Group Seeks Adidas's Reebok Unit

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An investor group from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi is launching a bid to buy Reebok from Adidas in a move that would unwind a disappointing eight-year marriage of sneaker makers.

Philips Swings to Loss

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Philips said it swung to a net loss for the third quarter because of a production suspension at one of its health-care plants and a €366 million legal provision.

SAP Cuts Outlook

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Enterprise software provider SAP AG lowered its earnings outlook for this year, even as it reported a 15% increase in third-quarter net profit, boosted by growth in subscriptions for its cloud-based software products.

Nutreco Agrees to SHV Takeover Offer

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Animal nutrition and fish feed company Nutreco NV said it agreed to a €2.69 billion ($3.43 billion) takeover offer from Dutch conglomerate SHV Holdings NV.

A Mining Force Digs In Again

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Mick Davis, who built two mining giants in the past two decades, is entering the fray again as companies such as BHP Billiton and Anglo American look to sell off assets.

Lufthansa Pilots to Expand Strike

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German union Vereinigung Cockpit said it has called Deutsche Lufthansa AG pilots to expand their strike to some long-haul flights on Tuesday.

Natural-Gas Prices Fall Even With Chill Nearing

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When cold weather looms across the U.S., natural-gas prices usually rise. This year they are falling, after a record production boom nearly replenished stockpiles left at their lowest since 2003 by last winter’s freeze.

Goldman Sachs to Shun U.K. Body

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The list of major banks signed up to a new U.K. body aimed at overhauling banker behavior is almost certain to be missing at least one major name: Goldman Sachs.

Qatar Buys Into Hong Kong Department-Store Operator

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Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund is buying around a fifth of Lifestyle International Holdings for $616 million, making a play for department stores that are popular with mainland Chinese shoppers.

Australia Sets Medibank IPO

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Australia’s government said it aims to raise as much as $4.82 billion through an initial public offering of the country’s biggest health insurer.

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