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Kotak bank buys ING Vysya in record $2.4 billion share deal

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MUMBAI - Kotak Mahindra Bank has agreed to buy ING Vysya in an all-share deal valuing its smaller rival at $2.4 billion, bulking up as analysts predict the start of long-awaited consolidation in a crowded banking sector.

Canpotex signs potash sales deals to India 20 Nov 2014

WINNIPEG Manitoba - Canpotex Ltd, the offshore sales agency for North America's three biggest potash producers, has agreed on multi-year sales agreements with two Indian fertilizer companies, the government of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan said on Thursday.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys P&G's Duracell 14 Nov 2014

- Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to acquire Procter & Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a complex transaction that lets Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett buy a business he has supported for two decades and shave his company's tax bill.

Johnson & Johnson buys energy drink brand in India 07 Nov 2014

MUMBAI - Johnson & Johnson Inc said on Friday it had bought the energy drink brand ORSL from Jagdale Industries Ltd for an undisclosed amount, in a bid to expand its consumer healthcare business in the country.

Yahoo buys video ad service BrightRoll for $640 million 12 Nov 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc will pay about $640 million for automated advertising service BrightRoll, beefing up its ability to sell video ads in real-time to marketers.

RIL says considering divestment of Eagle Ford midstream business 05 Nov 2014

MUMBAI - Reliance Industries Inc on Wednesday said it had agreed to consider the divestment of its Eagle Ford Shale midstream joint venture with partner Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Baring Asia in talks to buy major stake in CMS - sources 05 Nov 2014

MUMBAI - Baring Private Equity (Asia) is in advanced talks with Blackstone Group LP to buy a controlling stake in Indian cash management services firm CMS Info Systems, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation - NYT 13 Nov 2014

REUTERS - Toymaker Hasbro Inc is in talks to buy Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.

Raytheon acquires cyber firm for $420 million 05 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON - Raytheon Co announced on Wednesday that it has acquired privately held Blackbird Technologies, which provides cybersecurity, surveillance and secure communications to spy agencies and special operations units, for $420 million.

Publicis to buy U.S. digital ad firm Sapient for $3.7 bln 03 Nov 2014

PARIS - Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising agency, is to buy U.S.-based digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accelerate growth after a botched merger earlier this year.

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