BUZZ-Australia's Qube rises; joins forces with Brookfield to buy Asciano
** Infrastructure firm Qube Holdings' shares rise as much as 12.4 pct to A$2.26, highest since Feb 2
** Joins forces with Canada's Brookfield Asset Management to make a A$9 billion ($6.50 billion) bid for Asciano Ltd
** Asciano earlier this month rejected a A$8.9 bln offer from Brookfield after Qube upped its offer
** Asciano's shares rise as much as 1.8 pct at A$9.03
** Stock second-biggest percentage gainer on the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials Index
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