Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Nov 10 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Tuesday:
** Billboard operator Clear Channel Outdoor is exploring the sale of assets in some U.S. markets that could be worth at least $800 million, according to sources familiar with the matter.
** The battle for Australian stevedoring and rail giant Asciano Ltd escalated on Tuesday after ports firm Qube Holdings Ltd made a $6.3 billion offer that narrowly beats a rival bid and is expected to draw less concern from antitrust regulators.
** Global oil trader Vitol SA will acquire 15 percent of Pakistan's Hascol Petroleum Ltd with an option to buy another 10 percent within one year, Hascol said on Tuesday.
** Barry Callebaut AG is acquiring the commercial beverages vending activities from FrieslandCampina Kievit to expand its value-added European specialties business, the Swiss chocolate supplier said on Tuesday. Continued...