Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline, source says

Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline, a source familiar with the matter said, as the companies aim to avoid the immediate blackout of Viacom networks. If no deal is reached, 16.6 million subscribers of Charter’s Spectrum service will lose Viacom’s networks, which include Comedy Central, MTV […]

Glencore weighs bid for Chevron’s South Africa assets

Glencore Plc. is among companies considering bidding for Chevron Corp.’s South African assets after a proposed sale to China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. stalled when local partners said they will exercise a preemptive right, according to two people familiar with the matter. China Petroleum said in March it agreed to pay $900 million for Chevron’s […]

Western Digital takes fresh legal action against Toshiba after latest chip unit bid rebuffed

Western Digital Corp. said Wednesday it has taken legal steps against Toshiba Corp.’s investment in a new production site at their joint-venture chip plant, just hours after the Japanese firm rejected the California-based company’s bid to acquire its semiconductor unit. Western Digital filed an arbitration request with the International Court of Arbitration, seeking to prevent […]

PPC’s largest shareholder supports Fairfax-AfriSam offer

PPC Ltd.’s biggest shareholder is supporting a joint offer for South Africa’s biggest cement maker from domestic rival AfriSam Group Pty Ltd. and Canadian insurer Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. as the tie-up would create a national champion, according to people familiar with the matter. The Public Investment Corp., Africa’s biggest money manager, sees the three-way […]

Alibaba, Tencent show how companies can get around Beijing’s crackdown on foreign deals

Alibaba and Tencent are showing how companies can get around Beijing’s massive crackdown on foreign deals. The firms, among China’s most important tech giants, are overseeing the merger of two companies they back. Chinese delivery firm 58 Suyun is combining with Hong Kong logistics company GoGoVan — both have raised funds from Alibaba, and Tencent backs New York-listed, […]