Google aims to break down app ‘walls’

‘App streaming’ could give new lease of life to search business

Russian groups’ ties with west unravel

Three companies have signalled plans to withdraw from London in as many months

India Inc suffers from a surfeit of debt

Amtek’s default is a cautionary tale of Indian companies abroad

Activist investors target BDCs

Tax-advantaged listed fund companies targeted by activists over performance and practices

Rolls-Royce needs to reject activist

ValueAct’s softly-softly approach is no reason for British engineer to grant it a seat on board

Square’s IPO a lesson to rival start-ups

It looks as if the company should have stayed private for longer

A break in the clouds for investment

CFOs have plenty of reasons to keep a tight grip on spending but there are signs the gloom is lifting

GSK and the perils of prudence

Pharmaceuticals group has been given the benefit of the doubt. Now the pressure is on

Why banks come back to return on equity

They need to show shareholders how well their money is being used

Unicorns take investors on wild rides

Tech start-ups find there are downsides to staying private

State casts shadow over Poste Italiane

Despite a new direction for the group, investor happiness rests on total privatisation

HSBC venture could break with tradition

UK banks hope to succeed in China where others have struggled

What has delayed Europe’s bank recovery?

The financial crisis peaked in 2008; the eurozone crisis in 2012

Diversity is the spice of life for ABF

City prejudice against Primark owner overlooks stamina of multi-strand ventures

Silicon Valley’s boom is not for everyone

In reality diversification theory does not sit well for most investors in private tech companies

Why Brexit suits the hedgies

Investors must pressure boards to provide them a scenario of a UK exit from the EU

India’s tycoons still like to gamble big

Like Google’s Alphabet, the country’s conglomerates run from A-Z

Postal bank IPOs tell tale of two markets

China and Japan privatisations show differing financial evolution

Raiders of pharma rust belt threaten R&D

Aggressive pricing model dents public confidence in the whole sector

IBM big data deal test case for new economy

Winners will be companies that can hoover up information and have the right people to exploit it


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