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Dressed to Protest: Greek anger spreads to middle class

ATHENS, Greece— Alexis Tsipras doesn't wear a tie, but a growing number of his critics do. Effectively, no one in Greece can get a divorce, inherit property, sue for wrongful dismissal, or carry out any transaction that requires court approval. More than 200,000 trials have been postponed in Athens alone.

Source: The Associated Press

UPDATE 1-Shareholders in Brazil's BM&FBovespa, Cetip approve tie-up

SAO PAULO, May 20- Shareholders of BM&FBovespa SA and Cetip SA Mercados Organizados agreed on Friday to combine their businesses, blessing the creation of a regional operation with businesses from Mexico to Chile. At separate ballots that took place on Friday, shareholders of both companies also decided to drop a compulsory tender offer that BM&FBovespa...

Source: Reuters

Rush for ag-chem megadeals clogs regulatory path, worries farmers

WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, May 19- As Bayer AG joins the agricultural sector's scramble to consolidate, its bid for Monsanto Co may be a tipping point for U.S. farmers, federal lawmakers and regulators concerned the tie-ups may harm the farm economy. Jeffrey Golman, vice president at Mesirow Financial, said the sheer size, scope and number of these deals would inevitably...

Source: Reuters

Bayer makes unsolicited bid for Monsanto, as commodity woes spur agrichem tie-ups

German drug and chemicals giant Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company.

Source: Reuters

Bayer bids for Monsanto in latest agrichem tie-up

Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, looks at the merger space with specific comment on the potential Bayer, Monsanto deal.

Source: CNBC.com

UPDATE 2-Facing merger of rivals, Euronext on lookout for tie-ups

PARIS, May 13- European stock exchange operator Euronext said on Friday it was on the lookout for tie-ups of its own as rivals Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange Group negotiate a $30 billion merger. The fusion of its rivals in Frankfurt and London will create a group big enough to eclipse Euronext, prompting the smaller stock exchange operator in Paris to...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 2-Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors confirm tie-up talks

TOKYO, May 12- Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Thursday confirmed they are discussing a possible capital tie-up, after sources said Nissan is in advanced talks to take a roughly one-third stake in its scandal-hit rival. Two people familiar with the talks told Reuters earlier on Thursday the carmakers were in advanced negotiations over a deal that...

Source: Reuters

Nissan, Mitsubishi confirm deal talks amid Mitsubish fuel-economy cheating scandal

Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motor said they were discussing a capital tie-up, after reports Nissan could take a one-third stake in its scandal-hit rival.

Source: Reuters

Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors confirm talks over capital tie-up

TOKYO, May 12- Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp confirmed on Thursday they were discussing a possible capital tie-up, after reports that the former was looking to take a roughly one-third stake in its scandal-hit rival. "Nissan and Mitsubishi are discussing various matters including capital cooperation, but nothing has been decided," the two Japanese...

Source: Reuters

No big bang, but quiet reforms reshaping China's oil and gas sector

Beijing wants to retain control over vital sector-executives. BEIJING, May 12- Expect no radical "big bang" in China's shake-up of its giant state-run energy firms, but a series of experimental and incremental steps that Beijing has quietly embarked on may still bring meaningful change to an economically crucial sector. Speculation of a similar tie-up in the...

Source: Reuters