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BRIEF-Ab Inbev welcomes clearance decision in South Africa for proposed combination with Sabmiller

* Welcomes clearance decision in South Africa for proposed combination with Sabmiller

South African regulator clears AB InBev, SABMiller merger with conditions

JOHANNESBURG, June 30 South Africa's Competition Tribunal has granted conditional approval for the proposed merger of about $100 billion by brewer Anheuser-Busch Inbev and SABMiller, the anti-trust authority said on Thursday.

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UK's 3i says no plans to sell or list shares in Dutch retailer Action

LONDON, June 30 British private equity firm 3i has no plans to dispose of its investment in Dutch discount retailer Action despite a number of approaches, the company said on Thursday.

Private Capital 7:14am BST

BRIEF-WSP Global says 35 pence per share offer for Sweett Group is final

* Cash offer for sweett group plc ("sweett") by wsp global inc.

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BRIEF-UK's 3i says no plans to sell or IPO Dutch retailer Action

* Since publication of 3i group plc's ("3i" or " group") financial results for year to 31 march 2016, 3i has received a number of approaches in respect of action, group's largest portfolio investment.

Private Capital 7:05am BST

Equity deals sag to four-year low, Brexit seen shrinking volumes - TR data

LONDON/HONG KONG, June 30 Global equity capital markets activity has sunk to a four-year low in 2016 according to quarterly ThomsonReuters data, although bankers and investors said that while Brexit could dent volumes it would not sink the market.

Private Capital, IPOs 12:01am BST

UPDATE 1-Wirecard buys Citi Prepaid Card Services to enter USA

BERLIN, June 29 German banking software company Wirecard AG has taken its first step to enter the North American market by agreeing to buy Citi Prepaid Card Services for undisclosed terms, the two companies said on Wednesday.

Regulatory News 29 Jun 2016

Brexit makes government fix to Tata steel pension plan elusive

LONDON/BRUSSELS, June 29 A government overhaul of the British Steel Pension Scheme - crucial to convincing anyone to buy Tata's British assets - is in jeopardy after Britons' vote to leave the European Union deepened the fund's debts and depleted its assets, analysts and industry sources said.

29 Jun 2016

Germany's Hahn airport owner says Chinese buyer still to pay up

FRANKFURT, June 29 The sale of loss-making Hahn airport in the west of Germany to a Chinese investor has been delayed as the buyer has not yet transferred the money to pay for it, its owners said on Wednesday.

29 Jun 2016

De Beers gets approval to flood suspended Arctic diamond mine

TORONTO, June 29 De Beers Canada can flood the tunnels of its underground Snap Lake diamond mine in the Northwest Territories under a revised suspension plan approved by the region's land and water board.

Regulatory News 29 Jun 2016

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