IPOs

UPDATE 2-Zimmer to buy Biomet in $13.35 bln deal

April 24 - Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc said it would buy orthopedic products company Biomet Inc in a deal valued at about $13.35 billion to broaden its portfolio of products that treat bone and joint-related disorders.

UPDATE 2-Hungary central bank seeks to force banks into forint government debt

* Aims to encourage banks to buy more government securities

5:32pm IST

CORRECTED-Dutch-based property firm Domus to sell up to $281 mln of shares in IPO

LONDON, April 24 - Netherlands-based property firm Domus and its parent company are to sell up to 250.16 million euros ($345.96 million) of new and existing shares in an Amsterdam listing.

Regulatory News 3:27pm IST

UPDATE 1-Spanish yields hit new lows as economy accelerates

MADRID, April 24 - The cost for Spain to sell medium- and long-term debt fell to its lowest on record on Thursday as investors hunt for returns and after the Bank of Spain said economic output growth gained pace after two years of recession.

3:05pm IST

UPDATE 1-Spain's Applus to raise $1.5 bln after pricing Madrid IPO

* Values firm at 2.4-2.8 bln euros including debt - source

UPDATE 1-Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

(Adds Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining merger talks, Suedzucke acquistion plans)

Regulatory News 11:28am IST

PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - April 24

April 24 - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

April 24 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

Regulatory News, 9:35am IST

PRESS DIGEST- China - April 24

April 24 - Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Thursday. Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Regulatory News 6:55am IST

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 24

April 24 - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Regulatory News, 6:40am IST
Markets

India Indices

118.17
22,876.54
+0.52%
25.45
6,840.80
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Int'l Indices

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Currencies

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