Corporations

Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid: sources

Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters.

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Dollar's rally bad news for oil, multinationals

The asset with the greatest prowess of late has been the U.S. dollar, and if its rally continues, it threatens to eat into the earnings of multinational companies.

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Yahoo options volume hits record on Alibaba's market debut

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Internet company to a one-day record high.

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Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc on Friday announced it is rolling out a software upgrade over-the-air to its current Model S owners, a unique ability that other automakers are expected to offer within a few years.

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Qualcomm shows off robot technology, but mum on China dispute

Qualcomm Inc executives showed off robots made with smartphone technology at an annual developer conference on Thursday, but they steered clear of talking about China, a key growth market where the chipmaker is entangled in an antitrust investigation.

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SAP agrees to buy expense software maker Concur for $7.3 billion

German business software maker SAP (SAPG.DE) said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire U.S.-based expense management software maker Concur Technologies Inc (CNQR.O) in an all-stock deal valued at $7.3 billion that expands its presence in internet-based software or so-called cloud computing.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Germany's ZF to take over TRW Automotive for $13.5 billion

German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen [ZFF.UL] has reached a deal to buy U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW.N) for $13.5 billion including debt, creating a global automotive supply powerhouse with combined annual sales of more than $40 billion.

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Danaher to buy Nobel Biocare for $2.2 billion

U.S. healthcare group Danaher Corp (DHR.N) is to buy Nobel Biocare Holding AG (NOBN.S) for an agreed $2.2 billion to become the world's biggest player in a dental implants market benefiting from growing demand for cosmetic dentistry.

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