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  • Time Warner shareholders approve deal with Charter Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    Sept 21- Time Warner Inc's shareholders approved the company's $56 billion takeover by Charter Communications Inc, according to preliminary votes at a special shareholder meeting. Charter said in May that it would buy Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would make Charter the No. 2 U.S. Comcast dropped its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable in...

  • Sept 21- Hong Kong stocks sagged on Monday, weighed down by broad weakness in markets amid lingering worries about global economic growth. Equities in major Asian markets, including Japan and Taiwan, also fell on Monday. Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Group fell 7.4 percent after it agreed to acquire an 81 percent interest in Keystone Lodging Holdings...

  • *Atmel shareholders will own 38 pct in combined group. FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Sept 20- Chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor said it had agreed on Sunday to buy U.S. peer Atmel for about $4.6 billion, as the Anglo-German company seeks to expand its industrial product portfolio. Based in San Jose, California, Atmel manufactures small processors called microcontrollers...

  • *Atmel shareholders will own 38 pct in combined group. FRANKFURT, Sept 20- German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy U.S. rival Atmel for about $4.6 billion, amid a wave of dealmaking in the sector as firms seek alternatives to saturated mobile phone markets. Dialog said on Sunday Atmel shareholders would receive $4.65 in cash and 0.112 of a Dialog...

  • Sept 18- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA reached out to SABMiller Plc's largest shareholder, Altria Group Inc, before making a takeover approach, Bloomberg reported. Cigarette maker Altria, which owns a 27 percent stake in SABMiller, has signaled it is open to considering a proposal, depending on the terms, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 18- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA reached out to SABMiller Plc's largest shareholder, Altria Group Inc, before making a takeover approach, Bloomberg reported. Cigarette maker Altria, which owns a 27 percent stake in SABMiller, has signaled it is open to considering a proposal, depending on the terms, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Why AB Inbev really wants SABMiller Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Why AB Inbev really wants SABMiller

    Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says SABMiller could provide AB Inbev greater opportunities in different markets.

  • PARIS, Sept 17- European telecoms group Altice has agreed to buy U.S. cable TV operator Cablevision for a mix of cash and shares in a deal worth $17.7 billion including debt, the two companies confirmed on Thursday. Drahi managed to convince Cablevision's owners, the Dolan family, who had long said they were not sellers, to part with the operator for $34.90 in cash per...

  • BEIJING, Sept 17- China's outbound direct investment is expected to surpass $1 trillion for the first time in 2015, as slowing economic growth and rising internationalisation of Chinese business see more local companies investing overseas. China's slowing economy and market volatility is driving domestic firms to acquire foreign brands and technology,...

  • Sept 17- U.S. cable TV operator Cablevision Systems Corp has agreed to a $17.7 billion takeover offer by European telecommunications company Altice, according to two people familiar with the matter, the latest acquisitions in a sector struggling with declining viewership. Shares of Cablevision, which is controlled by New York's Dolan family, jumped as much as...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 16- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a colossus producing a third of the world's beer. A merged group would have a market value of around $275 billion at current prices, and would combine AB InBev's dominance of Latin America with SABMiller's of Africa, both...

  • Sept 16- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan is not actively discussing its takeover proposal with Germany's K+ S, but remains interested in a combination of fertilizer producers that would aid North American potash sales and offer new access to Europe, Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said on Wednesday. Potash Corp's standing offer of 7.9 billion euros or 41 euros per...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 16- Anheuser-Busch InBev has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a brewing colossus producing a third of the world's beer. A merged group would have a market value of around $275 billion at current prices, and would combine AB InBev's dominance of Latin America with SABMiller's dominance in Africa, both...

  • European shares end higher led by SABMiller, eyes on Fed Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    *InBev takeover approach sends SABMiller up 20 pct. MILAN, Sept 16- European shares ended higher for a second session on Wednesday, with M&A hopes sending SABMiller and InBev up sharply, while investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision. SABMiller rose 20 percent to a six-month high after the brewing company said rival...

  • *Syngenta has announced plans to buy back over $2 bln of shares. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- Swiss agricultural chemicals group Syngenta is about to launch the sale of its vegetable seeds business as it seeks to raise money for a share buyback, according to sources familiar with the matter. Syngenta and JP Morgan declined to comment.

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 16- Anheuser-Busch InBev has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a brewing colossus which makes around a third of the beer consumed globally. Belgium's AB InBev- the world's biggest brewer- makes Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona, while Britain- based SABMiller- the No. 2 player- owns Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner...

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 16- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest beer maker, has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a brewing colossus that makes around a third of the beer drunk globally. It would combine AB InBev's dominance of Latin America with SABMiller's strong presence in Africa, both fast-growing markets, as well as...

  • *SABMiller up 23 pct on InBev takeover approach. LONDON/ MILAN, Sept 16- European shares were higher at midday on Wednesday, with M&A hopes sending SABMiller and InBev sharply higher while the broader market was underpinned by overnight gains on Wall Street and in Asia. SABMiller rose 23 percent to a six-month high after the company said rival InBev intended to...

  • AB InBev sets its sights on SABMiller Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    AB InBev sets its sights on SABMiller

    Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, discusses the takeover talk surrounding Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 15- German auto parts and tyre maker Continental could do a takeover deal worth 2- 3 billion euros in the next 1-2 years, Chief Executive Elmar Degenhart said. If an appropriate target in the non-automotive sector emerges and the purchase price as well as the timing is right, then a major acquisition is possible, Degenhart said on Tuesday in an...