PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Oct 26
Oct 26 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
MOSCOW Feb 7 Telecoms operator Vimpelcom , which has assets in Russia, Italy and various emerging markets, said on Thursday it raised around $2 billion through Eurobonds to refinance debt.
The company said in a statement it priced a $600 million six-year Eurobond at 5.20 percent, a $1 billion 10-year issue at 5.95 percent and a 12 billion rouble ($399.06 million) five-year bond at 9.0 percent.
Vimpelcom announced plans to issue the bonds on Wednesday. Barclays, Citigroup, ING, and Royal Bank of Scotland had been named as lead managers of the financing.
* Kirin says in talks for cooperation in distribution, procurement
Oct 26 The Coca-Cola group in Japan and brewer Kirin Holdings Co Ltd are near a deal for an operational and capital partnership amid intense price competition in the Japanese soft-drink market, the Nikkei reported.