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JPMorgan exec: Market ripe for M&A

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The environment for mergers and acquisitions is as strong as it's ever been, a top JPMorgan Chase banker with nearly 40 years of experience on Wall Street told CNBC on Thursday.

Singapore corporates go on biggest-ever M&A spree

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Singaporean companies went on a record-setting merger and acquisition (M&A) spree in the first half, with deal volume surging to $40 billion, more than double the $17.3 billion recorded in 2013, according to Dealogic.

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One-third of global firms plan acquisitions: Survey

More than a third of companies are planning mergers or acquisitions within the next year, according to an Ernst & Young (EY) survey of senior executives across 70 countries, as confidence grows in the global economic recovery.