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  • The asset management business of Aviva Plc named Patrick Brien as chief executive of its Asia Pacific region. Bank of Nova Scotia named Troy Wright as president and chief executive of its Mexican unit, Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Mexico, on Tuesday.

  • VATICAN CITY, Oct 3- Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict's former butler who is on trial for stealing sensitive documents, was in possession of some which the pope had marked "to be destroyed," police testified at his trial on Wednesday.

  • Oct 03-============================================================================== Summary analysis-- Telefonica S.A.------------------------------- 03- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: BBB/Negative/A-2 Country: Spain Primary SIC: Telephone communications, exc. radio Mult.

  • *Quebecor Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. Quebec's interest in Quebecor Media Inc. QMI held by cdp for $1.0 billion in cash.

  • WASHINGTON-- U.S. service companies, which employ nearly 90 percent of the workforce, likely grew more slowly in September than August. Economists expect the Institute for Supply Management non-manufacturing index dipped to 53.5 in September, from 53.7 in August, according to a survey of economists by FactSet.

  • *Susquehanna raises HomeAway Inc price target to $31 from $29; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • *China, Europe services PMI disappoint. LONDON, Oct 3- Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday, as weak data from Europe and China dimmed the outlook for demand, while Europe's festering debt crisis added to the gloom. Brent November crude futures had fallen 96 cents to $110.61 a barrel by 1000 GMT.

  • *Announces September 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales of 22,982. *Says September 2012 retail new vehicle unit sales increased 23% versus. *Says third quarter 2012 retail new vehicle sales increased 22% versus the.

  • *Canaccord Genuity raises Agrium Inc target price to $124 from $113;. *Canaccord Genuity cuts Mosaic Co target price to $68 from $73; rating. *Canaccord Genuity cuts Potash Corp target price to $51 from $54;.

  • MILAN, Oct 3- Italian oil services company Saipem. said on Wednesday it was awarded a three-year $550 million contract from Statoil to provide drilling services in the off Norway. Scarabeo 5 has been working continuously since 1990 in the Norwegian North Sea.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 3- Bajaj Auto, India's No.2 motorcycle maker, plans to expand its annual production capacity to 5.7 million vehicles by the end of the current financial year, from 4.5 million, K. Srinivas, president of its motorcycle business, said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 3- Low steel consumption in Europe is eating into ferrous recyclers' margins, an EU industry body said on Wednesday. Among the largest metals scrap recycling groups operating in Europe are Australia's Sims Metal Management, EMR, a privately-owned British company whose turnover was around 1-3 billion pounds in the last few years, and Germany's TSR.

  • KUWAIT, Oct 3- Kuwait's cabinet has asked the country's ruler to consider dissolving parliament, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday, a widely-expected move after months of political deadlock.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 3- Eurasia Drilling:. *Eurasia's current onshore drilling volume forecast is for at least 5.8 million metres for 2012, implying growth of approximately 21 percent y-o-y. *Capital expenditure is expected to increase to between $550 and $600.

  • Oct 03- Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Pty Ltd. *Moody's has assigned a Baa3 rating with a stable outlook to the proposed US $250 million of senior secured notes to be issued by Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Pty Ltd.

  • By Dasha Afanasieva and Kirstin Ridley. LONDON, Oct 2- A former UBS trader wept in a London court on Tuesday after reading an email in which "rogue trader" Kweku Adoboli, a former colleague accused of fraud, admitted to unauthorised trades that risked undermining the Swiss bank and colleagues.

  • BEIJING, Oct 3- China quietly deferred a request by North Korea for its young leader to visit last month because the Chinese leadership was preoccupied with its once-in-a-decade leadership change and a host of other distractions, two independent sources said.

  • Oct 3- Paramount Resources Ltd:. *RBC raises Paramount Resources Ltd price target to C $35 from C $33;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • LONDON-- Markets were subdued Wednesday as investors awaited a run of U.S. economic figures and after Spain's prime minister indicated his cash-strapped country would not request a bailout imminently.

  • Oct 3- RMP Energy Inc:. *RBC raises RMP Energy Inc price target to C $2.75 from C $2.50; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.