RPT-Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

martes 28 de octubre de 2014 02:10 GYT

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Oct 28 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, is preparing to seek around $13 billion for its next flagship global real estate fund, in line with its predecessor fund, according to people familiar with the matter.

* Venezuela's surprise move to scrap the sale of its U.S. refining unit Citgo was prompted when bids came in well below its $10 billion asking price, and sovereign and corporate bondholders criticized selling a reliable source of cash during a liquidity crunch, a source familiar with the situation said on Monday.

* German property lender Aareal Bank will repay a final tranche of state aid this week now that it has passed the ECB stress test by a wide margin, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.