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Whiskey

Scotch Whisky Association reports continued overseas demand as Single Malt increases in popularity

Exports of Scotch Whisky remain strong in 2013, with demand for Single Malt increasing, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has revealed. The Edinburgh based organisation that was formed to protect and promote Scotch Whisky, stated that figures from official HMRC […]

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Indonesia’s national oil company PT Pertamina acquires Harvest’s Venezuelan assets

HNR Energia BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of US oil exploration company Harvest Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: HNR), has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement (SPA) that

Electrical Engineering

French Rexel boosts US presence with €300m deal to acquire Platt

French electrical supplies distributor Rexel SA (EPA:RXL) on Wednesday said it had agreed to take over US sector player Platt Electric Supply Inc for an enterprise value of

Online Trading

US-based online trading firms TradeKing and Zecco to merge operations

US online brokerages TradeKing and Zecco said that they had agreed to amalgamate their operations. The firms did not reveal the financial conditions of the transaction. The combed company will serve

Euro in crisis

US-based Watson seals a deal to acquire Icelandic generic drugmaker Actavis

US generic drugs maker Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSE:WPI) has reached a deal to take over Icelandic peer Actavis Group for an initial price of EUR4.25bn (USD5.6bn), plus a

GM

US carmaker GM secures USD1.1bn receivables-financing

Wells Fargo Securities, Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:RBS) and Credit Suisse (VTX:CSGN) acted as lead managers of USD1.1bn (EUR838m) of auto receivables-backed securities offered by General Motors Financial

TD Waterhouse Customers Move to Medical

TD Waterhouse customers appeared to be looking to new investment opportunities in the week ending February 15. Buys increased by nearly 70% with drug discovery

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