BRIEF-Altice in exploratory discussions with Prisa concerning possible offer for Media Capital
* Altice NV in exploratory discussions with Prisa concerning a possible formal offer for Media Capital
TORONTO Jan 21 Bombardier Inc , the Canadian plane and train maker, said on Tuesday it plans to lay off 1,700 employees from its aerospace division, primarily in the Montreal area.
The company, which again delayed the launch of its $3.9 billion CSeries jetliner last week, said it was reducing staff as part of a cost-cutting push that began in 2012. Bombardier said 300 jobs had already been cut in December.
* Activist investor third point llc says nestle should be able to improve margins by as much as 400 basis points