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UPDATE 3-Avnet's $911 mln offer for Premier Farnell tops Daetwyler's bid

* Premier Farnell shares rise 17.8 pct (Adds Avnet comment, shares move)

UK sells 50-year index-linked bond via syndication at record-low real yield

LONDON, July 26 The UK Debt Management Office said it would issue 2.5 billion pounds ($3.28 billion) of 2065 index-linked bonds at a real yield of -1.3245 percent on Tuesday, the lowest-ever inflation-adjusted return for a bond sold via a syndication.

Jul 26 2016

UPDATE 1-EDF shareholders approve 4 bln euro capital increase

PARIS, July 26 Shareholders of France's EDF approved on Tuesday a planned 4 billion euro ($4.4 billion) capital increase ahead of the state-controlled utility's decision on whether to proceed with its Hinkley Point UK nuclear project on Thursday.

Utilities Jul 26 2016

EDF shareholders approve 4 bln euro capital increase

PARIS, July 26 Shareholders of France's EDF approved on Tuesday a planned 4 billion euro ($4.4 billion) capital increase ahead of the state-controlled utility's decision on its Hinkley Point UK nuclear project on Thursday.

Utilities Jul 26 2016

UPDATE 1-Japan's SMBC Aviation Capital raises $500 mln in debut bond

DUBLIN, July 20 The aircraft leasing arm of Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp has raised $500 million in its debut bond offering in a bid to diversify funding options to pay for an order book of more than 200 planes, its chief executive said on Monday.

Financials Jul 20 2016

RPT-Gulf Keystone shares spike and plunge after junk bond deal

LONDON, July 19 Gulf Keystone's stock spiked and fell by a third on Tuesday as retail investors flooded chatrooms trying to figure out how junk bond funds led by former JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers traders will help restructure the oil firm.

Stocks, Financials, Bonds, Markets Jul 20 2016

Gulf Keystone shares spike and plunge after junk bond deal

LONDON, July 19 Gulf Keystone's stock spiked and fell by a third on Tuesday as retail investors flooded chatrooms trying to figure out how junk bond funds led by former JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers traders will help restructure the oil firm.

French competition authority clears Fnac-Darty deal

PARIS, July 18 France's competition authority on Monday approved plans by French music and book chain Fnac to take over consumer electronics retailer Darty .

SoftBank has "no immediate plans" to issue debt for ARM deal

LONDON, July 18 (IFR) - SoftBank Group said it has "no immediate plans" to issue fresh debt to back its acquisition of UK chip designer ARM Holdings for £24bn.

Stocks, M&A, Bonds, Markets, Technology Jul 18 2016

Activist TCI takes SABMiller stake, investors scent sweetened offer

LONDON, July 18 The Children's Investment Fund Management (TCI) has taken a stake in SABMiller, the second activist to buy into the brewer in recent weeks, raising the prospect of a late push for improved takeover terms from AB InBev.