May 14, 2018 / 3:21 AM / 3 months ago

BUZZ-Australia's Healthscope's rises to over 1-1/2 year high after Brookfield takeover bid

** Healthscope Ltd shares rise as much as 4.5 pct to A$2.58, its highest level since October 2016

** Receives A$4.35 bln ($3.29 bln) proposal from Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc, $180 million more than a private equity firm offered it in April

** About 16.6 mln shares change hands, compared with the 30-day average of 11.7 mln

** Stock third biggest percentage gainer on the Australian benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index ($1 = 1.3240 Australian dollars) (Reuters Messaging: rushil.dutta.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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