All the latest news on deals and dealmaking from around the world

Woodside investors reject A$2.7bn buyback

Deal to buy back 9.5% stake in gas group voted down


Investment banking league tables
This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

Iliad shares fall on T-Mobile bid

Analysts raise strategy doubts on Xavier Niel’s move

Diageo chief vows to stay the course

Menezes on distiller’s woes: ‘This is not the time to retreat’

Investor, by their writedowns so shall you know them

‘Exceptionals’ in Lloyds, Shell, and Diageo results

Iliad bids for control of T-Mobile US

$29.5bn valuation from French upstart upends Sprint bid chances


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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

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Drug pricing: Bitter pill

A hepatitis treatment’s soaring price is prompting the debate that most alarms the industry

Milford Haven sale saves 400 jobs

Klesch Group buys Welsh facility after four years on market

Schroders plc offices
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Schroders defies passive investment trend

Asset manager’s strong results contrast with rival Aberdeen

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Strong pound dents profits at Weir Group

Adverse currency movements and weak mining growth hit revenues

Sanofi predicts ‘wave’ of new launches

Full-year guidance raised as diabetes drug lifts US sales

BG warns over Egyptian operations

Post-tax profit in first half up 9% to $2.4bn

RTL buys online video advertising group

Europe’s biggest broadcasting group snaps up US’s SpotXchange


AstraZeneca raises full-year guidance

Second-quarter results beat consensus market forecasts

Balfour Beatty ends talks with Carillion

Abrupt move opens way for takeover battle

Alibaba talks could price Snapchat at $10bn

Wide valuations after speculative discussions on stake

AMC in talks for BBC America stake

US group may take 50 per cent of channel

AstraZeneca deal targets Almirall drugs

Deal reinforces challenge AstraZeneca poses to GlaxoSmithKline

Easy credit conditions benefit the few

Danger signs despite improving economic conditions in Europe

CME buys GFI software business

Exchange takes advantage of European energy market deregulation

Tullow writes off $400m for exploration

Africa-focused miner reports half-year loss of $95m

Germany: Bank balance

After a public bailout, five Landesbanks now face threatening ECB stress tests

Carlyle profits up 92% amid sell-offs

Private equity house narrowly misses expectations

Unilever says locals are biggest rivals

Challenge in emerging markets is from homegrown operators

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Ecolab: a good merger?

What makes big mergers work well?

ITV dismisses Liberty takeover rumours

Chief executive Crozier says group has seen decline in audience

Rio ends chapter with Mozambique coal sale

Miner to receive $50m for assets it paid billions for in 2011

Barclays tops FTSE after earnings

Profits beat forecasts at High St bank

Oando sales Nigerian oil deal

Deal points up rise in homegrown Nigerian oil groups

Klépierre to take over Corio in mall deal

Combined group to have 182 shopping centres

US-style mall consolidation lands in Europe

Simon Property Group became dominant player through mergers

Twitter: keeping the ball rolling

World Cup adds to good second-quarter results, but can the momentum continue?

Democrats move to punish tax ‘deserters’

Bill denies federal contracts to companies that redomicile

Pfizer refuses to rule out tax deals

US drugmaker calls for ‘fundamental reform’

£5.8bn of NHS work could go private

Slow rate of contract awards disappoints healthcare market

Airbus in Toulouse

Airbus suffers superjumbo setback

Deal with Skymark for six A380s terminated

Zillow / Trulia: agents of change?

US real estate websites operating in a market ripe for disruption

BP reiterates long-term Russian strategy

Oil major’s stake in Rosneft makes it susceptible to sanctions

Tullett revenues fall in markets lull

Interdealer broker battles constrictions of regulation

Lloyds traders rip off an Old Lady

Scam is most dispiriting in scandal over benchmark manipulation

Drugmakers juggle non-core assets

Reckitt’s planned spin-off comes as groups focus on strengths