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UPDATE 1-Metro Bank buys $731 mln mortgage portfolio from Cerberus

LONDON, Feb 23 Britain's Metro Bank will acquire a 523 million pound ($731 million) mortgage portfolio from two companies controlled by U.S. private equity firm Cerberus, the bank said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-BMW, Great Wall sign letter of intent for electric Mini JV in China

* BMW says also expands venture with China's Brilliance (Adds analyst comment, details)

23 Feb 2018

EU mergers and takeovers (Feb 23)

BRUSSELS, Feb 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

Regulatory News 23 Feb 2018

Two major Booker investors back Tesco deal amid growing dissent

LONDON, Feb 23 Two leading investors in British wholesaler Booker are backing a takeover by retail giant Tesco, despite a late push by an activist hedge fund and shareholder advisers to secure better terms.

23 Feb 2018

UPDATE 1-Standard Life Aberdeen CEOs hit merger pay jackpot

* Chairman, three other board members to stand down (Adds 2017 pay for Gilbert)

23 Feb 2018

India's Jindal plans Namibia's second iron ore mine -documents

WINDHOEK, Feb 23 Plans to open Namibia's second iron ore mine are being pursued by an Indian-controlled company called Blake Trading, documents seen by Reuters on Friday show.

23 Feb 2018

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong to ease rules for secondary listing of US, UK-listed firms

* HKEX wants to ease restrictions on secondary listings in city

Standard Life Aberdeen's Skeoch lands $4.2 mln jackpot in 2017

LONDON, Feb 23 Standard Life Aberdeen revealed on Friday its co-chief executive Keith Skeoch's total pay rose by nine percent to 3 million pounds ($4.2 million) in 2017.

23 Feb 2018

CORRECTED-Norway's sovereign wealth fund buys 245 mln stg stake in UK's Shaftesbury

Feb 22 The sovereign wealth fund of Norway bought a 245 million pounds ($342 million) stake in British property group Shaftesbury from Invesco, regulatory filings showed on Thursday.

23 Feb 2018

High share price lets Sika offer better deal to family-CEO

ZURICH, Feb 23 Sika's high share price provides scope for the Swiss construction chemicals group to offer its controlling family shareholders a better buyout offer than one the clan has agreed with France's Saint-Gobain , Sika's CEO said.

Company Outlooks, 23 Feb 2018

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