Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 9

MOSCOW, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Here are events and news stories that could moveRussian markets on Tuesday.

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STOCKS CALL (Contributions to moscow.newsroom@reuters.com):

Uralsib: "Yesterday the IMF cut global economic growth forecasts, alsomentioning downside risks if key economies do not take steps to resolve loomingproblems. Markets remain volatile, with yesterday's losses followed by a bounceacross equity and commodity markets this morning, and we expect the Russianmarket to add around 1 percent at today's opening."

OLMA: "Today the markets may rise at the market open as Brent futures areagain trading above $112/bbl, which, coupled with the stable situation on globalmarkets, helps to forme a moderately positive external background."

EVENTS(All times GMT):

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Kazakh presidentNursultan Nazarbayev.

MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet his Iraqicounterpart Nuri al-Maliki.

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets the foreign ministerof South Ossetia, a breakaway Georgian region.

ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visits.

MOSCOW - Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator MegaFon is expectedto start pre-marketing its London initial public offering.


executives, including CEO Andrei Kostin, to give abriefing on a new banking format.

MOSCOW - Russian housebuilder Etalon

to announce H1 financialresults.IN THE PAPERS:BP's

billionaire partners in TNK-BP

, Russia's third-biggestoil producer, said they could sell or list their 50 percent stake in thebusiness, plunging the venture's plans into further confusion, the FinancialTimes reports.

Russia's second-largest mobile phone operator MegaFon

may reducethe size of its planned initial public offering to around 15 percent of itsshares from 20 percent expected earlier, Kommersant writes.



BP's partners may sell out of joint TNK-BP venture-FT

MegaFon to start pre-marketing IPO on Tuesday

MegaFon to offer 15 pct of shares in IPO-paper

Russian shares slip on weaker growth outlook

Russian car sales up 10 pct in Sept - AEB


World Bank slashes Russia growth forecasts

Georgian tycoon unveils cabinet picks after election win

Kazakh opposition leader jailed after oil town unrest


Gazprom expands Nord Stream without gas supply rise

TNK-BP's Saratov oil refinery resumes output after fire

Gazprom ups gas flows to Turkey after pipeline blast

Azeri gas group in talks for stake in Nabucco pipeline


Russia's Deputy PM sees 2012 grain crop at 70 mln tonnes

Russia exports 10.3 mln T of wheat in Jan-Aug

Russian wheat export prices fall for first time since June

Russian sunseed crop to beat official forecast-analyst

Russian raw sugar imports slump in Jan-Aug

Russia 8-mo ferrous exports earnings down

Russia 8-mo aluminium, nickel, copper exports up

MARKETS CLOSE/LATEST:RTS1,493.8 +0.09 pctMSCI Russia799.5 -1.01 pctMSCI Emerging Markets1,001.6 +0.36 pctRussia 2030-year Eurobondyield: 2.874/2.837 pctEMBI+ Russia162 basis points overRouble/dollar31.1600Rouble/euro40.4200NYMEX crude$90.18 +$0.85ICE Brent crude$112.64 +$0.82

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