RLPC-Imperial Tobacco closes $13 bln of loans

LONDON, Sept 1 - British cigarette maker Imperial Tobacco has closed loans of about $13 billion to back its acquisition of selected brands and assets from Reynolds American Inc, the lead banks said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Spain raises 1 billion euros in first 50-year bond

* Covers 78.4 pct of 2014 medium and long term debt plans

9:20pm IST

Spain to issue up to 3 bln eur in bonds this week

MADRID, Sept 1 - Spain's will issue between 2 billion and 3 billion euros (3.94 billion US dollar) in bonds at an auction on Thursday, the Treasury said on Monday.

5:38pm IST

UPDATE 2-South Africa's Bidvest considers London listing for food busines

* Headline EPS at 1,723 cents, against forecast of 1,751 cents (Recasts, adds CEO comment, background)

Regulatory News, 4:24pm IST

BRIEF-Nyrstar launches 350 mln euro notes offering

* 2019 notes will be guaranteed by Nyrstar Nv, as parent guarantor, and certain subsidiaries of issuer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Regulatory News 10:47am IST

Asia Private Equity Weekly News, Sept. 1, 2014

Sept 1 - News and developments in Asia private equity from Reuters News for the week ending Aug. 29.

PRESS DIGEST-China - Sept 1

Sept 1 - Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Monday. Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

6:56am IST

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - September 1

Sept 1 - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Regulatory News, 5:50am IST

UPDATE 1-Alibaba aims to launch share sale in early September-source

* Alibaba listing could raise more than $20 bln (Recasts with source confirmation)

30 Aug 2014

UPDATE 1-Fiat-Chrysler sees New York stock market listing on Oct 13

* Board to decide on any capital increase at end October (Adds quotes, details on capital increase)

Regulatory News, 30 Aug 2014