Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

Tue Aug 6, 2013 5:56am EDT
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Aug 6 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Tuesday:

** The Washington Post Co said on Monday it has sold its flagship newspaper to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Inc for $250 million.

** Morgan Stanley is exploring various options for its multibillion dollar commodities business, with the sale of a minority stake being one possibility, three sources familiar with the situation said on Monday.

** Two of Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov's partners in his telecoms holding company Garsdale -- which owns a stake in telecoms operator MegaFon -- are planning to sell out for up to $1.9 billion, the Vedomosti newspaper reported.

** A group including former U.S. insurance magnate Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and an Abu Dhabi sovereign fund have agreed to buy a prominent Tokyo office building for $1 billion, the biggest property deal in Japan since February, said people with direct knowledge of the transaction.   Continued...