Aug 15 The following corporate finance-related
stories were reported by media:
* Petrovietnam has bid for a stake in Murphy Oil Corp's
Malaysian oil and gas assets, challenging other suitors
including Mitsubishi Corp and Indian state oil
companies, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said.
* French telecoms group Orange is looking to sell
around 9,400 mobile antennas in Spain to cut costs and boost
profitability as the sector consolidates, a source familiar with
the situation said on Thursday.
* AAC Capital UK is looking to sell kettle safety firm Strix
in a deal that could value the company at $500 million and draw
interest from other private equity firms and Chinese buyers,
three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
* Japanese property developer Mori Trust Co is in final
talks to buy a complex of buildings in Tokyo from U.S. buyout
firm Lone Star for more than 100 billion yen (about $1 billion),
five people with knowledge of the matter said.
* Thousands of British construction jobs could be lost if
Balfour Beatty Plc was to accept Carillion Plc's
proposed merger offer to create a 3 billion pound (5.01
billion US dollar) giant, the Times reported on Thursday, citing
* Supervalu Inc is in the early stages of
investigating a potential data breach that could have affected
more than 1,000 stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on
Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
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(1 US dollar = 0.5993 British pound)
(1 US dollar = 102.5500 Japanese yen)
(Compiled by Rama Venkat Raman in Bangalore)