Mergers & Acquisitions
LONDON, April 21 - Pfizer may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca after its reported 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover approach was rejected, since a deal could make sense for the U.S. pharmaceuticals giant as it seeks to build up its cancer franchise.
April 21 - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
MOSCOW, April 21 - The board of Russia's top oil producer, Rosneft, has approved deals to sell more than 2 million tonnes of crude oil, worth more than $1.5 billion, to BP, the Kremlin-controlled company said in a regulatory filing on Monday.
LONDON, April 20 - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.
LONDON, April 20 - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.
PARIS, April 19 - The head of Vivendi's French telecom unit SFR, won by cable company Numericable in a fierce bidding war, said in comments published on Saturday it planned to partner with Britain's Vodafone in a network-sharing project.
* Merck says 67.5 pct of shares tendered (Adds more comment from Merck, background on deal)
FRANKFURT, April 18 - German liquid crystal maker Merck KGaA extended the offer period for its planned takeover of AZ Electronic Materials for a sixth time on Friday as it continues to seek Chinese antitrust approval.
* Says South Stream pipeline to proceed (Adds detail, quotes)
- Finance: Perfect World joins consortium offering to buy out Shanda Games
- Technology: BRIEF-Nokia expects Microsoft deal to close April 25
- Healthcare: China's Fosun Pharma raises offer for hospital chain Chindex Int'l to $223.6 mln
- Consumer: REFILE-Toyota says considering expanding China production capacity
- Energy: Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
- Industrials: RPT-DEALTALK-Canadian gold mining's bidding war shows appeal of buy over build
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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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