Norway consumed by Yara soap opera

Rare corporate drama plays out over collapsed merger talks with US rival CF Industries

Corporate India frets over debt levels

Nation’s industrial and banking sectors enter new political era still undercapitalised

Banks risk losing an arm with branch cuts

Leaving the high street risks alienating elderly, wealthy clients

To stop ‘deserters’, reform tax system

New rules do nothing to deal with reasons why companies try to escape US taxes, writes Jonathan Ford

Uber’s battle becomes a war of attrition

Taxi app’s massive $1.2bn from its latest round of fundraising make it a fearsome competitor

Russia begins to feel sanctions impact

Banks and regulators are coping with the strains – for now

Infrastructure bars India’s growth path

Investment climate remains inhospitable and cost of capital too high

Checks put focus on Italy bank mergers

Up to a third of the 15 Italian banks undergoing tests could fail

Glencore’s ambitions have global impact

A tie-up with Rio Tinto could make them too dominant, writes Jonathan Ford

Round of tech deals on the horizon

Moment may finally be arriving for major tech groups to embark on M&A

EU competition cases rushed out of door

Brussels is rife with rumours of which companies may be next on commissioner’s hit list

Are Chinese regulators biased against foreign firms?

Study of NDRC enforcement actions reveals a complicated picture, writes Tom Mitchell

Banks face rising threat from cyber crime

Pooling resources will give industry a better chance of repelling an attack

P2P lenders lured into treacherous seas

Hedge funds identify means of investing directly in debt markets

Yahoo and eBay pressed to return to cores

With a return to their original cores, both groups might get a fresh chance to reinvent themselves

Siemens pays top price to pursue US dream

Dresser-Rand acquisition could help the German conglomerate achieve its goal

Concern over debt of Asean companies

S&P says 100 groups spent nearly $300bn on deals over a five-year period

Insurers examine home truths

Market shifts to products such as equity release mortgages

Hapless haggling caused Tesco woes

For all their brute size, supermarkets are simple creatures, writes Jonathan Ford

Univision might reignite US media mergers

Owners weigh options for US Spanish-language broadcaster


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