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Singapore Stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 3

Following are some company-related and market news which could have an impact on the local market.

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INSTRUMENT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1445.75 0.09% 1.260 USD/JPY 78.19 0.06% 0.050 10-YR US TSY YLD 1.6215 -- 0.002 SPOT GOLD 1772.49 -0.14% -2.510 US CRUDE 91.67 -0.24% -0.220 DOW JONES 13482.36 -0.24% -32.75 ASIA ADRS 120.13 -0.22% -0.26

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GLOBAL MARKETS-US stocks flat, euro up as Spain bailout in focus

SE ASIA STOCKS-Most up in thin volume; Thai index hits 16-year high

STOCKS TO WATCH -- KEPPEL CORP LTD

- Keppel Corp is in talks with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas to invest in a new gas-fired power plant in Johor that could supply electricity to Singapore, the Straits Times reported without identifying its sources.

If the deal goes through, it could mark the first investment involving a Singapore firm in Malaysia's domestically-dominated power sector, the newspaper said.

-- OLAM INTERNATIONAL LTD

- Commodity firm Olam International Ltd OLAM.SI, the major shareholder in NZ Farming Systems Uruguay Ltd

, said it plans to make an offer for the rest of the company it does not already own.

-- STX OSV HOLDINGS LTD

- STX OSV said it has won a contract for the design and construction of a cable laying vessel worth 450 million Norwegian crowns ($79.03 million).

MARKET NEWS

> Wall St slips on Spain, earnings worries

> Prices edge up, jobs data in focus

> Euro hampered by Spain; AUD bruised by rate cut

> Gold ends flat near 2012 high, US payrolls eyed

> Oil falls on economic concerns, supply fears limit drop

> Key political risks to watch in Singapore

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($1 = 5.6938 Norwegian crowns)

(Reporting by Charmian Kok; Editing by Eric Meijer)

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