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Friday, January 7, 2011

Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions, (NYSE: JPM), (NYSE: MS)

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 1000 GMT on Friday. (For Reuters columns on deals, click on [DEALTALK/]) ** Chinese securities regulators approved the joint ventures of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Morgan Stanley (MS.N), bringing the banks a step closer toward operating securities businesses in China that they, and other banks, have long sought.