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PAG closes its third Asia-focused fund after raising $6 bln

Nov 19 Hong Kong-based PAG on Monday said it closed its third Asia-focused buyout fund at a total of $6 billion in capital commitments, after being in the market since June.

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Zayo attracts interest from Blackstone-Stonepeak group -Bloomberg

Nov 18 Zayo Group Holdings Inc. has received takeover interest from a group of investors including funds managed by Blackstone Group LP and Stonepeak Partners LP, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

China moves closer to allowing foreigners to control insurance ventures - sources

* Rules for foreigners to take control to be finalised Q1 2019

18 Nov 2018

Australia shares set to rise; NZ up

Nov 19 Australian shares are poised to open higher on Monday as investor sentiment improves on signs of thawing U.S.-China trade tensions. Local share price index futures rose 17 points to 5,739, a 8.4-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index close. The benchmark ended marginally lower on Friday. New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.1 percent in early trade. (Reporting by Niyati Shetty in Bengaluru; editing by David Evan

18 Nov 2018

Nigeria's Buhari launches re-election bid with corruption still in focus

ABUJA, Nov 18 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched his manifesto on Sunday, hoping his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term at a Feb. 16 election.

18 Nov 2018
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