UPDATE 3-Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

jueves 28 de febrero de 2008 22:11 CET

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Feb 28 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday. (For Reuters columns on deals, click on [DEALTALK/])

** A dispute over marketing rights held by mining group Xstrata's XTA.L biggest shareholder is threatening a possible takeover by Brazil's Vale (VALE5.SA: Cotización) (RIO.N: Cotización) worth around $90 billion, a source close to the situation said.

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** Colonial's (COL.MC: Cotización) shareholders have asked the Investment Corporation of Dubai to make changes to a takeover bid worth more than 3 billion euros ($4.53 billion), the Spanish property company said. [nL28651734]

** British American Tobacco, the world's second-biggest cigarette maker, struck its second deal in a week with the purchase of Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni's (ST) cigarettes for 2 billion pounds ($4 billion) as it beat forecasts with an 11 percent rise in 2007 earnings. [nL2893687]

** Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd (INRL.BO: Cotización) said its board had approved acquiring the entire stake in Dev Property Development Plc DPD.L in a 138-million-pound sterling (10.9 billion rupees) share-swap deal. [nBOM78245]

** French bank BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA: Cotización) said that the latest talk of a cash-and-share bid by BNP for rival Societe Generale (SOGN.PA: Cotización) was "pure rumour". [nPAC009299]

** Top U.S. tyre maker Goodyear GT.N is in final talks to invest more than $1 billion in a manufacturing plant near the Chinese city of Dalian this year. [nHKG104060]   Continuación...