BRIEF-Tatts board continues to believe proposed Tabcorp merger is in best interests of shareholders
* Tatts' board continues to believe that proposed tabcorp merger is in best interests of tatts shareholders
Dec 12 Nikon Corp :
* Nikon says to cut about 1,000 jobs through voluntary retirement
* Application period is from Jan 30 to Feb 10 with retirement date of March 31, 2017
* Nikon announced on Nov 8 plans to conduct groupwide restructuring Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Chris Gallagher)
SYDNEY, April 28 Australian lottery operator Tatts Group on Friday said a A$6.15 billion cash takeover offer from a consortium backed by U.S. private equity giant KKR & Co was not superior to a cash-and-scrip bid from Tabcorp Holdings.