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  • DUBAI, Oct 11- Limitless, the indebted property arm of Dubai World, has reached an agreement with creditors to restructure a $1.2 billion Islamic loan, the company said on Thursday. Limitless will also shortly commence a procees to transfer ownership of itself to the Dubai government from conglomerate Dubai World, it said in a statement.

  • Oct 11- Devon Energy Corp:. *Will close its office in Houston. *Reorganization charges are expected to approximate $125 million, with $100.

  • MILAN, Oct 11- Insurer Unipol has lodged an appeal against conditions laid down by Italy's competition watchdog to clear its planned takeover of peer Fondiaria-SAI to create Italy's No. 2 player, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Midway through "Dishonored" I killed someone. I didn't intend to; he spotted me as I was trying to sneak past, and I had to shut him up. "Dishonored" is set in Dunwall, a city with a passing resemblance to London during the Industrial Revolution.

  • Oct 11- WH Smith Chief Executive Kate Swann will step down from the books and stationery retailer next summer, ending a decade-long tenure in which she helped to revitalise the company's fortunes. WH Smith shares were down 3.5 percent at 1107 GMT, despite the company also posting a 10 percent rise in full-year pretax profit to 102 million pounds.

  • Oct 11- Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Inc:. Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 1- for-8 reverse stock split of its common stock and a decrease in the number of authorized shares of its common stock from 100,000,000 to 25,000,000 shares.

  • Oct 11- Talison Lithium Ltd:. *Announces sales volume for Q1 fiscal 2013. US $352 per tonne, up 7% from Q1 2012.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Winnebago Industries Inc:. *Shares down 2.9 percent in premarket trading. NEW YORK, Oct 11- Winnebago Industries Inc:.

  • MILAN, Oct 11- The offer of Italy's Feidos for struggling real-estate manager Prelios envisages a capital hike of 135 million euros, a source close to Prelios's board said on Thursday.

  • Oct 11- Elbit Imaging Ltd:. *Announces the execution of US$ 31.4 million investment agreement between. *GE to invest US $22.5 million in cash& convert its US $5 million convertible.

  • Oct 11- EDAC Technologies Corp:. *Announces acquisition of smith-renaud assets. *Says sales from the assets acquired from smith-renaud were $1.5 million year-to-date in 2012.

  • Oct 11- Greater exchange rate flexibility is giving Russia a more effective buffer against volatile oil prices and other external shocks, Fitch Ratings says. Russia's experience provides an example to other sovereigns in the CIS of the benefits of exchange rate flexibility.

  • DAMASCUS, Oct 11- Syria said on Thursday a Damascus- bound plane forced to land in Ankara by Turkish fighter jets while en route from Moscow had been carrying legitimate cargo. The Foreign Ministry said the Turkish action violated international law and showed Ankara's "hostile policy" towards Syria.

  • *Middle East allocated much more of sukuk than expected. DUBAI, Oct 11- Turkey's first sovereign sukuk issue was a public relations triumph but it's been a financial disappointment so far in the secondary market, showing the risks of over-allocating debt deals to a single region.

  • MADRID, Oct 11- Spain's Treasury said on Thursday it would issue bonds maturing 2015, 2016 and 2022 at auction on Oct. 18. The bond due July 30, 2015 held a coupon of 4 percent while the bond maturing Oct. 31, 2016 had a 4.25 percent coupon. The benchmark 10- bond, due Jan. 31, 2022, has a 5.85 percent coupon.

  • *Spain banks' dependence on ECB continues. *Econ Sec says Spain still considering aid request. MADRID, Oct 11- Spain faced renewed pressure to take the politically humiliating step of seeking sovereign aid on Thursday after a credit agency cut its rating to near junk, triggering a spike in its borrowing costs.

  • Athens, Oct 11- The governor of the Bank of Greece was given a severance payment of 3.4 million euros when he left his former employer, a major bank that he now regulates, documents seen by Reuters show.

  • NEW YORK-- Kellogg's voluntary recall of certain packages of its Mini-Wheats Bite Size cereal may hurt its sales a bit, an analyst said Thursday. On Wednesday, Kellogg Co. announced that it was making the recall because of the possible presence of a flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.

  • *IRS taking' hard line' on accounting issue-lawyer. The dispute centers on an accounting practice- known as the "completed contract method"- that the IRS has scrutinized for years.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- In 2008, singer will.i.am provided Barack Obama's presidential campaign with music for its signature anthem, "Yes We Can." On Tuesday, at a rally for Obama in Columbus, Ohio, the performer chose to play something new: the theme song for "Sesame Street."