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  • *ESET has investigated numerous cyber attacks in Ukraine. *In new report, it says companies hit in Ukraine and Poland. BRATISLAVA, Oct 17- Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday.

  • At least eight brokerages raised price targets on the stock, with three of them, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Raymond James, raising them just two days after trimming. Analysts pointed to the streaming giant's' solid trends' in India, and said homegrown shows there like Sacred Games and Ghoul bode well for future growth as it ramps up across some of the...

  • Oct 17- Regional lender U.S. Net income attributable to the bank's common shareholders rose to $1.73 billion, or $1.06 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $1.49 billion, or 88 cents per share, a year earlier. Total net revenue rose to $5.7 billion from $5.57 billion.

  • DUBAI/ SINGAPORE, Oct 17- Kuwait Petroleum Corp set the price for Kuwait Super Light Crude at $2.30 a barrel above Oman- Dubai quotes for October and at a premium of $3.05 a barrel for November, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. KSLC's OSPs are more than $2 a barrel below that of Saudi's Arab Super Light crude and 50 cents a barrel higher than...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Better-than-forecast Chinese lending data which signaled solid economic growth helped to lift copper prices on Wednesday, but gains were limited by signs that a supply squeeze in China was receding. China is the world's biggest copper consumer. Fears that a U.S.- China trade dispute would weaken demand helped push prices to a 14- month low of...

  • JAKARTA, Oct 17- Indonesia's state-owned miner Inalum is looking to finalize a $3.85 deal for majority control of the local unit of global mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc in December, a company official said on Wednesday. "is continuing to lead discussions with the Environment and Forestry Ministry," Sadikin said. A 2017 report by Indonesia's Supreme Audit...

  • Sprint's sale of Pinsight comes as mobile advertising in the United States is expected to surpass television ad spending by more than $6 billion this year, according to eMarketer. The research firm estimates the gap will widen even more by 2022, with mobile spending at $141 billion compared to $68 billion on TV. Former Pinsight Chief Executive Kevin McGinnis...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 17- Failure to secure a trade deal for Britain when it exits the European Union next year could set the UK auto sector back two decades, leading parts suppliers said on Wednesday as they urged leaders to reach agreement at a summit in Brussels. The "just-in-time" industry model relied on frictionless trade between Britain and mainland Europe, they...

  • BEIJING, Oct 17- Tesla Inc has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000 square meter plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory, the electric carmaker said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday. Tesla signed a long-anticipated deal with Shanghai authorities in July to build its first factory outside the United States,...

  • HANOI, Oct 17- Vietnam could recall an order that goes into effect on Nov. 1 that requires companies to re-export wheat cargoes containing cirsium arvense seeds, known as Canada thistle, the government said on Wednesday. Vietnam, whose main wheat suppliers include Russia, Australia and Canada, has been battling with imports contaminated with thistle seed since...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- Goldman Sachs analysts said slowing car demand in China and new fuel consumption regulations were hurting investors' sentiment towards European autos stocks and warned this results season could be challenging, hitting shares in the sector on Wednesday. Europe's autos sector is already down 6 percent this month and is on track for its worst year...

  • KREMLIN SAYS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE.

  • *ESET has investigated numerous cyber attacks in Ukraine. *In new report, it says companies hit in Ukraine and Poland. BRATISLAVA, Oct 17- Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday.

  • HACKERS HAVE INFECTED 3 ENERGY AND TRANSPORT COMPANIES IN UKRAINE AND POLAND WITH NEW MALWARE- ESET SOFTWARE SECURITY FIRM.

  • CAIRO, Oct 17- Egypt plans to issue its first international sovereign sukuk, or Islamic bonds, in the 2019-2020 financial year, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait told Reuters on Wednesday. Egypt is aiming to issue about $20 billion in foreign currency-denominated bonds by 2022.. Issuing sukuk could allow Egypt to attract a new class of investor as it implements a...

  • Brent crude was down 10 cents at $81.31 a barrel by 0945 GMT, after gaining $1.15 in the previous three sessions. The global benchmark, which hit a two-week low last week as equity markets dropped, is trading around $5 below a four-year high of $86.74 reached on Oct. 3. "Numbers from the American Petroleum Institute surprised the market, with U.S. crude oil inventories...

  • The plan comes as the ethical investment industry expands beyond its core centres of Europe and North America, with governments such as Indonesia issuing green bonds for the first time this year. The London- based Responsible Finance& Investment Foundation will work with a group of 23 other signatories to develop the tool over the coming year, Chief Executive...

  • BEIJING, Oct 17- Tesla Inc has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000 square meter plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory, the electric carmaker said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday. Tesla signed a long-anticipated deal with Shanghai authorities in July to build its first factory outside the United States,...

  • Denmark's largest bank is looking for a new leader after Thomas Borgen was ousted last month as the group struggles to deal with a money laundering scandal. Danske's board had asked the financial watchdog for its approval of Jacob Aarup-Andersen, 40. "The Board of Directors unanimously backed Jacob Aarup-Andersen as new CEO, knowing full well that longer...