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London Stock Exchange - Deutsche Boerse merger under threat from Brexit

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is threatening the planned merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse though the LSE says it remains on track.

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is threatening the planned merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse though the LSE says it remains on track.

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Competition issues scupper Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger

Oilfield services provider Halliburton and smaller rival Baker Hughes have called off their merger in the face of opposition from US and European competition regulators.

Oilfield services provider Halliburton and smaller rival Baker Hughes have called off their merger in the face of opposition from US and European competition regulators.

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Foxconn and Sharp sign big takeover deal

A deal has been signed for the acquisition of Japan's Sharp Corporation by the Taiwanese company Foxconn

A deal has been signed for the acquisition of Japan's Sharp Corporation by the Taiwanese company Foxconn

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Italian media merger puts La Stampa and La Repubblica together

Itedi, which owns the Turin based daily newspaper La Stampa, is to merge its editorial assets with Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, publisher of Rome daily La Repubblica.

Itedi, which owns the Turin based daily newspaper La Stampa, is to merge its editorial assets with Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, publisher of Rome daily La Repubblica.

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French telecoms companies Orange and Bouygues in merger talks

A telecoms giant with over half of France’s fixed-line and mobile markets. That’s on the table if a merger between Orange and Bouygues goes ahead

A telecoms giant with over half of France’s fixed-line and mobile markets. That’s on the table if a merger between Orange and Bouygues goes ahead

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Dow Chemical and DuPont agree giant chemical merger

Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical have announced in a combined statement that they have agreed to merge and create a huge combined entity worth

Chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical have announced in a combined statement that they have agreed to merge and create a huge combined entity worth

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Dow Chemical and Dupont 'in advanced talks' over mega merger

Merger talks are said to be at an advanced stage to create a chemicals giant with a market value of more than 120 billion dollars. The deal between

Merger talks are said to be at an advanced stage to create a chemicals giant with a market value of more than 120 billion dollars. The deal between

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Pfizer-Allergen merger is also world's largest 'tax inversion' deal

Pfizer’s 150 billion-euro acquisition of Allergan is the healthcare industry’s biggest ever takeover, creating the world’s largest drug maker. The

Pfizer’s 150 billion-euro acquisition of Allergan is the healthcare industry’s biggest ever takeover, creating the world’s largest drug maker. The

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Dell buys storage provider EMC

Dell has agreed the biggest takeover in technology history by buying the storage company EMC. The deal, worth nearly 60 billion euros, should help

Dell has agreed the biggest takeover in technology history by buying the storage company EMC. The deal, worth nearly 60 billion euros, should help

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Vodafone and Liberty Global talks collapse

Talks between Vodafone and Liberty Global over cooperation in Europe have collapsed. The discussions had covered exchanging assets in mobile

Talks between Vodafone and Liberty Global over cooperation in Europe have collapsed. The discussions had covered exchanging assets in mobile

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Billionaire Warren Buffett makes one of his biggest buys

“Out of the market for an ‘elephant’ for 12 months or so”. Those were the words of billionaire Warren Buffett after his investment firm Berkshire

“Out of the market for an ‘elephant’ for 12 months or so”. Those were the words of billionaire Warren Buffett after his investment firm Berkshire

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Ladbrokes gambles on Coral merger

Shares in British bookmaker Ladbrokes shot up 10 percent after the turf accountant confirmed it was in merger talks with the Gala Coral Group. It

Shares in British bookmaker Ladbrokes shot up 10 percent after the turf accountant confirmed it was in merger talks with the Gala Coral Group. It

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South African goes on safari in Britain as Brait buys New Look

One of the British high streets’ biggest names New Look has been hunted down by South African investment heavyweight Brait. The chain has 600 shops

One of the British high streets’ biggest names New Look has been hunted down by South African investment heavyweight Brait. The chain has 600 shops

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Greeks in "advanced talks" with Cosco for Piraeus sale

The Greeks say they are in advanced discussions with China’s Cosco to sell 51% of one their great maritime assets, the port of Piraeus. The Chinese

The Greeks say they are in advanced discussions with China’s Cosco to sell 51% of one their great maritime assets, the port of Piraeus. The Chinese

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Belgium's Telenet to buy mobile operator Base

Liberty Global’s Belgian arm, Telenet, is buy local mobile network operator Base from Dutch group KPN for 1.3 billion euros. For Liberty, Europe’s

Liberty Global’s Belgian arm, Telenet, is buy local mobile network operator Base from Dutch group KPN for 1.3 billion euros. For Liberty, Europe’s

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New CEO for Lafarge-Holcim merger

The cement may not yet be dry on the merger between Lafarge and Holcim but the combined company has a new chief executive. The board’s of the

The cement may not yet be dry on the merger between Lafarge and Holcim but the combined company has a new chief executive. The board’s of the

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The lights start to go out at Philips

Dutch electronics giant Philips has begun its long-flagged withdrawal from one of its core historic activities, lighting, by selling 80.1% of its

Dutch electronics giant Philips has begun its long-flagged withdrawal from one of its core historic activities, lighting, by selling 80.1% of its

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Yoox and Net a Porter merge to create online fashion giant

A fashion marriage made in heaven is how Italy’s Yoox and London’s Net a Porter are hailing their merger. Swiss luxury group Richemont, which owns

A fashion marriage made in heaven is how Italy’s Yoox and London’s Net a Porter are hailing their merger. Swiss luxury group Richemont, which owns

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O2 and 3Mobile prove it's good to talk by creating UK giant

Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa has just taken a mighty bite into the UK mobile market share by buying O2 from Spain’s Telefonica. For 13.9 billion

Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa has just taken a mighty bite into the UK mobile market share by buying O2 from Spain’s Telefonica. For 13.9 billion

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Heinz snaps up Kraft to form world no.5 food group

Two of America’s biggest household names, Kraft and Heinz, are to merge to create the world’s number five food group. Heinz, co-owned by Warren

Two of America’s biggest household names, Kraft and Heinz, are to merge to create the world’s number five food group. Heinz, co-owned by Warren

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Aviva and Friends Life to merge as companies seek fresh start

Insurers Aviva and Friends Life have agreed terms for a possible all-share merger, with Aviva offering Friends shareholders a 15% premium for a 26%

Insurers Aviva and Friends Life have agreed terms for a possible all-share merger, with Aviva offering Friends shareholders a 15% premium for a 26%

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BT to return to UK mobile market via O2 or EE takeover

Britain’s BT group is looking to return to the UK mobile market, and sources say it is in talks with both Telefonica and EE to buy their

Britain’s BT group is looking to return to the UK mobile market, and sources say it is in talks with both Telefonica and EE to buy their

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Electrolux increases US presence with GE Appliance buyout

Electrolux has announced it is to buy General Electric’s home appliances business for $3.3bn in cash. The Swedish company wants to get a stronger

Electrolux has announced it is to buy General Electric’s home appliances business for $3.3bn in cash. The Swedish company wants to get a stronger

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BHP Billiton spin-off to simplify world's biggest mining company

BHP Billiton – the world’s biggest miner – has announced it will shift a number of its businesses into a separate company in order to focus on its

BHP Billiton – the world’s biggest miner – has announced it will shift a number of its businesses into a separate company in order to focus on its