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Airbus mulls sale of Premium Aerotec, held talks with Onex: Reuters

France’s Airbus SE is in talks to sell a part or all of Premium Aerotec, a subsidiary that makes large plane components, Reuters reported, citing a story by Die Welt newspaper. Airbus has held talks with one possible buyer, the Canadian private equity investor Onex Corp, the German paper said.
Premium Aerotec generates about 2 billion euros (US$2.39 billion) in revenue, according to its website. It specializes in large and complex aircraft components for Airbus, Boeing’s B787 Dreamliner, the Eurofighter Typhoon and military transporter A400M. In 2005, Boeing sold a similar business, later called Spirit Aerosystems, to Onex for about US$950 million.

Cars from of the new "Francilien" regional transport train at the Bombardier workshop in Crespin, northern France during an official visit February 6, 2009.   REUTERS/Luc Moleux  (FRANCE) - PM1E5261AEN01

Siemens likely to pick Alstom for rail merger: Reuters

German industrial group Siemens is likely to decide this week to pursue a multi-billion dollar rail merger with French rival Alstom rather than Canada’s Bombardier, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Siemens Mobility is expected to be merged into Alstom, in which Siemens would hold 50 percent-plus-one share, while the chief executive would be Alstom’s current boss Henri-Poupart Lafarge. The combined business would have sales of about 15 billion euros (US$18 billion). The decision would be a blow for planes-and-trains maker Bombardier, which faces a separate battle this week to protect aerospace jobs in Québec and Northern Ireland amid a subsidy row with Boeing. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec owns 30 percent of Bombardier’s rail business.

A man walks past a podium set up at the venue of a news conference to announce the launch of Initial Public Offering by SBI Life Insurance Co in Mumbai, September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

CPPIB anchors SBI Life’s $1.3 bln IPO, India’s biggest since 2010: Reuters

SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd’s initial public offering to raise 84 billion rupees (US$1.3 billion), India’s biggest IPO in seven years, was subscribed more than 3.5 times on the closing day, strengthening the outlook for share sales in what is expected to be a record year, Reuters reported. SBI Life, which will be the second life insurance company to list, saw bids for about 29.5 million shares, compared to the 8.8 million shares on offer, stock exchange data showed. Anchor investors, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Singapore state investor GIC, have already committed to subscribe to 22.26 billion rupees worth of shares.