The following stories on European companies appeared in European media at the weekend. For European debt crisis, see here.
BREAKING WEEKEND M&A STORIES: * Bouygues Discusses SFR Plans With Hollande, Plans Bid: JDD * Pabst Brewing Said Seeking Buyer; Deal May Fetch $1b: Reuters * Riverbed Said to Get Buyout Interest Above Elliott’s Offer * India’s Jaiprakash May Sell 2 Power Plants for $2b: WSJ * Novartis Chairman Wants to Keep Drugmaker Independent: SZ * Dubai Considers Stake Sale in State Companies: Telegraph
U.K. & IRELAND: * Zhejiang Geely to Buy Electric Car Startup Emerald Automotive * RBS Looks to Merge Ulster Bank With Rivals: Sunday Times * Maplin Valued as Much as GBP500m in Potential Sale: Telegraph * Alliance Trust Sees Business Risk in Scotland Vote: Telegraph * Goldman Sachs Leads Bids for Sub-Prime Lender: Sunday Times * RBS Boss McEwan Sees End of Free Banking: Telegraph * Alliance Trust Sees Business Risk in Scotland Vote: Telegraph
EUROPE: * Ukraine Reinforces Army Amid Outcry at Russia’s Crimea Grab * Employment in U.S. to ECB Policy Decision: Global Economy * Sen. Levin Says U.S. Program for Swiss Banks Bad Deal: SZ * Credit Suisse Shifts Remaining U.S. Business to New Unit: SaS
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