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UPDATE 1-BHP hires four banks for U.S. shale exit ahead of early 2018 deadline - sources

LONDON/NEW YORK, Dec 12 BHP , the world's largest miner, has asked four investment banks to help it prepare for either a sale or spin-off of its underperforming U.S. shale oil and gas unit, with a view to taking a decision in early 2018, sources said.

REFILE-EBRD pledges up to EUR100m in largest Green bond fund

LONDON, Dec 12 (IFR) - The EBRD has announced plans to invest up to €100m in Amundi and the International Finance Corporation's Green bond fund, which stands as the world's largest, having raised more than US$1.2bn so far.

Financials, 6:55am EST

Chemicals distribution group Azelis considers 2018 IPO -sources

MADRID/FRANKFURT, Dec 11 Belgium-based chemicals distribution group Azelis is considering a 2018 stock market listing as its private equity owner seeks to benefit from high sector valuations, sources close to the matter said.

UPDATE 2-Italian fund denies seeking to raise stake in Aston Martin

MILAN, Dec 10 Italy's Investindustrial is not in talks to increase its stake in Aston Martin and no decision has been taken on a possible stock market listing for the British carmaker, the private equity group said, denying an earlier newspaper report.

MOVES-HSBC's global head of public sector syndicate to leave the bank

LONDON, Dec 7 (IFR) - HSBC's global head of public sector syndicate will be leaving the bank at the end of the year, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

Financials Dec 07 2017

UPDATE 1-L&G says on track for record year in 2017

LONDON, Dec 7 Legal & General is on track for a record year in earnings and profits, the British life insurer said on Thursday, helped by strong performances in its retirement and funds businesses.

Financials Dec 07 2017

L&G says on track for record year in 2017

LONDON, Dec 7 Legal & General said on Thursday it is on track for a record year with strong growth in its core business driving profits higher.

Financials Dec 07 2017

REFILE-Shareholders in Italy's Carige take up 66 pct of vital cash call

* New investors set to buy unsold shares for 120 mln euros-sources

Financials Dec 06 2017

UPDATE 1-MTN Ghana to sign 510 mln cedi syndicated loan via Ecobank

ACCRA, Dec 6 MTN Ghana will sign a 510 million cedi ($112 million) syndicated loan facility arranged by Ecobank, sources close to the deal told Reuters on Wednesday.

Financials Dec 06 2017

UPDATE 1-L&G to sell life policies business to Swiss Re for $870 mln

* L&G to reinvest in annuities, funds, general insurance (Adds detail from statements, analyst reaction, share price)

Financials Dec 06 2017