UPDATE 1-Australia's Asciano says considering Brookfield's $7 bln approach

* Asciano's former parent, Toll Holdings, agreed to sale in Jan

Australia's Asciano says considering Brookfield's $7 bln approach

SYDNEY, July 1 - Australian freight company Asciano Ltd said on Wednesday that it was in discussions with Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure Group after the Canadian firm made an informal approach to buy it for A$8.8 billion ($6.78 billion).

Regulatory News 6:27am IST

Interactive Data Corp taps banks for sale or IPO -sources

June 30 - Interactive Data Corp, one of the world's largest financial data providers, has hired banks for a potential sale or an initial public offering that could value it at more than $5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Private Capital 4:15am IST

UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico's PREPA, creditors close to deal to avert default-sources

NEW YORK, June 30 - Puerto Rico's distressed power utility PREPA is close to a deal with its creditors to avoid a possible default on a bond payment of around $400 million due July 1, sources familiar with the talks said on Tuesday.

3:30am IST

Legacy Oil + Gas shareholders approve sale to Crescent Point

CALGARY, Alberta, June 30 - Shareholders in Canadian energy producer Legacy Oil + Gas voted in favour of the company being acquired by Crescent Point Energy Inc on Tuesday, in a deal worth C$1.53 billion in shares and debt.

Regulatory News, 2:13am IST

UPDATE 3-Major Puerto Rico investor warns it stands ready to defend bonds

NEW YORK, June 30 - U.S. fund manager OppenheimerFunds, the largest holder of Puerto Rico debt among U.S. municipal bond funds, warned the island it stands ready to defend the terms of bonds it holds, a day after the governor said he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments.

12:52am IST

Puerto Rico to make July 1 payment on GO debt-source

NEW YORK, June 30 - Puerto Rico will make a July 1 coupon payment of $645.2 million on its general obligation debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

12:14am IST

UPDATE 3-Insurance broker Willis Group to buy Towers Watson in stock deal

June 30 - Insurance broker Willis Group Holdings said it signed an agreement with Financial management services provider Towers Watson & Co to combine the companies in an all-stock deal with an implied equity value of about $18 billion.

Regulatory News 30 Jun 2015

UPDATE 1-Osram in talks with potential buyers of lamps business -sources

FRANKFURT, June 30 - German lighting group Osram has begun talks with potential buyers of its lamps business as it prepares an auction that would allow it to focus on automotive lighting and components, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

U.S. pays highest rate on 1-month bills in 6 weeks

NEW YORK, June 30 - The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday sold $30 billion in four-week or one-month bills, paying investors at an interest rate of 0.015 percent, the highest in six weeks, Treasury data showed.

30 Jun 2015