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
Brazil's primary aluminum production fell 9.2 percent to 1.3 million tonnes in 2013, compared with 1.44 million tonnes a year earlier, the Brazilian Aluminum Association said on Thursday. The decline came despite a reduction in Brazilian electricity costs, which eased producers' difficulties but failed to bring operating costs down to a competitive level, the association said.
* Activist investor third point llc says nestle should be able to improve margins by as much as 400 basis points