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  • Corio NV : Klépierre and Corio will merge on March 31, 2015 GlobeNewswire - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 16:47 GMT

    Klépierre S.A. (Klépierre) (Euronext Paris and Amsterdam) and Corio N.V. (Corio) (Euronext Amsterdam) today announce that all conditions precedent to the implementation of the merger of Klépierre and Corio ...

  • Lafarge major shareholder says talks with Holcim on track Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 14:06 GMT

    Talks to save the Lafarge (Paris: FR0000120537 - news) -Holcim cement mega-merger are "progressing well" and will not fail, a key Lafarge shareholder said on Thursday, joining the French firm's beleaguered boss in insisting it must remain a merger of equals. Three days after news broke that Switzerland-based Holcim  …

  • Cement rival CRH assumes Lafarge, Holcim deal will work Reuters - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:45 GMT
    Holcim logo is pictured in front of the cement works in Eclepens near Lausanne

    Irish cement firm CRH (CRH.I) is assuming the merger of rivals Lafarge (LAFP.PA) and Holcim (HOLN.VX) will still happen, its chief said after CRH shareholders approved an asset purchase that depends on the deal. CRH has agreed to buy a number of mostly European assets from Lafarge and Holcim for 6.5 billion euros ($6.9 …

  • Nassef Sawiris, the second-biggest shareholder and board member of French cement maker Lafarge (LAFP.PA), said on Thursday that talks to save the planned tie-up with Switzerland's Holcim (HOLN.VX) were "progressing well". The conflict between Lafarge and Holcim broke into the open this week when Holcim contested the deal …

  • Cement rival CRH assumes Lafarge, Holcim deal will work Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:43 GMT

    Irish cement firm CRH is assuming the merger of rivals Lafarge (Paris: FR0000120537 - news) and Holcim will still happen, its chief said after CRH shareholders approved an asset purchase that depends on the deal. CRH has agreed to buy a number of mostly European assets from Lafarge and Holcim (Other OTC: HCMLF - news) …

  • Nassef Sawiris, the second-biggest shareholder and board member of French cement maker Lafarge (Paris: FR0000120537 - news) , said on Thursday that talks to save the planned tie-up with Switzerland's Holcim (Other OTC: HCMLF - news) were "progressing well". The conflict between Lafarge and Holcim broke into the open …

  • Dragon Oil creates independent committee to vet ENOC deal Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 10:47 GMT

    Turkmenistan-focused oil explorer Dragon Oil (LSE: DGO.L - news) has established an independent committee to assess a takeover approach made by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) last week, it said on Thursday. The Emirati company, which owns nearly 54 percent of Dragon Oil, has made an approach for the remainder at …

  • A logo is seen at a Lafarge concrete production plant in Pantin

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators will rule by April 27 whether to approve Irish cement firm CRH's (CRH.I) plan to buy assets from merging companies Lafarge (LAFP.PA) and Holcim ...

  • CRH keen on Lafarge, Holcim assets regardless of merger outcome Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 10:11 GMT

    Ireland's CRH would still be interested in acquiring assets from Lafarge and Holcim even if their merger does not go ahead, chief executive Albert Manifold said on Thursday. "We like these assets ...

  • EU to rule on CRH bid for Lafarge, Holcim assets by April 27 Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 10:09 GMT

    European Union antitrust regulators will rule by April 27 whether to approve Irish cement firm CRH's plan to buy assets from merging companies Lafarge and Holcim, the European Commission said on Thursday. ...

  • Ophir cuts spending to cope with lower oil prices Reuters - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 09:46 GMT

    Oil explorer Ophir Energy (OPHR.L), which completed the acquisition of rival Salamander Energy this month, returned to profit last year and said it would cut spending by $250 million (168 million pounds) over two years to deal with low oil prices. Ophir, like its industry peers, is cutting capital spending following a …

  • CRH shareholders approve asset purchases from Lafarge, Holcim Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 09:45 GMT

    Shareholders at Ireland's CRH approved a 6.5 billion euro deal to buy assets from Lafarge and Holcim as their rivals scrambled to save a merger that the asset sales hinge on. The Swiss and French cement ...

  • CRH EGM goes ahead under Lafarge/Holcim deal cloud Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 09:37 GMT

    Irish cement firm CRH began on Thursday its EGM to approve the purchase of assets to be spun off from the planned merger of industry giants Lafarge and Holcim even though the deal to create the industry ...

  • A staff of Rakuten Cafe is seen behind a logo of Rakuten Inc. in Tokyo

    Rakuten's announcement on Thursday of the OverDrive deal comes a week after it led a $530 million funding round for U.S. ride-sharing service Lyft, signaling Rakuten's shift in focus toward more rental-based businesses. Rakuten is purchasing Cleveland, Ohio-based OverDrive from Insight Venture Partners, a U.S.-based venture …

  • File illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc said late on Wednesday it has struck a deal with China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings Ltd, a Chinese luxury auto dealer, to provide ...

  • File illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

    Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc said late on Wednesday it has struck a deal with China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings Ltd, a Chinese luxury auto dealer, to provide discounts and financing ...

  • A man walks past the logos of Swiss cement maker Holcim in front of the company's headquarters in Zurich

    PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - Cement makers Holcim (HOLN.VX) and Lafarge (LAFP.PA), seeking to save their merger deal, are discussing a new leadership for the combined group which would give Lafarge's boss Bruno Lafont a lesser role, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. When the deal was announced in April last …

  • Holcim, Lafarge discuss new role for Lafont to save deal - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 21:51 GMT

    PARIS/ZURICH, March 18 (Reuters) - Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge, seeking to save their merger deal, are discussing a new leadership for the combined group which would give Lafarge's boss Bruno Lafont a lesser role, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. When the deal was announced in April last year …

  • Holcim, Lafarge discuss new role for Lafont to save deal - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 19:46 GMT

    PARIS/ZURICH, March 18 (Reuters) - Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge (Paris: FR0000120537 - news) , seeking to save their merger deal, are discussing a new leadership for the combined group which would give Lafarge's boss Bruno Lafont a lesser role, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. When the deal was …

  • Delisting of shares in Nutreco on 17 April 2015 GlobeNewswire - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 17:01 GMT

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE   This is a joint press release by Nutreco N.V. and SHV Investments Ltd. pursuant to the provisions of section 5:25i paragraph 2 of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel ...

  • EU to clear Zimmer's $13.4 billion Biomet deal - sources Reuters - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 16:53 GMT

    U.S. medical device maker Zimmer (ZMH.N) is set to secure conditional approval from European Union regulators for its proposed $13.4 billion (9 billion pounds) takeover of rival Biomet, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Zimmer, which would become the No. 2 player in the $45 billion global orthopaedics …

  • Holcim logo is pictured in front of the cement works in Eclepens near Lausanne

    PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - Cement makers Holcim (HOLN.VX) and Lafarge (LAFP.PA), seeking to save their merger deal, are discussing a new leadership for the combined group which would give Lafarge's boss Bruno Lafont a lesser role, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. When the deal was announced in April last …

  • Holcim, Lafarge discuss new role for Lafont to save deal - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 16:25 GMT

    PARIS/ZURICH, March 18 (Reuters) - Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge (Paris: FR0000120537 - news) , seeking to save their merger deal, are discussing a new leadership for the combined group which would give Lafarge's boss Bruno Lafont a lesser role, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. When the deal was …

  • PARIS/ZURICH, March 18 (Reuters) - Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge (Paris: FR0000120537 - news) , seeking to save their troubled merger, are discussing a new CEO appointment to the combined group that would see current Lafarge boss Bruno Lafont in a different role, sources said on Wednesday. Lafarge and Holcim (Other …

  • Alibaba may not invest in Snapdeal - Recode Reuters - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 02:26 GMT
    Employees of Snapdeal, an Indian online retailer, sort out delivery packages inside their company fulfillment centre in Mumbai

    Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd may scrap plans to invest in online marketplace Snapdeal, technology website Recode reported, citing a person who was familiar with the matter. Last week, a person informed about the deal had told Reuters that Alibaba was in talks with Snapdeal over a potential cash investment in what could have …

  • Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma poses for media while touring the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover

    Last week, a person informed about the deal had told Reuters that Alibaba was in talks with Snapdeal over a potential cash investment in what could have been the Chinese e-commerce giant's first direct investment in India. Alibaba has held discussions with Snapdeal about a possible investment, but the Chinese company is …

  • Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma poses for media while touring the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover

    Last week, a person informed about the deal had told Reuters that Alibaba was in talks with Snapdeal over a potential cash investment in what could have been the Chinese e-commerce giant's first direct investment in India. Alibaba has held discussions with Snapdeal about a possible investment, but the Chinese company is …

  • AT&T-DirecTV merger escapes heat as all eyes on Comcast Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 17:25 GMT
    The signage for an AT&T store is seen in New York

    AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of satellite television company DirecTV is getting a smooth ride from U.S. regulators and industry rivals, who instead are directing their firepower at a merger deal between the nation's two biggest cable operators. U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews with several …

  • AT&T-DirecTV merger escapes heat as all eyes on Comcast Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 17:25 GMT
    The signage for an AT&T store is seen in New York

    AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of satellite television company DirecTV is getting a smooth ride from U.S. regulators and industry rivals, who instead are directing their firepower at a merger deal between the nation's two biggest cable operators. U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews with several …

  • AT&T-DirecTV merger escapes heat as all eyes on Comcast Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 17:21 GMT
    An AT&T Logo is pictured on the side of a building in Pasadena

    AT&T Inc's (T.N) proposed acquisition of satellite television company DirecTV (DTV.O) is getting a smooth ride from U.S. regulators and industry rivals, who instead are directing their firepower at a merger deal between the nation's two biggest cable operators. U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews …

  • Holcim-Lafarge cement deal hangs in the balance Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 16:48 GMT

    PARIS/ZURICH, March 17 (Reuters) - The boards of Lafarge and Holcim met separately on Tuesday to try and salvage their merger to create the world's biggest cement firm, two sources said. Holcim called a halt to the deal on Monday, pressing for the price and management structure to be changed from the original "marriage …

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  • Holcim-Lafarge cement deal hangs in the balance Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 14:52 GMT
    A logo is seen at a Lafarge concrete production plant in Pantin

    PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - The boards of Lafarge (LAFP.PA) and Holcim (HOLN.VX) met separately on Tuesday to try and salvage their merger to create the world's biggest cement firm, two sources said. Holcim called a halt to the deal on Monday, pressing for the price and management structure to be changed from the original …

  • Shell branding is seen at a petrol station in west London

    Pending regulatory clearances, they said they expected it to close in the second half of Couche-Tard's next fiscal year, which ends around April 2016. Couche-Tard will finance the acquisition, which includes 225 full-service stations, 75 automated fuel stations and 15 truck stops, from available cash and existing credit …

  • Canada's Couche-Tard to buy Shell's Danish retail businesses Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 13:36 GMT

    Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard (Other OTC: ANCTF - news) said on Tuesday that it would acquire the retail, commercial fuel and aviation businesses of Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: R6C1.DE - news) in Denmark to expand its presence in Scandinavia. Pending regulatory clearances, they said they …

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