Zillow to buy rival Trulia for $3.5bn

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Deal combines US’s two largest real estate listing websites

Poste Italiane privatisation faces delay

Concerns over Fincantieri’s weak market debut

Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

Proposal to lift ownership threshold and backdate rule change

Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

Deal would create £3bn construction giant

Carillion wins £2.8bn MoD contract

Joint venture with Amey to manage military estate

GSK stumbles in the final furlong

Advair drug disappoints as group heads into period of transition

Capita profits bolstered by defence deal

Outsourcing group secures £1.3m in contracts so far this year

North Korea

North Korea’s business guides

Pyongyang is enlisting tutors in the techniques of modern management

US warned of more company tax relocations

Senators attack ‘fast-buck artists’ encouraging deals

Royal Mail faces a struggle to deliver

Pricing changes and intensifying competition hit revenues

City companies wary over Russian links

Fears mount over tougher western sanctions against Moscow

UK taxman criticised over £10bn IT costs

HMRC attacked by MP for ‘unacceptably’ poor management

More public jobs to be spun off

Maude to promote ‘mutuals’ as alternative to state ownership

Civil service ‘bashing’ angers Labour

Whitehall morale suffering worst crisis in memory, party says

Miliband confronts activists on spending

No return to tax and spend policies, Labour leader tells forum

EY to merge with Parthenon Group

Union follows similar deals by other ‘big four’ groups

Babcock lifts order book after deal

Pipeline now £13.5bn, including £2bn from Avincis

Eurozone needs quantitative easing

The European Central Bank has to hit its inflation target

GDP set to push UK above pre-crisis peak

PMIs from China and Europe also released this week

ECB council set to end decade of silence

Central bank aims to improve communication of monetary policy

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