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  • 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.

  • *Japan business mood darkens as slowdown bites* South Korea Sept exports fall on weak global demand* European PMIs expected to confirm recession By Lucy Hornby and Leika Kihara.

  • TAIPEI, Oct 1- Taiwan stocks fell 0.5 percent in quiet trading on Monday, pressured by glass. The Taiwan dollar rose slightly to stand at T $29.330. ASIA-PACIFIC STOCK MARKET REPORTS: Japan..........

  • *Japan business mood darkens as slowdown bites* South Korea Sept exports fall on weak global demand* European PMIs expected to confirm recession By Lucy Hornby and Leika Kihara.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 1- China Aviation Oil is seeking more jet fuel for November, after having already bought nearly 2.7 million barrels for October and November, as the supply of Asian jet fuel is expected to tighten during the year-end holidays, industry sources said on Monday.

  • TOKYO Oct. 1, 2012-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that the factors it will review in resolving the CreditWatch placement of the ratings on Sharp Corp. remain unchanged following the company's announcement on Sept. 28 that it has signed a JPY360 billion syndicated loan agreement with Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd..

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 1- India's Reliance Industries has sold 50,000-55,000 tonnes of October naphtha at premiums slightly above $35 a tonne to Middle East quotes on a free-on-board basis, reflecting a firm market, traders said on Monday.

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    Government bailouts of big banks are here to stay and are bad for economies because they channel capital to uncompetitive industries and sustain high levels of debt, according to economist Garett Jones.

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    China is finding that it may not need to threaten or invade this diplomatically isolated island, which it considers a rogue province. It’s doing just fine buying influence from the inside out, the Global Post reports.

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    Samsung Electronics, COSCO Pacific, Ayala Land and Cathay Pacific are some stocks that will fare well even as market volatility and economic uncertainty continue into the second half of the year, according to a report by HSBC Global Research.

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    HTC, the world’s No. 5 smartphone maker by shipments, is fast losing its “relevance” in a highly competitive market, as cheaper alternatives pose a threat to its growth in China, technology analysts tell CNBC.

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    Taiwan smartphone maker HTC, which saw profits tumble 70 percent in the first quarter of the year, could make a comeback thanks to its recently-launched HTC One series phone, says an analyst.

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    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

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    Taiwan computer maker Acer has sued its former chief executive, Gianfranco Lanci, saying he breached a non-compete clause in an agreement covering his departure from the company in 2011.

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    Taiwan smartphone maker HTC expects to post lower-than-expected revenue in the first quarter, underscoring analyst views that it will face another weak quarter.

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    Taiwan, one of the four Asian Tiger nations known for its economic growth, is about to elect a new president. Voters are most concerned with economic improvement. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Federal agency rules against Taiwan HTC Corp stating some HTC smart phones using Google Inc.'s Android software infringe on an Apple patent, with Dan Ernst, Hudson Square Research principal.

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    As the eurozone crisis spreads from Greece to Italy, countries far afield are being sucked into the maelstrom. The FT reports.

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    Wondering how some smaller currencies would survive a market calamity? Here's one strategist's analysis.