*Visa exploring options for 5.5 pct stake in Monitise. *Visa fourth-biggest stakeholder in Monitise. Sept 18- Monitise Plc lost more than a third of its market value after Visa Inc, its biggest customer, revealed plans to divest its stake in the company and pursue development of its own mobile payment systems.» Read More
*Leading investors include Harvest Fund Mgt, China Life Insurance, Tencent. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 14- Sinopec Corp will sell a 107.1 billion yuan stake in its retail unit to a group of 25 Chinese and foreign investors, Asia's top oil refiner said in a statement on Sunday.
NEW YORK— TRW Automotive is selling its engine valve business to Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. for $385 million as the maker of airbags, steering wheels and emergency braking systems seeks to focus on its car safety products business. Federal-Mogul said the acquisition will help boost its powertrain business.
Aug 29- Canada's Athabasca Oil Corp said it had closed the sale of its 40 percent interest in the Dover oil sands project to a unit of PetroChina Co Ltd for $1.18 billion. Athabasca said it received $600 million in cash and $584 million in three interest-bearing promissory notes from the unit, Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd..
*Telefonica wins out with higher bid than Telecom Italia. PARIS, Aug 28- French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia. Vivendi's decision deals a blow to Telecom Italia.
PARIS/ MILAN, Aug 28- French media group Vivendi said it would enter into exclusive talks with Telefonica over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, choosing the Spanish group over a rival bid from Telecom Italia.
PARIS, Aug 28- French media group Vivendi said it would enter into exclusive talks with Telefonica over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, siding with the Spanish group over a rival bid from Telecom Italia.
NEW YORK, Aug 27- Dow Chemical Co has kicked off processes to sell two of its specialty chemicals subsidiaries that could fetch close to $2 billion combined, according to people familiar with the matter, part of its effort to divest several billion dollars worth of non-core assets by 2015..
SYDNEY, Aug 19- BHP Billiton is in talks with potential buyers for all, or part, of its Nickel West division in Australia after excluding the business from a major restructuring.
When Australia- based BHP joined forces with the London- listed, but largely South African, Billiton, a diversified natural resources giant was created.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- General Electric Co is in talks with Sweden's Electrolux AB and other parties to sell its household appliances unit, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Bloomberg News earlier reported that GE's appliances unit had drawn interest from Electrolux and consumer development startup Quirky.
FRANKFURT, Aug 13- German industrial group Siemens is renewing efforts to divest its hearing aids business in a deal that could be worth about 2 billion euros, sources familiar with the matter said.
Two investment firms said they would buy half of the portfolio companies held by JPMorgan Chase & Co's private equity business, One Equity Partners.
Aug 6- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp reported a 11 percent rise in quarterly revenue as higher vehicle production boosted sales of its climate control products. Visteon said $258 million of sales in its interiors business were reclassified as discontinued operations since it is divesting a majority of the business.
*Deal comes as Siemens overhauls its business. FRANKFURT, Aug 5- German engineering group Siemens plans to sell its hospital IT business to Cerner Corp, a U.S. provider of healthcare IT services, for $1.3 billion in cash, the two companies said late on Tuesday.
July 29- Waste Management Inc said it would sell its waste-to-energy unit to private equity firm Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion in cash, to focus on its larger solid waste business.
Seifi Ghasemi, who successfully executed a number of deals as CEO of Rockwood Holdings Inc, was appointed to the top position at Air Products last month and analysts expect him to divest some of the company's businesses.
WASHINGTON, July 17- International Business Machines Corp reported higher than expected quarterly revenue, as it continued to divest low performing sectors and shift to higher-end businesses such as big data, cloud computing, and security and mobile services.
July 16- General Electric Co is in talks to sell its century-old household appliances business for as much as $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The business, which had revenue of more than $8 billion in 2013, may fetch $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion in a sale, Bloomberg quoted the people as saying.
MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.
MEXICO CITY, July 8- Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Tuesday it is ready to divest assets in an unprecedented step to cut its market share in Mexican telecoms below 50 percent and escape the burden of tougher regulations.