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

Oct 30 - 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.

Carlyle-Vitol joint venture looks to buy European refining assets

LONDON, Oct 30 - A joint venture by private equity firm Carlyle Group and oil trader Vitol is looking to buy more midstream and downstream assets in Europe, including at least one refinery and storage facilities, the head of the venture said.

Ryanair says in second round of bidders for Cyprus Airways

ROME, Oct 30 - Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, is in the second round of bidders to take over loss-making Cyprus Airways, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Thursday.

30 Oct 2014

UPDATE 2-Hotel group Accor takes battle to online rivals

* Group goal is to generate 50 percent of sales online (Writes through, adds detail, Bazin and analyst comments)

BRIEF-Land Securities completes sale of Bristol partnership stake

* LS completes sale of Bristol partnership stake Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

30 Oct 2014

RPT-UPDATE 2-Russia's Megafon confident spending on mobiles will not run dry as economy slows

* Net income down 16.5 pct on forex losses, expansion costs

Regulatory News 30 Oct 2014

BRIEF-Prezzo says deadline for possible offers from Advent, TPG Capital extended

* Board has sought consent of takeover panel for an extension to deadline in order to further explore each of proposals

Private Capital 30 Oct 2014

DEALTALK-Trafigura could lift Nyrstar stake to tighten grip on zinc

* Equity holding gives Trafigura supply security-analysts

30 Oct 2014

UPDATE 1-Aviva new business rises, UK life shows surprise bounce

(Adds background, detail, CEO comment, analyst, share price)

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