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Iran says will make or buy any weapons it needs, lambasts 'invading powers'

LONDON (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by "invading powers", as the military paraded missiles and soldiers in front of him on National Army Day.

Business

Arming the world: Inside Trump's 'Buy American' drive to expand weapons exports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter jet deal that had been stalled for more than a year.

Business

Carl Icahn sells Tropicana casinos in $1.85 billion deal

(Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Carl Icahn is cashing out of casino business Tropicana Entertainment Inc in a deal selling most of its properties and operations for $1.85 billion, Icahn Enterprises and the companies involved said in statements on Monday.

Business

AirAsia X won't buy 'too expensive' Airbus A350: co-group CEO

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd has no plans to buy the Airbus SE A350 widebody jet, the airline's co-group CEO said on Monday, despite the airline having 10 of them on order.

Technology

Permira to buy majority stake in cyber security firm Exclusive Group

PARIS (Reuters) - Private equity firm Permira said on Friday it had agreed to buy a majority stake in Exclusive Group, in a deal that secures substantial funding for the future development of the French cyber security group.

Technology

Singapore watchdog sets interim terms for Uber-Grab deal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's competition watchdog on Friday outlined a number of interim measures as it continued investigation into ride-hailing firm Grab's deal to buy Uber Technologies' business in the city-state.

Technology

Yahoo Japan to buy minority stake in cryptocurrency exchange

TOKYO (Reuters) - Yahoo Japan Corp said on Friday it would buy a minority stake in a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, becoming the latest major Japanese financial services provider to shrug off security concerns and join the digital money industry.

Business

Broadcom to buy back up to $12 billion of shares

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Inc said on Thursday it would buy back up to $12 billion of its common stock.

Technology

Google in talks to buy Nokia's airplane broadband business: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is in talks to buy Nokia Oyj's airplane broadband business, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Technology

Samsung C&T mulling raising up to $2.8 bln to buy stake in biopharma affiliate: MBC

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung C&T Corp, de facto holding company of Samsung Group, is considering raising up to 3 trillion won ($2.8 billion) to buy a 30 percent stake in sub-subsidiary Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd, a South Korean TV channel reported on Monday.

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Novartis shells out $8.7 billion to buy AveXis

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Monday it plans to buy AveXis for $218 per share in a cash deal totaling $8.7 billion as the Swiss drugmaker adds a company whose top drug hopeful, for spinal muscular atrophy, has U.S. breakthrough therapy designatio

Technology

Japanese online brokerage to buy Coincheck for 3.6 billion yen

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online brokerage firm Monex Group Inc said on Friday it would buy hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, acquiring full ownership of the Tokyo-based firm for 3.6 billion yen ($33.59 million).

Technology

Italian state lender to buy shares in Telecom Italia on market or in block orders: source

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian state lender CDP intends to buy shares in Telecom Italia (TIM) on the market or in block orders, a source told Reuters on Thursday.

Business

J.M. Smucker to buy Ainsworth Pet Nutrition for $1.9 billion

(Reuters) - J. M. Smucker Co said on Wednesday it would buy Rachael Ray Dog food maker Ainsworth Pet Nutrition for about $1.9 billion in cash to strengthen its pet food portfolio, and was exploring options for its U.S. baking business, including a sale.

Technology

Canada's HyperBlock to buy crypto-currency mining firm for C$106 million

(Reuters) - Canadian technology company HyperBlock Technologies Corp said it reached an agreement to acquire crypto-currency mining firm CryptoGlobal Corp in an all-stock deal valued at C$106 million.

Technology

Amazon may offer to buy India's Flipkart: Mint

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc may submit an offer to buy Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, which is currently in talks with Walmart Inc for a stake sale, local daily Mint reported, citing sources.

Business

India's Jet Airways agrees to buy 75 Boeing 737 MAX jets worth $8.8 billion

(Reuters) - India's Jet Airways Ltd said late on Tuesday it had entered into an agreement with Boeing Co for the purchase of 75 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbody jets.

Technology

Japan's Monex considering to buy cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online broker Monex Group Inc said on Tuesday it is considering buying Coincheck Inc, the local cryptocurrency exchange hit by a high-profile $530 million theft earlier this year.

Technology

China's Meituan to buy large stake in Mobike: Caixin

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest provider of on-demand online services, Meituan-Dianping, is buying a large stake in bike-sharing firm Mobike, business magazine Caixin reported on Tuesday citing unnamed sources.

Business

Transcontinental beefs up packaging business with $1.32 billion Coveris deal

(Reuters) - Transcontinental Inc said it would buy the U.S. packaging business of Coveris Holdings S.A. for $1.32 billion (C$1.70 billion) as the Canadian publisher looks to join other top North American companies in the flexible packaging space.

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