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Investor reaches for German market research firm GfK

FRANKFURT, Dec 8 Investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on Thursday drew up a takeover offer for German market research firm GfK that allows its majority shareholder to maintain its stake, sending up GfK shares.

Fujian says offer for Aixtron has lapsed

FRANKFURT, Dec 8 China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its offer for German chip equipment maker Aixtron after U.S. President Barack Obama stopped the takeover.

EU bans Iran's Aseman Airlines from flying in Europe

BRUSSELS, Dec 8 The European Union has banned Iran's Aseman Airlines from operating within the EU due to safety concerns, in a blow to Tehran which is buying new jets to renew the country's ageing fleet following the lifting of long-term sanctions.

Carlos Slim's Telekom Austria to buy Croatia's Metronet

ZURICH, Dec 8 Telekom Austria Group said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a controlling stake in Croatian communications and computing group Metronet Telekomunikacije, which last year generated revenues of around 28 million euros ($30.2 million).

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Trump expected to name CKE Restaurants CEO to head Labor Department: source

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Andy Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc, as his nominee to head the U.S. Labor Department, according to a source familiar with the choice, putting a vocal critic of government intervention in labor markets in charge of workplace regulation.