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  • Debt headache for Thai tycoon as protests bruise baht Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Dhanin's CP ALL PCL, which operates 7- Eleven convenience stores, last year took a 1- year $5.8 billion loan to fund the $6.6 billion acquisition of cash-and-carry wholesaler Siam Makro- paying 53 times earnings in Asia's most expensive consumer sector deal by multiple.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- A U.S. court has dismissed a short-seller's lawsuits accusing activist investor Carl Icahn and three large banks of perpetuating a pyramid scheme at nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd..

  • *Biggest shareholder Haniel under pressure after Celesio bid failed. BERLIN/ DUESSELDORF, Jan 21- A break-up of sprawling German retail group Metro AG looks unlikely despite speculation that the planned sale of a stake in its Russian cash-and-carry unit is the start of more radical restructuring.

  • Jan 21- Mondelez International Inc, which makes Cadbury chocolate, Oreo cookies and Trident gum, said it added activist investor Nelson Peltz to its board. Peltz's Trian Fund Management is Mondelez's fourth-largest shareholder with 2.3 percent of its shares, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 21- A deal that would cut Israeli shipping company Zim's debt by at least half will likely be signed by the end of this week, two sources close to the negotiations said on Tuesday. Following the latest restructuring and write-off, Zim's debt will fall to $1- $1.5 billion.

  • *First Tractor spikes on news of China's policy priorities. HONG KONG, Jan 20- China shares listed in Hong Kong fell to 4-1/ 2- month lows early on Monday, then trimmed losses after data showed the world's second-largest economy grew at a slightly faster-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter.

  • UPDATE 1-Nextel to offer latest iPhones in Brazil Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Jan 17- Nextel mobile phone service, owned by NII Holdings Inc, will offer Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S and iPhone 5 C to its customers in Brazil. Shares of NII, which will offer an Apple smartphone in Brazil for the first time, jumped as much as 27 percent in morning trading.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- Any expansion by cable provider Comcast, including a deal with Charter Communications to split provider Time Warner Cable between them, would get a tough review from U.S. regulators, who might use the proposal to force Internet providers to treat all traffic equally, antitrust experts said.

  • Jan 17- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would offer Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S and iPhone 5 C to its customers in Brazil, sending its shares up 25 percent before the bell.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Phil Falcone, the billionaire investor whose Harbinger Capital Partners owns wireless satellite company LightSquared, said Thursday he expended considerable energy in 2012 and 2013 trying to work out who was buying up LightSquared's debt.

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 16- America Movil, the Mexican mobile company owned by billionaire businessman Carlos Slim, said on Thursday its U.S. subsidiary Tracfone Wireless had completed its purchase of Start Wireless Group's assets. The deal, for an undisclosed price, was first announced in May.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 16- Sony Pictures Entertainment and Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. led Hollywood studios competing for Academy Awards with 21 nominations each, grabbing publicity that could provide a box office bounce for their contending films, including "American Hustle" and "Gravity."

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 16- Sony Pictures Entertainment and Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. led Hollywood studios competing for Academy Awards with 21 nominations each, grabbing publicity that could provide a box office bounce for their contending films including "American Hustle" and "Gravity."

  • UPDATE 3-Apollo Global to swallow Chuck E Cheese Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Jan 16- Apollo Global Management LLC said it will buy CEC Entertainment Inc, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million, adding to a portfolio that includes companies ranging from cruise ship operators to casinos.

  • Jan 16- Apollo Global Management LLC will buy CEC Entertainment Inc, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million, adding to a portfolio that includes companies ranging from cruise ship operators to casinos.

  • Jan 16- Apollo Global Management LLC said it would buy CEC Entertainment Inc, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million. The fund controlled by billionaire Leon Black will pay $54 per share for CEC, a premium of 11.5 percent to the stock's Wednesday closing.

  • Jan 16- Apollo Global Management LLC will buy CEC Entertainment Inc, the parent of Chuck E Cheese. CEC and its franchises operate 567 entertainment-focused Chuck E Cheese stores in 47 states, the majority of which are owned and operated by the company.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- A number of Time Warner Cable shareholders would support a merger with Charter Communications Inc if Charter raises its current bid for the larger rival to $41 billion or more, according to people close to the matter. Charter on Monday formally offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50 a share, or $37.3 billion, based on shares outstanding.

  • UPDATE 1-Sears Canada to cut more than 1,600 jobs Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    TORONTO, Jan 15- Sears Canada Inc plans to cut more than 1,600 jobs this year as it reorganizes and outsources some of its business, the struggling department store operator said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- A number of Time Warner Cable shareholders would support a merger with Charter Communications Inc if Charter raises its current bid for the larger rival to $41 billion or more, according to people close to the matter. Charter on Monday formally offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50 a share, or $37.3 billion, based on shares outstanding.

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