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UPDATE 2-ITE Group dials in to Africa events market

* Shares up 5.4 pct (Adds CEO comments, updates share movement)

UPDATE 1-BP and partners to invest $12 bln in Egypt Gas deal

LONDON/CAIRO, March 6 - British oil company BP expects to invest around $12 billion with its partners as part of a finalised West Nile Delta concession deal to develop 5 trillion cubic feet of gas resources and 55 million barrels of condensates.

11:38am GMT

MOVES-Deutsche Bank, FirstRand

March 6 - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Friday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

Regulatory News 11:25am GMT

UPDATE 3-China's Fosun buys 5 pct stake in British travel group Thomas Cook

* Thomas Cook shares up nearly 19 pct (Adds detail, analyst comment)

11:22am GMT

UPDATE 1-UK's Osborne wants quick RBS sale but could still take years-FT

* Says taxpayers won't want to take loss on sale (Adds details)

11:17am GMT

BP and partners to invest $12 bln in Egypt Gas deal

LONDON, March 6 - British oil major BP expects to invest around $12 billion with its partners as part of a finalised West Nile Delta deal to develop 5 trillion cubic feet of gas resources and 55 million barrels of condensates.

10:10am GMT

CORRECTED-George Osborne admits RBS error and calls for early sale -FT

March 5 - British finance minister George Osborne said not radically restructuring Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010 was a mistake and now says he would like "to get rid of the stake as quickly as we can" after the general election, the Financial Times reported.

8:59am GMT

AstraZeneca keeps 2015 outlook after financial reporting change

LONDON, March 6 - Drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Friday it would change the way it reported results with effect from the first quarter of 2015 to make revenue from so-called externalisation deals more visible to investors.

ITE Group moves into Africa; buys stake in Africa Oil Week conference

March 6 - ITE Group Plc, a trade exhibition and conference organiser, said it had acquired a majority stake in a portfolio of events from GPP Energy Advisors Ltd for 16 million pounds ($24 million).

Private Capital, IPOs, 7:52am GMT

BRIEF-Evraz sells structural tubing business for $51 mln

* Deal for approximately $51 mln in cash, including approximately $8.5 mln of proceeds from sale of inventories

7:42am GMT

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