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Deals wrap: Lowering expectations

August 25, 2010

Marius Kloppers, BHP Billiton Chief Executive, poses for photographs in central London August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville BHP Billiton tried to dampen expectations it would substantially raise its hostile $39 billion bid for Potash Corp as bumper results showed it has plenty of firepower. *View article *View reaction from analysts and investors *View Potash Corp deal scenarios

Dubai World believes it can raise as much as $19.4 billion from selling key assets over eight years, if creditors back its restructuring, a document obtained by Reuters showed. *View article *View reaction from analysts and investors

Dell and Hewlett-Packard are expected to raise their bids for 3PAR, but technology investors and analysts warn of valuations taking a back seat to egos. *View article

Facebook may not be trading on the Nasdaq yet, but based on secondary market transactions the company is worth $33.7 billion. *View FT article *The case for a $50 billion Facebook

The M&A market is making headlines with blockbuster buys, but the WSJ takes a look at what the IPO market says about the state of deals. *View WSJ article

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