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

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Apple, keep your cool over global tax

Margrethe Vestager has made an audacious and revolutionary move, but that was Steve Jobs’s style too


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

Biogen predicts preventive Alzheimer’s drug

People could be treated long before they develop symptoms

HSS Hire Group: ineradicable risks

The ’sharing economy’ is not a new concept

Deutsche and Commerzbank held merger talks

Germany’s two biggest banks concluded it was not the right time to combine

Steinhoff: too much of a good thing

Expansion has been rapid and profitable, but risks are growing


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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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Michael Dell takes long view on EMC deal

The quiet man of tech sees debts and short-term losses as manageable as Dell builds strong position

888 still keen on deals as profits rise

Online bookmaker to persist with M&A despite William Hill setback

Nintendo deal sends mixed signals

Group eyes smartphone gaming but sticks with old-economy M&A

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Dell poised to seal $63.4bn EMC purchase

Deal clears regulatory hurdle in China but finance doubts remain

EU salvo channels anti-Americanism

Attacks on Apple and Goldman signal emergence of ‘ugly European’

Mondelez looks beyond Hershey

Snackmaker interested in acquisitions but could become a target

PotashCorp and Agrium in talks to merge

Move comes as industry grapples with falling commodity prices

BofA executive to join Perella Weinberg

David Azema to run boutique’s investment banking activities in France

BHP axes CEO’s bonus after mine accident

Dam collapse killed 19 people and led to record annual loss

Zhongwang founder buys Aleris for $2.3bn

Chinese aluminium producer’s purchase gives him foothold in US

Mondelez abandons Hershey takeover bid

Maker of Oreo cookies walks away after improved offer fails to tempt target

Baseball tycoon eyes Marseille FC

Former LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt close to €50m deal

Shell’s North Sea assets sale draws interest

Neptune and Siccar Point among potential bidders for package offered in $30bn disposal programme

Brexit prompts UK insurance sell-offs

Phoenix chief says vote will move foreign players to offload life books

GIC to acquire 7.7% stake in Vietcombank

Singapore sovereign wealth fund raises exposure to emerging markets

China travel group targets foreign markets

Ctrip invests in $400m fund with US private equity group

Williams: No permanent allies

Alliances borne of convenience fray quickly

Uniper energy MUST Credi Uniper

Uniper prepares to make its market debut

Chief executive is trying to persuade investors that utility spin-off has a good story to tell

US shale industry passes first real test

Companies respond to price plunge with dramatic cost-cutting

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Stuart Fuller, uncommonly global lawyer

After an Asian merger, King & Wood Mallesons’ boss has had to integrate London’s SJ Berwin

PZU closes in on UniCredit’s Polish lender

State-controlled insurer haggling over price with Italy’s biggest bank

Virgin Media closes in on Arqiva takeover

Deal set to strengthen telecoms group’s foothold in WiFi industry

BHS pensions package takes shape

Sir Philip Green could pay less than half of shortfall

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UK nuclear industry hit by fresh turmoil

Threat of legal action over botched £7bn clean-up

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AB InBev deal yields $2bn in fees and taxes

Takeover of SABMiller leads to bumper payday for advisers

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China $2bn football spree stirs fans’ fears

Clubs in Europe question whether new owners have the commitment needed to seek long-term success

Sports Direct’s choice — reform or a red card

Latest studs-up tackle on Ashley comes from Investor Forum

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Mylan: pen is not mightier

Drug group has yet to justify the pricing on EpiPen

Playtech shares hit record high

Gambling software group pays €150m special dividend

Former Manchester United footballer Gary Neville wants to construct two skyscrapers just yards from the city’s Grade I listed town hall and library
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Heritage lobby puts boot into Neville plan

Campaigners oppose ex-Man Utd player’s skyscrapers proposal

South32 reports $1.6bn net loss for year

Company spun out of BHP Billiton is looking at acquisitions

ITV ends pursuit of ‘Peppa Pig’ producer

Shares in Entertainment One drop more than 10% on abandoned bid

Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic units

Merger will create the second-biggest bank in the region

Ahold Delhaize sees price cuts pay off

Newly merged Dutch-Belgian grocer benefits from higher US volumes

Oil slump hits SNP case for independence

Economists warn figures show breakaway nation would face huge fiscal challenges