Markets & Finance

Bid & Ask


1. Uralkali, a Russian potash producer, is buying a peer, Silvinit, for $7.8 billion. The combined companies will account for 17 percent of global output of the fertilizer.

2. TD Bank Group (TD) is upping its bet on the U.S. with its $6.3 billion purchase of Chrysler Financial, the lender formerly owned by Cerberus Capital.

3. SK Energy of South Korea agreed to sell its Brazilian oil refining unit to Denmark's Maersk Oil for $2.4 billion.

4. AT&T (T) is paying $1.9 billion for a chunk of wireless spectrum owned by chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM). The acquisition may help the mobile network carrier alleviate its congestion problems.

5. In the largest U.S. transaction involving a single building, Google (GOOG) inked a deal valued at about $1.8 billion for a former warehouse in Manhattan's Chelsea section. Google is already the biggest tenant on the site, which has more floor space than the Empire State Building.

6. Jo-Ann Stores (JAS), a fabric and crafts retailer, agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners for $1.6 billion.

7. DP World, the port operator controlled by Dubai, raised $1.5 billion by selling 75 percent of its Australian unit to a division of Citigroup (C).

8. Royal DSM, the Dutch company that is the world's largest maker of vitamins, is paying $1.1 billion for Martek Biosciences (MATK), a Maryland maker of nutritional ingredients for baby foods.

9. Nouriel Roubini, the New York University economist who predicted the financial crisis, purchased a $5.5 million condo in Manhattan.

10. A 37.5-inch-long replica of the ocean liner the Lusitania sold for $194,500, an auction record for a toy boat, at a Sotheby's (BID) sale of antique toys and games collected by the late Malcolm Forbes and his sons.

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Lindblad is an associate news editor for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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