China approves Microsoft's Nokia deal; Cinven sees Numericable deal as last hurrah for private equity

> Microsoft's €5.4 billion ($7.5 billion) deal to buy Nokia's devices and services business and license its patents received regulatory approval from China, bringing the agreement one step closer to closing. Article

> Private equity firm Cinven made a €1.5 billion ($2 billion) capital gain on its investment in French cable operator Numericable, but said the role of private equity in the European cable sector is ending. Article

> French IT services group Sopra plans to take over rival Steria for around €730 million ($1 billion). Article

> Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said a constitutional court ruling lifting a ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned. Article

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