Johnson Matthey PLC (JMAT.L)
ATHENS - Greece's leftist government urges disgruntled lawmakers to back reforms required for talks on a rescue deal to start, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces his second major test in parliament in a week. (EUROZONE-GREECE/ (UPDATE 2, TV, PICTURE, GRAPHIC), expect by 1400 GMT/10 AM ET, by Costas Pitas and Angeliki Koutantou, 840 words)
* Flags poss 10 mln stg impact from adverse platinum, forex moves
June 25 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
June 25 - Specialty chemicals firm Johnson Matthey Plc said it would sell its research chemicals unit to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc for 256 million pounds ($403 million) in cash.
* Agrees sale of research chemicals business (Alfa Aesar) for 256 mln stg
* In advanced negotiations to sell Research Chemicals business (Adds debt, working capital details, analysts comments)
LONDON, June 4 - Johnson Matthey, the world's largest autocatalysts maker, said on Thursday that it expects its performance to improve in the next financial year as it posted a small increase in annual profit, helped by higher sales of catalysts in Europe.