By Kimberly Chin
International stocks trading in New York closed lower Monday.
The S&P/BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts fell 0.8% to 161.28. The European index tumbled 0.7% to 143.31. The Asian index declined 1% to 218.08 and the emerging-markets index fell 1% to 357.44.
However, the Latin American index increased 1.2% to 171.84.
Telecom Italia SpA's ADRs jumped 30% on Monday after investment firm KKR & Co. expressed interest in taking the telecommunications company private through an offer valuing it at roughly 10.79 billion euros ($12.17 billion). The Italian company said late Sunday that it had received a friendly and nonbinding indication of interest from KKR, paving the way for a possible buyout offer.
ADRs of Ericsson AB tumbled 7.1% after the Swedish telecom-equipment maker agreed to buy cloud-communications provider Vonage Holdings Corp. for $6.2 billion, a move that will help the company expand its wireless enterprise business and broaden its global offerings, it said Monday.
E.ON SE's ADRs slipped 1% on Monday after the German energy company unveiled new earnings and growth targets for its core business as well as extended its current dividend policy until 2026.
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