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  • Hewlett-Packard sells stake in Chinese unit for $2.3B Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Hewlett-Packard is selling a controlling stake in its China server and storage unit, a move that comes as the Chinese government, apparently worried about U.S. cyberspying, has encouraged the use of local companies. "Partnering with Tsinghua, one of China's most respected institutions, the new H3C will be able to drive even greater innovation for China,...

  • May 14- Telecommunications tower operator Crown Castle International Corp said it would sell its Australian unit for about A $2 billion in cash to a group of investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Crown Castle owns a 77.6 percent stake in the unit- Crown Castle Australia- which claims to be the largest independent tower operator in...

  • May 11- Brazilian telecom group Oi SA is reconsidering the sale of its African assets as relations improve with an estranged partner, Chief Executive Bayard Gontijo said on Monday. "We are changing the center of gravity from Lisbon to Brasilia," Gontijo said, adding that relations with Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos,...

  • *Deal could grow by $500 mln to meet more Telefonica payments. HONG KONG, May 8- Hutchison Whampoa Ltd said it plans to sell a one-third stake in its British mobile phone business for $4.3 billion to five investors- a move that will help the Hong Kong ports-to-telecoms group fund its boldest bet in Europe yet. Hutchison, owned by billionaire Li Ka- shing, agreed in...

  • HONG KONG, May 8- Hutchison Whampoa Ltd has agreed to sell a one-third stake in its British mobile phone business for $4.3 billion to a group of investors including Singaporean and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth funds. Singapore's GIC Pte, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual...

  • *Q1 earnings ex items $0.09/ shr vs est. MONTREAL/ TORONTO, May 7- Bombardier Inc outlined plans on Thursday to list a minority stake in its rail unit as it reported a quarterly profit that topped market expectations but also warned it may cut production of its profitable Global business jets. The company expects to launch an initial public offering of the rail...

  • *Q1 earnings ex items $0.09/ shr vs est. May 7- Bombardier Inc outlined plans to list a minority stake in its rail unit on Thursday as it reported a quarterly profit that topped market expectations, but the company warned it will cut production of its profitable Global business jets. The initial public offering is expected in the fourth quarter and the main listing...

  • May 7- Canada's Bombardier Inc said it was preparing to list a minority stake in its railway unit and reported a quarterly profit that comfortably beat market expectations. The IPO is expected in the fourth quarter and the primary listing is likely to be in Germany, the company said on Thursday. Bombardier had denied that it was looking to sell the unit after...

  • May 7- Canada's Bombardier Inc said it was preparing for an initial public offering of a minority stake in its railway unit, Bombardier Transportation. Reuters had reported in April that China's top trainmakers, CNR Corp Ltd and CSR Corp, were in talks to buy a controlling stake in the unit. The company on Thursday said net income fell to $100 million, or 5 cents per...

  • Berlusconi met Bee for the second time this week but a statement from Fininvest dismissed growing media speculation in recent months that he could sell a majority stake in Milan, one of Italy's most glamorous clubs. Italian media reports said Bee was offering 500 million euros for a 51 percent stake in Milan, aiming to join a series of other foreign tycoons who...

  • China rivals vie for state backing to buy HP unit Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 30- The bidding for a controlling stake in Hewlett-Packard Co's data-networking business in China, worth more than $2 billion, has thrown up a rare tussle between two Chinese state-backed firms who are wrangling over which has Beijing's backing. On Feb. 15, China's National Development and Reform Commission approved Shanghai- based Huaxin to bid...

  • *China seeking foreign access for its high-speed trains-sources. BEIJING, April 29- China's top two trainmakers have been in discussions with Bombardier Inc about possibly buying a controlling stake in the Canadian company's railway unit, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. China CNR Corp Ltd and state-owned CSR Corp Ltd, now in the process of...

  • *China seeking foreign access for its high-speed trains-sources. BEIJING, April 29- China's top two trainmakers have been in discussions with Bombardier Inc about possibly buying a controlling stake in the Canadian company's railway unit, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. China CNR Corp Ltd and state-owned CSR Corp Ltd, now in the process of...

  • April 27- Barrick Gold Corp reported weaker-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Monday on the back of a lower gold price and sales and announced that it has started a process to sell a stake in its Zaldivar copper mine in Chile. The Toronto- based producer also announced what it said was a "significant" new gold discovery, known as Alturas, in Chile.

  • April 27- Barrick Gold Corp reported lower first-quarter earnings on Monday on the back of lower gold prices and sales and announced that it has started a process to sell a stake in the Zaldivar copper mine in Chile.

  • Midwestern firm Wealth Enhancement Group as Lightyear seeks another windfall good investment in the wealth management market. Marron said Wealth Enhancement Group has strong leaders and a team-based approach that will enable it to grow quickly to the scale of a firm like Cetera. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Lightyear will purchase the stake...

  • April 20- A controlling stake in Cirque du Soleil, which grew from a ragtag group of street performers in Canada into a global circus and entertainment colossus, will be sold to a U.S. private equity fund and its Chinese partner, Cirque du Soleil said on Monday. `. The deal to sell the stake, the size of which was not disclosed, to a group led by Texas- based TPG Capital LP...

  • April 20- Groupon Inc said it would sell a 46 percent stake in Ticket Monster, its South Korean e-commerce business, for $360 million amid efforts to turn itself around. Shares of Groupon, which raised its current-quarter adjusted profit forecast and approved a new $300 million share repurchase program, rose 4.7 percent in early trading. Groupon will receive...

  • April 20- Groupon Inc said it would sell a 46 percent stake in Ticket Monster, its South Korean e-commerce business, to a partnership formed by KKR and Hong Kong- based Anchor Equity Partners for $360 million.

  • BRASILIA, April 17- Investment fund Coliseu has reached a preliminary agreement to sell its stake in Brazilian transmission utility Taesa to Colombia's Empresas Publicas de Medellin for 1.527 billion reais, both companies said on Friday. The other controlling shareholder is Brazilian power holding company Cia Energética de Minas Gerais SA, or Cemig, which...