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  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares are set to open higher on Tuesday, with resources stocks likely to underpin gains after data showed a surprising expansion in U.S. manufacturing in September.

  • *Kuwait needs to focus on investment. KUWAIT, Oct 1- Kuwait's government should take all necessary measures to cut spending and focus on investing in projects that will benefit the major oil producer's economy in the long-term, Central Bank Governor Mohammad al-Hashel said on Monday.

  • Oct 1- Bombardier Inc, the world's largest train maker, said it won two contracts totaling about 121 million euros for rail networks in Germany and Malaysia. Separately, it said it will also supply five double-deck trains to Deutsche Bahn AG, the German national railway company, for about 50 million euros.

  • Mumtalakat is wholly-owned by the Government of Bahrain and was created to act as an independent holding company for the Government of Bahrain's stakes in strategic non-oil and gas assets of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

  • MILAN, Oct 1- Who knows what Cosimo Ruggieri would have thought about ending up in a gelato museum? Alchemist at the court of the Medici, Ruggieri, the story goes, created the ice-cream that Catherine De Medici took to Paris in the 1530 s to wow the French.

  • *Rail control technology on board mass rapid transit in Malaysia.

  • While Norwegian gas exports to continental Europe are supplied under long-term contracts that are linked to the oil price, Britain receives most of its Norwegian gas under hub market terms that are priced off Britain's National Balancing Point and have lesser binding supply obligations.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 1- Southeast Asian stock markets ended mostly lower on Monday, tracking weak global equities and after a lacklustre session amid market holidays in Asia, but foreign buying pushed Malaysian shares to their highest in almost two weeks. Banking stocks gained due to optimism about third-quarter earnings, with Kasikornbank.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares ended flat on Monday, giving up early gains after data showing China's manufacturing sector remained in contraction in September fuelled investor worries about weak global growth. Mining and steel maker Arrium.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares finished flat on Monday, after data showing that while China's manufacturing sector had improved somewhat in September, it remained in contraction, heightening investors' worries about weak global economic growth.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1- Following is a table of Kuala Lumpur tin market prices provided by a Malaysian trader. Date KL Premium/ Spot Bid Offer Final Volumes* Oct 1 21,600 41 18 28 175 Sept 28 21,500 121 15 21 685* Shipping to Europe. #E, J and M signify purchases by European, Japanese, and Malaysian buyers.

  • World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    The Obama administration plans to file a broad trade case at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on Monday accusing China of unfairly subsidizing its exports of autos and auto parts, a senior administration official said late Sunday, in a move with clear political implications for the presidential elections less than two months away.

  • Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    As Apple prepares to unveil the latest iPhone this week, the company’s manufacturing partner in China, Foxconn Technology, is coming under renewed criticism over labor practices after reports that vocational students were being compelled to work at plants making iPhones and their components. The NYT reports.

  • Bull statue symbolizing the stock market on the Bund, Shanghai, China.

    As evidence has mounted that the economy is slowing, Beijing has kept the world on tenterhooks, delivering none of the big stimulus measures many analysts have predicted.

  • Malaysia is marking itself out as the IPO destination to beat this year with a string of billion-dollar-plus deals. Impressive, for sure, but don’t take the booming IPO market as a sign that Malaysia is poised to become a regional financial hub, experts say.

  • Malaysia skyline

    Think Asian currencies are primed to rise? Think again.

  • Malaysia skyline

    Singaporean Deepak Gurnani has spent the past couple of years trying to recover an investment gone wrong in Malaysia. The 51-year-old businessman spent $66,000 on a property in the popular beach destination Port Dickson, Malaysia in 1993. It functioned as a fuss-free home away from home until two years ago, when the developer defaulted on the payment of the property’s maintenance fees.

  • Petronas Towers and Masjid Al-syakirin mosque in Malaysia

    Malaysia is set to vault ahead of Hong Kong as Asia’s largest market for international initial public offerings with the planned flotation of shares in two massive government-linked companies defying a gloomy global listings environment. The FT reports.

  • Malaysia skyline

    A recent survey of 2,800 millionaires across the region, conducted by Scorpio Partnership, a global wealth-management consultancy, shows that high net worth individuals, especially those living in India and Indonesia, are the happiest, and most optimistic about growing their fortune.