Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions
March 18 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Monday:
* HSBC Bank Canada said it would sell its private label credit card portfolio to a wholly owned subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank as it accelerates the wind-down of its consumer finance business.
* Liberty Media Corp is close to buying a 25 percent stake in cable operator Charter Communications Inc for about $2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation.
* Cynosure Inc said it would buy Palomar Medical Technologies Inc, which makes laser devices for cosmetic procedures, for about $294 million in cash and stock.