July 1, 2015 / 4:58 AM / 2 years ago

REFILE-BUZZ-Australia's Asciano jumps to near 7-yr high on takeover offer

(Corrects spelling of company name in headline)

** Asciano Ltd jumps more than 23 pct to highest since October 2008

** The port and rail freight operator says in talks on an A$8.8 bln takeover offer from Canada’s Brookfield Infrastructure Group

** Brookfield offers to buy Asciano for A$9.05 per share

** Offer at 36 pct premium to Tuesday’s closing price

** About 10 mln shares change hands, versus 30-day average of 3.2 mln

** Stock up about 10 pct this year as of Tuesday’s close (Reuters messaging:; justin.varghese.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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