Glencore woes cast cloud over Rio bid plan

Lombard imagines Rio Tinto’s chairman ringing Ivan Glasenberg after S&P revised the latter’s outlook

EM threat to Europe’s earnings recovery

Some sectors more affected than others by drop in demand

Syngenta: seed finance

The agribusiness is trying to placate shareholders, but buybacks and disposals will not be enough

EDF admits delay to new UK nuclear plant

Hinkley Point facility pushed back until after 2023

Syngenta plans $2bn share buyback

Sale of vegetable seeds business will fund cash for shareholders

This is an undated company photo of Amgen employee as he inspects samples of Kineret, a rheumatoid arthritis drug manufactured by Amgen Inc., at the company's manufacturing facility. Source:Amgen/WirePix/Via Bloomberg News.

Novartis sells first US bio copycat drug

Court victory opens way for rival to Amgen cancer medicine

Massenet leaves Net-a-Porter mid-merger

Yoox says ecommerce group’s founder will not join combined board

Deutsche leaves open possibility of China stake sale

Questions over Hua Xia holding but broader withdrawal ruled out

European banks: loss recognition

IFRS 9 will improve transparency and comparability, at a cost

Fosun on the hunt despite share price dip

China conglomerate continues search for more ‘pearls’

Kleinwort seeks to fend off Fosun

Bank turns to France’s Oddo to beat Chinese group’s €675m bid

Minister slams Combes Alcatel-Lucent exit

Emmanuel Macron calls former CEO’s departure ‘unacceptable’

Ukraine gas hopes pinned to royalty cuts

Industry seeks a reversal of tax policy to encourage investment

European banks fight back in fixed income

US banks lose market share in bond, currency and commodities trade

Fifa transfer window’s paperwork own-goal

De Gea case shows even wealthiest clubs fall foul of forms

VW to extend Winterkorn’s mandate to 2018

Plan to prolong CEO’s contract ends power struggle at group

Lego builds on toy market dominance

Danish maker of plastic bricks and figures outstrips rivals

Court backs Burkard plan to sell Sika

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation challenged move to sell holding

Chinese bid for Novo Banco collapses

Exclusive talks between Anbang and Portuguese lender terminated

Aeroflot to take stake in private carrier

Government-backed deal saves Transaero from bankruptcy

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