(EnergyAsia, May 2, Friday) — Shares in Origin Energy Ltd, Australia’s second-largest power retailer, surged nearly 40% on Wednesday after UL’s BG Group offered to acquire it for A$13 billion. (US$1=A$1.07). The rise reflected the premium BG is prepared to pay over Origin’s share price before news of the proposed takeover was announced. BG has…

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