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Bank scales back global presence to focus on UK retail

Clinigen set to lead unlicensed drugs market

UK pharma distributor sees £225m deal boost

Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel shares

Heir joins charities and universities in stance on global warming

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Three-way drugs merger battle hots up

Perrigo rejects formal offer from bigger rival Mylan

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Blue Bottle and Tartine look to scale

Coffee groups favoured by San Francisco techies merge to go global

AstraZeneca forced to defend Celgene deal

Drugmaker accused of trading future growth for short-term gains

Comcast abandons $45bn TWC deal

FCC intervention could set stage for new round of media mergers

Healthcare brands boost Reckitt sales

Like-for-like figures increase 5% in first quarter

Antofagasta sells Chile water business for $1bn

UK-listed miner to use funds to develop copper projects

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Arris chief plays down tax perks of Pace deal

Bob Stanzione defends strategic merits of £1.55bn takeover

BP offloads North Sea pipeline stake

Buyout group Antin buys 36% stake in CATS gas pipeline network

Freeport-McMoRan eyes oil stake sale

Copper producer grapples with debt load and commodities downturn

Gunvor appoints dealmaking head

Investments in Europe, North America and South America eyed

Chinese supermarkets: Spoiled

Too many retailers are chasing the grocery shopper

Lazard revenues ride dealmaking wave

Advisory fees for some transactions will land later in the year

Hershey’s China bet leaves bitter taste

Chocolate maker hit by slowing sales in Asia’s largest economy

Watchdog targets $45bn Comcast-TWC deal

Call for administrative hearing seen as ‘certain death’ for merger

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Ebay lays out post-split vision

Ecommerce group makes case for future of separate businesses

Mylan readies its poison pill defences

Group changes its corporate governance as Teva pursues $40bn bid

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Pace $2.1bn takeover in tax inversion

Arris bids for UK set-top box group in transatlantic shift

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Rolls-Royce chief’s exit fuels bid talk

Some analysts say UK group could cut profit guidance again

HSBC: Shrink and simplify

As its chief executive prepares to unveil his latest strategy, what does the future hold for Europe’s largest bank?

US warns China over IP risks

Commerce secretary says tech theft fears hamper foreign investment

BP declares no taste for megamerger

Dudley tries to cool speculation after Shell-BG deal

Mercuria resumes search for big investor

Commodities company could partner with private equity firm

Deal would cushion Teva from patent loss

Takeover offer thrusts pillar of Israeli economy into spotlight

Teva/Mylan: brand management

A good market for pharma buyers means a better market for sellers

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Deluge of mortgage assets attracts buyers

Hedge funds and private equity firms eye loan portfolios

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Goldman invests $20m in HFT tech provider

Investment bank buys minority stake in trading outsourcer

X2 signals it could do deals in 2015

Ex-Xstrata CEO accuses public company investors of short-termism

Teva offers $40.1bn for US rival Mylan

Cash-and-shares proposal continues consolidation in pharma sector

Macron chooses realism over romance

French economy minister signals pragmatic approach to takeovers

Asia Resource postpones refinancing vote

Rothschild considering making sweetened offer

Publicis first quarter beats expectations

Ad group profits from Sapient acquisition and weak euro

Vodafone in early talks to buy Cabovisão

Altice required to sell cable group in Portugal Telecom takeover

Chipmaker generates strong numbers

Arm’s chips gain an apparent pricing advantage over rivals

Pets at Home’s VIP treatment pays off

Revenues rise 10% in first full year as listed company

Tate & Lyle wields axe to bolster profits

Foods group to withdraw from European bulk ingredients