Mergers & Acquisitions

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UPDATE 1-Hutchison reviewing EU objections to O2 merger-source

LONDON, Feb 5 CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd has received the EU's list of objections to its takeover of Telefonica's O2, which will create Britain's biggest mobile operator and cut the number of networks to three, a person familiar with the situation said.

Alrosa sees revival in polished diamond sales in 2016 on restocking

MUMBAI, Feb 5 Global polished diamond sales are likely to rise 1 to 2 percent in 2016 as retailers replenish inventories that were run down in the second half of last year, head of the world's biggest diamond producer by output said on Friday.

05 Feb 2016

Hutchison reviewing EU objections to O2 British merger-source

LONDON, Feb 5 CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd has received the EU's view on its plan to buy Telefonica's O2 to create Britain's biggest mobile operator and reduce the number of networks from four to three, according to a person familiar with the situation.

05 Feb 2016

Online takeaway firm Just Eat buys rivals from Rocket Internet

LONDON, Feb 5 Online takeaway food company Just Eat has agreed to buy rivals in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico from Rocket Internet and foodpanda in a 125 million euro ($140 million) deal that extends its leadership in the fast-growing sector in the four countries.

05 Feb 2016

China M&A flurry drives cross-border activity to 11-year high

LONDON, Feb 5 Worldwide cross-border mergers and acquisitions activity has hit $132.7 billion so far in 2016, up 31 percent compared with a year ago and the strongest year-to-date period since 2006, driven by Chinese acquisitions, Thomson Reuters data shows.

Regulatory News 05 Feb 2016

UPDATE 1-BG profits slip on weak prices before takeover by Shell

* BG beats 2015 production target thanks to Brazil, Australia

Company Outlooks, 05 Feb 2016

UPDATE 1-CMC Markets dips in London debut

LONDON, Feb 5 Shares in British financial spreadbetting company CMC Markets slipped below the firm's 240 pence flotation price on Friday after the firm listed on the London stock market with a valuation of 691 million pounds ($1.01 billion).

IPOs, Global Market Data 05 Feb 2016

Russian Economy Minister says 2016 privatisation list to be approved soon

MOSCOW, Feb 5 Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Friday that a list of companies slated for privatisation in 2016 would be approved within days.

Bonds, Regulatory News 05 Feb 2016

Centrica, EIG sell UK wind farms to Green Investment Bank, BlackRock

LONDON, Feb 5 Gas and power utility Centrica and its joint venture partner EIG Global Energy Partners have sold three UK wind farms for 423 million pounds ($616 million) to a consortium that includes Britain's state-owned Green Investment Bank and U.S. investment group BlackRock , the company said.

05 Feb 2016

BG profits slip as weak prices eat into revenue

LONDON, Feb 5 Britain's BG Group, in its final results update ahead of its takeover by Shell, said on Friday core earnings fell 22 percent in the fourth quarter as low energy prices ate into profits.

Company Outlooks, 05 Feb 2016

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