* Moody's places Bats' ratings under review for upgrade following CBOE acquisition announcement Source text for Eikon:
ZURICH, Sept 26 Luis Cantarell, who heads Nestle's Europe, Middle East and North Africa zone and has been an advocate of blurring the lines between food and pharmaceuticals, is stepping down after 40 years, the Swiss company said on Monday.
NEW YORK, Sept 26 U.S.-based financial innovation start-up R3 announced on Monday that it and eight banks, including HSBC and State Street, have successfully tested a blockchain platform powered by Intel Corp technology for bond transactions.
BRUSSELS, Sept 26 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
* In concluding the settlement, Merrill Lynch neither admitted nor denied charges, but consented to entry of exchanges' findings
LONDON, Sept 26 European shares fell on Monday, weighed down by major banking stocks, with Deutsche Bank hitting an all-time low amid concerns over the impact on its finances of a big U.S. fine.
COPENHAGEN, Sept 26 Hearing-aids and headsets maker GN Store Nord will focus on close partnerships with retail businesses instead of acquisitions, the hearing aid division's CEO Anders Hedegaard told Reuters on Monday.
* Roche receives 510(K) clearance from FDA for Treponema Pallidum assay to aid Clinicians in the diagnosis of Syphilis infection Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
FRANKFURT, Sept 26 Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser has signaled he wants to renew his contract when it runs out in 2018, a move welcomed by investors who have grown to trust the 59-year-old company veteran.
MOSCOW, Sept 26 Russia-focused fertiliser producer Eurochem is planning to issue Eurobonds in dollars with a maturity of three and a half years to refinance its debt, two financial market sources told Reuters.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of victims in the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said.