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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

July 30 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Thursday:

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - July 30

July 30 - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

UPDATE 2-Delphi to buy HellermannTyton for $1.7 billion in connected-car drive

July 30 - U.S.-listed auto parts supplier Delphi Automotive is buying British cable equipment maker HellermannTyton Group for about 1.1 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) as it seeks to capitalise on the growing connected-car market.

INSIGHT-Failed FT bid shows Axel Springer caught between tradition and ambition

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, July 30 - Axel Springer's failure to clinch a deal to buy the Financial Times lengthens a line of setbacks in a decade-old quest by Germany's biggest news publisher to expand abroad.

REFILE-BRIEF-ARTNEWS and Brant Publications to merge art media properties

* ARTNEWS SA and Brant Publications, Inc. announce terms to combine the two publishing companies' art media assets

M&A, Markets, Stocks 3:04am EDT

UPDATE 2-Chipmaker NXP posts 89 pct rise in Q2 net profit, flags weaker Q3

July 30 - NXP, set to become Europe's largest chipmaker after buying U.S.-based Freescale, booked an 89 percent rise in second-quarter net income driven by strong sales of payment chips, but forecast weak third-quarter growth in its auto unit.

UPDATE 1-Network gear maker Nokia posts surprise profit rise

* Analyst says share should rise (Adds analyst comment, details on one-off items)

UPDATE 1-Alcatel-Lucent says Nokia deal on track after mixed Q2 results

* Q2 sales slightly miss consensus, adj opg profit comes in ahead

RPT-Network gear maker Nokia posts surprise profit rise

HELSINKI, July 30 - Nokia, the world's No. 3 network equipment maker, on Thursday reported a surprise rise in second-quarter profits, helped by high-margin software sales and fewer low-priced contracts at its mainstay telecom network equipment business.

Network gear maker Nokia posts surprise profit rise

HELSINKI, July 30 - Nokia, the world's No. 3 network equipment maker, on Thursday reported a surprise rise in second-quarter profits, helped by high-margin software sales and fewer low-priced contracts at its mainstay telecom network equipment business.

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