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3. Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point reveals it has purchased a 1% stake in Nestle SA (NSRGY) . The activist investor is pressing Nestle to shed some of its assets.
4. Italy is set to wind up two failed banks in a deal that will cost up to $19 billion. The good assets held by the lenders will be put in the hands of retail bank Intesa. Sanpaolo.
5. British lender RBS (RBS) is planning to cut 443 jobs in the U.K. The jobs will be moved to India as part of a restructuring of the bank.