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LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Britain’s FTSE 100 futures dipped 0.5 percent on Monday, with European equity markets expected to open lower in the wake of similar declines on Asian stock markets. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on.
* The UK blue chip index closed up 2.5 percent at 6,109.01 points.
SAB MILLER: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA could bid about $106 billion for SABMiller within days, with an opening offer expected as early as Monday morning, the Sunday Times reported
VODAFONE : Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, said on Monday it had ended talks with Liberty Global about an exchange of assets.
BARCLAYS : Barclays PLC is in preliminary discussions with potential buyers to exit from parts of its investment banking business in Brazil, Sky News reported citing people familiar with the matter. Barclays’ executives have greenlighted a process to explore an exit from its Brazilian operations and deal talks are set to open, Sky News said.
QUINTAIN ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT : U.S. private equity firm Lone Star raised its offer for Quintain Estate and Development Plc QED.L to about 745 million pounds ($1.13 billion) on Friday after comments from an activist shareholder threatened to demolish its takeover plans.
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL : Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it would cease exploration activity in offshore Alaska for the “foreseeable future” and take a writedown of about $4.1 billion after failing to find enough oil in the region.
REGUS : Regus named Dominik de Daniel as CFO.
PENNON : Pennon said it was on track to meet management expectations for 2015-2016.
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