World markets advanced on Monday despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week.
New York, US-based investment management firm Blackrock raised its stake in UK-based Internet media firm Blinkx to 13% amid allegations that the latter was using adware to boost its revenues.
Some European filmmakers that have turned to crowdfunding, which is still in its early stage in Europe, are facing a different set of challenges, Variety reported.
Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd announced its intention to divest most of its real estate holdings in Canada through sale-leaseback and vacant asset sales in an effort to turnaround its fortunes.
Sharp Corp President Kozo Takahashi said the Japanese company intends to sell plants and stock holdings as it extends the reforms it had started in 2013, Bloomberg reported.
International hedge funds are increasingly targetting troubled firms in Australia, from cotton or macadamia farms to cattle stations and vineyards, expecting a nascent distressed debt market to generate double-digit returns.
Co-operative Bank and its parent Co-operative Group on Friday announced that it had successfully completed raising £1 billion for its rescue plan. The British bank with raise about £500 million more from Co-op Group, its bondholders and its interest savings to complete its target fund of £1.5 billion.
Darty, the third-largest electricals retailer in the European region, had agreed to sell Darty Turkey to eliminate losses in non-core markets. Darty has responded to weak consumer spending and competition from online retailers by exiting its loss-making operations.
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.
Retail bondholders of Britain's Co-operative Bank have voted in favor of a restructuring to rescue the bank and proceed with its plan to fill a 1.5-billion-pound hole in its capital.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch or BofAML has topped Citibank and Morgan Stanley in executing deals in India for the past 11 months, completing transactions worth USD 7.96 billion.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Tuesday.
Air Seychelles announced its record growth of its international business, thanks to its popular Abu Dhabi route.
Google placed an additional EUR450 million in its data center located in Hamina, southeastern Finland.
A Reuters article urged the Greek government to put more effort into investment programs that would encourage more local startups.
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