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UPDATE 3-SABMiller backs AB InBev offer for biggest-ever consumer takeover

* Request seen making approval more difficult (Adds comments, bullet points)

Aberdeen Asset Management says will vote against SABMiller, AbInbev deal

LONDON, July 29 Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management reiterated on Friday it would vote against the takeover of SABMiller by Belgian rival AB Inbev after the company said it backed the revised terms.

Global Market Data 29 Jul 2016

SABMiller board to recommend final AB InBev offer

LONDON, July 29 The board of brewer SABMiller will recommend shareholders approve the final takeover offer by Anheuser Busch InBev, the company said on Friday.

Regulatory News 29 Jul 2016

UPDATE 3-AB InBev clears China hurdle in SABMiller takeover deal

* Brazil beer volume down 4.5 pct after 10 pct drop in Q1 (Updates after China commerce approval)

UPDATE 1-DNO expands foothold in Kurdish oil with Gulf Keystone offer

OSLO/BENGALURU, July 29 Norwegian energy firm DNO ASA expanded its foothold in Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday by offering to purchase rival Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd for $300 million, following the latter's junk bond deal this month.

IPOs, 29 Jul 2016

UPDATE 1-China gives conditional approval for AB InBev, SABMiller merger

BEIJING, July 29 China's Commerce Ministry said on Friday that it had approved Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller, conditional on Anheuser-Busch fulfilling an earlier agreement to sell SABMiller's stake in a China beer venture.

29 Jul 2016

China offers conditional approval for AB InBev, SABMiller merger

BEIJING, July 29 China's Commerce Ministry said on Friday that it had offered condition approval for Anheuser-Busch InBev's take over of SABMiller. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; editing by Adrian Croft)

29 Jul 2016

Deutsche Boerse says acceptance of LSE deal reaches 63.7 percent

FRANKFURT, July 29 Deutsche Boerse reported on Friday an acceptance rate of 63.65 percent for its offer to merge with the London Stock Exchange after the offer ran out on Tuesday.

Global Market Data 29 Jul 2016

UPDATE 1-Barclays Africa profit growth slows as rising interest rates bite

July 29 South Africa's third biggest bank Barclays Africa Group Ltd reported a 7 percent rise in half-year profit on Friday, a slower growth rate as rising interest rates at home hit consumption and investment spending.

Company Outlooks 29 Jul 2016

BRIEF-IAG now ses capacity growth of 4.5 pct this year

* still remains open for m&a opportunities, nothing definite at minute Further company coverage:

29 Jul 2016

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