Three-way drugs merger battle hots up

Perrigo rejects formal offer from bigger rival Mylan

Qatar buys Claridge’s from Barclay brothers

Deal ends years of legal wrangles over control of London sites

Mylan readies its poison pill defences

Group changes its corporate governance as Teva pursues $40bn bid

Teva offers $40.1bn for US rival Mylan

Cash-and-shares proposal continues consolidation in pharma sector

Mylan dismisses bid interest from Teva

Israeli group’s market value of $66bn is double its US target’s

IAG pulls out of trade body over Gulf spat

Qatar Airways became the largest shareholder in IAG

Deals raise concerns at Abu Dhabi fund

Private shell companies used to channel contracts

Rise of the 3D printing machines

‘Terminator’ technology threatens manufacturing pioneers

Mixed messages in a divided region

Among some in the Middle East, hatred of sectarianism is greater than sectarian hatred

Charlemagne and Turquoise offer Iran fund

International investors gain more exposure to country’s equities

Israel seeks change to Iran nuclear deal

Intelligence minister focuses on damage control of the accord

London hears $650m Islamic bond trial

Property group DAAR and Bank Alkhair take on former bank employee

Abraaj raises $1.3bn for African funds

Private equity groups bet on strong growth

LSE shares fall as Borse Dubai sells stake

Middle East group offloads position held since 2007

Q&A: Iran nuclear talks

Key factors in negotiations over the uranium enrichment programme

Iran eyes heroes as nuclear deal nears

As an agreement at the Swiss talks beckons, Iranians wonder who history will record as its legend

An Egyptian tycoon’s sharp political edge

Naguib Sawiris helped oust the Muslim Brotherhood from government

The big drop: Riyadh’s oil gamble

For years Saudi Arabia acted as a safety net in the market, but as prices fell the game changed, writes Anjli Raval

Saudi Arabia blocks Wallström’s speech

Wallström claims her focus on human rights led to cancellation

BP back working with Fridman and Browne

Oil major and LetterOne to invest $12bn in Egypt

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