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Alibaba's Banks Boost IPO Size to Record of $25 Billion
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s initial public offering became the biggest ever at $25 billion, after bankers exercised an option to boost the deal size by 15 percent on strong demand, a person familiar with the matter said.
Alibaba IPO underwriters earn $300 million in fees, 1.2 pct of deal  Reuters
Alibaba IPO ranks as world's biggest after additional shares sold  The Globe and Mail
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Merck KGaA buys chemical maker Sigma Aldrich for $17B
Merck KGaA, a drug company based in Germany, said Monday it agreed to buy Sigma-Aldrich for about $17 billion to expand its business in North America and gain exposure in Asia.
Merck KGaA to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17B in Cash  Bloomberg
Merck pays $17 billion for chemical-maker Sigma-Aldrich  Fortune
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Sigma-Aldrich, Dresser-Rand among premarket actives
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL.O) shares were surging on Monday, up 34.4 percent to $137.60 after German drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA (MRCG.
Stocks retreat to start quiet week  optionMONSTER Research
TSX set to start lower; traders waiting for Chinese report  CTV News
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Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels
Stephen Heintz, left, with Valerie Rockefeller Wayne and Steven Rockefeller on Tuesday. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times. Continue reading the main story.
Big Oil's heirs join call for action as climate summit opens  Washington Post
Rockefellers to switch investments to 'clean energy'  BBC News
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London midday: Miners down after remarks from Chinese finmin, Tesco lower
Come midday London�s Footsie was by the far worst performer in Europe following a profit warning from troubled food retailer Tesco and remarks from China�s finance minister which may have dashed hopes of further policy stimulus.
GLOBAL MARKETS-China slowdown worries hit stocks, commodities  Reuters
China slowdown worries hit stocks  Independent Online
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Gen Xers are poorer than their parents
Gen Xers may be taking home bigger paychecks than their parents did at the same age, but they haven't been able to accumulate nearly as much wealth.
College debt leaves Generation X grads less wealthy than parents  Dallas Morning News
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Siemens Agrees to Buy Dresser-Rand for $7.6B
German engineering company Siemens AG announced a deal to acquire U.S. oil-equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC) for $7.6 billion.
Siemens Makes $7.6 Billion Bet on Fracking in US  New York Times
Siemens to Buy Oilfield Equipment Maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 Billion
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Tesco suspends execs as inquiry launched into profit overstatement
Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by �250m.
Tesco shares mauled as accounting error hits profit view  MarketWatch
Tesco accounting scandal Q&A: what happens next?
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Air France Offers to Curtail Transavia Plan to End Strike
Air France said it's prepared to delay the growth of low-cost unit Transavia in a move aimed at ending the company's most disruptive strike since 1998, staged by pilots who view the plan as a threat to their status.
Air France: strike costing up to 20 million euros daily  Reuters
Air France's Bid to End Pilots' Strike
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UPDATE 2-Naver says no 2014 float for Line, clouding deal outlook
... * Line still considering listing in Japan, U.S., or both. * Now is not "optimal timing" for listing - spokesman. * Slower decision-making time as public firm a factor - source.
Mobile messaging app Line won't seek overseas IPO this year  Livemint
Line will not launch IPO this year  Telecompaper (subscription)
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