• Oct 1- Perlite Canada Inc:. *Announces its results for for the third quarter of 2012. *Q3 revenue C $1.3 million.

  • MILAN, Oct 1- The main shareholder of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena said on Monday it had sold on the market a 1.41 percent stake in the world's oldest bank. Monte Paschi, the country's third-biggest lender, was forced to request state aid in June to plug a capital shortfall and meet tougher European requirements.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the former chief executive of a kosher meat packing plant in Iowa who was sentenced to 27 years in prison on charges of financial fraud.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's financial watchdog has contacted 24 investment firms warning them not to try to dodge reforms aimed at stopping life insurers and fund management companies offering sweeteners to advisers selling their products.

  • *Labour says Britain risks lost decade of stagnation. *Labour: Britain needs to drive demand to revive economy.

  • Oct 1- Standard& Poor's investment-grade composite spread expanded by 3 basis points to 193 bps Friday, and the speculative-grade composite spread expanded by 2 bps to 617 bps. By rating, the' AA' and' A' spreads widened by 2 bps each to 131 bps and 165 bps, respectively, and the' BBB' spread expanded by 3 bps to 235 bps.

  • Oct 1- Tenet Healthcare Corp:. *Moody's rates tenet's proposed sr. secured notes b1; sr. unsecured notes. *Rpt-moody's rates tenet's proposed sr. secured notes b1; sr. unsecured notes.

  • *India, Middle East, Africa to lead high-tech product demand. have more disposable income and a heavy appetite for technology products like cell phones, tablets and laptops, " Ken Rankin, high-tech marketing director at UPS in Atlanta, said in a Friday interview with Reuters.

  • *National Bank Financial starts ENTREC Corp with outperform rating;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • *Susquehanna raises Monsanto Co price target to $115 from $110; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • *ISS recommends shareholders back Telus plan. TORONTO, Oct 1- Telus Corp said on Monday that proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended shareholders vote in favor of Telus's plan to exchange non-voting shares for voting shares on a one-for-one basis.

  • Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its' AA+' rating to General Electric Co.' s. proposed senior unsecured debt offering of upwards of $5 billion. We believe the company will use most of the proceeds to meet its $5 billion February 2013 maturity.

  • Italy needs a strong political government, not another technocrat administration when Prime Minister Mario Monti's term ends in the spring, the head of the country's main employers' confederation said on Sunday.

  • The headquarters of United Health Group Inc., in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

    UnitedHealth Group, the health insurance company, will replace Kraft Foods in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most widely known barometer of the American stock market.

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    Young and talented Europeans from hurting euro zone nations are abandoning home not only for stronger European countries but surging former European colonies in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

  • Spain

    Spain's financial crisis is a lot like peeling an onion: remove one troubled layer and you only expose another.

  • King Juan Carlos of Spain

    Spain's king and crown prince are taking pay cuts as part of the latest round of austerity measures meted out by the country's government as it attempts to control its deficit during a recession, the Royal Palace said Tuesday.

  • Beijing, China

    China's economic woes that have brought growth to a three-year low will continue for some time, but the slower expansion remains within expectations, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday.

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    Chinese President Hu Jintao was interrupted by a pro-democracy heckler Sunday at the swearing in of Hong Kong's new leader, an incident underscoring rising tensions.

  • Costa del Sol region in Spain.

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