Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again


- Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc .


Daimler buys into Agusta as motorbike and car tech converge 5:37pm GMT

FRANKFURT - Daimler AG will buy 25 percent of Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta - the latest sign that motorbike and car technologies are converging, driven by a push to lower emissions and improve safety.


Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing 5:03pm GMT

- Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing.


Comcast spinout to list on Nasdaq in 2015 5:28pm GMT

- Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc , said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.


Danone bolsters China presence with $550 million baby milk deal 12:29pm GMT

SHANGHAI/PARIS - France's Danone , battling local rivals for a larger share of China's booming baby milk market, has invested $550 million in formula maker Yashili International Holdings, further reducing its dependence on slow growth Europe.

Pratt wins $1.05 billion U.S. deal for 48 more F-35 engines 30 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - 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.


Oi, America Movil, Telefonica to bid for Brazil's TIM: sources 6:16pm GMT

SAO PAULO/MILAN - Brazil's Grupo Oi SA, Mexico's America Movil SAB and Spain's Telefonica SA agreed to place a joint bid worth around 32 billion reais ($13 billion) for control of TIM Participações SA , Brazil's No. 2 wireless carrier, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Friday.


Asset sale not on the cards for Indonesia's indebted Bakrie Group: sources 5:46am GMT

JAKARTA - Indonesia's mining-to-telecoms conglomerate Bakrie Group will negotiate with creditors to restructure part of its $8 billion in debt rather than sell major assets, people familiar with its strategy say.

Oi, rivals agree to bid for Brazil's TIM, Folha says 12:53pm GMT

SAO PAULO - Mexico's America Movil SAB, Spain's Telefonica SA and Brazil's Grupo Oi SA agreed to bid for TIM Participações SA then to break up Brazil's second-largest wireless carrier, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Friday.

Santander raises stake in Brazil unit after buyout offer 9:09am GMT

MADRID - Spanish bank Santander's stake in its Brazilian unit will rise to 88.3 percent, it said on Friday, after it offered to buy out minority shareholders last month in an effort to turn around the underperforming subsidiary.

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