Jan 21 The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Monday:
* Restructuring specialist Hilco is the frontrunner in the battle to save music retailer HMV from administration, British media reported.
* Santander is considering making a 2 billion pound ($3.2 billion) bid for National Australia Bank's UK business to accelerate its British expansion, the Sunday Times reported citing unnamed sources.
* The boards of Aldar Properties and Sorouh Real Estate, Abu Dhabi's biggest real estate developers, have approved a state-backed merger of the firms through a share swap, sources familiar with the matter said.
* L&T Finance is in advanced stages of negotiations to buy Morgan Stanley's wealth management business in India, the Business Standard reported.
* Private equity firm EQT has pulled the sale of German academic publisher Springer Science+Business Media because it believes it can achieve a better price later in the year, the Financial Times reported on its website.
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For the Morning News Call-EMEA newsletter click on (Compiled by Abhishek Takle in Bangalore; Editing by G.Ram Mohan)
UPDATE 2-Trump targets another company, draws Sanders' criticism
WASHINGTON, Dec 3 President-elect Donald Trump drew a rebuke from former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after turning his attention to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico.
UPDATE 1-U.S. veterans, tribe elders join forces in pipeline protest
CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3 U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the site.