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PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - Oct 9

Financial Times Headlines INVESTOR OPPOSITION TO BAE DEAL MOUNTS - OSBORNE DELIGHTS TORY RIGHT WITH SPEECH - IRAQ SEND CRUDE OIL TO SYRIA - RECKITT ADMITS CHIEF SHARE PLEDGE BREACH - BP'S PARTNER IN TNK-BP LOOKS TO SELL STAKE - TOTAL WARNS OVER 'INACCURATE' BENCHMARKS - FINANCIAL STALWARTS LINE UP TO LEAD BOE - EURO ZONE LAUNCHES 500 BLN EURO RESCUE FUND - STANCHART TARGETS SUB-SAHARAN PUSH - Overview INVESTOR OPPOSITION TO BAE DEAL MOUNTS

More than 30 percent of shareholders in BAE Systemshave expressed significant concerns about the deal with EADS.

OSBORNE DELIGHTS TORY RIGHT WITH SPEECH

George Osborne delighted the Tory right with plans to letbosses strip new staff of employment rights in exchange forshares.

IRAQ SEND CRUDE OIL TO SYRIA

Iraq is quietly shipping supplies of fuel oil to Syria in adeal that has triggered concern in Washington.

RECKITT ADMITS CHIEF SHARE PLEDGE BREACH

Reckitt Benckiser is facing the risk of a regulatoryprobe after failing to notify the stock market its chiefexecutive pledged shares against a personal loan.

BP'S PARTNER IN TNK-BP LOOKS TO SELL STAKE

BP's billionaire partners in TNK-BP saidthey want to sell or list their 50 percent stake in thebusiness.

TOTAL WARNS OVER 'INACCURATE' BENCHMARKS

Total , one of the world's largest oil tradinggroups has warned of "inaccurate pricing" in the benchmarks forthe energy market.

FINANCIAL STALWARTS LINE UP TO LEAD BOE

The deadline for aspirants for the BoE governorship passedon Monday with at least four, possibly five, applicants.

EURO ZONE LAUNCHES 500 BLN EURO RESCUE FUND

Euro zone finance ministers launched their permanent 500billion euro bailout fund on Monday but said Spain did not needa bailout.

STANCHART TARGETS SUB-SAHARAN PUSH

Standard Chartered is preparing to ramp up itspresence in sub-Saharan Africa in response to growing investor.demand.

($1 = 0.6240 British pounds)(Reporting by Stephen Mangan)

((stephen.mangan@thomsonreuters.com)(+44)(0)(20 7542 7931))

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