TOKYO, Dec 22- Japanese stocks briefly hit a two-week high on Monday morning, led by oil-related shares on rebounding crude prices and as Showa Shell Sekiyu surged over 25 percent on a media report of an impending takeover bid. Oil refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu was the highlight of the session, surging 25.6 percent after media reported the oil refiner was in talks to...» Read More
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Onyx Pharmaceuticals has rejected a $10 billion takeover bid from Amgen, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
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Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI), discusses increasing Congressional scrutiny of food safety on the heels of Smithfield Foods takeover bid from Chinese meat producer Shuanghui.
Robert Kindler, Morgan Stanley vice chairman, explains why the market likes strategic deals and provides an overview of what's driving M&A activity and the prospects for the future.
CNBC's Tokyo bureau chief Kaori Enjoji reports on the latest development of U.S. hedge fund Third Point's interest in Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony.
CNBC's David Faber has the latest details on consolidation rumors in the cable industry.
CNBC's David Faber reports Elan has decided to proceed with a formal sale process in response to recent interest.
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John Malloy, BlueRun Ventures partners, discusses how the social mapping and navigation app startup has revolutionizes the way people plot their destinations and has generated interest from Google and Facebook.
Dish Network Corp raised its buyout offer for Clearwire Corp to $4.40 per share, valuing the wireless service provider at $6.5 billion and topping a rival bid by Sprint Nextel Corp by nearly 30 percent.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest developments in the battle between SoftBank and Dish Network to acquire Sprint.
Ben White, POLITICO; Allan Sloan, Fortune; and Aaron Task, Yahoo! Finance, discuss Carl Icahn and Southeastern's recent offer for Dell.
Ben White, POLITICO; Allan Sloan, Fortune; and Aaron Task, Yahoo! Finance, discuss Carl Icahn's bid for Dell, the move to split the roles of chairman and CEO at JPMorgan.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Arrowgrass Capital Partners' opposition of FCX's takeover of Plains Exploration.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on a potential bid to buy Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless.
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.
Germany's Bayer has agreed to buy U.S. contraceptive devices maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, aiming to underpin its position as the world's largest women's healthcare provider.
Major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its U.S. joint venture with Verizon Communications.