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Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) has said that it is ready to fend off radical proposals by an activist investor.
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun applauded the pre-emptive security operations conducted by the Army and security forces to fend off the threats of "terrorists" along Lebanon's northeastern border.
in order to fend off the $53 billion aggressive bid from Valeant Pharma, but could not reach a deal over valuation concerns.
"There are only a few clubs that can fend off interest from clubs in a higher level."
He refused but as he tried to fend off the thug he was hit over the head with a bottle of whisky.
Summary: A scuba diver who came face-to-teeth with a shark used a camera to fend off the animal when it came at him with its teeth bared.
Hayward said the offer was part of an effort to fend off takeover bids by other international oil companies in the wake of the devastating oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
He went to Grosvenor Square to watch 1,000 police fend off 2,000 demonstrators and told one group of officers, "Well done lads.
President-elect Barack Obama intends to offer Israel a strategic pact designed to fend off any nuclear attack by Iran
MY BALL: Determination on the face of a Coast Soccer player as he fends off a Cramlington challenge at under-11 level (above); FUL OF EFFORT: Sunderland-based Fulwell FC (plain shirts) against Cramlington Juniors Reds in the under-13 competition (left); BLYTH SPIRIT: Blyth Spartans Under-13s (dark shirts) fend off Scottish side Rosyth Colts (right); ON THE ATTACK: Wallsend BC push forward against Wansbeck in an under-13 match (above); WHITE HOT: Cramlington Whites (in white shorts) in possession during their under-13 meeting with Swanside Boys (left and below); TWO AGAINST ONE: More from the Blyth Spartans-Rosyth under-13 match (above)
But the deal was expected to help the much sought-after LSE fend off suitors that have included the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., the report said.
The 20-year-old from Stockport Metro took the lead on the final of four 2.5km laps and bravely tried to fend off the challenge of Russia's Larisa Ilchenko who eventually took the gold on the line by one second.