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  • *Turkey, Syria fighting stokes concern over Mideast supply. LONDON, Oct 11- Brent crude oil reached its highest in a month on Thursday, lifted by escalating tension between Syria and Turkey, maintenance in the North Sea and a supply crunch in oil products.

  • ZURICH, Oct 11- Leading drugmakers will help set up psychological centres for victims of child sex abuse in an effort to counter the long-term health problems suffered by victims.

  • ZURICH, Oct 11- The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on Thursday published a regulatory framework for domestically important banks, saying the failure of such a bank could greatly impact a country's economy and financial system. The move following rules on globally important banks issued last November.

  • New U.S. shale provinces are now pumping more than a million barrels per day and the hydrocarbons produced are similar to top quality grades produced in Africa, such as Nigerian benchmark grade Bonny Light.

  • BERLIN-- Europe's economic outlook darkened further Thursday when top economists slashed their growth forecasts for Germany and warned that public support for more financial aid to struggling countries was evaporating.

  • *Turkey, Syria fighting stokes concern over Mideast supply. LONDON, Oct 11- Brent crude oil headed for its highest close in a month on Thursday, lifted by escalating tension between Syria and Turkey, maintenance in the North Sea and a supply crunch in oil products.

  • *World's No. 2 Coke drinks bottler to seek main London listing. ATHENS, Oct 11- Greece's biggest company, Coca Cola Hellenic, is leaving the country, the drinks bottler said on Thursday as its move to Switzerland with a London listing for its shares dealt a blow to the crippled Greek economy.

  • *Turkey, Syria fighting stokes worries about Mideast supply. LONDON, Oct 11- Brent crude oil headed for its highest close in a month on Thursday, lifted by escalating tension between Syria and Turkey, maintenance in the North Sea and a supply crunch in oil products.

  • *Suzlon sought to extend maturity of over $200 mln bonds by four months. By Tony Munroe and Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI, Oct 11- India's Suzlon Energy Ltd. A total of $1.3 billion of convertible bonds are expected to come up for redemption in the October-December quarter, brokerage Kotak Securities said in a report last month.

  • said on Thursday in announcing it will move to Switzerland and list its shares in London, dealing a blow to the debt-crippled Greek economy. The material impact on Greece may be limited- its Greek plants will go on working and CCH said the five percent of its business that the world's second-ranked Coke bottler has in Greece will be unaffected.

  • BERLIN-- Germany's leading economic research institutes have halved their prediction for the country's growth next year, saying the financial woes of other European nations continue to weigh heavily on the bloc's largest economy.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- British prompt gas prices eased on Thursday morning as the system was almost balanced and supplies from Norway were expected to improve by the end of the week, analysts said.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 11- Germany's Siemens may outline job cuts and office closures on Thursday to stop profits sliding as customers put off ordering engineering equipment because of Europe's economic crisis.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 11- Germany's Siemens may outline job cuts and office closures on Thursday to stop profits sliding as customers put off ordering engineering equipment because of Europe's economic crisis.

  • *Turkey, Syria fighting reinforces worry over Middle East supply. NEW YORK, Oct 11- Oil prices rose on Thursday as tensions between Syria and Turkey escalate and maintenance curbs on North Sea output continue.

  • The head of an internal UBS probe into "rogue trader" Kweku Adoboli, accused of losing the Swiss bank $2.3 billion, did not consider whether others at the bank might have been involved, a London court heard. said Pascal Boillat would take over as the new head of GF AgieCharmilles when Jean-Pierre Wilmes retires on Jan. 1, 2013.

  • *More wind electricity output in Germany, France. *Unions stopped E.ON' s French thermal power plants. ,while Germany's equivalent spot contract also fell 6.85 euros to 45.15 euros per MWh.

  • NEW YORK-- The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. said Thursday that its Platts division is buying Swiss analytics firm Kingsman SA for an undisclosed price. Founded in 1990 and based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Kingsman employs analysts, researchers and report writers in several markets, including London, Montreal, New Delhi and Sao Paulo.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 11- The European Union accused the United States on Thursday of ignoring a World Trade Organisation ruling to stop subsidies to planemaker Boeing and asked the Geneva- based body to investigate, prolonging the world's largest trade dispute.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11- The global economic doldrums may have weighed on businesses around the world, but in Malaysia a luxury hand-crafted carmaker struggles to keep up with demand as orders pour in from China and the Middle East.