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1 Malaysia Development Berhad

Malaysia's 1MDB to be dismantled under debt plan - sources

Malaysia's indebted and controversy-ridden state investor 1MDB will be left as a skeletal structure and possibly dissolved under a debt repayment plan in which most of its assets will be sold, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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HBO in talks with Apple to launch video streaming service: report

HBO is in talks with Apple Inc to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now video streaming service, according to a report in Wednesday's International Business Times.

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IBM

IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit

International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.

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Holcim

Holcim may offer sweetener to sway investors on Lafarge deal: paper

Swiss cement maker Holcim (HOLN.VX) is considering offering its shareholders a sweetener to win their approval for a planned merger with France's Lafarge (LAFP.PA), a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday without citing a source.

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Costco

Costco ties up with Citigroup, Visa for U.S. co-branded cards

Warehouse club Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O) has chosen Citigroup Inc (C.N) and Visa Inc (V.N) to run its co-branded credit card starting next year, replacing American Express Co (AXP.N), which lost the coveted tie-up last month.

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RWE

RWE closes $5.7 billion DEA sale to Russian tycoon

German utility RWE (RWEG.DE) on Monday closed the sale of its oil and gas production unit DEA [RWEDE.UL] to Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, ending months of uncertainty over whether the 5.1 billion euro ($5.7 billion) deal would go ahead.

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Orange potentially interested in deal with Telecom Italia, CEO tells paper

France's Orange and Italy's telecom operator Telecom Italia have been discussing a possible alliance between the former monopolies, Orange's chief executive told the Journal de Dimanche.

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Freescale Semiconductor Inc

NXP Semiconductors nears deal for Freescale Semiconductor - sources

NXP Semiconductors NV is close to a deal to acquire smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd in a $40 billion cash and stock merger that will reshape the semiconductor industry, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

3.2 billion euros of Egypt-French arms deal financed by loan from Paris: Sisi

The French government loaned Egypt 3.2 billion euros to finance the recent multibillion-euro purchase of French military equipment, Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview on al-Arabiya TV on Saturday.

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NTT Communications Corp

Japan's NTT Comm in talks to buy German e-shelter: source

NTT Communications Corp is in talks to acquire German data center provider e-shelter for about 100 billion yen ($836 million), according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Nikon

Nikon pushes into medtech with $400 million Optos acquisition

Nikon (7731.T), the 98-year-old Japanese company best known for its cameras, has agreed to buy British retinal imaging firm Optos (OPTS.L) for 259.3 million pounds ($400 million) as it moves into the medical sector.

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Fridman

RWE says close to concluding sale of oil arm to Russian tycoon

German utility RWE (RWEG.DE) said on Friday that completion of the sale of its oil and gas unit DEA [RWEDE.UL] to Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman was imminent, following a media report that it would be concluded on Monday.

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MH-60S Sea Hawk

Lockheed, Sikorsky venture awarded $2.0 billion helicopter support deal

The U.S. Navy has awarded a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Sikorsky Helicopter a contract worth $2 billion to service the Navy's H-60 helicopters through Jan. 31, 2020, the Pentagon announced on Friday.

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Alipay

Alibaba's online payment firm Ant Financial eyes 2017 IPO: state media

Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba's affiliate which runs online payment platform Alipay, is seeking to raise up to $4 billion in a private placement of shares and is looking at a domestic IPO in 2017, the state-run Shanghai Securities News reported.

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Sky Sports

Sky Sports lands four-year deal for MLS broadcast rights

Sky Sports has agreed to a four-year deal to broadcast live Major League Soccer, the British broadcaster and North American league said on Wednesday.

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