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    1. February 2, 2016

      Liveris to leave Dow Chemical by mid-2017

      Andrew Liveris, chief executive of Dow Chemical, on Tuesday laid out a timetable for the end of a reign marked by...

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      February 2, 2016

      Dow Chemical CEO to step down after DuPont merger

      It’s the end of an era. Andrew Liveris will step down as chief executive of the Dow Chemical after the chemical...

    1. December 21, 2015

      Dealmakers claim 2015 boom is different

      After a record-shattering year for global dealmaking, there is more to come.  That is the overwhelming message from top...

    2. December 10, 2015

      Give Marissa Mayer a chance to make Yahoo work

      In her three years as head of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer has made a lot of people extremely rich. Start with Dan Loeb, the...

    3. December 9, 2015

      Dow races to fend off Loeb with DuPont merger

      Dow Chemical is racing to announce a historic $120bn merger with DuPont by the end of this week as a truce with...

    4. November 26, 2015

      Argentina investors await Macri reforms

      After massive gains in Argentine stocks and bonds over the past two years, investors are beginning to wonder just how...

    5. November 22, 2015

      Rolls-Royce needs to quietly give activist investor the brush-off

      Shareholder activists used to be a rough bunch. Once they built a stake in a business, their main aim was to sow...

    6. November 10, 2015

      Auction houses hammer it out as competition heats up

      In 2000, the former chief executive of Christie’s blew the whistle on a $100m price-fixing cartel at the auction houses...

    7. November 10, 2015

      Sotheby’s points to selective art market

      Sotheby’s added to a wary mood in global art markets on Monday, cautioning that global buyers had become more...

    8. November 9, 2015

      Amgen on the hunt for potential deal of up to $10bn

      Amgen, one of the four largest US biotech groups, is on the hunt for potential acquisitions, according to people...

    9. October 27, 2015

      Daniel Loeb’s Third Point takes stake in Japan’s Seven & i

      Daniel Loeb, the US activist investor, has acquired a stake in Seven & i Holdings and called on the Japanese retailer...

    10. October 20, 2015

      Yum Brands to spin off its Chinese operations

      Yum Brands is to spin off and list its Chinese operations in the biggest shake-up the company behind Kentucky Fried...

    11. September 4, 2015

      City Insider: HSBC rebrands UK arm

      HSBC: Radical rebrand As rebrandings go, it is hardly brimming with pizzazz. HSBC said on Thursday that its retail...

    12. August 30, 2015

      Suzuki aims to buy back VW’s stake following arbitration ruling

      Volkswagen has been ordered to sell its 19.9 per cent stake in Japan’s Suzuki Motor after an international arbitration...

    13. August 24, 2015

      Loeb ruling raises hurdles for activists

      Activist hedge funds will face extra hurdles in their attempts to unseat managers and board directors, following a...

    14. August 7, 2015

      Activist investors learn to mind their manners

      It is enough to flummox the most advanced student of stylometry; enough, even, to confound a computer programmed with...

    15. August 3, 2015

      Suzuki hits a record as Loeb discloses stake

      Shares in Suzuki Motor sped to record highs on Monday after Daniel Loeb, the US activist investor, disclosed that his...

    16. June 23, 2015

      Daniel Loeb joins fight for US jail reform

      It is hard to think of two more contrasting addresses than the Upper East Side apartment of a New York hedge fund...

    17. May 17, 2015

      Yum Brands China operations pique interest of analysts

      Analysts last week descended on Yum Brands in Shanghai with a volley of tough questions after billionaire investor Dan...

    18. May 4, 2015

      Yum Brands: buzzwords

      The China woes of Yum Brands are apparently over. That’s at least what the stock price would indicate. Last summer a...

    19. May 1, 2015

      Activist investor Daniel Loeb takes $1bn stake in Yum

      The activist hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb (left) has emerged as a shareholder in Yum Brands, in a development that...

    20. April 27, 2015

      Fanuc bows to Loeb pressure and pledges dividend boost

      Shareholder activists scored their biggest victory in Japan yet after robotmaker Fanuc promised to double its dividend...

    21. April 16, 2015

      Crisis-hit Sony studio sends for rewrite

      Sony management structure Five months after Sony Pictures Entertainment was paralysed by the worst cyber attack yet...

    22. March 29, 2015

      Activist hedge fund turns focus on Japan’s Kyocera and Canon

      The hedge fund that encouraged Japanese games console maker Nintendo into allowing its heroes on to smartphones is...

    23. March 27, 2015

      Dow Chemical to sell chlorine operations to Olin for $5bn

      Dow Chemical of the US is selling its chlorine-based operations to Olin, a smaller chemicals company, in a tax-free...

    24. March 27, 2015

      Fanuc parts the curtains on its secretive culture

      Yoshiharu Inaba, Fanuc’s chief executive, does not have enough hours in his day. Most of his time as head of the...

    25. March 16, 2015

      Sotheby’s taps Tad Smith to be chief executive

      Sotheby’s has ended its three-month search for a chief executive by poaching Tad Smith from Madison Square Garden...

    26. March 13, 2015

      Ackman ‘not worried’ by federal probe

      Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman said he was “absolutely not worried” about being investigated for allegedly...

    27. March 2, 2015

      Sotheby’s earnings tumble on higher costs

      Sotheby’s earnings tumbled 18.5 per cent in the fourth quarter due to higher expenses, amid ongoing boardroom turmoil...

    28. March 2, 2015

      Activist investors’ success owes much to wider bull run

      The activist attacks come in wave after wave. Sotheby’s settled with Daniel Loeb last year only to find a second hedge...

    29. February 20, 2015

      Sotheby’s faces second activist attack

      Sotheby’s has been thrown into fresh turmoil after an activist investor attacked the board of the New York-based...

    30. February 19, 2015

      Daniel Loeb pins hopes for Fanuc change on Abenomics

      In spite of no sign of engagement from Fanuc so far, Daniel Loeb says he is hopeful of change in Japan’s secretive...

    31. February 18, 2015

      An activist raid forces new logic on Fanuc robot factory

      On a wall in Fanuc’s secretive research laboratory at the foot of Mount Fuji is a clock set to run 10-times faster than...

    32. February 15, 2015

      The week: February 16

      Elliott Management, the US hedge fund, has launched a legal battle against Hong Kong’s Bank of East Asia. The US...

    33. February 12, 2015

      Fanuc put under uncomfortable spotlight by Daniel Loeb’s campaign

      Long hidden behind a veil of secrecy, Fanuc, the world’s biggest maker of factory robots, has been thrust into an...

    34. February 11, 2015

      Fanuc: press to activate

      Fanuc, a Japanese maker of factory robots, has no interest in the Turing test. Management has long turned away from...

    35. February 11, 2015

      Loeb’s Third Point takes aim at Fanuc

      A famed US activist investor is taking on one of Japan’s most obsessive companies in what promises to be an epic clash...

    36. February 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $200m

      SoFi, the peer-to-peer lender that specialises in student loans, has raised $200m in a financing round that values the...

    37. December 23, 2014

      Activist investors: dog days

      The dogs have chased down the car. What do they do with it? If 2014 was the year that activist investing went...

    38. December 19, 2014

      Amy Pascal: A studio boss caught in real-life thriller

      From Senate intelligence committee rebukes over factual inaccuracies in the film Zero Dark Thirty to stinging criticism...

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