Mergers & Acquisitions

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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

April 21 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Monday:

AstraZeneca cancer pipeline seen as draw for Pfizer

LONDON, April 21 - Pfizer may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca after its reported 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover approach was rejected, since a deal could make sense for the U.S. pharmaceuticals giant as it seeks to build up its cancer franchise.

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PRESS DIGEST- Canada- April 21

April 21 - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Rosneft to sell 2 mln T of oil to BP for up to $1.5 bln -filing

MOSCOW, April 21 - The board of Russia's top oil producer, Rosneft, has approved deals to sell more than 2 million tonnes of crude oil, worth more than $1.5 billion, to BP, the Kremlin-controlled company said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Pfizer considers $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report

LONDON, April 20 - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.

Regulatory News, 20 Apr 2014

Pfizer mulls $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report

LONDON, April 20 - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

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Vivendi's SFR to partner with Vodafone - CEO

PARIS, April 19 - The head of Vivendi's French telecom unit SFR, won by cable company Numericable in a fierce bidding war, said in comments published on Saturday it planned to partner with Britain's Vodafone in a network-sharing project.

19 Apr 2014

UPDATE 1-Merck extends AZ offer again over Chinese antitrust issues

* Merck says 67.5 pct of shares tendered (Adds more comment from Merck, background on deal)

18 Apr 2014

Merck extends AZ offer again over Chinese antitrust issues

FRANKFURT, April 18 - German liquid crystal maker Merck KGaA extended the offer period for its planned takeover of AZ Electronic Materials for a sixth time on Friday as it continues to seek Chinese antitrust approval.

18 Apr 2014

UPDATE 1-Shell commited to Russia expansion despite sanctions

* Says South Stream pipeline to proceed (Adds detail, quotes)

18 Apr 2014
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Is U.S. economic patriotism hurting?

Any Americans believing that their country is being bought up by the Chinese might want to think again, according to the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.

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