The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1430 GMT on Monday.
** A dissident investor group pushing for four new nominees to the New York Times Co's board will report on Monday it has raised its stake in the publisher, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter.
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** Malaysian engineering and construction firm MTD Capital Bhd signalled a buy-out bid for its two listed property and toll-road units.
** U.S. video game giant Electronic Arts Inc said it had made an unsolicited $1.9 billion offer for Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive Software, escalating its battle with Activision for the title of biggest video game maker.
** A unit of Singapore state investor Temasek may sell its 55.78 percent stake in Bank Internasional Indonesia Tbk (BII) BNII.JK, the country's sixth-biggest lender, sources told Reuters.
** Singapore's Fullerton Financial Holdings, a unit of state investor Temasek, has decided not to pursue a plan to merge two of its Indonesian units, PT Bank Danamon Tbk BDMN.JK and Bank Internasional Indonesia, Danamon said.
** French utility Suez and merger partner Gaz de France GDF.PA said they jointly acquired a 1,875 MW power plant in England from Goldman Sachs and Cargill for an undisclosed amount.
** Australian asset manager Allco Finance Group Ltd said it plans to sell some assets as it tries to meet debt repayment deadlines, as uncertainty about its outlook sent its shares diving as much as 66 percent.
** Allegiance Mining Ltd said shareholders should accept a sweetened A$852.5 million ($789 million) offer from fellow Australian Zinifex Ltd , indicating no better offer was likely to emerge.
** Scotland is worried that a fresh takeover of Scottish Power, owned by Spain's Iberdrola , could threaten its energy supplies and plans to raise the issue with regulators if a deal is struck.
** Independent power producer Reliant Energy Inc said it would sell its Channelview Cogeneration plant and related contracts to Kelson Energy for $468 million.
** New Zealand's Auckland International Airport Ltd said investors should sell into a NZ$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion) partial takeover offer from a Canadian state fund after a sharp fall in the company's share price.
** HDFC Bank (HDBK.BO: Quote, Profile, Research), India's third-biggest by market value, offered $2.4 billion in shares for smaller Centurion Bank of Punjab to bulk up ahead of the bank sector being opened to foreign competitors.
** British men's clothing retailer Moss Bros Group Plc said it had received an indicative offer at 42 pence per share from Icelandic investment group Baugur and certain investment partners.
** Getty Images Inc said it had agreed to a takeover bid of about $2 billion from affiliates of Hellman & Friedman, putting the struggling photo and video supplier in the hands of a private equity firm.
** Consumer products maker Newell Rubbermaid Inc said it signed a deal to acquire almost all of the assets of Aprica Childcare Institute Aprica Kassai Inc, a Japanese-based maker of strollers, car seats and other children's products.
** Waste-disposal firm Biffa said that rival bidders had dropped their interest in the company, hitting its shares and clearing the way for recommended offer from a private equity consortium.
** Laboratory services provider Cypress Bioscience Inc said it will acquire San Diego-based specialty pharmaceutical company Proprius Pharmaceuticals Inc.
** Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd (BSE), India's oldest stock exchange, has agreed to buy a 26 percent stake in Ahmedabad-based National Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (NMCE), as it looks to diversify and get a slice of the commodities boom in India.
** Opto Circuits India Ltd said it has agreed to buy US-based medical equipment firm Criticare Systems Inc for about $70 million.