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UPDATE 2-Rio Tinto sells coal assets to China's Yancoal for up to $2.45 bln

* Coal price strength last year made agreeing deals difficult (Adds comment, detail, updates share price, background)

EnQuest buys stake in BP's Magnus field in North Sea

LONDON, Jan 24 North Sea-focused oil producer EnQuest has agreed to buy a 25 percent stake in BP's Magnus oil field and further interests in the Sullom Voe oil terminal and surrounding infrastructure, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Miner Teck eyes sharing port with Anglo American in Chile

VANCOUVER, Jan 23 Teck Resources has held talks with fellow miner Anglo American Plc about sharing port infrastructure at their neighboring copper mines in Chile, Teck's chief executive officer said on Monday, arguing for more industry partnerships.

Regulatory News 23 Jan 2017

UPDATE 1-Eni says will deepen involvement in Nigeria's energy industry

LONDON, Jan 23 Italy's Eni plans to deepen its involvement in Nigeria's energy industry, increasing oil and gas exploration and helping to restore one of the country's ailing refineries, the company said in a statement on Monday.

23 Jan 2017

UK housebuilders Bovis, Berkeley see little logic in a merger - sources

LONDON, Jan 23 British housebuilders Bovis and Berkeley see little logic in a merger, sources close to the companies told Reuters, after a media report said an influential Bovis shareholder wrote to Berkeley asking it to consider such a step.

23 Jan 2017

China's HNA in final talks to buy German airport Hahn

FRANKFURT, Jan 23 Acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA is in final talks over the purchase of Hahn airport in western Germany, the airport's state owners said on Monday.

Regulatory News 23 Jan 2017

EU mergers and takeovers (Jan 23)

BRUSSELS, Jan 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

BRIEF-Mount Street buys assets from WestLB's "bad bank"

* Says acquires EAA Portfolio Advisers GmbH (EPA) and contract to manage 29 billion eur portfolio for EAA

23 Jan 2017

L'Oreal, Founders Factory to invest in five cosmetics start-up firms

PARIS, Jan 23 French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said on Monday it had chosen to invest in five tech start-up firms in the beauty products sector along with partner Founders Factory, as L'Oreal steps up its ventures in this area.

23 Jan 2017

BRIEF-Russia's Megafon says shareholders approve plan to buy Mail.ru

* Megafon shareholders have approved a proposed deal to buy a controlling stake in internet group Mail.ru at an extraordinary general meeting on Jan. 20.

23 Jan 2017

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