US tax inversion curbs hit pharma shares

Doubt cast on AbbVie’s £32bn takeover of UK’s Shire

Google case may be bigger than Microsoft

Almunia predicts further decade of regulatory pain for search group

China banks to relax mortgage rates

Move highlights concerns over country’s flagging property market

Stocks weak as risk appetite crumbles

Mood hit by geopolitical worries and global growth doubts

Uighur rights activist sentenced to life

Ilham Tohti verdict by Chinese court latest in crackdown on internal dissent

Alibaba’s Jack Ma tops China rich list

Internet billionaires account for half of country’s wealthiest 10

Fosun bids $580m for Espírito Santo Saúde

Chinese conglomerate joins fight for Portuguese hospital operator

Jimmy Choo confirms plans for London IPO

Housebuilder Miller joins expected rush of new offerings

Hyundai workers strike over HQ price tag

Union’s call for chairman to resign echoes investor concerns

BHP Billiton-Mitsubishi cutting 700 jobs

Workforce numbers were said to be greater than required

IFC launches India’s first Maharaja bond

$100m issue part of push to deepen India’s $880bn debt market

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