Mergers & Acquisitions

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Russia's Putin welcomes China as Vankor oil project investor

MOSCOW, Sept 1 - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that he welcomed the idea of Chinese investors joining the Vankor oil project led by Russia's Rosneft.

UPDATE 2-Buyout offer from Blavatnik sends Perform shares surging back to flotation price

LONDON, Sept 1 - Len Blavatnik's investment group Access Industries made a bid to take sports rights group Perform private on Monday, sending Perform shares soaring back to their flotation price after a bumpy three-year ride.

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BRIEF-Perform Group's board reiterates confidence in group's standalone strategy

* Board reiterates its confidence in Perform Group's standalone strategy and growth prospects Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Access Industries bids to buy all of Perform

LONDON, Sept 1 - Investment group Access Industries said on Monday it planned to buy out the rest of sports rights group Perform that it did not already own for 410 million pounds ($681 million).

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BRIEF-Hargreaves Services to sell unit Imperial Tankers for 26.9 mln pounds

* Disposal of group's wholly owned subsidiary, Imperial Tankers, to Suttons Transport Group for a cash consideration of £26.9m Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Spain's Caixabank eyes 150 mln eur synergies from Barclays deal

MADRID, Sept 1 - Spain's Caixabank said on Monday that its acquisition of Barclays' retail and corporate banking operations in the country would bring around 150 million euros ($197 million) in gross cost savings by 2016.

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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - September 1

Sept 1 - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Qantas stays loyal to its frequent flyer "cash cow"

SYDNEY, Sept 1 - Australia's flagship airline, Qantas Airways Ltd, is making a mint helping other companies keep their customers - even as it struggles to retain the loyalty of its own.

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UPDATE 2-Britain's Barclays to sell Spanish assets to Caixabank

MADRID, Aug 31 - Barclays is selling its Spanish retail and corporate banking operations to Caixabank , the two companies said on Sunday, as the British bank starts shrinking its struggling European divisions as part of a major overhaul.

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Caixabank to buy Barclays retail, corporate bank units in Spain

MADRID, Aug 31 - Spain's Caixabank has agreed to buy the Spanish retail and corporate banking units of Britain's Barclays, plus its wealth management operations in the country, for 800 million euros ($1.05 billion), it said on Sunday.

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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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