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A merger between Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron is a vote of confidence in Japan as it steps up its efforts to revive its fortunes, analysts say.
Executive chairman of Applied Materials told CNBC that he was confident that its merger with Tokyo Electron would not face any regulatory hurdles.
Dan Niles, Alpha One Capital, said BlackBerry shareholders "should take their money and run" yesterday after news of Fairfax Financial offering $9 per share to take the company private. Larry Fishelson, Dynalink, and Kevin Stadtler, Stadtler Capital, debate the trade for the once smartphone giant.
The proposed merger between Applied Materials and rival chipmaker Tokyo Electron will not be allowed by U.S. regulators, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.
James Gellert, CEO at Rapid Ratings, talks about the Blackberry/Fairfax Financial deal and says that while it could be a "saving grace" for the Canadian group, there are many challenges ahead.
Steve Allan, M&A practice leader at Towers Watson, highlights that M&A deals have declined globally except in the U.S. where acquirers have gone on to outperform.
Charles Liu, co-founder and chair of Hao Capital, tells CNBC that there's lots of cash and not many good assets in China.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer used to put his stock recommendations on his voice mail recording. Cramer urges investors to have conviction in their trades.