Fiat Chrysler gains as SUV sales boom

Outlook raised after strong North American performance

NBCUniversal close to BuzzFeed, Vox deals

Funding would value start-ups at $1.5bn and $850m respectively

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Celgene hesitation costs it almost $7bn

Healthcare M&A boom has seen soaring prices for biotech companies

IHG and Starwood held early talks

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

Google disobeys French privacy watchdog

Paris has demanded that group implement ECJ ruling worldwide

P&G’s slow turnround frustrates analysts

Consumer product group’s fourth-quarter income tumbles 80%

HBO could learn from Netflix’s ambitions

Streaming services offer growth potential for rival companies

Blackstone returns to CMBS loan market

Deal with Goldman highlights rising role in European real estate

Google signs Sri Lanka as Loon partner

South Asian nation joins plan for WiFi via stratospheric balloons

Illustration by Martin O’Neill for Boldness in Business 2015 special report
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FireChat to launch as messaging service

Service popularised by Hong Kong protesters to be broadened

Facebook: peerless network

Costs are growing but so are new revenue opportunities

Facebook rides mobile ads wave

Average US smartphone user now spends one minute out of every five on the social network

Windows 10: A marriage of old and new

Richard Waters gets hands on with new Microsoft OS and finds it has gone back to basics

Wanted: Recreational drug users — will pay

Race is on to develop new ‘abuse-deterrent’ opioid painkillers

Sainsbury sells unit to LloydsPharmacy

Celesio to take over chain of 281 in-store pharmacies

Hudson’s Bay: Oh Canada

A property company that happens to be a department store

Zurich says any offer for RSA may be in cash only

Swiss suitor likely to wait until UK insurer reports results before making an offer

Fanuc: cheerless chappie

Trend of robot maker’s margins will be key to stock performance

Barclays says it lacks scale of US rivals

John McFarlane to refocus lender on the UK and US while pulling back in Asia, Middle East and Africa

GM ploughs $1bn into India

Carmaker to launch locally produced cars and create export hub


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