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Vivendi looks to video games and advertising companies

French media giant Vivendi is reportedly to focus on buying video games and advertising companies to address investor concerns about its strategy.

French media giant Vivendi is reportedly to focus on buying video games and advertising companies to address investor concerns about its strategy.

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German drugmaker Stada agrees takeover

A lengthy takeover process ends with German generic drugmaker Stada agreeing to be bought by investment groups Bain Capital and Cinven.

A lengthy takeover process ends with German generic drugmaker Stada agreeing to be bought by investment groups Bain Capital and Cinven.

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Upstart Tesla elbows Ford aside in market value

Tesla has not sold many cars and makes a fraction of the revenue of Ford, but it has just overtaken the 100-year-old automobile pioneer in terms of market capitalisation.

Tesla has not sold many cars and makes a fraction of the revenue of Ford, but it has just overtaken the 100-year-old automobile pioneer in terms of market capitalisation.

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Intel drives ahead with Mobileye purchase

US microchip maker Intel is buying Israeli driverless technology firm Mobileye which could give it a dominant role in the autonomous-driving sector.

US microchip maker Intel is buying Israeli driverless technology firm Mobileye which could give it a dominant role in the autonomous-driving sector.

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Kraft drops Unilever bid

US food giant Kraft has dropped its plan to buy the UK-based Unilever.

US food giant Kraft has dropped its plan to buy the UK-based Unilever.

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British American Tobacco to merge with Reynolds

British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.

British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.

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Sinochem and ChemChina merger on the cards say sources

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

Chinese firms Sinochem and ChemChina are reportedly talking about possibly merging to create a more competitive global industry player.

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Bayer raises bid price for Monsanto

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

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Frankfurt's Hahn airport gets Asian connection

China's Yiqian Trading Company is buying Hahn airport near Frankfurt in Germany with plans to boost passenger numbers to and from Asia and also increase air freight links.

China's Yiqian Trading Company is buying Hahn airport near Frankfurt in Germany with plans to boost passenger numbers to and from Asia and also increase air freight links.

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Inter Milan bought by China's Suning

Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group is taking a controlling interest in Italian football club Inter Milan.

Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group is taking a controlling interest in Italian football club Inter Milan.

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Alaska Air to buy Virgin America in 2.3 billion euro deal

Alaska Air Group says it has agreed to buy Virgin America for almost 2.3 billion euros. It wants to expand its presence on the US West Coast

Alaska Air Group says it has agreed to buy Virgin America for almost 2.3 billion euros. It wants to expand its presence on the US West Coast

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SABMiller rejects latest AB InBev bid in big beer battle

The battle of the brewers between the world’s two biggest beer producers has taken another twist. SABMiller – owners of Peroni – has rejected the

The battle of the brewers between the world’s two biggest beer producers has taken another twist. SABMiller – owners of Peroni – has rejected the

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Charter to buy Time Warner Cable as US online war heats up

America’s number two cable operator, Charter Communications, is to buy the number three, Time Warner Cable, in a 72 billion euro deal. Charter said

America’s number two cable operator, Charter Communications, is to buy the number three, Time Warner Cable, in a 72 billion euro deal. Charter said

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Italiaonline in takeover of Seat Pagine Gialle

“Exploring the opportunities this great country has to offer,” those are the words of Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris after agreeing to a

“Exploring the opportunities this great country has to offer,” those are the words of Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris after agreeing to a

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Comcast and TimeWarner kill merger after regulator says no

US media giants Comcast and Time Warner say regulators have nixed their proposed 41.4 billion euro merger and they are abandoning the deal. The

US media giants Comcast and Time Warner say regulators have nixed their proposed 41.4 billion euro merger and they are abandoning the deal. The

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Nokia in Alcatel-Lucent buyout

Nokia has agreed to purchase French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth €15.5bn. Both companies back the takeover proposal and they expect it to

Nokia has agreed to purchase French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth €15.5bn. Both companies back the takeover proposal and they expect it to

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Spain's Banco Sabadell bids for Britain's TSB

British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Spain’s Banco Sabadell. The offer from Spain’s fifth biggest bank values the

British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Spain’s Banco Sabadell. The offer from Spain’s fifth biggest bank values the

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Caixabank in takeover bid for Portugal's BPI bank

Spain’s Caixabank has confirmed it has bid for full control of Portugal’s third-largest lender BPI bank. The Barcelona-based lender was one of

Spain’s Caixabank has confirmed it has bid for full control of Portugal’s third-largest lender BPI bank. The Barcelona-based lender was one of

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Yemen: Houthi leader defends power takeover

In Yemen, leader of the Houthis Abdul Malik defends a takeover of power his rivals and the Gulf Cooperation Council have denounced as a political coup.

In Yemen, leader of the Houthis Abdul Malik defends a takeover of power his rivals and the Gulf Cooperation Council have denounced as a political coup.

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Yemen's Houthis assume power and dissolve parliament

The United Nations and the United States have condemned Yemen’s dominant Houthi group for dissolving parliament. The move was also denounced by the

The United Nations and the United States have condemned Yemen’s dominant Houthi group for dissolving parliament. The move was also denounced by the

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Siemens buys into big US shale gas player

One of the big names in American oilfield technology, Dresser-Rand, has been bought by Germany’s Siemens for nearly six billion euros in cash. The

One of the big names in American oilfield technology, Dresser-Rand, has been bought by Germany’s Siemens for nearly six billion euros in cash. The

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Heineken chooses independence over SABMIller

Dutch brewer Heineken has politely declined a takeover offer from SABMiller according to media reports. The Heineken family, majority shareholders

Dutch brewer Heineken has politely declined a takeover offer from SABMiller according to media reports. The Heineken family, majority shareholders

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Sun sets on Club Med as Bonomi takeover begins

Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi Global Resorts’ offer for Club Med opened on Monday, with shareholders having until 19 September to decide if they

Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi Global Resorts’ offer for Club Med opened on Monday, with shareholders having until 19 September to decide if they