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Vodafone examining UK options, including a move for Liberty - sources

LONDON, Nov 28 - Vodafone is reviewing potential acquisitions, including of Europe's leading cable operator Liberty Global, to counter the pending consolidation among rivals in Britain, five people close to the matter said.

Apax, Bain submit offer for Portugal Telecom assets-sources

LISBON, Nov 28 - Private equity funds Bain Capital and Apax Partners, together with Portuguese conglomerate Semapa , submitted on Friday a firm offer to buy Portugal Telecom's operations in Portugal from Brazil's Oi, three sources said.

UPDATE 2-Canada's BCE to buy mobile phone retailer Glentel for C$594 mln

TORONTO, Nov 28 - BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy mobile phone retailer Glentel Inc for about C$594 million ($520 million) in cash and stock.

Canada's BCE to buy its mobile products distributor for C$594 mln

Nov 28 - BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, said it would buy its mobile products distributor, Glentel Inc, for about C$594 million ($520 million) in cash and stock.

Germany backs Blackberry's purchase of Secusmart

BERLIN, Nov 28 - Germany has approved Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry's planned acquisition of Secusmart, the encryption technology of which is used to protect the mobile devices of top politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German stocks - Factors to watch on November 28

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Nov 28 - The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.1 percent higher on Friday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0722 GMT.

Stocks, M&A, Markets, Airlines 2:38am EST

BRIEF-Tokyo Electron: share exchange in Applied Materials merger delayed until March 2015

* Says date for share exchange with TEL Japan GK as part of planned merger with Applied Materials delayed until March 24, 2015 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Tokyo Newsroom)

Stocks, M&A, Markets, Technology 2:32am EST

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

Nov 28 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

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Staff fear the chop in Samsung Elec annual reshuffle

SEOUL, Nov 28 - Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.

Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

Nov 28 - 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.