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

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World’s biggest yoghurt maker gets lift from dairy division

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China insurer buys stake in Sotheby’s

Taikang Life pays $230m for 13.5% holding in auction house

SoftBank’s Son reassures over Arm buyout

Japan telecoms group reports 19% jump in quarterly net profit

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Yahoo was too human

The Achilles heel of each new wave of technology is that it eventually turns into a utility

SABMiller pauses AB InBev integration

Work has focused on areas such as financial operations and IT

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

KCG expands in Europe after buying Neonet

High frequency market maker attracted by broker’s Nordic clients

Appetite for Polish lenders remains strong

Country’s banking industry in far better health than others in EU

Statoil cuts capex by another $1bn

Group’s 18% reduction in expenses fails to stop slide into red

LeEco buys Vizio as expansion continues

Chinese tech group spans sports, property and smart cars

Potash: what’s next for the fertiliser

Chinese contract helps steady a market that is in flux

Mondelez bites into Chinese chocolate

US confectionery group plans assault on Chinese taste buds with Milka brand

Rosneft bids in oil group ‘privatisation’

Russia’s largest oil producer eyes controlling stake in Bashneft

SABMiller/AB InBev: arb luck

Currency movements will benefit some investors. Get over it

Sale of Yum Brands China franchise stalls

Prospective buyers fail to agree price for fast-food assets

Spy services censured over personal data

GCHQ and MI5 accused of ‘aggressive’ use of powers

AB InBev bid for SABMiller loses its fizz

Shareholder objections to the deal structure amid post-Brexit currency falls could sink Megabrew tie-up

Goldman 1MDB woes deepen on conflict suit

EON claims fraudulent misrepresentations over Malaysian bank deal

Shareholders back Deutsche Börse-LSE deal

Tie-up must be approved by regulators and antitrust officials

Hailo to merge with Daimler’s MyTaxi

Taxi-booking apps seek to take on Uber in Europe

Global growth fears hit Starwood

Group’s takeover by Marriott expected to close in coming weeks

Mediaset: the Italian lob

Vivendi has wrongfooted Mediaset by asking for a change of plan

AB InBev lifts SABMiller bid on weak pound

Brewer bows to activist investor pressure following Brexit vote

AB InBev rocks SABMiller’s revisionists

Could this be the first megadeal stymied by the EU referendum?

Verizon shopping for digital after Yahoo

Hunt for targets as cut-throat mobile market shows in revenue fall

Vivendi to scrap Mediaset Premium deal

Shares in broadcaster plummet after French group revisits terms

Activists seek to build influence in Asia

Shareholders starting to emulate hedge funds campaigns

Mayer, Yahoo and sexist stereotyping

Her leadership gave rise to gender-charged debates she could never win, writes Leslie Hook

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral to sell shops

Competition regulator flags concerns about size of betting chain

3i jumps as Barclays raises price target

Energy companies among the biggest fallers as the FTSE retreats

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Toscafund pushing for Speedy Hire change

Jan Astrand faces being replaced as executive chairman

William Hill/Rank/888: odds against

Other than offering customers different forms of wager the gambling trio do not have much in common

Green should treat BHS pensioners with honour

Business leaders have greater responsibilities than obeying the law

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888 turns tables on William Hill

Bookie says it is ambivalent about tie-up with online rival

Glencore Russneft stake cut by debt deal

Oligarch founder of Russian oil group in debt-for-equity swap

CityFibre warns on broadband competition

Government and regulator accused of focusing on Openreach

Yahoo and AOL to unite as ‘third force’

Verizon’s deal creates web ads alternative to Google and Facebook

Aberdeen suffers 13th quarter of outflows

UK property fund rocked by EU referendum result

Renminbi and yen command attention

It will pay to watch interplay in Asia between its two dominant currencies

Verizon/Yahoo: party like it’s 1999

At least Verizon is big enough to afford mistakes

Yahoo: a history of the internet group

From Jerry and David’s website catalogue to Verizon’s $4.8bn deal

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