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  • Demand for corporate bonds beats supply  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Debt-fuelled buybacks and mergers will continue to grow and "intensify" in 2015, says Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities.

  • Cypress & Spansion to merge  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Cypress and Spansion are to merge in a $1.6 billion all-stock deal.

  • Altice set to buy Oi's Portugal operations - sources Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    The deal with Oi marks the effective unwinding of Oi's ill-fated merger with Portugal Telecom, which hit the rocks earlier this year when the Portuguese side lost hundreds of millions of euros in the country's Espirito Santo banking scandal. Altice already owns two small cable companies in Portugal and buying the former state-owned monopoly Portugal...

  • *Coke to buy SABMiller some non-alcoholic brands. *SABMiller says merger to save soft drink expansion spending. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27- SABMiller and Coca-Cola will combine the operations which mix, bottle and distribute their soft drinks in Africa, creating a group with sales of $2.9 billion and ambitions to corner a fast-growing market.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Dublin- based Covidien Plc on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Medtronic and Covidien shareholders will vote on the merger on Jan. 6. Medtronic is the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker, with a...

  • Why a Glencore-Rio Tinto merger makes sense  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:25 PM ET

    Scott Philips, Advisor at The Motley Fool, says a merger between Rio Tinto and Glencore makes sense but warns that the deal will be riskier for Glencore.

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. "The carry-over effect from China, taken with the fact that the U.S. is pretty healthy, and you have a market with a bias to...

  • *Oil regains some lost ground ahead of OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, extending a global equity rally in Asia and Europe fueled by merger activity and signals that central banks were willing to step further into the economic breach to support growth and inflation. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also looked to be...

  • Starz exploring sale of its business: Report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    The screening room at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. "The carry-over effect from China, taken with the fact that the U.S. is pretty healthy, and you have a market with a bias to...

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise, boosted by merger activity Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory, on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P...

  • The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...

  • SEOUL, Nov 21- Investors are challenging the unilateral decisions made by South Korea's biggest family-run firms, putting pressure on the chaebols that form the backbone of Asia's fourth-largest economy to take their interests into consideration. This week, investor backlash led Samsung Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering, affiliates of Samsung...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 20- The leaders of Mexico's fourth largest bank Banorte resigned on Wednesday after a power struggle, and the board named a new chairman who analysts believe could push through a merger with a smaller Mexican bank. Grupo Financiero Banorte said on Thursday that its chairman and chief executive had resigned. "The changes determined by the board...

  • Nov 20- Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc said it was confident it would need to divest fewer stores than anticipated to win antitrust approval to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc.. Dollar Tree's shares rose as much as 7 percent to a record high of $67.08 on Thursday. Dollar Tree will become the largest U.S. dollar store chain if it pulls off the deal by fending off a...

  • LONDON, Nov 19- ICAP's shipping business is in merger talks with rival shipbroker Howe Robinson, the latest potential tie-up among sector players looking for scale after years of freight market turmoil. ICAP, the world's largest interdealer broker, said in a joint announcement on Wednesday with Howe Robinson, one of the world's oldest shipbrokers founded in...

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • *Brent falls toward $78 as Japanese growth stalls. NEW YORK, Nov 17- Oil prices fell and global equity markets were mixed on Monday after news that Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter renewed concerns about the world economy, but merger activity and comment about European stimulus capped declines. Brent oil initially fell more than $1...

  • *Baker Hughes rallies, Halliburton tumbles after deal. Shares of Baker Hughes, up 10.2 percent, and Allergan, up 5.1 percent, led gains on the S&P 500 after Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. The largest percentage gainer on the S&P 500 was Baker Hughes, while the largest decliner was Halliburton, down 10.1 percent.