IHG and Starwood hold early talks

Together the two would be the world’s largest hotels group

Thomas Cook hit by Tunisia and Greece

Holiday business depressed by ‘significant external shocks’

Disneyland Paris faces Brussels probe

Theme park accused of overcharging British and German visitors

GVC plays solo game in Bwin bid

Group goes it alone after Amaya tie-up seen as too complex

Rakesh Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer of Reckitt Benckiser.
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Reckitt boss remains nicely focused

Results somewhat overshadow those of rival Unilever

C4WNJR 'Nemesis' rollercoaster ride at Alton Towers Theme Park, Alton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. Image shot 2011. Exact date unknown.
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Merlin counts the cost of Smiler accident

Profits now expected to fall in theme park division

Merlin shares tumble on profit warning

Impact of Alton Towers rollercoaster crash may last into 2016

Alton Towers owner Merlin warns on profit

Theme park crash has impact on trading that might last into 2016

GVC launches £1bn bid for Bwin.party

Offer comes after Bwin accepted a bid from 888 Holdings

Indian cricketers cleared of charges

Collapse of corruption case seen as setback to clean-up attempts

Ladbrokes and Coral confirm merger

Bookmakers bet combined enterprise can better challenge rivals

Visa adds to pressure for Blatter exit

‘No meaningful reform’ possible while Fifa head stays

Japan crosses historic tourism threshold

Weak yen and surge of Chinese visitors buoy numbers for 2015

Why buying a car makes no sense

There are greener, less stressful and cheaper alternatives

Fernandes loses Asia Tune Hotels partner

Blow to AirAsia founder as Red Planet launches its own chain

Hackers threaten to betray adultery site

Group says will reveal Ashley Madison user names, chats and photos

The pursuit of justice for the victims of MH17

Those guilty of shooting down airliner over Ukraine must face trial

Small-cap Week, July 18

Imagination Technologies, 32Red, Rurelec and New World Oil and Gas featured

888 agrees to buy Bwin.party for £898.3m

Price is lower than rival offer from GVC

Wetherspoon hits out at higher living wage

UK pub chain says higher wage costs bring ‘considerable uncertainty’ to industry

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