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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

July 23 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:

UPDATE 3-Dow Chemical adds more assets to "for sale" list

* Higher prices, lower costs boost margins across most units

Split U.S. SEC adopts long-awaited money market fund reforms

WASHINGTON, July 23 - U.S. securities regulators adopted rules on Wednesday designed to curb the risk of investor runs on money market funds, capping the end of a years-long heated debate between regulators and the industry dating to the financial crisis.

RLPC-Formula One refi brings shareholder payouts to $3.5 bln

LONDON, July 23 - Motor sports company Formula One's latest $3.8 billion loan refinancing pays a $1 billion dividend which brings total shareholder payouts to around $3.5 billion in four separate debt deals, according to Thomson Reuters LPC data.

Earnings, Financials 9:07am EDT

GSK CEO says significant interest in auction of mature drugs

LONDON, July 23 - GlaxoSmithKline has seen "very significant" interest from mid-sized pharmaceutical companies and private equity firms in acquiring a range of older drugs that it plans to divest, the drugmaker's chief executive said on Wednesday.

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Fidelity to boost equities team with City Financial fund buy

LONDON, July 22 - Fidelity Worldwide Investment said on Tuesday it planned to boost its UK equities team by acquiring the City Financial UK Opportunities Fund, led by market-beating manager Leigh Himsworth.

Financials 6:30am EDT

BRIEF-UK's financial regulator imposes recruitment ban on the Financial Group

* FCA imposes recruitment ban on the Financial Group for failing to control its appointed representatives

Financials 5:48am EDT

China's WH Group to close institutional books early on $2 bln HK IPO-IFR

HONG KONG, July 23 - China's WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork company, has decided to stop taking orders from institutional investors for its $2.05-billion Hong Kong initial public offering ahead of time because of strong demand for the deal, IFR reported on Wednesday, citing a source with knowledge of the plans.

Financials, 4:42am EDT

RBS considers sale of Irish unit to private equity firm - Irish examiner

DUBLIN, July 23 - State-backed British lender Royal Bank of Scotland is considering selling its Irish unit Ulster Bank to a private equity firm, the Irish Examiner reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

Financials 4:25am EDT

CORRECTED-Kenyan private equity house Ascent raises $50 mln

NAIROBI, July 23 - Ascent, a Kenyan private equity firm, has raised $50 million for investment in about a dozen fast-growing companies across the east Africa region, it said on Wednesday.

Financials, 4:21am EDT
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Is U.S. economic patriotism hurting?

Any Americans believing that their country is being bought up by the Chinese might want to think again, according to the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.

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