Sky: All to play for

Sky offers pay TV, exclusive movies and sport, but BT's move to acquire the telecoms company EE leaves Sky vulnerable

Broadcaster is facing the toughest competition of its 25-year history

Gekås Ullared, Sweden

Swedes flock to discount retailer Ullared

Superstore has turned into a phenomenon with its sales growth

Airbus delivers its Dreamliner competitor

A350 wide-body jet set to challenge Boeing’s 787

Seplat and Afren in talks over oil merger

A deal would create a £1.8bn Nigeria-focused energy group

Parrot drone

Flying cameras herald age of the ‘dronie’

Tech group Parrot suggests ‘selfies’ are set to be usurped as sales of drones soar

Alstom to pay record $772m for bribery

French group bought by GE pleads guilty in payments scandal

Spain’s Ferrovial drops Transfield bid

Shares in Australian group sink as takeover talks end

Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil

Consumer goods groups struggle with Russian volatility

Russian central bank shows how not to intervene

Authorities did too little, too late, too quietly, writes Sergey Aleksashenko

Fosun raises bid for Club Med to €939m

Chinese group’s price is 2.5% above Italian investor Bonomi

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

US insists Alstom, not GE, pays penalty

French group had expected GE to pay $700m bribery fine

The Kremlin is struggling to restore calm

Moscow is facing its biggest economic crisis since 1998

Madoff risks return for Santander

Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant

Club Med: happy hour

Shareholders bask in sunshine as bidding war plays out

Renault suspends some Russian orders

Carmaker joins General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover and Audi in freeze

Morgan Stanley-Rosneft deal faces clock

Sale of oil unit set to fall through amid political change

Airbus A350 readies for take-off

Innovative 10-year project poised to wrap up with Qatar delivery

Roche suffers double blow in drug trials

Shares drop amid breast cancer and Alzheimer’s setback

Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war

Good harvests also help as cost of festive dinner is trimmed


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