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Criteo shares jump after Publicis deal speculation

- Digital advertising company Criteo SA's shares jumped as much as 21 percent in early trading on the Nasdaq, after French media reported that advertising group Publicis Groupe SA might be in talks to buy the Paris-based company.

10:47am EDT

HKEx to consider listing rule change after Alibaba IPO loss

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HONG KONG - Stung by the loss of the high-profile IPO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday took a first step towards potentially loosening its listing rules and allowing firms with dual-class share structures to list in the city.

9:41am EDT

Fiat signals Chrysler merger on track

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MILAN - Fiat signaled its merger with U.S. affiliate Chrysler was on track on Friday as a tally of shareholders suggested most had chosen not to exercise an option that could derail the plan, a vital step in the Italian carmaker's turnaround efforts.

9:19am EDT

Tesla Motors, China Unicom to build car charging outlets across China

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SHANGHAI - U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors said on Friday that it would partner with China's No.2 mobile carrier China Unicom to build charging outlets across the country to push sales in the world's biggest auto market.

Deals, China 2:52am EDT

Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT

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PARIS - French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia . | Video

Deals, Brazil 1:57am EDT

Spain's Telefonica sees $6.2 billion synergies from GVT buy

MADRID - Spain's Telefonica on Friday said it expected the purchase of Vivendi's Brazilian broadband unit GVT to deliver synergies of at least 4.7 billion euros ($6.2 billion), net of integration costs.

1:57am EDT

China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 million e-commerce company

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BEIJING - China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday they would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Baidu Inc , as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector.

Tech, Deals, China, Media 12:26am EDT

Thu, Aug 28 2014

Johnson & Johnson to seek buyer for medical device maker unit: WSJ

- Johnson & Johnson plans to seek a buyer for its medical device maker business, Cordis Corp, The Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

28 Aug 2014

Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT

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PARIS - French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia . | Video

Deals, Brazil 28 Aug 2014

Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar

LONDON - Britain's CSR has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology , saying that the undisclosed price proposed by Microchip was not enough if its U.S. rival wants to bolster its role in the "Internet of Things" with the chipmaker's radio technology.

Tech, Deals, Media 28 Aug 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.