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GM exit Peugeot, finds Dongfeng as new potential partner in tie-up talks

As General Motors Co disposes its 7% shareholder interest in France's PSA Peugeot Citroen, the latter said it is currently in talks with Dongfeng about a potential tie-up.

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Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network agrees on partnership with Opengate Technologies to bring iTunes Gift Cards to South Africa

California-based Blackhawk Network Inc will be entering the prepaid market in Africa through a partnership with South Africa-based Opengate Technologies to distribute iTune Gift Cards to the country.

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EchoStar Corp.

EchoStar ends talks with GVT on Brazilian TV joint venture

US-based EchoStar Corp. said it had ended talks with Vivendi SA's subsidiary Global Village Telecom on a proposed partnership in Brazil. The joint venture aims to provide pay TV services in the Latin American country.

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Carl Icahn today acquired 30.6 million shares of Hologic Inc upon exercise of all of the call options according to SEC filing.

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Russian Direct Investment Fund

Russian Wealth Fund announces joint venture with Barings in coal private equity deal

The Russian Direct Investment Fund announced today its joint venture with Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V to invest in a coking coal business Tigers Realm Coal Limited.

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Bloomberg Television

Bloomberg Television partners with Malaysia's Encorp Group to create first Malaysian business news channel

Bloomberg Television said has forged a partnership with privately-held firm Encorp Group Sdn Bhd to establish the first business news channel in Malaysia next year.

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Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp purchases 60% stake in joint venture with Italy's Magneti Marelli

Hero MotoCorp on Wednesday announced its buyout of 17.49 lakh shares in HMC MM Auto Ltd., which represents a 60% stake in the company. HMC MM Auto Ltd. is a joint venture of Hero MotoCorp and Italian automobile company Magneti Marelli.

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UBS to enter Australian property market through joint venture with local developer

Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, will be entering the property market in Australia through a joint venture with local developer Grocon Pty, a Bloomberg report said.

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Canonical's Ubuntu Touch OS set to go live via major handset manufacturer tie-up

In a report by CNET, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said that it had signed a deal with a major manufacturer to create and ship smartphones running on Ubuntu Touch OS.

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Monsanto Co

US-based Monsanto, Novozymes of Denmark form long-term microbial alliance

Monsanto Company and Novozymes A/S formed a strategic cooperation called "The BioAg Alliance" in order to capitalize each other's capabilities in microbial technologies and commercial markets.

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Israel's Cellcom enters sharing agreement with rivals for creation of 4G network

The largest mobile phone operator in Israel, Cellcom, has entered an agreement to share the costs with its two rivals for the creation of a new 4G network, Reuters reported.

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London Skyline

Foreign investors eye London's commercial projects as UK real estate recovers

The rising commercial property prices in London has prompted institutional investors to team up with commercial property developers in the UK to capitalize on the recovery of the market in UK.

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Brazil's BM&F Bovespa Stock Exchange

Hedge fund plans to bet on Brazilian fraud cases - report

Together with international asset chaser Martin Kenney, New York-based hedge fund Platinum Partners is planning to invest in the recovery of Brazilian fraud claims, a report from the Financial Times said.

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UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

UK government to drop plans to acquire military equipment via private consortium

The Belfast Telegraph said in a report that Ministry of Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will be left working out other options after plans for purchasing military equipment via a private consortium had failed.

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Merck & Co

UK's AZ Electronics shareholder rejects Merck takeover bid

UK asset manager Threadneedle Investments has increased its stake in AZ Electronic Materials to above 11% in a move that could block the GBP1.56 billion takeover bid from German drugmaker Merck.

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