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Ship Finance International Limited Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

* A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) pension fund is in talks to buy a stake in a German skyscraper, in what could be one of Europe’s biggest property deals this year, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters. * Citadel LLC, Virtu Financial, Two Sigma and RGM Advisors are among the companies bidding for E*Trade Financial Corp’s market-making unit in a deal expected to be worth $100 million to $200 million, several sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. * Institutional fixed-income trading platform providers Tradeweb and MarketAxess are among three bidders for BondDesk Group LLC in a deal that is expected to be valued up to $200 million, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. * Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc have restarted talks over a possible buyout of the British firm’s stake in their U.S.

With the robust financial position, we believe we have significant firepower for the right opportunities. The recently ordered newbuildings will be delivered in 2014 and 2015 from Daewoo’s main shipyard in Korea, who are also building the 18,000 teu newbuildings for Maersk Line. These vessels will be built to very high specifications, including high reefer capacity and the latest in eco-design features. As a consequence, our vessels will be best-in-class in terms of consumption and can be operated efficiently in a wide range of speeds, providing a lot of flexibility for container lines.

Honda Canada Finance sells C$550 mln of notes – term sheet

The issue included C$300 million ($286 million) of floating-rate notes due Dec. 3, 2015. The notes, which were priced at par, have a coupon rate of 42 basis points over the three-month Canadian Dealer Offered rate or CDOR. Honda Canada Finance also sold C$250 million ($238 million)floating-rate notes due Dec.

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