- European cable firm Altice confirmed it would buy the U.S. company Cablevision (CVC) for around $10 billion, to create the fourth-largest cable company in the U.S. Including Cablevision's debt, the deal has an enterprise value of $17.7 billion.
- Action Alerts PLUS portfolio holding Apple (AAPL) has bought big data analytics company Mapsense for around $25 million, the Financial Times reports. The company will help Apple analyze the location and mapping data coming from smartphones, connected cars and other internet-enabled devices.
- China's ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog called on the banking regulator to "leave no stone unturned" in order to root out illegal activity. Dozens of senior officials have been investigated or jailed since President Xi Jinping took over the party's leadership in late 2012 and the presidency in 2013.
- In the U.K., around 47% of small businesses want to stay in the European Union, while nearly 41% want to leave, a recent survey found. "Regardless of what a firm's current position is, there is a shared message that small businesses feel they lack clear, impartial information on which to form their views," Mike Cherry, Federation of Small Businesses policy director, said.
- Around 20% of Greek voters are still undecided before Sunday's vote, and many of them are former supporters of left-wing Syriza party, the party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. That gives New Democracy a good shot at returning to power, only eight months after its crushing January defeat.
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