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MOSCOW, Sept 23- Gazprom Energoholding, the utility unit of Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom, is planning an initial public offering of its shares in 2016, when foreign capital markets may become more open to Russian firms, its director general said.
Sept 22- Standard& Poor's owner McGraw Hill Financial Inc said it would sell McGraw Hill Construction to a private equity firm for $320 million.
Ciena Corp and Finisar Corp last week joined their peers in forecasting a weak current quarter, citing delays on closing sales to customers in North America. AT&T is set to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion and Deutsche Telekom AG is seeking buyers for T-Mobile US Inc after the collapse of a sale to Sprint- which itself was bought last year by Japan's Softbank Corp..
Sept 2- Software maker Compuware Corp, under pressure from investors for more than a year over its poor performance, agreed to be taken private by investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion.
Aug 22- Japan's Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd said it would buy the part of U.S. radio frequency chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp it does not already own for $465 million in cash, as it looks to strengthen its RF business.
*Gazprom has first loss since 2008 due bad Ukraine debts. MOSCOW, Aug 14- Russia's Rosneft, which produces more oil than Iraq or Iran, is seeking a $42 billion loan from a fund earmarked for Russian pensions to help it weather Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in Ukraine.
LONDON, Aug 7- In the face of sanctions that have frozen international lending to Russia, a small group of European banks are trying to refinance existing loans to big companies there in order to protect their business. Bank Austria, the central and eastern Europe arm of Italian bank UniCredit, said this week it expects to keep making solid profits in Russia.
Aug 4- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is expected to make an aggressive case for merging with Time Warner Inc during its quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, though people familiar with the company's plans have said it would not use that forum to raise its bid.
Aug 1- Boutique investment bank Evercore Partners Inc is nearing an agreement to buy equity research and trading firm International Strategy& Investment Group LLC, the Wall Street Journal reported. Evercore and ISI were not immediately available to comment.
Frank Perkins Hixon Jr., a former senior manager at the bank, was also ordered to pay $810,000 in fines and forfeitures to the government and $1.2 million in restitution to Evercore by U.S.
The company also announced a plan to buy back up to an additional $1 billion in shares through the end of 2015 after completing a $1 billion program announced last October.
July 23- A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year. Apple's shares rose 3.3 percent to a 22- month high of $97.88 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday.
July 23- A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year.
July 21- CBS Outdoor Americas Inc said Monday it would buy the billboard business from Van Wagner Communications LLC, a privately held company with outdoor advertising in New York's Times Square and on buses on the Las Vegas strip, for $690 million in cash.
Two of Wall Street's most influential dealmakers have a message for Washington: Make U.S. corporate taxes more competitive in the global economy before its too late.
*Shire rejects AbbVie offer valued at 46.26 pounds a share. LONDON, June 20- British drugmaker Shire has rejected a 27 billion-pound takeover offer from AbbVie, the latest attempt by a U.S. healthcare firm to tap into lower tax rates abroad via an acquisition.
LONDON, June 20- British drugmaker Shire has rejected a 27 billion-pound takeover offer from AbbVie, the latest attempt by a U.S. healthcare firm to tap into the London- listed group's low tax rate. Abbvie's takeover offer proposed creating a new U.S.-listed holding company with a UK tax domicile in a so-called "inversion" move.
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June 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, raised its full-year revenue forecast, helped by strong growth in subscription revenue. Shares of Red Hat rose 4.5 percent in extended trading. Red Hat cut its full-year adjusted profit forecast to $1.52- $1.54 per share from $1.54- $1.56.
June 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, raised its full-year adjusted profit and revenue forecast, helped by strong growth in subscription revenue. Shares of Red Hat rose 4.5 percent in extended trading. Red Hat raised its full-year adjusted earnings forecast to $1.59- $1.61 per share from $1.54- $1.56.