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  • **Morgan Stanley has agreed to buy commercial real estate credit platform Mesa West Capital LLC, the firm said. **Italy solved one of its remaining banking headaches on Friday as France's Credit Agricole agreed to take over three small ailing banks for 130 million euros. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building...

  • **Morgan Stanley has agreed to buy commercial real estate credit platform Mesa West Capital LLC, the firm said. **Italy solved one of its remaining banking headaches on Friday as France's Credit Agricole agreed to take over three small ailing banks for 130 million euros. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building materials unit, to Binderholz GmbH, the private equity firm said. **Italy's biggest regional utility A2A said on Friday a court in Montenegro had annulled a decision to seize...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building materials unit, to Binderholz GmbH, the private equity firm said. **Italy's biggest regional utility A2A said on Friday a court in Montenegro had annulled a decision to seize...

  • *Kuwait and Abu Dhabi study trading operations. Iraq has teamed up with a Russian firm to set up a trading venture, while Abu Dhabi and Kuwait are studying trading plans. "They are trying to become more flexible and to capture extra margin within the market," David Fyfe, chief economist of commodities trading firm Gunvor, told Reuters on the sidelines of the Asia...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • **Japan's Toshiba Corp said it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key- albeit not its last- hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. **The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Makan Delrahim to head the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which will decide the fate...

  • **Japan's Toshiba Corp said it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key- albeit not its last- hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. **The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Makan Delrahim to head the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which will decide the fate...

  • MILAN, Sept 28- Travel caterer Autogrill plans to separate its Italian motorways and airports restaurants into a wholly-owned subsidiary to make it easier to form alliances and joint ventures in its different businesses. Shares in the company extended gains to reach 11.22 euros, their highest since Sept. 1, following the news. The prospect of deals could lift...

  • **Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key- albeit not its last- hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. **The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Makan Delrahim to head the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which will...

  • **Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key- albeit not its last- hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. **The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Makan Delrahim to head the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, which will...

  • PARIS, Sept 28- Louis Dreyfus, one of the world's top grain trading firms, pointed to improved signs for its commodity trading activities as it posted higher first-half profits in the face of a continuation of high staple crops supplies. Along with its peers, Louis Dreyfus has been overhauling its businesses as margins for buying, selling and shipping...

  • PARIS, Sept 28- Louis Dreyfus, one of the world's top grain trading firms, pointed to improved signs for its commodity trading activities as it posted higher first-half profits in the face of a continuation of high staple crops supplies. Along with its peers, Louis Dreyfus has been overhauling its businesses as margins for buying, selling and shipping...

  • TOKYO, Sept 28- Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key- albeit not its last- hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. "This consortium has so many members that it is going to be hard to come to consensus and agree on who's going to take...

  • LISBON, Sept 28- Portugal's three biggest lenders plan to jointly manage some of their bad loans in an effort to avoid further writedowns and restore struggling borrowers to health, a move agreed with the government and central bank, the deputy finance minister said. State-owned Caixa Geral de Depositos as well as Novo Banco and Millennium bcp will form a...

  • TOKYO, Sept 28- Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key- albeit not its last- hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. It can go back to being a normal company, "said Hideki Yasuda at Ace Research Institute. Pressure from the Japanese...

  • TOKYO, Sept 28- Toyota Motor Corp has established a new venture to develop electric vehicle technology with partner Mazda Motor Corp, seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce more battery-powered cars. Policymakers in key markets like China are pushing a shift to electric cars over the next two to three decades, while...

  • TOKYO, Sept 28- Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key- albeit not its last- hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting. Pressure from the Japanese government, changing alliances among suitors and a slew of revised bids has drawn out...

  • TOKYO, Sept 28- Toyota Motor Corp is establishing a new venture to develop electric vehicle technology with partner Mazda Motor Corp, seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce more battery-powered cars. Policymakers in key markets like China are aggressively pushing a shift to electric cars over the next two to three decades,...