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Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines says not in talks to buy stake in HK Airlines

Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) (SIAL.SI) denied on Tuesday a media report that it is in talks to buy a stake in Hong Kong Airlines International Holdings Ltd.

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Charter Communications

Charter Communications to buy Bright House in $10.4 bln deal

Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy privately held Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida.

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Teva to buy U.S. drug developer Auspex Pharma for $3.5 billion

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said it would buy U.S. neurology drug company Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc for an equity value of $3.5 billion to boost its portfolio of treatments for the central nervous system.

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Avigan

Japan's Fujifilm agrees to buy Cellular Dynamics for $307 million

Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp (4901.T) said on Monday it has agreed to acquire U.S. biotechnology firm Cellular Dynamics International Inc (CDI) (ICEL.O) for $307 million.

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Copper

China's Guangdong Rising makes new, lower bid for PanAust

China's Guangdong Rising Assets Management [GDRAM.UL] launched a fresh $850 million bid to buy copper and gold miner PanAust Ltd (PNA.AX), but priced its offer at a quarter less than 10 months ago, underscoring the rout in mineral commodities.

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Stephen Hemsley

UnitedHealth Group to buy Catamaran for $12.78 billion

UnitedHealth Group unit OptumRx Corp agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth $12.78 billion.

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Jack Ma

China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG

Germany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.

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Dufry

Dufry details $4 billion fundraising plan for WDF buy

Dufry AG (DUFN.S) has fleshed out plans for its takeover of Italy's World Duty Free SpA (WDF) (WDF.MI), as the Swiss company seeks to consolidate its position as the biggest player in the fast-growing airport retail sector.

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China National Chemical Corporation

ChemChina chairman says hopes to re-list Pirelli in Italy

The chairman of China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) said on Sunday he hopes to re-list Italy's Pirelli (PECI.MI) on the Italian stock exchange after his firm agreed earlier this month to acquire the world's fifth-largest tire maker.

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Lafarge

Russia's Galchev rejects terms of Holcim/Lafarge merger: newspaper

Russian businessman Filaret Galchev, who owns a 10.8 percent stake in Switzerland's Holcim (HOLN.VX) via Eurocement Holding AG, has rejected the takeover offer that France's Lafarge (LAFP.PA) has made for Holcim, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Dow Chemical Co

Dow Chemical to sell most chlorine assets in $5 billion deal

Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N) will separate a portion of its century-old chlorine business and sell it to Olin Corp (OLN.N) in a tax-efficient deal worth $5 billion as part of efforts to shed low-margin assets.

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America Movil

America Movil may not face tougher regulation without asset sale: regulator

Mexico's telecom regulator will not necessarily impose tougher rules against billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil if it does not go ahead with a plan to sell off assets, the head of the regulatory agency said in an interview on Friday.

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Power Grid

Creditors offer Puerto Rico's troubled utility $2 bln financing - sources

Creditors of Puerto Rico's power authority, PREPA, have offered it $2 billion in financing, including $1.2 billion to fund a new natural gas operation, in exchange for assurances that it would repay its debt, two people close to the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

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Platinum Equity

Platinum Equity nears deal for Itochu's PrimeSource: sources

Private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC is in advanced talks to buy PrimeSource Building Products Inc, the largest distributor of screws and nails in the United States, from Itochu Corp (8001.T), according to people familiar with the matter.

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Macaroni and ketchup merger

As 3G digests Kraft deal, rivals will focus on organic firms

The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group (KRFT.O) and H.J. Heinz Co may prove a boon to the far smaller natural and organic food companies that have seized market share as consumers shift away from processed foods, bankers and portfolio managers said.

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