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Mergers & Acquisitions - Asias Headlines

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday: ** Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical nudged up its offer for Shire to 44.3 billion pounds ($62 billion) to try to persuade the rare-disease drugs specialist into talks after it rejected three previous proposals. ** General Electric Co said it was still considering a potential breakup of the 126-year-old industrial conglomerate, but such a move was secondary to running its businesses bett

U.S. questions COSCO's takeover of California cargo terminal - WSJ

A U.S. national security review has raised concerns about a takeover by China's COSCO Shipping Holdings Co of a large container terminal in Long Beach, California, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-questions-coscos-takeover-of-cargo-terminal-in-long-beach-1524249281 on Friday.

Takeda ups Shire offer to 47 pounds-a-share

Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd increased its offer for Shire to 47 pounds a share on Friday after its three previous bids - the last at 46.50 pounds - were rejected by the rare disease drugs specialist.

AccorHotels to pursue acquisitions, no special dividend

AccorHotels, Europe's biggest hotel group, will make further acquisitions in coming years, using cash from the sale of a majority stake in its property business rather than paying a special dividend, its chief executive said on Friday.

Indonesia's Go-Jek planning Philippine expansion -regulator

Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek is looking to expand into the Philippines, Manila's transport regulator said on Friday, just days after Uber Technologies Inc shut down its local business as part of its exit from Southeast Asia.