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Modi starts small and slow in India

"Big-bang" reforms may have been lacking from the prime minister's first five months in power but a steady flow of smaller initiatives and the right political mood music mean the business and investment community remain on side, for now. Continue reading

Albemarle reiterates support for Rockwood purchase

The buyer says synergies from the acquisition may be greater than initially expected. Continue reading

Permira books $3.5B exit from Arysta LifeScience

Sale to Martin Franklin's chemicals rollup Platform Specialty Products provides the London firm with a 1.7 times return on investment. Continue reading

Iron ore price slump takes toll on producers

London Mining and MMX Sudeste Mineracao file for bankruptcy in the same week. Continue reading

Working on the A[ctivist]-Team

Dissidents find teaming up helps cover costs and drive insurgencies at larger companies. But the members of the group must stay on the same page and share the same goals if a target agrees to sell itself. Continue reading

GT Advanced wants to keep documents under wraps

The diversified technology company says certain documents must be filed under seal to avoid triggering large claims for breaching confidentiality agreements. Continue reading

DryShips to try selling convert holders on new notes

The Greek dry bulk carrier, unable to convince the holders of $700 million in 5% convertible senior notes to extend a Dec. 1 maturity, wants to refinance with debt backed by its 59.4% stake in Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Continue reading

Lundin buys Chilean copper unit from Freeport-McMoRan

The Arizona seller strikes a $1.8 billion-plus deal for the Candelaria operations as part of its debt-reduction efforts. Continue reading

Rio Tinto says it received, rejected Glencore proposal

Shares in the Anglo-Australian mining group rise sharply as investors anticipate commodities giant Glencore will return to the fray. Continue reading

Johnson Controls shops GWS business

Hires Bank of America Merrill Lynch in manufacturer's latest step to reshape around higher-margin assets. Continue reading

Don't swallow that poison pill! Use a buyout shop instead

Companies under siege from activists may turn to private equity firms as 'white squires.' Playing such a role represents a potentially profitable new business opportunity, but it also cuts against the buyout industry's traditionally collaborative approach. Continue reading

Yara, CF Industries hold merger talks

The fusion would unite two geographically complementary companies to create a fertilizers group with about $20 billion of combined sales. Continue reading

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