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Zijin’s Bid for Nevsun Unlikely to Face Hurdles at Local Level

Zijin’s C$6.00 per share all-cash bid for Canadian mining company Nevsun is not expected to face any opposition from the Serbian or Eritrean governments, local sources told CTFN.featured

Takeda Mulls Post-Merger Divestment of Shire’s Unprofitable Businesses

Japanese drugmaker Takeda is considering selling some of Shire’s divisions once it finalizes its takeover of the Irish peer.featured

Uncertainty Looms over China’s Regulatory Reshuffle

The regulatory reform announced by the Chinese government earlier this year, which lead to the creation of a “super regulator,” the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), is now starting tofeatured

China Three Gorges Starts Approval Process for EDP Offer

Chinese state-owned enterprise China Three Gorges has started formally notifying its €3.26 per share offer for Portuguese utility Energias de Portugal in a number of jurisdictions, a sourcefeatured

Nevsun in Advanced Stage Discussions with Alternative Bidders

Vancouver-based copper and zinc producer Nevsun Resources is in a “very advanced stage of discussions” with parties interested in acquiring a stake or the whole of the companyfeatured

Third Parties Voice Concerns with CADE over Fox/Disney Merger

AT&T-owned Sky Brasil and WarnerMedia, Brazilian pay-TV programming company Simba Content, and Brazilian association of small and medium pay-TV distributors NeoTV have all soughtfeatured

China Three Gorges Expected to Come Back with Higher Offer for EDP

State-owned power company China Three Gorges is likely to submit a higher offer for Portuguese utility Energias de Portugal, in which it is a major shareholder with a 23.3% stake. A spokesperson for EDP told CTFN that CTGfeatured

Thales Advises Staff of Regulatory Delays for Gemalto Merger

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – French security and defense giant Thales has told employees that it is facing delays in obtaining the required regulatory clearances for its planned acquisition of Dutch rival Gemalto in an internal note, CTFN has learned.featured

E.ON and RWE to File Asset Swap with EC After Summer

German utilities E.ON and RWE are going to formally notify their planned asset swap to the European Commission after the summer break, sources close to the companies told CTFN.featured

Essilor and Luxottica Likely Submitted Remedies to Turkish Regulator

Italian eyewear manufacturer Luxottica and French lens maker Essilor are thought to have proposed structural remedies to the Turkish Competition Authority in order to gainfeatured


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