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Aabar seeks amplified role in $22bn Malaysia banking deal

Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments is demanding a hefty premium for its minority stake in Malaysia's No.4 bank, sources say, as the Abu Dhabi state fund leverages on its amplified role in a $22 billion merger that will create Southeast A

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Malaysian banks in $22bn merger push

Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings and two smaller domestic lenders have agreed to create the country's biggest banking group, in a deal that financial sources say will value the merged entity at around $22 billion. The propos

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Oil-gas mergers and acquisitions up $39bn

A total of 299 merger and acquisition transactions were completed in the first six months of the year in the oil and gas industry globally, one less than in the same period a year earlier. The total value of deals in the first hal

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Activist investor buys key stake in Yahoo, urges AOL merger

Activist investor Starboard Value LP said it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL. Starboard, the second activist investor to target Yahoo in the las

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Burger King in $18bn merger talks with Canada chain

Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion. The companies confirmed merger discussi

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Balfour Beatty rejects third Carillion offer

British engineering company Balfour Beatty on Wednesday rejected Carillion's third merger proposal, saying it failed to address the risks in the deal and only represented a small increase in value. Carillion had gone public wi

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Ominvest mulls merger with ONIC Holding

Oman International Development and Investment Co (Ominvest) said on Sunday it had written to fellow investment firm Oman National Investment Corp Holding to open talks on a possible merger. "Ominvest would like to disclose th

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Bank Muscat Q2 profit jumps 22pc

Bank Muscat, Oman's largest lender, posted a 22.3 percent increase in its second-quarter net profit on Thursday, beating analysts' estimates as it booked a one-off gain from the merger of its Bahraini affiliate. The bank m

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi bourses shelve merger plan

A planned merger of the Dubai Financial Market and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has been shelved for the foreseeable future as terms for the politically sensitive move could not be agreed, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

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Global M&A hit seven-year high, up 75pc

Investor support for large acquisitions and a desire to trump rivals in consolidating markets have led chief executives to strike big transactions so far in 2014, raising year-to-date global deal volumes to their highest level in seven years.

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