BUZZ-Australia's Asciano rises after Brookfield buys stake in company

Thu Nov 5, 2015 8:25pm EST
 
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** Logistics firm Asciano Ltd rises as much as 6.5 pct to its highest level since September 2008

** Brookfield Asset Management Inc agrees to buy a 19.2 pct stake in Asciano

** Asciano says it continues to support the Brookfield proposal

** Stock is the second-biggest percentage gainer on the S&P/ASX 300 Index

** More than 6 mln shares change hands in early trading, compared with the 30 day average of 9.7 mln shares (Reuters messaging:; hanna.paul.thomsonreuters@reuters.net)