PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - June 13

Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:24am EDT
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June 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Japanese stocks tumbled 6 percent, dropping into bear territory, as markets across Asia fell amid signs of slowing global growth and jitters over the possible winding down of U.S. monetary stimulus. ()

* Indian tire maker Apollo Tyres Ltd agreed to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion that is the largest U.S. acquisition by an Indian company. ()

* In their BMC Software Inc purchase, Bain Capital LLC, Golden Gate Capital and their co-investors will contribute only 18 percent from their own cash, the lowest of any buyout with loans exceeding $500 million since 2008.