Twitter Inc said on Friday
that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying
the cyber-security company's business model conflicts with
advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that
Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.
The following bids, mergers,
acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:
** Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical nudged up its offer
for Shire to 44.3 billion pounds ($62 billion) to try to
persuade the rare-disease drugs specialist into talks after it
rejected three previous proposals.
** General Electric Co said it was still considering a
potential breakup of the 126-year-old industrial conglomerate,
but such a move was secondary to running its businesses bett
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