Europe embraces biotech boom

Belgian diagnostics group Biocartis plans IPO

Spain’s ‘bad bank’ Sareb doubles losses

Sareb has whittled its portfolio down to just over €44bn

Yoox and Net-A-Porter: clicking together

Online luxury houses are scaling up to meet rising demand

Oil majors over a barrel with reserves

Deteriorating performance raises long-term questions

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The door to China’s riches remains locked

Eager investors kept waiting in the courtyard of key sectors

Yoox bags Net-a-Porter in merger plan

Combined company will have €1.3bn in sales

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Bertelsmann hit by shake-up and tax bill

German media group pushes for US growth

Philips offloads LED and car business stake

Dutch group effectively ends 124-year link with lightbulbs

Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores

Affected shops account for 15% of total floorspace

Honda’s Swindon plant wins £200m boost

Struggling factory to become sole producer of updated Civic model

Ford to revive the Lincoln Continental

Carmaker seeks to sharpen competitive edge against German rivals

Jay Z taps top acts to sell music service

Big recording stars given cash and stock in Tidal

Kingfisher takeover of Mr Bricolage stalls

Key shareholder blocks extending deadline for competition approval

Swiss bank BSI pays $211m in US tax probe

Financial group enters into non-prosecution agreement with DoJ

Merger season looms for Italy’s popolari

Deals are in the pipeline as economy moves to growth

Dealmakers have fastest start since 2007

Heinz-Kraft leads trend for large US-based acquisitions

Healthcare sector leads feverish M&A activity

Sector racks up 70% increase in value of deals

Governance questioned at Vivendi

Hedge fund says media group chairman has too much control

Volvo to build new $500m US factory

Carmaker seeks to reverse sales decline in North America

Yoox and Net-a-Porter in merger talks

Online fashion retailers could announce deal as soon as Tuesday

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