Medtronic: the tax deal that got away

Medical tech group says $49.9bn takeover is not just about tax

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: A woman looks at damage in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. With the death toll currently at 55 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy. JFK airport in New York and Newark airport in New Jersey expect to resume flights on Wednesday morning and the New York Stock Exchange commenced trading after being closed for two days. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) ©Getty Images
John Dizard wonders if the lack of storm losses has turned reinsurers into ‘climate refugees’
A logo sits on a glass window above the main atrium of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc's (LSE) headquarters in London, U.K., on Monday, March 11, 2013. European stocks fell from a 4 1/2-year high as Fitch Ratings downgraded Italy and China's retail sales and industrial output missed forecasts. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Doubt cast on the argument that ‘closet trackers’ drag truly active managers down

Swiss private banks fight for survival

Surge in franc could lead to job cuts and bankruptcies

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank (ECB), arrives to speak to journalists following a meeting of the ECB governing board on January 22, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Eurozone group of nations is threatened by potential deflation and many analysts are counting on the ECB to take proactive measures, including a bond-buying initiative. While the U.S. economy shows to be on a strong path to recovery, overall growth in Europe remains weak and the Euro has fallen significantly in value on world markets. (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
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Eurozone: ‘big bazooka’ or peashooter?

QE will only work if institutions willing to sell sovereign debt

Active share analysis has feet of clay

Doubt cast on whether closet trackers drag active managers down

BlackRock and MarketAxess target Europe

US corporate bond trading venture begins in London

Reckitt fined for incomplete deal filing

Checks on share trading fell short of the mark, says FCA

UK delays law on pension fee disclosure

Further consultation launched on non-disclosure deals

Quotas boost women’s share of board seats

Proportion of female directors is 35% in Norway, census shows

Threadneedle’s ‘good yin-yang’ merger

City fund house to merge with US manager Columbia Management

Ethics beyond the Wall Street walk

Socially responsible investment is becoming mainstream

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