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ON THE MOVE-UBS Wealth hires adviser from BofA Merrill

Sept 3 - UBS Wealth Management Americas said it hired financial adviser James Lipari from Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit.

Gun maker Colt says near deal to exit bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del, Sept 2 - Gun maker Colt Defense and its creditors are close to a deal on a plan to bring the company out of bankruptcy, but if it fails, the business will go on the auction block next month, a company lawyer told a judge on Thursday.

PAI picks banks for listing of Sweden's Perstorp -sources

STOCKHOLM/FRANKFURT, Sept 3 - Private equity firm PAI is stepping up preparations to sell Swedish chemicals firm Perstorp to take advantage of still-buoyant corporate valuations and has completed its line-up of advisers, several people familiar with the transaction said.

03 Sep 2015

UPDATE 2-Veolia buys Dutch firm AKG in waste recycling push

PARIS, Sept 3 - French water and waste group Veolia Environnement has bought a majority stake in Dutch plastics recycling company AKG Kunststof as part of a strategy to grow in waste recycling.

03 Sep 2015

Block of Evonik shares placed for 222 mln eur

FRANKFURT, Sept 3 - An unnamed investor has placed a 1.5 percent stake in Evonik for 222 million euros ($250 million), several traders and bankers told Reuters on Thursday.

03 Sep 2015

BRIEF-Carlyle says Bidco gets undertakings worth 28.2 pct stake in Innovation Group

* Bidco will have received irrevocable undertakings, letters of intent to vote in favour of about 28.2 percent of innovation's existing issued share capital

Regulatory News, 03 Sep 2015

BRIEF-Electra Partners' portfolio firm agrees to buy SFM Europe

* Funding for transaction to be provided through mixture of cash on balance sheet, debt raised from refinancing of business's existing debt facility

03 Sep 2015

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Sept 3

ZURICH, Sept 3 - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening up 0.4 percent at 8656 points on Thursday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .

03 Sep 2015

HP seeks to sell cyber security unit TippingPoint -sources

Sept 2 - Hewlett-Packard Co is exploring a sale of computer network security solutions unit TippingPoint ahead of a corporate split later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Regulatory News, 03 Sep 2015

BRIEF-Polyus Gold notes possible offer from Sacturino Limited

* Independent committee of board of Polyus notes possible offer ( "proposal") announced today by wandle holdings limited and its wholly owned subsidiary sacturino limited

02 Sep 2015
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Man United signs deal with HCL in step towards new digital strategy

LONDON - English Premier League club Manchester United said on Wednesday it had signed a partnership deal with IT firm HCL Technologies to improve its website and app as it gears up to launch a new digital media strategy.

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Business activity rises in August, but optimism fades

BENGALURU - India's services industry grew for a second month in August but optimism fell to its lowest level since late 2005, a survey showed on Thursday, keeping pressure on the Reserve Bank for another rate cut later this month to bolster a slowing economy.

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