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  • HOUSTON, Oct 27- Venezuela's surprise move to scrap the sale of its U.S. refining unit Citgo was prompted when bids came in well below its $10 billion asking price, and sovereign and corporate bondholders criticized selling a reliable source of cash during a liquidity crunch, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday. State oil company PDVSA had hired...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- GlaxoSmithKline is seeking binding bids by next month for a range of older drugs worth more than $3 billion, which it is likely to sell by geographical region, according to people with direct knowledge of the process. Britain's biggest drug maker is looking to divest the mature products in a bid to improve its growth profile and wants to dispose of...

  • Oct 8- Citigroup Inc's consumer finance unit, OneMain Financial Holdings Inc, filed for an initial public offering of its common stock, a big step in the No. 3 U.S. bank's plan to sell unwanted assets and focus on wealthier clients. OneMain is part of Citi Holdings, which Citigroup created during the financial crisis to park assets that it wanted to eventually divest...

  • The deal with Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co helps Chevron reduce production risk and gives it more capital to increase drilling in Alberta's Duvernay shale formation, one of North America's largest shale deposits. Chevron's Canadian subsidiary has exploration leases for about 330,000 net acres in the Duvernay shale formation.

  • Oct 6- Chevron Corp said it would sell a 30 percent stake in its Duvernay shale formation assets in Canada to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co for $1.5 billion. Chevron's subsidiary, Chevron Canada Ltd, has exploration leases for about 330,000 net acres in the Duvernay shale formation. The deal creates a partnership for appraisal and development of...

  • Sears Holdings, which holds a 51 percent stake in its beleaguered Canadian unit, will sell 40 million shares of Sears Canada, leaving it with a stake of about 12 percent. Sears Holdings put its stake in Sears Canada on the block in May as a part of the Illinois- based company's efforts to turn around its business after years of declining sales. Shareholders of Sears...

  • Oct 2- Sears Holdings Corp said it would sell most of its stake in Sears Canada Inc through a rights issue that would raise up to $380 million ahead of the holiday season. Sears Holdings held a 51 percent stake in its Canadian unit as of March 13. Sears Holdings will sell 40 million shares of Sears Canada, after which its stake would fall to about 12 percent, or around 12...

  • TORONTO, Oct 1- Royal Bank of Canada has decided not to divest its U.S. proprietary trading arm in its current form but will work to comply with new regulations there, the lender said on Wednesday. Canada's largest bank by market capitalization said it has been actively working to restructure the proprietary trading business- which uses the bank's own funds- to...

  • ZURICH, Sept 30- Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge are stepping up plans to shed assets in order to win clearance from competition regulators for their planned mega-merger, including possibly spinning them off into a new company.

  • Sept 23- Procter& Gamble Co said it would sell the last of its pet food business to consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc as it focuses on more profitable lines such as Tide detergent, Gillette razors and Pampers diapers.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Clorox Co's shares hit a new year-high on Monday and volume on the home cleaning products maker's options soared after the company said it is discontinuing its Venezuela operations and will look to divest its assets as the business is no longer viable.

  • *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.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus Group has unveiled plans to sell half a dozen businesses with combined annual revenues of around 2 billion euros, simplifying its Defence and Space division to focus on warplanes, missiles, launchers and satellites.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus Group has unveiled plans to sell half a dozen businesses with combined annual revenues of around 2 billion euros, simplifying its Defense and Space division to focus on warplanes, missiles, launchers and satellites.

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, Sept 16- Airbus Group unveiled plans on Tuesday to sell half a dozen business units with combined revenues of around two billion euros as it focuses its Defence and Space division on warplanes, missiles, launchers and satellites.

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE 3-Vivendi picks Telefonica in GVT fight Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    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.