WASHINGTON, March 13- South Korea will not be welcomed into a planned Pacific free-trade pact until all problems are resolved in carrying out an existing trade deal with the United States, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.» Read More
Oct 9- Primero Mining Corp:. *TD Securities raises Primero Mining target price to C $10 from C $6.50;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 9- Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc said it will acquire Stanley Black& Decker Inc's hardware and home improvement business for $1.4 billion in cash.
Oct 9- Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Says during September 2012, it shipped a total of 1,740 vials of acthar to. *Source text* Further company coverage ().
*TD Securities cuts Franco Nevada- to hold from buy For a summary of rating and price target changes on U.S. companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
*Tolima Gold Inc. and IAMGOLD Corporation enter option to form a joint venture to explore tolima's ancal project in the middle cauca gold belt in Colombia. *As consideration for granting of option, IAMGOLD has agreed to pay Tolima $1 million in 2 equal installments.
*TD Securities raises Alimentation Couche Tard price target to C $63. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
LONDON, Oct 9- Jubilee Platinum PLC:. *Enters MOU for toll processing Dilokong Chrome mine's platinum-bearing. *Will be targeting a tailings processing rate of up to 50,000 tonnes per month.
Oct 9- European Software and IT Services. *Bofa merrill raises Atos SA price objective to 57 euros from 53. 1000 P; rating buy* Bofa merrill raises Sap AG price objective to 58 euros from 55 euros; rating neutral.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" between his country and Syria were now playing out, fuelling concerns that the 18- month-old conflict in Syria may spread to other countries in the region.
COLOMBO, Oct 9- Sri Lanka plans to increase spending on defence and urban development by 25.9 percent to 289.5 billion rupees in 2013, a budget appropriation bill presented to parliament showed on Tuesday.
ANKARA, Oct 9- Turkey cut its growth forecasts for this year and next on Tuesday and said budget deficits would be wider than previously thought, falling largely into line with independent economists as it moves into an election cycle.
NEW DELHI, Oct 9- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday he was "relatively confident" that Washington can manage its fiscal challenges.
BELGRADE, Oct 9- Serbia's central bank increased its benchmark interest rate, already the highest in the region, by 25 basis points to 10.75 percent on Tuesday, reflecting concerns over rising inflation and debt.
*BofA Merrill cuts British Land to neutral from buy. *BofA Merrill cuts Capital Shopping Centres to underperform from. *BofA Merrill cuts Dev Securities to underperform from neutral.
PRAGUE, Oct 9- Czech September inflation data confirm the tone of the central bank's macroeconomic forecast regarding the anti-inflationary effect of the domestic economy, the bank said on Tuesday. The forecast assumes a further decline in interest rates in the next several quarters.
NEW YORK-- Alcoa Inc. may set the stage for what's expected to be a disappointing earnings season when it reports third-quarter results Tuesday after the markets close. Alcoa's net income equaled 15 cents a share in the third quarter of 2011.. Alcoa faces challenges from a slowdown in global manufacturing.
*ING effectively pays Barclays to take UK online business. *Barclays shares nudge up 0.3 pct; ING down 0.1 pct. LONDON, Oct 9- Barclays' new chief executive set the course firmly towards retail banking on Tuesday with his first deal since replacing Bob Diamond- the takeover of ING's British savings and loan business and its 1.5 million customers.
STOCKHOLM, Oct 9- Telecoms gear maker Ericsson. Parents Ericsson and STMicroelectronics said earlier in the day they were working with an external advisor to determine the best course for ST-Ericsson. "We are looking at all possible solutions," Ola Rembe, head of media relations for Ericsson, said.
*Amazon's Epix deal includes pay-for-performance provision* Amazon pays more than Netflix on per-sub basis-execs* Amazon spends $1 bln/ yr on streaming video content-analyst By Alistair Barr.
AMSTERDAM, Oct 9- Policymakers should quickly empower the European Central Bank to supervise major lenders as a cornerstone of a strong banking union to underpin efforts to tackle the region's debt crisis, the Dutch central bank said.