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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday: ** Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade approved buyout firm Advent International's acquisition of Walmart Inc's Brazilian operations, and sought no additional asset sales. ** Shares in British satellite operator Inmarsat leapt after its U.S. suitor EchoStar disclosed stakes in the London-listed company's equity and debt. ** Crisis-hit Steinhoff will sell Austrian property assets valued a

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open in black as oil prices surge

Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday with the Dow on track to snap an 8-day losing streak, helped by a surge in oil prices as OPEC neared a deal to boost output, while there were no significant developments in the China-U.S. trade rhetoric.