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UPDATE 1-ENOC secures support for Dragon Oil takeover with improved offer

LONDON, Aug 2 - Emirates National Oil Co Ltd (ENOC) on Sunday raised its takeover bid for Dragon Oil Plc to 800 pence per share, a price that won the backing of the oil producer's two largest minority shareholders.

ENOC secures support for Dragon Oil takeover with improved offer

LONDON, Aug 2 - Emirates National Oil Co Ltd (ENOC) on Sunday raised their takeover bid for Dragon Oil Plc to 800 pence per share - a price which won the backing of the oil producer's two largest minority shareholders.

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Lloyds shareholders question government's sale plan

* Shareholders question if it offers best value for taxpayers

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July 31 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2015 GMT on Friday:

HSBC close to $4 bln sale of Brazilian unit - FT

July 31 - HSBC Holdings Plc is nearing a sale of its Brazilian unit to Banco Bradesco SA for close to $4 billion, FT reported, citing people familiar with the talks.

31 Jul 2015

Sky Italia agrees to buy Viacom's MTV Italia

MILAN, July 31 - European pay TV company Sky has agreed to buy Italy's MTV free-to-air channel from U.S. media group Viacom, a move that could pressure local market leader Mediaset.

Regulatory News 31 Jul 2015

UPDATE 2-Zambia's CEC delays plan to cut power supply to mines

LUSAKA, July 31 - Zambia's power supplier Copperbelt Energy Corp. (CEC) has delayed a plan to reduce electricity to mines after firms warned they would have to close processing plants and shed jobs, a CEC spokesman said on Friday.

Regulatory News 31 Jul 2015

RSA short-sellers stay on sidelines as Zurich ponders bid

LONDON, July 31 - Hedge funds have yet to bet on a fall in RSA shares even though they have risen about 20 percent on the possibility of a bid from Zurich Insurance , pointing to market confidence a deal will be done.

Global Market Data 31 Jul 2015

BASF joins Nord Stream pipeline expansion plan

FRANKFURT, July 31 - German chemicals group BASF said on Friday it has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the group of companies intending to expand the Nord Stream pipeline to bring gas from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

31 Jul 2015

Dixons Carphone to sell Phone House Portugal

LONDON, July 31 - British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone has agreed to sell The Phone House Portugal, further streamlining its business as it focuses on markets where it has a leading position.

31 Jul 2015

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