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Allianz Global Investors , the biggest shareholder of Osram , is prepared to sell its stake to chipmaker AMS in the course of its 4.3 billion euro ($4.75 billion)takeover attempt if no better bid is made, a source said on Monday.
The German government said on Monday its supply of oil was not affected by attacks at the weekend against Saudi refineries and any decision to release strategic reserves needed to be made jointly with members of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Oil prices climbed to four-month highs on Monday and world stocks slid after weekend attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia shut about 5% of the world's supply and fueled worries over the impact of an oil shock on economic growth.
German lighting group Osram advised its shareholders on Monday to accept a 4.3 billion euro ($4.8 billion) takeover bid from AMS and sell their shares to the Austrian sensor specialist, saying the offer was economically attractive.
Oil prices surged on Monday, with Brent crude posting its biggest intra-day percentage gain since the Gulf War in 1991, after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday shut over 5% of global supply.
Governments worldwide may need to follow U.S. President Donald Trump's move to tap emergency oil stockpiles if top exporter Saudi Arabia is unable to quickly repair the damage inflicted by attacks on its energy industry on Saturday.
Oil prices soared on Monday, with Brent crude posting its biggest intra-day percentage gain since the Gulf War in 1991, after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday shut about 5% of global supply.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) went on strike at General Motors just after midnight Sunday and about 48,000 hourly workers at its facilities are headed for the picket lines in the morning, union officials said early Monday.
Oil surged to four-month highs on Monday after weekend attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked supply fears, while shares in Asia extended losses as bleak economic data from China sapped investors' risk appetite.
Volkswagen said on Monday it had agreed to pay up to A$127 million ($87.3 million) to settle lawsuits brought on behalf of thousands of Australian customers caught up in its global diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Oil prices retreated on Monday after hitting their highest since May at the open, on fears over supply disruptions following an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday that cut more than 5% of global oil supply.
U.S. motorists most likely to feel the hit from rising gas prices following the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities are on the West Coast, which accounts for nearly half of all of U.S. crude imports from the kingdom.
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