Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:04pm EDT
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April 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

** General Electric is in talks with Alstom to take over its global power business and a deal could be announced in the coming days, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

** Alpha Bank, Greece's fourth-largest lender, said on Friday it was looking into proposals to expand, including the possible acquisition of Citibank's Greek operations.

** Poland's state railways operator PKP relaunched the sale of its telecoms arm TK Telekom, having failed to find a buyer at the right price last year, two market sources told Reuters on Friday.

** Mazda Motor Corp has agreed with Ford Motor to start talks to sell the U.S. carmaker all of its stake in a joint venture that runs the Flat Rock plant in the United States, Chief Executive Officer Masamichi Kogai said on Friday.   Continued...