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UPDATE 3-Aer Lingus to recommend $1.5 bln offer from BA-owner - RTE

* Opposition parties, unions urge government to reject bid (Adds RTE report on board set to recommend proposal)

UPDATE 1-Questions raised over Swiss franc retail trades

LONDON, Jan 26 - Doubts grew on Monday about the validity of trades in the turmoil that followed this month's removal of the cap on the Swiss franc, with administrators of Alpari UK saying they were taking another look at the retail broker's trades.

Regulatory News 7:25pm GMT

Molson Coors sells UK malting business to Soufflet

LONDON, Jan 26 - Molson Coors UK has agreed to sell its UK maltings business Shobnall Maltings to French cooperative Soufflet Group, the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday.

Regulatory News 6:20pm GMT

Old Mutual boosts stake in Kenyan insurer UAP

Jan 26 - Old Mutual Plc said on Monday it had bought another 37.3 percent in UAP Holdings, taking its stake in the Kenyan insurer to 60.7 percent.

1:53pm GMT

BRIEF-Old Mutual bumps up its stake in Kenyan insurer UAP

* Agreed to purchase a further 37.3 pct of UAP's existing share capital, thereby increasing its stake to 60.7 pct, subject to various regulatory approvals

1:25pm GMT

BRIEF-Waterford responds to Gulfsands Petroleum's statement

* Note Gulfsands Petroleum Plc's announcement of 23 January 2015

1:17pm GMT

CORRECTED-BRIEF-Actavis to buy Auden Mckenzie for 306 mln pounds

Jan 26 - Jan 26 - Actavis PLC : * To acquire auden mckenzie for 306 mln gbp * Says Auden Mckenzie will be acquired on a debt free basis, and the transaction will exclude auden mckenzie's real estate portfolio * Deal includes two-year royalty on a percentage of gross profits of one of auden mckenzie's products * Says deal mmediately accretive to Actavis non-GAAP earnings * Says deal adds about 175 marketed products; pipeline of about 40 products * Says "acquisition will

UPDATE 1-NMC Health among local firms planning to dual-list in Abu Dhabi

* Moves signal vote of confidence in local stock markets (Recasts to lead with NMC Health, adds detail, context)

Global Market Data 11:43am GMT

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Jan 26

Jan 26 - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Abu Dhabi bourse CEO says most London-listed local firms agree dual-listing

ABU DHABI, Jan 26 - The chief executive of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange said on Monday that most local companies which have floated on the London Stock Exchange in recent years have agreed to dual-list in the emirate.

Global Market Data 8:32am GMT

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