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  • LONDON, Oct 8- Private equity groups Investindustrial and Trilantic Capital Partners have taken a minority stake in Spanish cable television provider Euskaltel.

  • PARIS, Oct 8- Britain, France and Germany resumed talks on Monday to try to prevent a disagreement over state shareholdings wrecking a proposed merger of EADS and BAE Systems.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Itv PLC:.

  • *World Bank cuts growth view on East Asia/Pacific. LONDON, Oct 8- European shares fell early on Monday, surrendering most of the previous session's gains on a downgraded growth outlook for Asia and as investors started to position for a weak earnings season.

  • By John Geddie and Christopher Whittall. LONDON, Oct 8- As the world's largest public issuers gather behind closed doors at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting this week, a once arcane topic will now figure at the top of the agenda: posting collateral to swap counterparties. Bankers would pay good money to be flies on the wall for this conversation.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Tesco PLC:.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- The chief executive of Aquarius Platinum, the world's fourth-largest platinum miner, has resigned with immediate effect, the company said on Monday, giving no reason for his departure after more than a decade at the company.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.8 percent. *Miners sag as World Bank cuts Asia growth. By 0741 GMT, the FTSE 100.

  • *Oil dips below $112 as World Bank cut Asian growth outlook* Euro edges down 0.4 pct to $1.2970. The World Bank cut its estimate for East Asian growth including for China, and this has undone some of the positive sentiment that followed Friday's sharp drop in U.S. unemployment for September.

  • "Invesco believes BAE is a strong business with distinctive positions in the global defence market, especially in the U.S. and UK, and good stand-alone prospects," it said, adding that it had, on and off, owned shares in BAE for over 20 years.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Investors staring squarely at the U.S. fiscal cliff may well be ignoring a bigger monetary policy pitfall. But with such an agreement as dependent on the makeup of the House and Senate as the occupier of the White House, this budgetary uncertainty has been parked in "watch, wait and see" mode "until the election outcome becomes clearer.

  • OSLO, Oct 8- Norwegian gas exports to Europe rose on Monday morning from the previous day as production from a major gas processing plant has reached full capacity, gas system operator Gassco said. Exports to Europe including Britain rose by 18.9 million cubic metres to 312.9 mcm per day by 0600 GMT compared with the 294 mcm daily average on Sunday.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- European shares traded lower early on Monday, surrendering some of the strong gains made in the previous sessions, as weak economic estimates for Asia hurt sentiment and investors start to position for a weak earnings season.

  • LONDON Oct 8- Britain's top share index fell early on Monday, exhibiting weakness after gains in the previous session and overnight falls in Asia, with some caution building among investors ahead of the start of the new earnings season.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Petmin Ltd:. in kwazulu-natal in South Africa. representatives and amcu unions on October 7.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Explorers Aminex and Solo Oil said they were seeking a partner to help pay for their hunt for oil and gas in Tanzania, a country attracting high interest from oil majors who see East Africa as a new hydrocarbon producing region.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Aquarius Platinum Ltd:.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- The largest shareholder in BAE. "Invesco has, on and off, owned shares in BAE for over twenty years," it said in a statement. "Invesco believes BAE is a strong business with distinctive positions in the global defence market, especially in the U.S. and UK, and good stand-alone prospects.

  • *Underlining the uncertain outlook, the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for the East Asia and Pacific region on Monday and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could get worse and last longer than expected.

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Mwana Africa PLC:.