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UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

Jan 30 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Jan 30 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

Spotify expresses interest to raise $500 mln - WSJ

Jan 29 - Online music streaming service Spotify is working with Goldman Sachs for a new round of private fundraising which could potentially put off the initial public offering for another year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

BRIEF-Experian says to commence $600 mln share buyback program

* Will commence a $600 mln share repurchase programme, to be completed over next 14 months, and subject to trading conditions

Financials 29 Jan 2015

John Laing eyes market cap of up to 865.5 mln stg with float

LONDON, Jan 29 - British infrastructure investor John Laing Group expects to raise its market capitalisation to up to 865.5 million pounds ($1.3 billion) when it lists a portion of its shares on the stock market.

Financials 29 Jan 2015

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

Jan 29 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Jan 29 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

UPDATE 2-Shareholders approve Reynolds' acquisition of Lorillard

Jan 28 - Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American Inc's shareholders approved its $25 billion acquisition of Newport menthol cigarette maker Lorillard Inc, a deal that would combine the No.2 and No.3 U.S. cigarette companies.

BRIEF-Imperial Tobacco says shareholders approve acquisition

* Ordinary resolution to approve acquisition, as set out in notice of general meeting contained in circular sent to shareholders dated 15 December 2014, was duly passed on a poll

UPDATE 3-Qatari-led group wins $4 billion battle for Canary Wharf

* Songbird capitulates after bid wins at least 86 pct backing

Stocks, M&A, Markets, Financials 28 Jan 2015