Mergers & Acquisitions

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Novartis-GSK asset swap offers template for pharma and beyond

LONDON, April 23 - The loud welcome given by investors to this week's deal for Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline to trade more than $20 billion of assets could trigger more pacts in the pharmaceuticals sector and beyond.

UPDATE 3-Telia's Spanish unit in focus as Vodafone says could be interested

* Vodafone could be interested depending on regulator view

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Lloyds' costs, integration expert Fisher to leave

LONDON, April 23 - Lloyds Banking Group's director of operations, Mark Fisher, is leaving the bank after five years overseeing its integration of HBOS, the separation of more than 600 branches and a major cost-cutting programme.

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Vodafone's interest in Yoigo depends on EU telecom deals stance

MADRID, April 23 - Vodafone could be interested in buying Spain's fourth-largest mobile operator Yoigo once it is clear how tough the European regulator will be on tie-ups in the sector, the British firm's chief executive said.

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Deutsche Boerse's Clearstream buys hedge fund custody business

LONDON, April 23 - Deutsche Boerse's settlement arm Clearstream has expanded its post-trade services for hedge funds by acquiring an Ireland-based business from fund administration provider Citco.

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RWE to build 37 MW solar park in Britain in renewable push

FRANKFURT, April 23 - German utility RWE is planning a 37 megawatt (MW) solar park in Britain, it said on Wednesday, expanding its presence in renewable energy, which some analysts say has been neglected by the group.

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Amec says trading in line, warns on currency

LONDON, April 23 - British engineering firm Amec said on Wednesday it was on track to meet expectations, although the strengthening of the pound against North American currencies would hit earnings.

PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - April 23

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - April 23

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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 23

April 23 - 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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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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