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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

March 13 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Tuesday:

** U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blocked microchip maker Broadcom Ltd's proposed takeover of Qualcomm Inc on national security grounds, ending what would have been the technology industry's biggest deal ever amid concerns that it would give China the upper hand in mobile communications.

** Wood pulp producer Paper Excellence has made a formal bid to acquire Brazil's Fibria Celulose SA after barging into the company's tie-up talks with another rival, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

** Apple Inc will buy the digital service Texture, which gives users access to articles from magazines published by various companies for a monthly subscription fee, the iPhone maker said on Monday.

** Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank), , the country's third-largest bank, said on Monday it would raise as much as 100 billion yuan ($15.81 billion) in the biggest A-share private placement by a listed Chinese commercial bank.

** France's Natixis is buying stakes in three independent boutique advisory firms for an undisclosed sum that will diversify its investment banking activities and bolster its presence in China.

** South African retailer Steinhoff International, will sell part of its $700 million stake in KAP industrial, it said on Tuesday, part efforts by the scandal-hit South African retailer to plug a liquidity gap.

** Finland's government investment arm Solidium has acquired a 3.3 percent stake in Nokia at a cost of about 844 million euros ($1.04 billion) to strengthen Finnish influence over the telecom network gear maker.

** China's commerce ministry said it has conditionally approved the German drug and crop chemicals maker Bayer's acquisition of the world No. 1 seed company Monsanto .

** E.ON will submit a 5.2 billion euro ($6.4 billion) voluntary public takeover offer for minority shareholders in Innogy in the second quarter of 2018, RWE Chief Financial Officer Markus Krebber said in a speech.

** Italian high-end briefcase maker Piquadro said it had started exclusive negotiations with luxury goods group Richemont for the potential acquisition of French leather goods maker Lancel.

** Saudi International Petrochemical Co (Sipchem) said it was planning to resume proposed merger talks with Sahara Petrochemical in a deal that could create a 14.7 billion riyal ($3.9 bln) chemicals company. (Compiled by Diptendu Lahiri Bengaluru)