BRIEF-Air Canada renews normal course issuer bid
* Air Canada - renewal will follow on conclusion of air Canada's current normal course issuer bid expiring May 29, 2017
July 31 Occidental Petroleum Corp reported an 8.2 percent rise in profit for the second quarter, helped by higher prices for crude oil and natural gas.
The fourth-largest U.S. oil and gas company's net income rose to $1.43 billion, or $1.82 per share, from $1.32 billion, or $1.64 per share, a year earlier.
Net sales rose 5.2 percent to $6.28 billion. (Reporting by Anannya Pramanick in Bangalore; Editing by Maju Samuel)
May 26 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:
* Dublin says other firms to confirm Irish plans shortly (Adds details)