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Asian Paints Ltd

Asian Paints picks up 51pct stake in Ethiopian paint maker Kadisco

Mumbai, India-based decorative and industrial paint manufacturer Asian Paints (International) Ltd picked up a 51% stake in Ethiopia-based paint maker Kadisco Chemical Industry PLC for an undisclosed amount.

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Eagle Paint and Wallpaper Inc

New Jersey paint retailers Norton Paint and Eagle Paint merge

Englewood, New Jersey-based paint retailer Eagle Paint and Wallpaper Inc bought troubled Paramus-based rival Norton Paint for an undisclosed sum to gain traction over rivals in the paint industry.

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HomeAway

HomeAway purchases Florida-based rental management firm Glad to Have You

Austin, Texas-based home rental platform HomeAway purchased Santa Rosa Beach, Florida-based guest management system Glad to Have You for an undisclosed sum to enhance its own rental listing service.

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Pumpjack

Hedge funds bet most on gas, expects to be more bullish due to cold weather

The forecasts of the ongoing cold weather in several US key cities has made investors increase their bets on US natural gas futures.

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Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co Ltd

Chinese cotton manufacturer to invest $2B in Pakistan

Shandong, China-based cotton and yarn manufacturer Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co Ltd will invest $2 billion in the energy and textile sectors of Pakistan over the next two years.

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RPC Group PLC

UK plastic supplier RPC Group adds Bosnian firm Helioplast in $13M deal

England-based rigid plastic packaging products supplier RPC Group PLC has added Bosnia and Herzegovina-based injection molder Helioplast d.o.o. in a deal valued at £8.4 million ($13 million).

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Norske Skog

Norwegian paper manufacturer Norske Skog agrees to offload remaining stake in Brazilian unit for $37M

Norway-based newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer Norske Skog inked an agreement to exit its remaining stake in its Brazilian operations to Papeles Bio Bio SA for $37 million.

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Anhui Conch Cement Co

China's Anhui Conch Cement to add to capacity through acquisitions

As the Chinese government plans to consolidate production, Anhui Conch Cement Co said it plans to increase its capacity to 30 million metric tons through acquisitions, Bloomberg reported.

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Taminco Corp

US chemicals group Taminco Corp to acquire Kemira's formic acid business

Taminco Corp, the world's largest alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives producer, said it had agreed to acquire the formic acid business of Finland-based chemicals firm Kemira.

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BARRICK ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO DIVEST PLUTONIC MINE IN AUSTRALIA

BARRICK ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO DIVEST PLUTONIC MINE IN AUSTRALIA

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Pudong Financial District

Asia-Pacific M&A deals plunge to lowest since 2009- report

A report said merger and acquisition transactions fell in the Asia-Pacific region caused by a slowing in the energy and raw materials sectors.

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Stemcor

Banks sell Stemcor's loans to hedge funds-bankers

Lenders to troubled Stemcor, the world's largest steel trader, have been selling their exposure to hedge funds and distressed debt specialists before a key restructuring deadline on December 13, banking sources said on Monday.

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Carlyle Group LP

Carlyle prepares for $3B exit of specialty chemicals business PQ

Private equity firm Carlyle Group is mulling over an initial public offering or an outright sale of inorganic specialty chemicals producer PQ Corp. Sources said that the proposed deal could bring in USD3 billion.

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Jordan Company

Jordan Co. sells chemical services company Haas Group for up to $700M

American private equity firm Jordan Company has put up for sale its chemical management business Haas Group International. Sources estimated that the deal could be valued in between USD500 million to USD700 million.

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Vale SA

Vale looking to exit stakes in fertilizer and coal business, steel plant

Vale SA, the world's largest iron-ore producer is considering to sell its holdings in its coal and fertilizer divisions. The Brazilian mining giant is also looking to sell its stake in a steel-slab plant constructed with Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG.

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