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Europe Market Update

Volatile European Markets Drop in 2014; Greece Plunges 28%, Denmark Soars 21%
Dec 31, 2014 11:29 AM ET
Market indexes in Germany and U.K. drop more than 2% and indexes in France fell 0.5%. Greece and Italy led the region with a drop of more than 28%. Spain closed higher. Bwin.Party lowered its fiscal revenue guidance and the online gambling site operator is in talks to sell its social gaming business >>

Next Lifts Outlook, Nanoco in Deal with Dow Chemical
Dec 30, 2014 11:24 AM ET
Empyrean Energy profit surged on 32% increase in revenues. Next forecasted profits for the year to increase 1% to £775 million as full-price sales jumped 3%. Nanoco signed a manufacturing contract with Dow Chemical. Progility acquired a unit of India-based Unify Group. >>

J D Wetherspoon Plans to Invest £400 M, Glencore to Buyback $1 B Share
Dec 29, 2014 11:37 AM ET
J D Wetherspoon plans to invest more than £400 million and open 200 new pubs in UK and Ireland. Royal Mail is in preliminary talks to buy City Link. >>

HeidelbergCement in Deal with Lone Star, Pearson Sell Nook Media Stake
Dec 24, 2014 10:39 AM ET
HeidelbergCement agreed to sell its brick and roof-tile business to Lone Star Funds for $1.4 billion. Pearson agreed to sell its stake in Nook Media to Barnes & Noble for $28 million. Smith & Nephew surged after Stryker plans to offer a substantial premium. >>

BBVA Sell 29.7% Stake of Citic, Oerlikon in Deal with Evatec
Dec 23, 2014 10:22 AM ET
BBVA agreed to sell 29.7% stake in a Hong Kong-based Citic Intl for about €845 million. Nutreco declined after the U.S.-based Cargill rejected acquisition plan. Oerlikon agreed to sell its Advanced Technologies unit to Evatec. Thorntons tumbled on weak outlook. >>

Bilfinger in €230 M Deal with Implenia, Neste Oil Revised Outlook
Dec 22, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Bilfinger agreed to sell part of construction unit to Switzerland-based Implenia for €230 million. Ferrovial ended talks to acquire Australia-based Transfield Services. Neste Oil lifted full-year profit forecast. Kingfisher sells B&Q China business. Rosneft OAO repaid $7 billion to lenders. >>

Atos in $1 B Deal with Xerox, BASF and Gazprom Exit on Asset Swap
Dec 19, 2014 11:45 AM ET
Atos agreed to acquire Xerox’s IT outsourcing business for $1.05 billion. Air France KLM issued its third profit alert this year. Alstom dropped as voters reject the asset sell plan to GE. Promethean World reduced revenue forecast. Roche suspended its two clinical trials. >>

Xavier Niel Agrees to Acquire Orange Switzerland for $2.9 B
Dec 18, 2014 12:01 PM ET
Fortune Oil agreed to acquire by Fortune Dynasty Holdings for £388 million. Hansteen Holdings sell 11 assets in UK for about £43.9 million. Swisscom declined after French billionaire Xavier Niel agreed to acquire Orange Switzerland for 2.8 billion Swiss francs. >>

Dixons Loss Widens, Evraz Suspend Public Offerings
Dec 17, 2014 9:04 AM ET
Dixons Carphone net loss widened despite revenues surged nearly three-fold. Evraz delayed initial public offering of its North American unit. >>

BT to Acquire EE for £12.5 B, Repsol in $13 B Deal with Talisman
Dec 16, 2014 11:45 AM ET
BT Group is in talks to acquire EE for £12.5 billion in a cash-and-stock deal. BAE Systems awarded a contract worth £270 million from the Ministry of Defence. Metro AG profit surged 214% to €182 million but sales dropped 4%. Repsol agreed to acquire Talisman Energy for $13 billion. >>

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