Stapling together

13 May 2008 By John Zhu

A 10% higher bid from the US stationer has moved its Dutchlisted rival from hostility to wary interest. But Staples will need to offer a little more to win shareholders over. The value in a deal means it can afford to pay a higher price, even with a US recession looming.

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