Bahrain’s poor stake a claim for housing

The island kingdom’s real estate market, which has fared better than others in the Gulf region, will have to adapt to meet a particular domestic demand

UPDATE 2-People’s United to buy Financial Federal for $738 mln

* Deal values Financial Federal at $27.74/shr * Deal to add
to People’s United’s oper profit in 2010

UPDATE 1-TDC says main owners undertake strategy review

COPENHAGEN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Danish telecom operator TDC
, which has been widely tipped as a candidate for a big
stock offering, said on Monday its main owner had begun
reviewing “strategic alternatives” for the company.

Accused Ponzi schemer Petters is no victim – gov’t

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov 23 (Reuters) – The government made a
final effort to convince jurors on Monday that accused Ponzi
schemer Tom Petters orchestrated a $3.65 billion fraud, and is
not the victim he claims to be.

REFILE-TDC says main owners have begun strategy review

COPENHAGEN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Danish telecom operator TDC
said on Monday that its main owner Nordic Telephone
Company (NTC), which is a partnership of private equity firms,
has started reviewing “strategic alternatives” for the company.

India’s Reliance jumps on hopes of Lyondell bargain

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Shares in Reliance Industries rose nearly 4 percent to a one-month high on a view India’s biggest firm would steal a bargain with its bid for bankrupt petrochemicals firm LyondellBasell, a deal sources say may be worth $12 billion.