PARIS, March 12 - The board of Bouygues was meeting on Wednesday afternoon to approve an increase in its bid for Vivendi's SFR, said two people familiar with the matter.
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JERUSALEM, March 12 - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 20 rockets into Israel on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, in the heaviest such barrage in two years.
NEW YORK, March 12 - The average bonus on Wall Street jumped 15 percent last year to the highest level since the 2008 financial crisis and was the third largest on record, New York State's budget watchdog said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI - India's flagging economy delivered rare good news on Wednesday with a slight expansion of industrial production and further cooling in consumer prices, offering some respite to the ruling coalition before next month's general election.