SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp agreed to buy online social network firm Yammer Inc for $1.2 billion in cash, which will allow the software company to offer a service like Facebook Inc's to corporate customers.
LONDON (Reuters) - British oil major BP said it agreed to sell its minority stakes in two North Sea fields to Japanese trading company Mitsui for $280 million, as part of a plan to focus its portfolio in the region on larger scale projects.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. technology distributor Arrow Electronics secured EU regulatory clearance on Tuesday to buy French-based computing product distributor Altimate for 48.1 million euros ($60 million).
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Falkland Oil & Gas said Italian utility Edison was its new partner, bringing in a large, non-British company to help it look for oil in the UK-governed Falkland Islands, where exploration has angered Argentina.
LONDON (Reuters) - Shareholders are betting Shell will up the stakes in a bid battle for explorer Cove Energy after Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production extended the deadline for investors to accept its $1.9 billion offer.