Laura Board is The Deal’s international editor. Based in London, she leads a team producing news and features on corporate finance and regulation from Brussels to Brisbane. Board joined the The Deal shortly after its 1999 launch from the Financial Times. Before that, she worked at Bloomberg News in Frankfurt and London and at Retail Week. She speaks French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Brighter-than-expected trade data follow good news on industrial output, business confidence and consumer price growth from the euro zone's leading economy.
Chinese indices rise and the renminbi is pegged lower against the dollar after a one-week holiday, while Hong Kong and Japan take a break.
The decline interrupts a strong run of post-Brexit-vote data.
The U.K. currency plummets 6% on the Asian opening.
The Vista Equity Partners-backed company will sell $635 million in new shares and could attain a market value of ten times that amount.
A deal would follow an unsuccessful attempt by the Japanese group to engineer a three-way PC merger with Toshiba and Sony's Vaio.
Activist Elliott wants the Korean electronics giant to restructure.
The agreement marks the buyer's most significant step yet in its overseas expansion drive.
Gold miners fall in Australia, while Indian stocks are muted after Tuesday's surprise rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India.
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