TOKYO, Nov 27- Japanese stocks fell in thin trade on Friday as technical indicators suggested the market is overbought and vulnerable to a correction. The Nikkei share average edged down 0.3 percent to end the day at 19,883.94. The benchmark index was flat for the week, which saw subdued trading due to holiday closures in the United States and Japan.» Read More
TORONTO, Oct 1- The pace of growth in Canadian manufacturing fell for a third straight month in September, hitting a six-month low, in the latest sign Canada is suffering from the slowing economic momentum seen worldwide, according to data released on Monday.
The United Kingdom Listing Authority, which operates under the Financial Services Authority, plans to outline proposals to change British listing rules following a consultation launched in January this year.
Oct 1- The premier of the oil-rich province of Alberta sees benefits in the proposed sale of Nexen Inc to a Chinese state-owned company, a local newspaper reported on Monday.
The rating action follows the decision by Caisse Centrale du Credit Immobilier de France that CIF Assets waive the provisions pertaining to 3 CIF's Short-term and Long-term Issuer Default Rating, as outlined in the transaction documentation.
ATHENS, Oct 1- Greece will seek to shrink its fiscal deficit to 4.2 percent of national output next year from a projected 6.6 percent in 2012, with its economy forecast to contract by 3.8 percent, according to the country's draft budget released on Monday.
Oct 1- Volvo AB:* S&P Capital IQ raises Volvo target price to SEK 92 from SEK 83; rating hold. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
--Sweden- based hygiene and forest products group Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA has transformed into a consumer products group with a focus on hygiene products. --We believe that the group's business risk profile will benefit from its increasing focus on relatively stable hygiene products and the divestment of more volatile packaging operations.
Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight.
*ArcelorMittal will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.
BEIJING-- A bus carrying many German tourists hit the back of a truck and burst into flames Monday on an expressway in northern China, killing five Germans and a Chinese citizen, state media reported. The accident happened near Tianjin on an expressway that links that port city with the capital Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
*Announces acquisition of aacoa, inc. *Approximate purchase price of $50.8 million was funded using financing under. co's existing $350 million credit facility.
Oct 01- Fitch Ratings has today launched' The Weekly Wire', which is a compendium of the credit commentary published on Fitch Wire through the week. The newsletter contains Fitch's opinion on the most important events affecting the global credit markets and complements Fitch Wire's free e-mail commentary. Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Fitch Wire Weekly.
Oct 01- Toll Brothers Inc, Lennar& Standard Pacific Corp.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- World No. 3 gold bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti warned on Monday that an illegal strike could lead to cuts in its South African operations earlier than expected and raised the possibility that strikers could be sacked.
Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead. **GOOGLE INC, Friday close $754.50, up 0.6 pct premarket.
ATLANTA-- Delta Air Lines has named former Goldman Sachs executive George Mattson as a board member, citing his experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Mattson was co-head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.' s global industrial group until he retired in August.
AMSTERDAM, Oct 1- Six years ago Dutchman Ruben Beugels was on an Amsterdam tram that broke down, leaving him stuck in an out-of-the way place, and late for an appointment when he couldn't quickly find another means of transport.
*Begins hiring for store teams across Ontario. *Looking to fill store positions at co's first 24 stores across Ontario,. scheduled to open in march/ April 2013.
*Euro zone slipping into recession, China still slowing. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Wall Street was set to start the last quarter on a higher note on Monday even as data continued to point to a slowdown in global manufacturing. The rise in futures points to a rebound from the S&P 500 index's biggest weekly drop since June.