Austrian sensor specialist AMS
had secured just 25% of Osram shares shortly
before its takeover offer is due to expire at midnight on
Tuesday, and it may take days before it knows whether it has
reached the 62.5% threshold.
Shares in Italy's Bio-on
plunged almost 40% on Tuesday after the bio-plastics firm
reported a collapse in first-half sales, blaming what it has
described as unfounded criticism of its accounts by a U.S. hedge
Asian shares posted their first monthly
gain in three months in September as a softening of U.S.-China
trade tensions and major central banks' monetary easing measures
averted fears about a global recession and lifted riskier assets
such as Asian shares.