|06:07 EDT||BNPQY, BUD, GPMCF, STZ, NSRGY, DELL||On the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up|
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Some major U.S. hedge-fund investors have made billions betting against the yen, exploiting Japan's determination to weaken its currency and boost its economy. George Soros has scored gains of about $1B on the trade since November, sources say. Others include David Einhornís Greenlight Capital, Daniel Loebís Third Point LLC and Kyle Bass's Hayman Capital Management LP, investors say, the Wall Street Journal reports...A number of banks planned to withdraw from the panel that sets the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, but dropped the idea after the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority warned them against doing so, sources say. The FSA sent letters to some banks, including France's BNP Paribas (BNPQY) and the Netherlands' Rabobank Group, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) revised terms of its $20.1B takeover of Grupo Modelo (GPMCF) to overcome U.S. objections that it would have restricted competition. The company said it agreed to sell Modelo's Piedras Negras brewery next to the U.S. border to Constellation (STZ) and grant it perpetual rights for Corona and other Modelo brands in the U.S., at a cost of $2.9B, Reuters reports...Nestle (NSRGY) expects 2013 to be as challenging as last year as the food group reported weaker-than-expected quarterly sales growth in Asia and the Americas, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Dell (DELL) is scheduling meetings with shareholders to assess their demands for getting its $24.4B buyout done and also preparing a public response to critics of the deal, sources say, Bloomberg reports...U.S. realtors and mortgage bankers hope President Obamaís call for streamlining mortgage rules will lend new momentum to efforts to prevent imposing a strict minimum down payment for home loans, Bloomberg reports.