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UPDATE 2-Encana deal spurs Cenovus to eye sale of freehold lands

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Stocks, Markets, Earnings, Energy, M&A 1:08pm EDT

Cenovus Energy eyes options for its for its freehold properties

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 23 - Cenovus Energy Inc , Canada's No.2 independent oil producer, said on Thursday it believes it is not realizing the full potential of its freehold lands and third-party royalty production and is now assessing options to boost their value.

Stocks, M&A, Markets 11:33am EDT

EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 23)

BRUSSELS, Oct 23 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

UPDATE 1-Russian court postpones ruling on Bashneft shares to Oct. 30

* Sistema lost 72 percent of its capitalisation since July (Adds detail)

Russian court postpones ruling on Bashneft shares to Oct. 30

MOSCOW, Oct 23 - A Russian court decided on Thursday to postpone hearings on the sale of shares in oil producer Bashneft to Russian conglomerate Sistema to Oct. 30.

Wed, Oct 22 2014

UPDATE 1-Australian driller Boart Longyear in $352 mln bailout deal

* U.S.-based Centerbridge Partners to provide loans, raise stake

UPDATE 1-Modi takes first bite at coal to end India's power mess

* India-based firms may mine coal for consumption or sale - order

Foreign firms with India units could mine, sell coal - source

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 - India could allow commercial coal mining by foreign companies if they set up units in the country, opening the door for global giants like Rio Tinto to access the world's fifth largest coal reserves, a source familiar with the matter said.

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest - Oct 22

Oct 22 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest - Oct 22

Oct 22 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

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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.