Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:00pm EDT
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(Adds DuPont, SABMiller, Kuwait Airways, Starwood and others)

Oct 27 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:

** At least three big Chinese companies are competing to bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported.

** Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, is nearing a deal to buy smaller peer Rite Aid Corp for more than $10 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

** DuPont is talking to rivals about its agriculture business, interim Chief Executive Edward Breen said on Tuesday, less than a week after Dow Chemical Co announced a review of its farm chemicals and seeds unit.