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At some point during our lives our parents tell us to not make promises we cannot keep. That message obviously did not filter through to US internet services giant Yahoo, however.2013-05-23
They're back! After dragging its feet during the first few months of the year, the market for rights issue in the European arena is coming back into fashion. After 2012 saw a rush by European lenders to boost their equity capital cushions in preparation for the next incoming wave of regulation, last year's standards were always go to prove to be tough to live up to.2013-05-22
Chilean alternative telecoms operator Grupo GTD has announced its first international acquisition. The company will acquire Colombian corporate telecoms operator Flywan, which offers data and internet services in major cities in Colombia. GTD has quickly expanded in recent years, launching mobile services and becoming one of the key competitors to incumbent Telefónica de Chile....2012-09-03
Axiata Group, through its Indonesian business unit, PT XL Axiata, is considering making a bid for PT Axis Telekom Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the most crowded markets in the Asia region, with multiple operators and limited spectrum. CFW has long held that consolidation is necessary among mobile operators in Indonesia to allow companies to grow revenues.2013-05-23
Dutch incumbent KPN may yet become a fully owned subsidiary of Mexico-based América Móvil, according to several news sources. The rumours have not been confirmed by either party and may not materialise. América Móvil acquired a 27.7% stake in KPN in mid 2012, offering EUR8 per share. The news that the Dutch incumbent could be purchased...2013-05-24
Mexico's strong OTC medicine market growth has not only provided significant revenue-generating opportunities for pharmaceutical companies, but also attracted investment from companies in other sectors. A competitive and relatively well developed pharmaceutical retail sector will improve the accessibility of medicines for local patients and provide potential avenues for drugmakers...2013-05-17
Dubai based retail firm Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has signalled confidence in the country's post-revolution consumer outlook as it reportedly moves closer to buying the Egyptian based Mansour Group's Metro supermarket chain. In a deal that will give the Middle East's Carrefour franchisee further market exposure in both supermarket and discount outlets, the move is the latest indication...2013-05-23
Actavis' push to acquire Warner Chilcott comes soon after Actavis was enlarged through its merger with Watson Pharmaceuticals. The move underscores a determined effort to boost Actavis' revenues and position in global pharmaceutical markets; if successful, Actavis expects revenues from the merged entity to be worth around US$11 billion, compared to the US$8.1 billion it had anticipated...2013-05-24