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  • BANGALORE, Oct 5- Euro zone inflationary pressures stayed weak in August despite increasing a tad from the previous month, suggesting inflation could continue to fall, according to an indicator designed to predict cyclical trends. Thus, euro zone inflation pressures are still quite weak, " Lakshman Achuthan, ECRI's chief operating officer said.

  • WASHINGTON-- With President Barack Obama knocked off stride and the election looming, the government is issuing new unemployment data likely to underscore the slow economic recovery and ensure that jobs remain the top issue of the presidential campaign.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 5- The table below shows the daily net trading in Taiwan stocks by three major categories of institutional investors, in millions of Taiwan dollars. A negative figure indicates net selling.

  • VIENNA, Oct 5- Statistics Austria reported the following economic indicator on Friday: AUSTRIAN TRADE Jul 12* Jun 12** Jul 11** Merchandise trade balance -799.3 -703.3 -773.7 Exports 10,547.5 10,296.6 10,037.7 Imports 11,346.7 10,999.9 10,811.3* preliminary figures** revised figures.

  • The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday there was no timeline for the conclusion of talks under way on Greece's bailout program as hopes faded in Athens of a deal with international lenders on austerity cuts before a Eurogroup meeting on Monday. Two of Greece's biggest banks, National Bank.

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 5- Hungary will raise its 2013 budget deficit target to 2.7 percent of GDP from 2.2 percent and will implement a budget adjustment programme worth 397 billion forints to achieve the new goal, the economy minister said on Friday.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 5- India's National Stock Exchange. said Emkay Global Financial Services has "smoothly" closed out all of the positions arising from its erroneous orders that triggered a brief halt on the exchange.

  • ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National Bank and Eurobank, are in talks over a merger that would create the country's biggest lender, news website To Vima reported on Friday, citing sources.

  • *Credit Suisse raises Experian PLC price target to 1200 p from 990 p;. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Oct 5- Rhoen Klinikum AG:. *Credit Suisse cuts Rhoen Klinikum AG price target to 16.50 euros. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • *Citigroup cuts Wolseley Plc to neutral from buy. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Oct 5- Eurofins Scientific SE:. *Natixis raises Eurofins Scientific price target to 120 euros from. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Oct 5- Betfair Group PLC:. *Panmure cuts Betfair Group PLC target price to 977 p from 1000 p;. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- The Russian rouble was little changed at Friday's opening, with investors unwilling to make strong moves ahead of the central bank's rate decision due later in the day. There was a small rebound in Moscow stocks, supported by relatively strong commodity prices and slight optimism from global investors.

  • Oct 5- Symphony International Holdings Ltd:. *Panmure cuts Symphony International Holdings Ltd target price to. $1.13 from $1.18; rating buy.

  • Oct 5- Nobel Biocare Holding AG:. *Credit Suisse cuts Nobel Biocare target price to Sfr 8.50 from Sfr. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • PARIS, Oct 5- French automaker Renault plans to build more than 70 percent of its Clio subcompacts in Turkey, union sources said, in a shift abroad that could inflame tensions with workers and the government, its biggest shareholder.

  • Shares in Jardine Cycle& Carriage have seen the highest jump in 5- day average volume over its 30- day volume among the index components, Thomson Reuters data shows. The stock's 5- day average volume surged to 329,200 shares, 76 percent more than its 30- day average volume of 186,900 shares. Jardine shares surged 7 percent to a life-time high of S $53.42 on Friday.

  • Oct 5- Ted Baker PLC:. *Panmure raises Ted Baker target price to 1093 p from 975 p; rating buy For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • Oct 5- Retail Estates NV:. *KBC raises Retail Estates price target to 53 euros from 49 euros; rating hold. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.