdings, Standard Chartered and QNB Capital, a unit of Qatar National Bank were mandated bookrunners on the deal. Last week, Qatar Islamic Bank sold $750 million in a five-year sukuk at 2.5 percent.

  • THE HAGUE, Oct 11- Four Nigerian villagers took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Thursday in a landmark pollution case that campaigners said could open the door to more compensation claims against international companies.

  • In meningitis scare, charges firm misled US regulators Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    On Wednesday, Idaho became the 11th state to report a case of the rare illness, which has been linked to tainted steroids produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The case in Idaho is the first discovered in the western United States.

  • BERLIN, Oct 11- Germany's top economic institutes took a swipe on Thursday at an ECB plan to buy weaker euro zone states' bonds, saying it would threaten the bank's independence and undermine the currency bloc by stoking inflation.

  • Oct 11- Canada's main stock index looked set to open higher on Thursday, on expectations that Spain would be pressured to seek a sovereign bailout after S&P downgraded it to just one notch above junk. *The IMF backed giving debt-burdened Greece and Spain more time to reduce their budget deficits, cautioning that cutting too far, too fast would do more harm than good.

  • UPDATE 4-RBS hits milestone with Direct Line listing Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    By Matt Scuffham and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON, Oct 11- Insurer Direct Line made a solid stock market debut on Thursday, marking a milestone in parent Royal Bank of Scotland's recovery efforts.

  • Europe's outlook darkens as German growth fades Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:18 AM ET

    BERLIN-- Europe's economic outlook darkened further Thursday when top economists slashed their growth forecasts for Germany and warned that public support for more financial aid to struggling countries was evaporating.

  • *Softbank to buy majority in Sprint- source. TOKYO, Oct 11- Softbank Corp, Japan's third-largest mobile carrier, is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S. operator Sprint Nextel Corp for more than 1 trillion yen, said a source with direct knowledge of the matter, as it seeks to expand overseas.

  • UPDATE 2-Villagers sue Shell in landmark pollution case Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Oct 11- Four Nigerian villagers took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Thursday in a landmark pollution case that campaigners said could open the door to more compensation claims against international companies.