LONDON, Oct 3- Deutsche Bank is set to be the bank most affected, with profits hit hardest, by proposals to separate higher risk banking activities from traditional deposit-taking business, which are likely to affect about 20 banks, analysts said.
NEW YORK-- U.S. stock futures are up slightly as investors await a run of economic reports and after Spain's prime minister indicated his cash-strapped country would not request a bailout imminently. Dow futures are up 2 points to 13,413. The broader S&P 500 futures are up less than a point to 1,441. Nasdaq futures are up 3 points at 2,799..
HELSINKI-- Nokia Corp. says it plans to sell its headquarters in Finland as part of a cost-cutting program. Spokeswoman Maija Taimi says selling the glass and steel structure known as "Nokia House" near Helsinki is one of the options the struggling cellphone maker is considering as it disposes of noncore real estate holdings.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- Family Dollar Stores Inc:.
PARIS, Oct 3- European stocks edged down on Wednesday, adding to the previous session's losses, weighed down by doubts about whether Spain will soon request a bailout and further signs of a slowdown in China and Europe.
MOSCOW, Oct 3- Russia's consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in the week to Oct 1 after rising 0.1 percent in the previous period, the Federal Statistics Service said on Wednesday. This brings inflation since the start of the year to 5.2 percent compared to 4.7 percent in the same period of 2011..
MILAN, Oct 3- The troubled Italian smelter of aluminium group Alcoa will be able to continue using special contracts allowing it to buy electricity at lower prices until 2015 following a decision on Wednesday by the European Commission. Alcoa has decided to shut its aluminium smelter in Sardinia, blaming high power prices for undermining its competitiveness.
*Gecina shares down 4 pct in Paris. MADRID, Oct 3- Two Spanish investment firms that own 31 percent of French property company Gecina have filed one of the biggest bankruptcy actions in Spanish history after a bank refused to refinance a 1.6 billion euro loan.
Oct 3- Swift Energy Co:. *Announces proposed private add-on debt offering. *Says intends to offer in a private offering to eligible purchasers an.
*UBS raises Thoratec Corp to buy from neutral. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc:.
Oct 3- Westport Innovations Inc:. *UBS starts Westport Innovations with buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.
Kusasalethu mine near Johannesburg have downed tools in the latest illegal strike to hit South Africa's mining sector, the company said on Wednesday.
FRANKFURT, Oct 3- The board of MetroPCS has approved to merge with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA unit, German newspaper Financial Times Deutschland said on its website on Wednesday, citing unidentified people familiar with the process. Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS could not immediately be reached for comment.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd:.
Oct 3- Money supply in Qatar jumped 21.1 percent year-on-year at the end of August, the highest rate since September 2011, after a 12.1 percent rise in the previous month, the Gulf country's central bank data showed on Wednesday.
*RBC cuts ArQule Inc to sector perform from outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 3- MAG Silver Corp:. *Reports initial mineral resource estimate at cinco de mayo. grams per tonne at cinco de mayo.