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AB InBev and SABMiller ink $104B 'in principle' deal
Beer brewers Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller said Tuesday they have agreed "in principle" on the terms of the Belgian-headquartered firm's offer for the British-South African company.
SABMiller, AB InBev Agree on Deal in Principle  Wall Street Journal
European Factors to Watch-Shares seen slightly down; eyes on AB InBev/SAB  Reuters
New York Times  
EMC Bondholders Already Down $338 Million Amid Dell Merger Plans
Dell Inc.'s $67 billion buyout of EMC Corp. is shaping up to be a win for nearly everyone involved -- except for the data storage company's bondholders.
CIOs Say Dell, EMC Tie-Up Must Address Cloud Challenge  Wall Street Journal (blog)
The biggest tech deal ever: Dell buys EMC for $67 billion  CNN
China's Lackluster Import Data Limits Uptick in Oil Prices
Crude-oil prices gained slightly in Asia trade Tuesday, mainly driven by bargain-hunting as analysts say the tepid rise in China's crude-oil imports last month was uninspiring.
Australian dollar eases as Chinese trade data disappoints  Sydney Morning Herald
FOREX-Yen edges higher as Fed uncertainty pressures dollar  Reuters
UPDATE 2-Barclays set to name former JPMorgan banker Staley as new CEO
... * Appointment could signal renewed focus on investment bank. * Staley formerly ran JPMorgan's investment bank. * Role has been vacant since Jenkins was axed in July (Adds analyst comment).
Barclays's CEO Hunt Leads to Another American Banker, Jes Staley  Bloomberg
Barclays to appoint James 'Jes' Staley as new chief executive  The Independent
Gold drops from 3-month high on profit taking
SINGAPORE Gold fell nearly 1 percent on Tuesday, retreating from a three-month high on profit-taking after a two-day rally triggered by expectations the Federal Reserve will not hike U.S.
Gold Hits Three-Month High As Traders Bet on US Rate Hike Delay  NDTV
Fed's Brainard urges caution, splits on rate hike timing
Under the Hood of China Trade Shows Increased Reliance on U.S.
Here's one key takeaway from China's trade data on Tuesday that showed imports slid for the 11th month in September while exports moderated their decline: the world's second-biggest economy is being supported by demand from the largest.
China's iron ore imports surge, but trouble ahead  The Australian Financial Review
China September exports fall less than expected, imports slump for eleventh ...  Irish Independent
Messaging start-up Symphony raises $100 mn from Google, others
"$100+ million is more than what we anticipated to raise!" said David Gurle, founder and CEO of Symphony which was launched in mid-September.
Google, others help Symphony raise $100 million  Times of India
Google, others help messaging startup Symphony raise US$100mil  The Star Online
SAP Third Quarter Operating Profit Beats Estimates on Mature Markets
SAP, Europe's biggest software maker, on Tuesday reported a 19 percent rise in third-quarter operating profit, excluding special items due to growth in its mature markets.
UPDATE 1-SAP Q3 operating profit beats estimates on mature markets  Reuters
SAP Operating Income Rises 5%  Wall Street Journal
CompaniesMan arrested over Fonterra baby formula blackmail
The world's biggest milk producer Fonterra has welcomed the arrest of a man in connection with a blackmail threat to poison infant formula.
Arrest made in 1080 infant formula threat  New Zealand Herald
UPDATE 1-NZ police arrest man over infant formula contamination threat  Reuters
Why I Closed Out A Profitable Short Options Trade On Twitter
Twitter TWTR -7.14% shares were hammered Monday, and I exploited that weakness to close out a short position I discussed in this column on July 29.
Limiting characters at Twitter  The Australian Financial Review
Here's Why Twitter (TWTR) Stock Got Slammed Today