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UPDATE 4-Allergan sues Valeant, Ackman for alleged insider trading

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:46:18 GMT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Botox maker Allergan Inc on Friday accused rival Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and billionaire investor William Ackman of violating securities laws by using insider...

UPDATE 6-U.S. auto sales fall short of expectations in July

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:09:09 GMT

(Adds analyst comment, final annual sales rate figure, luxury sales, details)

Berkshire profit soars 41 pct, helped by investment gains

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:09:08 GMT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent, reflecting a substantial increase in investment gains and improved results in...

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:14:28 GMT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

FCC seeks to prevent joint bidding by nationwide carriers

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:27:09 GMT

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commision said on Friday it wants to prevent joint bids in wireless airwave auctions by nationwide providers, a move that could...

Japan to lend $200 mln to Brazil's Amaggi soy group

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:53:51 GMT

BRASILIA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Japan agreed on Friday to lend $200 million to Brazil's Amaggi Exportacao e Importacao, one of the world's largest soybean growing operations, as the Asian country deepens...

NEWSMAKER-Xavier Niel - France's telecom rebel sets his sights on the U.S.

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:37:06 GMT

PARIS, Aug 1 (Reuters) - For all the surprise that has greeted French telecom group Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US, there is one thing a procession of broadband and mobile firms have learnt in recent...

UPDATE 2-Fiat investors approve Chrysler merger

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:07 GMT

* Merger could still fail if enough execute exit rights (Adds details on exit rights)

UPDATE 2-Chevron Q2 profit tops estimates on higher oil, gas prices

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:51:09 GMT

(Adds Kitimat LNG information and Breakingviews link; updates stock)

UPDATE 2-Slot machine maker Scientific Games to buy rival Bally

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:41:27 GMT

* Bally shares up 30 pct (adds details, background, updates shares)

Allergan sues Valeant, Ackman for alleged insider trading

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:47:01 GMT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Allergan Inc, which is fighting a $51 billion hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and activist investor William Ackman, on Friday filed a federal lawsuit...

UPDATE 2-PBF Energy may build oil-by-rail facility at Ohio refinery -CEO

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:45:14 GMT

* Ohio refinery to undergo turnaround in 4Q (Adds details on crude slate)

UPDATE 1-Brazil's BRF sees no major takeovers in the short term

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:48:45 GMT

SAO PAULO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian food processor BRF SA does not expect to make large acquisitions in the near term, executives said on Friday, although the company may look at small regional...

UPDATE 3-Britain's RBS places restrictions on lending in Russia

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:42:34 GMT

* Lending to Russia down 100 million to 1.8 billion pounds

CORRECTED-Pfizer says threats to managers force staff lockout at Mumbai factory

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:33:20 GMT

(Corrects final paragraph to make clear that the Goa plant currently belongs to Wyeth Ltd, not Pfizer Ltd))

UPDATE 2-Smith & Nephew sees more sector deals, not under investor pressure

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:25:57 GMT

* CEO sees continuing tax-driven inversion deals in sector

Fiat Chrysler does not need to play aggregator in car sector-CEO

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:56:08 GMT

TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Friday the Italian carmaker did not need to play the role of aggregator in the auto sector, saying his company...

Fiat Chrysler CEO, chairman confident merger will get final OK

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:44:45 GMT

TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Fiat's chief executive and the company's chairman are confident that its merger with Chrysler into Dutch-registered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will get final approval...

PBF Energy will look at Citgo assets for possible buy-chairman

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:37:59 GMT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - PBF Energy Inc is looking at acquisition opportunities and talk that Venezuela's state-owned oil company may sell its U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum assets is "certainly something we...

Fiat will attempt U.S. listing only if merged with Chrysler

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:19:52 GMT

TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Fiat will not seek a U.S. listing if its merger with Chrysler to form Dutch-registered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles fails, in the case that enough of the shareholders who...

America Movil's Brazil units pressing for merger by end of 2014

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:06:00 GMT

SAO PAULO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The Brazilian units of Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB de CV said on Friday they planned to wrap up their merger by the end of the year, a day after receiving approval...

UPDATE 2-HSBC and BNP to finance Iliad's T-Mobile bid - sources

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:01:09 GMT

* Iliad bid $15 bln for 56.6 pct of T-Mobile US at $33/share

Fiat investors approve merger into Dutch-registered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:42:12 GMT

TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Fiat shareholders have approved the Italian carmaker's and its U.S. unit Chrysler's incorporation into a Dutch-registered entity on Friday, a move aimed at boosting...

Scientific Games to buy rival Bally Technologies for $3.27 bln

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:34:06 GMT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Scientific Games Corp, which makes slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion.

UPDATE 1-Weyerhaeuser profit beats on strong wood product sales

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:30:18 GMT

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Timber conglomerate Weyerhaeuser Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as its strategy of focusing on wood products paid off.