October 2014
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Australia & NZ stocks pop higher, on track for hefty monthly gains

* 142 shares down, 45 shares up, 12 shares unchanged (Adds analysis, quotes, stocks on the move)

Russia will remain reliable energy supplier to Europe – minister

BRUSSELS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Russia will remain a reliable supplier of energy to Europe and a natural gas deal struck with Ukraine will ensure stable gas deliveries over the winter, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Pratt wins $1.05 bln U.S. deal for 48 more F-35 engines

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Engine maker Pratt & Whitney on Thursday said it had won a contract to build an eighth batch of 48 engines for the F-35 fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin Corp, bringing the total value of the deal to $1.05 billion.

UPDATE 2-Puerto Rico to reform taxes, shore up highway authority

SAN JUAN, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico will begin overhauling its tax system and financially shoring up its highways and transportation authority in coming months, territory officials said on Thursday, as the commonwealth fights to gain budget stability.

US military says advisers needed in embattled Iraq province

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The United States needs to expand a limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq into embattled Anbar province, where some Iraqi forces are isolated and in defensive positions against Islamic State, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday.

Samsung, LG turn to quantum dots as OLED still too pricey

SEOUL, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc , are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market.

NY to discuss power capacity, infrastructure with U.S. regulators

Oct 30 (Reuters) - New York and federal energy regulators will hold a conference on Nov. 5 to discuss power grid capacity and infrastructure improvements that could help attract investments, the New York Public Service Commission said Thursday.

Colombia could take on additional debt if oil prices fall further -gov’t

BOGOTA, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Colombia has room to take on additional debt next year to make up for a shortfall in revenue if the international price of oil continues to decline, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Thursday, adding the government would maintain its spending pace.

Ukraine, Russia and EU have agreed gas deal, to sign shortly -sources

BRUSSELS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and the European Union agreed a deal on the resumption of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine on Thursday and are to sign the accord shortly, sources close to the talks said.

UPDATE 1-Argentine adopts new rules to attract oil investment

(Adds details of new law, background on Argentina's shale formation)

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