France's Vivendi has agreed to sell Brazilian telecommunications unit GVT to Telefonica for about $9.3 billion.
Shares in China Petroleum & Chemical tumble more than 8% as investors expressed their disappointment at a deal to sell a stake in its petrol retailing network for $17.4 billion.
South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti will spin off its international assets and sell $2.1 billion of shares.
Chemicals maker FMC has agreed to buy crop-protection products maker Cheminova from holding company Auriga Industries for just over $1.8 billion.
France's Hermes has won its battle to rid itself of LVMH after the luxury group agreed to give shareholders a 23.1% stake in the scarves and handbags maker.
The $2.5 billion deal between the separately listed companies comes amid speculation about a breakup of the Samsung empire after the group's chairman fell ill.
French telecommunications company Iliad has not given up its ambition to buy T-Mobile USA and is considering roping in the support of private equity investors or another other phone company.
The miner is close to securing a relaxation of covenants on its senior debt, much of which is held by Russian banks that are the target of sanctions.
National Australia Bank plans to exit Great Western Bancorp completely, a day after filing to hold an IPO of the South Dakota-based bank on the New York Stock Exchange.
Telefonica and Telecom Italia unveil rival bids for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband unit GVT, embarking on a bid battle that could be decided by the end of the week.