Technology does not possess divine right

Silicon Valley needs to engage with democratic governments

Novo Nordisk to launch new slimming drug

Pharma group targets $1bn in annual revenues from Saxenda

Aer Lingus set to recommend latest IAG bid

BA and Iberia owner returns with €1.34bn cash offer

week in review

Week in Review, January 24

Forex brokers, Microsoft, Total and Swedish jet scandal featured

BBVA boosts capital with Chinese deal

Spanish lender sells stake in China Citic Bank for €1.46bn

BNYM may raise fees on big deposits

Bank looks to offset cost of negative interest rates in Europe

Kia blames Russia for 54% profit fall

Drop in shipments and rouble exchange rate hit performance

UBS avoids losses after franc decision

Switzerland’s big banks appear to have avoided the worst of the tumult

Coca-Cola HBC loses its fizz

More than one-third of exports go to oil-hit Russia and Nigeria

Hutchison Whampoa to buy O2 for £10bn

Telefónica set to agree cash deal with Li Ka-shing-owned group

Sanofi’s ousted CEO Viehbacher received €3m pay-off

French pharma group reveals deal as it seeks for successor

Italy’s popolari banks: courting

Reform paves way for M&A, but don’t count on it happening

Anglo set to sell Australian coal mines

Miner to dispose of five mines in Australia after slump in commodities

Private jet scandal a rough ride for Swedes

Industrivärden holding group faces upheaval after revelations

After Charlie, an opening for Le Pen

The softening of its image scarcely conceals the essential character of the National Front

US producers feel oil price pinch sharpest

Saudi Arabia strategy hits shale where it hurts but the industry can be expected to take the pain

Use markets to stop the next Ebola crisis

‘Pandemic bonds’ could inject private-sector rigour into global medical bureaucracies

Europe’s banks are pivotal to ECB success

If the positives of QE for the economy are unproven, so is the potential benefit for banks

Spain to float airports operator Aena

Madrid expected to sign off on plan to raise €4bn

Amazon turns to Poland for hirings

Online retailer opens three fulfilment centres in Poland


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