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Toymakers Mattel, Hasbro held talks on possible merger - bloomberg

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U.S. toymakers Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc have held talks about a possible merger, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Cisco to pay $1.4 billion for Internet of Things firm Jasper 04 Feb 2016

Cisco Systems Inc said on Wednesday it was buying Jasper Technologies Inc, a startup that connects devices like cars and medical devices to the Internet, for $1.4 billion in cash and equity awards, its largest acquisition since 2013.

LafargeHolcim considers revised divestment plan in India 04 Feb 2016

ZURICH LafargeHolcim Ltd ‍is reviewing its divestment plan in India after talks with Birla Corporation Limited (BCL)for the sale of the Jojobera and Sonadih cement plants in Eastern India fell through, it said on Thursday.

Samsung Elec says open to M&A for home appliances business 25 Jan 2016

SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will consider all possible options to grow its home appliances business including mergers or acquisitions, a senior company executive said on Monday.

Toshiba to sell part of its chip operations - sources 23 Jan 2016

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp plans to sell part of its chip business as it aims to recover from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

Foxconn offers $5.3 bln for Sharp, plans to keep management - WSJ 21 Jan 2016

TOKYO Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co has offered 625 billion yen ($5.3 billion) to buy Sharp Corp and has no plans to replace top management, a gesture aimed at reassuring Japanese authorities worried about an overseas takeover, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Samsung Elec held talks with GE for appliances business - Yonhap 16 Jan 2016

SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd held talks with General Electric Co about buying the U.S. company's appliances businesses but negotiations broke down on antitrust issues, South Korea's Yonhap News agency reported on Saturday.

GE to sell appliances business to China's Haier for $5.4 bln 16 Jan 2016

Haier Group said it would buy General Electric Co's appliance business for $5.4 billion, the Chinese company's latest attempt to boost its presence in the lucrative United States market. | Video

Exclusive - Shire closer to deal to buy Baxalta: sources 23 Dec 2015

NEW YORK/LONDON Drug maker Shire Plc has made a new acquisition offer for peer Baxalta International Inc that is roughly in line with the latter's valuation expectations, making a deal in the coming weeks likely, people familiar with the matter said.

Reliance Comm and Aircel in talks to merge Indian mobile businesses 22 Dec 2015

MUMBAI Reliance Communications and Aircel have begun talks to combine their wireless telecom operations to create India's second largest mobile operator as intensifying competition fuels consolidation in a crowded market.

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