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Warren Buffett-Backed Capital One to Buy Discover Financial in $35 Billion Deal

Warren Buffett-backed Capital One is set to acquire US credit card issuer Discover Financial Services in an all-stock deal valued at $35.3 billion.

Sebi upgrading surveillance for CommExes

India's securities market regulator Sebi is upgrading and strengthening its surveillance system on commodity exchanges (CommExes). Recently, Sebi has barred 16 commodity trading members from trading f..

Wall Street gains prop up stocks in Asia, Australia

Encouraging gains on Wall Street were propelling up stocks in Asia and Australia. Barring Hang Kong and Japan, all the major market benchmark indices in Asia and Australia, rose...

Argentina to issue $15-bln bonds, returns to credit markets

Argentina is planning to issue $15-bilion bonds making it the largest sum by any developing nation since 1996. Country's new President Mauricio Macri-led government will use funds mobilized through bo..

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Top deals of the day - mergers & acquisitions
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Monday.
Eman Mansour to open new investment banking firm
Dubai would be host to Eman Mansour's latest investment banking endeavor.
Nitro Circus merges with touring company
Extreme athletics showcase Nitro Circus announced it would become one with the touring company that helped produce its live programs.
EU seeking creation of bank to oversee banks in the EU
Germany's coalition government formalized a measure to provide funds and expertise for a European bank to manage the loan agreements and if necessitated, closure of banks.
Deutsche Bank loan issue overshadowed by new agreements
Deutsche Bank AG said that new rules would not foster business but in the past week alone it had agreed on a couple of business related loans.
UBS AG to pay back Swiss National Bank for bailout fund value
The Stability Fund was created as part of the bailout package of UBS AG and now, it was time for the bank to pay back the fund under a given formula.
Banks avoid financial backing for Etisalat over letter of support issued for subsidiary
Two of the most active banks in the Gulf region, Standard Chartered and Citigroup Inc have decided not to support Etisalat's loan for the acquisition of Maroc Telecom.
Poland's market rife with takeovers
The latest takeover bid was submitted by BNP Paribas SA for BGZ Bank in the Polish market that had seen mega million takeover deals in its banking industry.
ING Groep NV says capital buffers sufficient for ECB testing
Regulatory authorities are reviewing the capital buffers ING Groep NV for real estate financial loans prior to ECB testing to be conducted.
Lloyds Banking Group conducts internal inquiry
An internal inquiry is to be conducted by Lloyds Banking Group as to its foreign currency trading operations after being advised by the Financial Conduct Authority to review its processes and report i
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