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Sanofi in China

Sanofi unveils heart disease partnership with MyoKardia

French drugmaker Sanofi announced on Wednesday a partnership with U.S.-based MyoKardia to develop therapies for patients with genetic heart diseases.

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DuPont logo in Meyrin

Activist investor Peltz wants DuPont to break up: WSJ

Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has called for a break up of DuPont (DD.N), arguing that the diversified chemicals company's overly complex and bloated corporate structure overburdens its seven business lines, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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The facade of the U.S. Federal Reserve building

Fed could hint on rate-hike plans as it prepares for policy turn

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday could offer fresh clues on when it plans to begin lifting interest rates and how quickly it will move, as it prepares for a momentous policy turn after years of aggressive monetary stimulus.

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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Endo offers to buy Auxilium Pharma for about $2.2 billion

Specialty healthcare company Endo International Plc (ENDP.O) (ENL.TO) offered to buy Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc (AUXL.O) for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock to expand its men's healthcare products business.

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Amgen

Top investors push Salix to abandon Cosmo deal - sources

Some of the top 20 investors at Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SLXP.O) are threatening to vote down a proposed deal to buy a unit of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA (COPN.S), and are pressing Salix to consider selling itself instead, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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AT&T

AT&T 'intrigued' by Mexico, Latin America : exec

AT&T Inc is "intrigued" by Latin America and especially Mexico and would not rule out an opportunistic deal there even as it seeks to complete its $48.5 billion planned takeover of DirecTV, an AT&T executive said at a conference on Tuesday.

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The logo of French telecom operator Orange

Orange offers to buy Spain's Jazztel for 3.4 billion euros

Orange has offered buy Spanish telecoms operator Jazztel for around 3.4 billion euros (4.40 billion US dollar), a deal that could help the French company jump ahead of rival Vodafone in the country's mobile market.

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Amazon

Ohio offers Amazon tax breaks to build $1.1 billion data center

State and local officials in Ohio are courting Amazon.com Inc with tax breaks and other perks to convince the No. 1 U.S. online retailer to build a $1.1 billion data center in central Ohio and create 120 jobs, according to public records.

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US Federal Reserve

Stocks end higher on bet Fed won't change rate stance

Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday, ending near session highs as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve wouldn't adjust its guidance about how soon it would raise interest rates.

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Alibaba Group

Alibaba options expected to be listed on Sept. 29: exchanges

Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's IPO-BABA.N stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company.

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'Enough vultures, Argentina united for a national cause''

Default? What default? Argentina slams U.S. for using 'D' word

Argentina called in the United States' top diplomat in the country on Tuesday to express its "deep indignation" over a local newspaper interview in which he made reference the South American country's latest debt default.

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Gold

China advances gold exchange launch, Singapore delays contract

China will launch its international gold exchange 11 days ahead of schedule, sources said on Tuesday, racing ahead in the scramble to set up an Asian bullion benchmark as rival Singapore is forced to delay its gold contract due to technical issues.

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Mitsubishi Headquarters in Tokyo

Mitsubishi Motors to invest $600 million in Indonesian car factory

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) will invest $600 million to set up its first multi-purpose vehicle factory in Indonesia, aiming to capitalise on strong demand for the segment in the country as well as to export to other markets in Asia.

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Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin

Russia needs government investment to avoid recession, says former finance minister

Russia risks slipping into recession because the government is not investing enough in the economy to weather Western sanctions, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, criticizing the strategy so far.

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Japan Yen

Pioneer says to sell DJ equipment business to KKR for $550 million

Japanese car electronics maker Pioneer Corp (6773.T) said on Tuesday that it would sell its disc-jockey equipment business to private equity firm KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) for about 59 billion yen($550 million).

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