MIDLAND, Texas _ Clayton Williams Energy Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $23.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.16 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $64.5 million.» Read More
DUBAI, Oct 3- Qatar Islamic Bank, the Gulf Arab state's largest sharia-compliant lender, is set to issue a $750 million five-year Islamic bond on Wednesday, a document from the lead arrangers said. Final price guidance for the sukuk tightened to 175-180 basis points over midswaps after substantial demand for the deal, with order books over $6 billion.
ASTANA, Oct 3- Kazakhstan's oil pipeline monopoly plans to raise more than $100 million through an initial public share offering as part of the central Asian country's "people's IPO" programme, the deputy head of its parent company said.
Oct 3- The following table is a summary of the responses to an asset allocation poll of 1 1 I ndian mutual fund firms, conducted between September 21 and October 1. For a story on the poll, double click on. 2) Expectations for India's benchmark BSE index.
*Takeda and Advinus initiate multi-year drug discovery collaboration. *Advinus-co will get $9 million in milestones leading to candidate selection. of up to $45 million per product.
ANKARA, Oct 3- Turkish inflation rose broadly in line with forecasts in September, data showed on Wednesday, and was not seen affecting expectations that the central bank will continue to ease monetary policy.
TOKYO, Oct 3- Benchmark Japanese government bonds were supported on Wednesday, with the 10- year yield revisiting an eight-week low, as weak Chinese data and uncertainty of the timing of Spain's bailout request sapped investor appetite for riskier assets. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday a request for European aid was not imminent.
Oct 03- Investor interest in the relationship between ratings of sovereigns and of the rated entities and transactions in their jurisdiction remains high despite recent positive developments in the eurozone crisis.
*Nomura raises easyJet target price to 650 p from 580 p; rating buy. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
STOCKHOLM, Oct 3- Activity in Sweden's services sector fell in September, a purchasing managers' survey showed on Tuesday, underlining recent data showing a sharp slowdown in the economy. "This was the latest in a series of weak figures from Sweden," he said.
*JP Morgan raises Gemfields price target to 50 p from 44 p; rating overweight. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
The government announced in August that it was awarding a 13- year franchise to run the west coast London- to- Scotland service to Virgin's rival, FirstGroup. Branson, who had at the time questioned whether FirstGroup could meet its financial commitments, on Wednesday praised transport authorities for reconsidering their decision.
LONDON, Oct 3- Stagecoach Group PLC:. *Notes the announcement by DfT that current competition for Intercity West. *Will be in discussions with the DfT regarding these developments.
*Natixis raises Volvo AB target price to SEK 123 from SEK 117;. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
*Canaccord Genuity raises CI Financial Corp price target to C $26.25. *Canaccord Genuity raises IGM Financial Inc price target to C $40 from. *Canaccord Genuity raises Sprott Inc price target to C $5 from C $4.75;.
Oct 3- Core Laboratories NV:. *Natixis cuts Core Lab price target to $111 from $130; rating neutral. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
OSLO, Oct 3- Norwegian gas exports rose to Germany and France on Wednesday morning, data from Norway's gas system operator Gassco showed. Total exports to Europe including Britain were up by 19.8 million cubic metres to 291.8 mcm per day at 0600 GMT, compared with an average a day before.
*Credit Suisse raises Sodexo to outperform from neutral. *Credit Suisse raises Compass target price to 791 P from 744 P; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
OSLO, Oct 3- Full restart of Norway's Kollsnes gas processing plant was delayed again for one day until Thursday, gas system operator Gassco said in a market message on Wednesday. Kollsnes, which processes Norwegian gas for export to Britain and continental Europe, will see its output reduced by 30 million cubic metres per day until 0400 GMT on Thursday.
Siam Commercial Bank has emerged the best performer on earnings metrics among 25 companies in Thailand's financials sector, data from Thomson Reuters StarMine shows. The stock hit a 52- week high at 172 baht on Sept. 28. Rojana Industrial lags the sector with an EQ score of 3. CONTEXT:.
*RAymond James re-initiates coverage on B2Gold Corp with an. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.