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Deals

Canada's Barrick considers buyout of rival Newmont Mining

Canada's Barrick Gold Corp said on Friday it was considering an all-stock bid for U.S. rival Newmont Mining Corp, a deal that would create a monolith in the global gold sector and likely push smaller peers to start buying each other.

Buyout firms abandon debt-laden ways for pricey deals

Some private equity firms that are keen to put their swelling cash piles to work are paying for expensive acquisitions of fast-growing companies mostly out of their own pockets and trimming back their reliance on debt.