Archive for February 18th, 2013

Banks not helping small businesses

Aviva mandates Barclays to find buyers for Turkish insurance arm

UK insurer Aviva Plc (LON:AV) has picked Barclays Plc (LON:BARC) to assist it in selling its Turkish non-life insurance unit Aviva Sigorta AS, according to media reports today. Aviva, which had announced a strategic review of its Turkish business in […]

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RBS

RBS to sell 42 hotels to Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund — report

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is close to acquiring 42 hotels run by Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR) from Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc

Blockbuster

Supermarket group Morrisons to buy 49 Blockbuster stores

UK supermarket group Morrisons (LSE:MRW) announced today a big step in its expansion into the convenience stores sector. The company revealed that it has agreed to purchase 49 Blockbuster

Yahoo

Yahoo to enter into mobile social games venture in Japan with GREE

Japan's GREE Inc (TYO:3632), operator of the eponymous social network service, and Yahoo Japan Corp (TYO:4689), a unit of US digital media giant Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), said Monday they had

Parcel delivery

Dutch TNT Express seeks buyers for Brazilian and Chinese operations

Netherlands-based TNT Express NV (AMS:TNT) is looking at divestment opportunities for its operations in

Broadcasting

UK broadcaster ITV seen as possible takeover target — report

UK commercial TV network ITV Plc (LON:ITV) may once again be the target of a takeover bid, Reuters reported quoting three traders. Securequity sales trader Jawaid Afsar told the

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