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CANADA STOCKS-TSX jumps as BCE, Talisman fuel takeover action

* TSX ends up 79.25 points, or 0.52 pct, at 15,394.38 * Shares of Bell Aliant, Talisman lead the way (Adds strategist's comment, details, updates prices to close) By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, July 23 - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday with oil company Talisman Energy Inc soaring on an approach from Spain's Repsol about a possible deal, while telecom BCE Inc said it wants to buy all the shares in regional affiliate Bell Aliant Inc that it doesn't already own.

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

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

BCE to take Bell Aliant private in $3.7 billion deal

TORONTO - BCE Inc said on Wednesday it will pay C$3.95 billion ($3.68 billion) to take regional affiliate Bell Aliant private, securing access to its cash flow and bolstering BCE's position as Canada's largest telecom company.

UPDATE 3-Canada's BCE to take Bell Aliant private in $3.7 bln deal

(Recasts with context on competition, cash flow for dividend. Adds portfolio manager and analyst comment)

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Canada's BCE to take Bell Aliant private in $3.7 bln deal

(Corrects second paragraph show BCE is based in Montreal, not Toronto)

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as BCE-Bell Aliant deal lifts telecom shares

* TSX up 47.94 points, or 0.31 pct, at 15,363.07 * Shares of Bell Aliant, Talisman lead the way higher By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, July 23 - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in telecom shares after BCE Inc said it would take regional telecom Bell Aliant Inc private by buying the stake it does not already own in the company. Oil and gas shares also rose after a report that Spanish oil company Repsol SA is considering a takeover bid for Talisma

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, boosted by BCE, Bell deal

TORONTO, July 23 - Canada's main stock index rose slightly on Wednesday, helped by gains in telecom shares after BCE Inc said it would take Bell Aliant Inc private by buying the stake it does not already own in the company. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 3.50 points, or 0.02 percent, at 15,318.63. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Canada's BCE to take Bell Aliant private

July 23 - BCE Inc , Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would take Bell Aliant Inc private by buying the stake it does not already own in the company.

Deal at Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper may avert strike

TORONTO - Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday with the union representing its editorial, advertising sales and circulation workers, likely averting a work stoppage at the country's largest national daily.

Deal at Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper may avert strike

TORONTO, July 9 - Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday with the union representing its editorial, advertising sales and circulation workers, likely averting a work stoppage at the country's largest national daily.

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