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Corporate Assets

Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

regulators unveiled a plan on Thursday for banks to hold enough assets they can easily sell to survive a credit crunch, calling on U.S. banks to meet new liquidity standards two years before most foreign banks must comply. Invest in US corporate assets: Expert Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | more.. 6:32 PM ET Kumar Palghat, Managing Director of Kapstream Capital tells CNBC why corporate debts are a good bet right now. UPDATE 1-NRG to buy Edison Mission Energy assets for $2.64 billion Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 3:27 PM ET LOS ANGELES, Oct 18- Power company NRG Energy Inc on Friday said it would pay $2.635 billion to acquire the assets of bankrupt unregulated power producer Edison Mission Energy, adding nearly 8,000 megawatts of coal, gas and wind generation to its business. Princeton, New Jersey- based NRG will also assume $1.545 billion of EME's non-resource debt. UPDATE 1-Occidental plans sale of Middle East oil stake Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 8:02 AM ET *Could sell stake in Plains All American Pipeline for $1.3 bln.
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Corporate Travel Services Procurement Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

The availability of substitutes is favorable for buyers because they can procure the services they need at the best possible price. The low price volatility also benefits buyers seeking corporate travel services by allowing them to more easily budget future travel needs, without having to adjust for drastic jumps in fees. "However, buyers should be aware of the volatile input costs (specifically oil, which drives the price of airfare), which contribute to fluctuations in the overall price of travel", says Panteva. Buyers needing specialized or dedicated travel services have less leverage when negotiating rates. Those seeking specific itineraries or procedures may be limited in the number of suppliers from which they can source, reducing their ability to switch providers to find better conditions. Additionally, the recent climb in prices (however small) is another area of decreased buyer power.
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ET (1700 GMT), amid strong demand for shares, two sources with knowledge of the process said. * Chrysler Group LLC tapped Bank of America Merrill Lynch to help lead the U.S. automaker's initial public offering along with JPMorgan Chase & Co, a person familiar with the matter said.
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