*Local drugs intensify competition as China squeezes prices. SHANGHAI, Nov 29- China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and aging population. That has made China a sweet spot for Denmark's Novo Nordisk; the world's biggest...» Read More
Oct 2- Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp:. *SunTrust Robinson raises Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp price target to $14. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 2- Whiting Petroleum Corp:. *SunTrust Robinson cuts Whiting Petroleum Corp to neutral from buy. *SunTrust Robinson cuts Whiting Petroleum Corp price target to $51.
Oct 2- Equal Energy Ltd:. *Pi Financial cuts Equal Energy Ltd price target to C $4.50 from C $5;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent. By 1049 GMT, the FTSE 100. The FTSE has fallen from its recent highs of around 5,914, which it hit after global central banks acted to stimulate the economy, as investors await the next development out of Spain.
*Uncertainty remains and markets could be volatile, as despite Spain's readiness to ask for financial help Germany has signaled that it should hold off, according to European officials on Monday.
Oct 2- ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Jefferies raises ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc price target to $28 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
NEW DELHI, Oct 2- India's Kingfisher Airlines Ltd, controlled by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, cancelled all flights through Thursday because of labour unrest and was ordered by the aviation regulator to submit a revival plan before it can fly again.
*Jefferies cuts Mondelez International to hold from buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 2- Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc:. *Raymond James Cuts Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc to. *Raymond James cuts Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc price.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 2- South Africa's fuel suppliers are starting to feel the pinch as a strike by more than 20,000 truck drivers enters its second week, with deliveries to pumps delayed and stations running out of certain types of fuel, an industry body said on Tuesday.
Oct 2- Continental Gold Ltd:. *TD Securities raises Continental Gold Ltd price target to C $15 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*TD Securities cuts Agrium Inc to hold from action list buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Asia's fuel oil market continued to weaken on Tuesday, with the prompt inter-month spread easing to a six-week low on lacklustre demand at a time when more supply is emerging. The balance October/November inter-month spread eased 50 cents to a backwardation of $2.38 a tonne, lowest since Aug. 21, according to Reuters data.
Oct 2- Canacol Energy Ltd:. *TD Securities cuts Canacol Energy Ltd price target to C $0.95 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
JERUSALEM-- Israel's prime minister held the prospect of early elections over the heads of his coalition partners Tuesday, opening a drive to get his budget approved, a campaign that could have foreign policy implications.
Oct 2- Mercer International Inc:. *Td securities raises Mercer International Inc to buy from hold. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 2- Westlake Chemical Corp:. *To convert Calvert City ethylene feedstock to ethane. *Says announced an expansion of the existing PVC plant in Calvert City,.
DUBAI, Oct 2- Qatar Islamic Bank, the Gulf state's largest sharia-compliant lender, is planning to issue a five-year benchmark-sized Islamic bond, or sukuk, this week, arranging banks said on Tuesday. Benchmark-sized is understood to be at least $500 million. HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank.
--The transaction securitizes a pool of performing loans secured on first-ranking mortgages over properties in the Netherlands. Standard& Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its preliminary credit ratings to STORM 2012- V B.V.' s EUR1, 579.7 million residential mortgage-backed floating-rate notes.
*Morocco delays target to 2020. RABAT, Oct 2- Morocco is to delay a plan to cap sugar import needs at 45 percent its annual demand by end-2013 after bad weather hit farming this year and as an investment vehicle controlled by the ruling monarchy seeks to divest the sugar industry's monopoly.