Hitachi Ltd (HTHIY.PK)
* Says top shareholder, Hitachi Ltd will decrease voting power in the co to 4.6 percent(2.4 million shares) from 14.8 percent(7.8 million shares)
The following factors could affect Italian markets on Thursday.
MILAN, Oct 18 Japan's Hitachi is happy with its stake of just above 50 percent in Italian rail signalling group Ansaldo STS and is not planning any bid to increase it, the head of the Hitachi Rail unit said.
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TOKYO U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has raised its stake in Japan's Hitachi Kokusai Electric to 8.59 percent from 7.11 percent, a regulatory filing showed, one of several such hikes since it first disclosed a stake in the firm last month.
* KKR is proposing to buy Hitachi Kokusai from parent Hitachi
BANGKOK Japanese gas turbine producer Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) expects stronger demand in Southeast Asia for high efficiency coal and gas turbines due to low input prices for the fuels making such investment more attractive.
HONG KONG, Sept 11 U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Monday it has a stake of just over 5 percent in Hitachi Kokusai Electric, a chip making equipment and video solution business.
LONDON/TOKYO British Prime Minister Theresa May will look to ease corporate Japan's worries about Brexit during a three-day visit to the country from Wednesday focused on progress on a bilateral trade deal for when Britain leaves the European Union.
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