NEW YORK, Dec 6- Top U.S. cable provider Comcast Corp has tapped JPMorgan Chase& Co for advice as it evaluates a potential bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, people familiar with the matter said. Representatives for Comcast and JPMorgan declined to comment.» Read More
MILAN, Aug 29- Agreement to scrap an unpopular housing tax which had threatened the stability of Italy's fragile government helped smooth a bond sale on Thursday but political tensions meant it came at a cost.
SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Singapore property and drinks conglomerate Fraser and Neave Ltd said on Thursday its joint venture partner, which is run by the Myanmar military, plans to start arbitration proceedings over the company's stake in Myanmar Brewery Ltd..
BLACKTOWN, Australia, Aug 29- Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare crouches uncomfortably in a suit on the canvas of a youth boxing ring in Sydney's hardscrabble Western Suburbs, shaping up for the election fight of his life.
BRUSSELS, Aug 28- Mexican telecoms group America Movil will keep KPN's current strategy if its proposed 7.2 billion euro bid for the telecoms company is successful, the group told unions on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO, Aug 28- Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista quit as chairman of Brazilian port operator LLX Logística SA on Wednesday, after agreeing to sell control of the company to U.S. investment firm EIG Global Energy Partners LLC earlier this month.
LOS ANGELES, Aug 27- The Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed to return $47.4 million to the U.S. Sands, the operator of the Venetian and Palazzo hotel complex in Las Vegas, accepted wire transfers and cashier's checks between 2005 and 2007 from Zhenli Ye Gon and should have reported the transactions as suspicious, said the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.
MOSCOW, Aug 27- Billionaire Roman Abramovich is close to buying one of the biggest top-end office complexes in Moscow for up to $800 million in what would be Russia's second-largest office deal, three sources told Reuters.
*Russia summons ambassador, warns of impact on ties. *Collapse of Russia- Belarus cartel shakes $20 bln potash market. MOSCOW/ MINSK, Aug 27- Russia demanded on Tuesday the release of the head of Russian company Uralkali, whose arrest in Belarus threatens to turn a business dispute that shook the $20- billion global potash market into a major diplomatic row.
Aug 26- Hedge fund manager William Ackman, the biggest shareholder in J.C. Penney Co Inc, said on Monday that he sold his entire stake after his campaign to overhaul the retailer failed.
Aug 26- Hedge fund manager William Ackman, the single biggest shareholder in J.C. Penney Co Inc, is selling his entire stake in the ailing retailer, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.
*JPMorgan liable for breach of contract, not negligence.
RIYADH, Aug 26- A scuffle broke the reflective atmosphere of Friday prayers in Riyadh's al-Ferdous mosque after the imam deplored the recent bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters by the military in nearby Egypt. "For Riyadh to be in the frontline of a confrontation like what is taking place in Egypt is unprecedented.
*Telefonica raises bid for KPN's E-Plus to 8.55 bln euros. AMSTERDAM/ MADRID, Aug 26- Telefonica has raised its bid for KPN's German arm by 6 percent to 8.55 billion euros, winning over top KPN investor America Movil and setting the stage for consolidation in Europe's largest mobile market.
The offer of $17.50 from the Pritzker Organization represents a premium of about 12 percent to TMS's Friday close of $15.57. The Pritzker Organization is a merchant bank run by certain members of Chicago's Pritzker family, which controls Hyatt Hotels, Triton Container and the Marmon Group.
*America Movil supports new Telefonica offer. AMSTERDAM/ MADRID, Aug 26- Spain's telecom giant Telefonica improved its offer for KPN's German unit E-Plus, winning support from the Dutch telecom group's biggest shareholder, America Movil.
America Movil supports new Telefonica offer. AMSTERDAM, Aug 26- Spain's telecom giant Telefonica agreed to improved terms for KPN's German unit E-Plus in a deal that won support from the Dutch telecom group's biggest shareholder, América Móvil.
*Senate to decide whether to eject Berlusconi next month. ROME, Aug 25- Members of Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party on Sunday openly warned they would bring down the government if their center-left coalition allies voted next month to expel the former prime minister from parliament.
NEW YORK, Aug 23- Argentina on Friday lost its appeal of a U.S. judge's order requiring that it pay $1.33 billion to bondholders that did not participate in two restructurings following the country's historic $100 billion default more than a decade ago.
HONG KONG, Aug 23- Pansy Ho, Hong Kong's richest woman and the daughter of Macau gambling godfather Stanley Ho, is lining up her chips for a new era in the world's casino capital that promises much more than gambling.
BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 23- Popular electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc's plans to enter the world's biggest auto market have stalled after a businessman in China claimed trademark rights to the name, people close to the California- based company have told Reuters.