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Time Warner Profits Rise 14 Percent

Time Warner Cable Increases Rates in New York After $55B Merger with Charter was approved

Time Warner Cable raises its cable and internet rates in New York after its $55 billion merger with Charter Communications got approved.

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BT, German-French mobile venture deal goes smoothly

The BT Group deal concluded smoothly when the British Competition and Markets Authority gave its go-ahead. The verdict brought together two huge customer bases under the same roof, which can potentially make BT the largest provider of mobile, home telephone, internet and TV services in the United KIngdom.

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J Sainsbury Plc, Homebase And Argos Stores As Sainsbury's Considers Making An Offer For Home Retail Group Plc

Home Retail Group has avid bidders - Sainsbury and Wesfarmers

Two big names, Wesfarmers and Sainsbury's, are vying for the Home Retail deal, despite warnings sent out by the seller itself regarding low profit expectations. While the deal seems to be in favor of Wesfarmers, Sainsbury's is not out of the picture yet.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Set To Buy Substantial Stake In Morgan Stanley

MUFG buys 20% stake in Philippines' Security Bank

Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is said to have agreed to buy a 20 percent stock in Philippines' lender Security Bank Corp for $773 million (36.9 billion pesos), as an effort to strengthen its growth in Southeast Asia.

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Motorola Solutions Acquires Airwave for $1.2 Billion

Motorola acquires UK's Airwave for $1.2 billion to enhance its service business in mobile communication.

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Mining in Africa

Petra and Ekapa Acquire De Beers Oldest Diamond Mine

Petra Diamond Ltd and Ekapa Minerals Pty have acquired De Beers oldest diamond mine in Kimberley.

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Sharp Corp

Japan state-fund mulls picking stake in Sharp Corp

Japan state-backed fund is keen on acquiring stakes in Sharp Corporation for Yen 200 billion ($1.63 billion). Sharp Corp recorded Yen 50 billion operating loss for the first half of 2015. The LCD business unit of Sharp Corp is a major contributor to the losses. Sharp is planning to spin off LCD business unit and later it may consider stake selling, according to media reports.

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$1.68-tn M&As in 2015 nearing dotcom-driven 2000's $1.73-tn record mark

Dell's latest acquisition deal to buyout EMC for $67billion is the biggest merger and acquisition (M&A) deal for the US technology sector in 2015 so far. About $1.68trillion worth M&A deals in the US have been announced year-to-date (YTD). The M&As in 2015 with less than three months left is just short of $1.73trillion, the full-year record level for M&As 15 years ago.

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Japanese firms pay high price for Asia M&A spree: Tokio Marine president

Japanese firms have been so busy paying top dollar in overseas acquisitions that sellers looking to offload assets in Asia now expect them to pay over the odds, according to the head of the country's biggest insurer, Tokio Marine Holdings Inc (8766.T).

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Intel, Altera end takeover talks due to price disagreement

Discussions on a takeover by Intel Corp of smaller chip maker Altera Corp have ended as the companies were unable to agree on price, a person familiar with the matter said, but Altera shares rose, suggesting it is still a potential target.

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Circus school in Havana

Cirque du Soleil in advanced deal talks with private equity

Cirque du Soleil is in advanced talks with two private equity consortia about selling a majority stake in what is the largest theatrical production company in the world, according to people familiar with the matter.

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LinkedIn to buy online education company for $1.5 billion

Professional social network operator LinkedIn Corp (LNKD.N) said it would buy privately held online education company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion.

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Nippon Life Insurance Company

Nippon Life seeks acquisition targets including asset management firms

Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL] is looking for acquisition targets both in developed and emerging markets, including asset managers in the United States, as the domestic-focused insurer seeks to diversify sources of income.

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Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter (AMZN.O) is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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Heinz deal for Kraft expands food larder for Buffett, 3G

Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) and Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, will combine with Kraft Foods Group Inc

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