(Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 0530 GMT on Monday.
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** China’s Shougang Group (000959.SZ) is pushing ahead with the takeover of Tonghua Iron & Steel Group in Jilin province, a company official said. To read more, please double click on [ID:nTOE66B030]
** Embattled Australian drug maker Sigma Pharmaceuticals (SIP.AX) wants South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare (APNJ.J) to improve its A$648 million ($567 million) bid but declined to extend Aspen’s exclusive negotiations. [ID:nSGE66B00C] (Compiled by Tina Kwan in Singapore)