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NZ dairy group to tie up with Chinese baby milk maker Beingmate

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Shell to sell Nigeria oilfields for $5bn

Retreat from region’s oldest industry follows theft and sabotage

Balfour Beatty portfolio exceeds £1bn

Public-private revaluation released after deal failure

Thai tycoon back on acquisition trail

Charoen in talks with OCBC to buy United Engineers stake

American pulls Orbitz fares in fee row

The airline has halted sales, with US Airways to follow suit

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Burger King takes aim at McDonald’s

Daniel Schwartz to challenge fast food group with Canadian deal

Shale finances lift growth hopes

Excess cash flow forecast of $2.4bn in 2015 fuels expansion talk

HP takes aim at Deloitte UK over Autonomy

US group intends to sue auditor of British company

Amazon steps into the video game frame

Retailer squares up against Google with Twitch purchase

Former Porsche executives to stand trial

Two charged in 2012 over attempt to acquire VW

Buffett defends Burger King’s tax deal

Food group to buy Tim Hortons and move to Canada

China investigates VW executives

Watchdog claims unspecified violations in First Auto Works probe

China and India balk at state sell-off

Beijing lacks urgency and Delhi fears losing family silver

Ex-BayernLB executives settle court case

Lack of evidence for overpayment for Hypo Alpe Adria

Amazon buys Twitch to woo gamers

$970m deal is a bet on live video game streaming

MBK lines up $2.4bn Taiwan TV exit

South Korean private equity group’s second sale attempt

Peru to be world’s second biggest in copper

Pipeline of Chinese projects now worth $20bn, officials say

BK and Tim Hortons soar on merger news

Shares surge for groups after talks revealed over possible tie-up

Gloves are off for Sprint and T-Mobile US

Customers bombarded with aggressive offers

Hutchison China Meditech

Chinese pharma R&D marks step forward

Patients enrolled for study into homegrown cancer treatment

S&P 500 passes 2,000 for the first time

Index propelled by stimulus comments from Draghi

Dealmaking shakes up consumer products

M&A in sector at highest since height of credit boom

Obermann joins Warburg Pincus as partner

Private equity groups looking for targets in telecoms sector

Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons

Merger would allow US company to relocate its tax base

Pfizer weighs options on AstraZeneca bid

Three months after deal collapsed, rules allow possible renewal

Locusts descend on Australian vineyards

Concern that country’s wines could lose their identity

Roche to buy InterMune for $8.3bn

Latest example of feverish pharma deal activity

Dominion eyes control of Diavik mine

Rio Tinto and Dominion jointly own the Canadian mine

Ownership battle hots up over Gherkin

More than 200 property investors keen to buy London skyscraper

Private equity’s goose is ‘overcooked’

Mountain of unspent cash looms as assets appear expensive

Computer technician in server room

Hack attack fears drive flash of cash

Rising spending on cyber security draws attention of investors

Apollo in talks to buy BES insurance arm

Tranquilidade could be sold for €200m

Vodafone to buy stake in Hellas Online

Acquisition aimed at boosting telecoms group’s internet services

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Bramson steps up pressure on Electra

Activist aims to appoint himself and Brindle to board

Equity bulls face slowing share buybacks

Hopes rise that spare cash is now being spent on organic growth

Common sense disappears in mining mergers

Thankfully focus is now on costs, cash and core assets

Quindell shares fall over cash flow fears

Soaring profits and revenues questioned

C4 chief warns of US TV takeover threat

Fears that homegrown shows could be replaced with cheap imports

Discount store battle takes a bitter turn

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General bid

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