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. India’s Tata Steel has paved the way for a merger of its European operations with the German steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp, creating Europe’s second largest steel group after ArcelorMittal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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B&Q owner Kingfisher won't let its European DIY firms do their own thing | Nils Pratley image
....Really? In this slow market? Impressive if it happens, but the break-up lobby will become louder at the slightest WFD (whiff of further disruption). It’s hard to quibble with the commercial logic behind the proposed merger of ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel’s European steel operations. ...
Tata Steel to merge European operations with ThyssenKrupp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 07:49:04 AM
. India’s Tata Steel has paved the way for a merger of its European operations with the German steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp, creating Europe’s second largest steel group after ArcelorMittal. ...
New cigarette rules have led to slump in sales, says Londis owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 10:03:54 AM
....“Booker Group continues to make good progress,” said Charles Wilson, the chief executive, commenting alongside the trading update. “The competition review of the planned merger with Tesco is progressing. ...
Murdochs' £11.7bn Sky takeover bid referred to competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 09:38:30 AM
....The Murdochs’ 21st Century Fox and Sky, which had been given 10 days to respond, said they would not be making “substantive representations” about Bradley’s decision. “I can confirm my final decision is to refer the merger to the CMA for a phase 2 investigation on media plurality and genuine commitment to broadcasting standards grounds,” said Bradley. ...
Richard Desmond poised to sell Express and Star to Trinity Mirror image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 07:32:26 AM
....The National Union of Journalists immediately expressed concern about the looming deal between political opposites. “The merger of national media titles would have implications for media plurality and diversity,” said Séamus Dooley, acting general secretary of the NUJ. ...
The City's timidity has let Sports Direct's Keith Hellawell survive | Nils Pratley image
....It is amazing to recall that as recently as 2013, fund managers summoned the will to vote out a City grandee as chair of a major FTSE 100 company. He was Sir John Bond, who had been chairman of Xstrata and was due to assume the same position after the big mining merger with Glencore. ...
North Sea oil and gas sector losing thousands of jobs, survey shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 05:01:22 AM
....The bulk of the employment is indirect jobs, in the supply chain and services such as hotels and restaurants. Oil & Gas UK said this year’s contraction, which has continued despite the price of a barrel of oil costing a third more than a year before, was the result not just of cost-cutting, but nearly $6bn worth of mergers and acquisitions. ...
Co-op closes in on £130m Nisa takeover as Sainsbury's pauses talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:31:02 AM
....The exclusive talks come after discussions with Sainsbury’s ground to a halt earlier this month over fears of intervention by competition authorities. Sainsbury’s stepped back after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expressed serious concerns about the much larger merger between Tesco and Booker. ...
City pay still out of proportion a century after JM Keynes complained image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... Analysts at Barclays think a £2 maximum stake on FOBTs would see Ladbrokes forfeit £450m in lost revenues, so GVC’s logic looks sound. Even if no merger materialises, Ladbrokes and its high street rivals will already be preparing for life without their most profitable product. ...
Samsung heir sentenced to five years in jail after corruption conviction image
....Outside, hundreds of riot police were deployed to prevent confrontations between critics and supporters of Lee and Park, a former dictator’s daughter who was elected South Korean’s first female president in late 2012 and took office in February 2013. Despite claims by his legal team that Lee had little involvement in the day-to-day running of Samsung, the court ruled that he had approved donations to Park’s friend, Choi Soon-sil, in return for securing government support for the contentious merger of two Samsung affiliates that would strengthen his control over the group. ...
Sainsbury’s is right to delay Nisa deal after Tesco-Booker concerns | Nils Pratley image
....Now, though, the talks have been halted – at least for the time being – because Sainsbury’s fears being dragged into the same regulatory tangle as Tesco/Booker. The Competition and Markets Authority, rightly, is taking a long hard look a merger between the two biggest players in their respective corners of the grocery market. ...
Sainsbury's Nisa takeover talks paused after competition concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 04:31:08 PM
....Sainsbury’s exclusive talks on a £130m takeover of grocery wholesale group Nisa have ground to a halt over fears of intervention by competition authorities. The exclusive talks ended late last week after the Competition and Markets Authority expressed serious concerns about a similar, but much larger, merger between Tesco and the grocery wholesaler Booker. ...
Gloom for Asda as it posts worst results this century image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Keith Skeoch and Martin Gilbert know each other so well that they often go fishing together. Tomorrow they will find out whether that means they can also work together, when Standard Life (run by Skeoch) and Aberdeen (created by Gilbert) complete their £11bn merger. ...
Bank of England takes note on banknotes (but that's all) | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 06:27:09 PM
....But maybe it is a risk worth taking if, actually, the Pru’s long-term ambition is to sell or demerge the UK operation to concentrate on its booming operation in Asia. A bigger UK business, wrapped up neatly via a merger of its two biggest parts, might be viewed as better equipped for independent life. ...
Monsanto sold banned chemicals for years despite known health risks, archives reveal image
....Any legal liabilities may be shared with the German chemicals company, Bayer, which has mounted a $66bn (£51bn) takeover bid for Monsanto. The European commission aims to complete a competition probe into the merger by 22 August, amid signs of public unease in Europe and the US. ...
Stock market crash: how Slater and Gordon became a casualty of the neoliberal dream | Richard Ackland image
....Defendant insurers know that the firm is vulnerable, so can drive harder bargains with settlements, quite apart from which it will be harder to attract talented new lawyers. And in the wings waits Maurice Blackburn, a strong competitor which resisted Slater’s merger blandishments and the temptation to go public. ...
Bank of England deputy's Brexit warning is strong stuff | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 11:01:03 PM
.... It won’t just make the process smoother, it will make it cheaper. It took ages, but shareholders in Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management have decided they like the £12bn merger after all. ...
Paddy Power Betfair blames bad results on bad results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 10:12:14 AM
....“Breon [Corcoran] will continue to lead the group in the meantime, completing the integration of the Paddy Power and Betfair businesses, and ensuring the delivery of an orderly transition,” the company said. Corcoran was instrumental in the £5bn merger of Paddy Power and Betfair in 2015, which created one of the world’s largest online gambling businesses. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
.... A decade younger than Murdoch, Malone looks like he will remain a thorn in the side for the next generation of the clan, sons James and Lachlan, who are gradually taking over the reins. On the horizon remains the potential of a £100bn mega-merger between Liberty Global and Vodafone. ...
Serious Fraud Office opens investigation into BAT bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 09:34:35 AM
....Allegations that British American Tobacco was involved in bribery and corruption in Africa are being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, despite the cigarette company’s attempts to downplay the significance of a whistleblower who handed over a dossier of evidence. BAT, now the largest tobacco company in the world after the recent merger with Reynolds, has consistently denied the allegations of Paul Hopkins, whom it employed in Africa for 13 years. ...
Discovery Communications to buy Scripps Networks for close to $12bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 01:42:25 PM
. Bear Grylls is joining forces with the Barefoot Contessa in the latest of a series of major mergers to shakeup the media landscape. ...
France isn’t heading for a belle époque, but its future looks better than Britain’s image
.... This deal was hastened partly because of the travails of another partner of Delta and Air France-KLM: national carrier Alitalia, perennially kept on life support by Rome. Where full mergers are blocked by foreign ownership rules, joint ventures on lucrative routes, such as British Airways’ tie-up with American, have become the strategic alternative. ...
BT profits dive by 40% after £225m payout over Italian scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 06:49:04 AM
.... Marc Allera, the chief executive of EE, will take control of the enlarged division. Patterson indicated that the merger was likely to lead to job cuts beyond what the company announced in May. ...
Boots ends 130 years of manufacturing as it sells off factories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 12:24:08 PM
....”. The group now has a presence in 25 countries after a series of major mergers, operating a number of retail chains as well as the world’s largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution network. ...
Rushing into a trade deal with the US would harm the UK | Adam Marshall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:03:00 PM
.... Indeed, in more limited circumstances, UK firms have done the same in the US and other markets. But the truth is that under a US-UK deal, this less-welcome variant of mergers and acquisitions activity would probably be to the UK’s long-term disadvantage. ...
French-Dutch culture clash revealed in leaked Air France-KLM report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:07:14 AM
....“One questions whether the alliance can survive given the long-standing mutual incomprehension between the Dutch and French camps within the group,” one researcher was quoted as writing. The embarrassing insight into the company emerged after a French and a Dutch researcher spoke to nearly 50 managers at the airline, which was formed 13 years ago through the merger of its constituent airlines. ...
British American Tobacco to acquire Reynolds as activists decry merger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 06:51:28 PM
.... BAT says it is not against all regulation but sometimes needed to intervene. The merger vote comes the same day that the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on tobacco companies push against anti-smoking laws worldwide. ...
The rehabilitation of RBS is painful, costly – and nowhere near over | Nils Pratley image
....2bn, said late on Tuesday that it was being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. In itself, that development was not a surprise, since the risk, arising from the SFO’s investigation into Unaoil, the Monaco-based energy consultant, was signalled in the merger document. ...
Tesco faces in-depth investigation into £3.7bn Booker takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 08:31:46 AM
....“The CMA believes that in more than 350 local areas where there is currently an overlap between Tesco shops and Booker-supplied ‘symbol’ stores, shoppers could face worse terms when buying their groceries,” the watchdog said, announcing the decision. “There are concerns that, after the merger, there is potential for Booker to reduce the wholesale services or terms it offers the ‘symbol’ stores it currently supplies, in order to drive customers to their local Tesco. ...
Pearson sells slice of Penguin for $1bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 08:07:44 AM
....The beleaguered FTSE 100 company, which will make almost $1bn from the sale of the stake, undertook a £2. 4bn merger of Penguin with Random House in 2012, taking a 47% stake in the enlarged business. ...
Carillion has paid a heavy price for too many risky contracts | Nils Pratley image
....Carillion has proved the point in spectacular fashion. Three years ago it presented itself as such a model of conservatism that Balfour Beatty shareholders would be doing themselves a favour by agreeing to an all-share merger and importing some self-discipline. ...
Worldpay shareholders should decline its meek merger deal | Nils Pratley image
.... So Rake hasn’t even generated an auction, which is usually deemed the chairman’s first duty in these situations. The case for the defence is that the takeover is really a 60-40 merger to be executed mainly in shares, so Worldpay’s investors can enjoy a long-term ride and the benefits of slamming the two operations together. ...
Worldpay buyout by Vantiv reignites debate over foreign takeovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
....Details of the cost savings that might be achieved were not announced, but Worldpay said: “The boards of Worldpay and Vantiv see a compelling strategic, commercial and financial rationale for combining Worldpay and Vantiv’s complementary businesses. “The potential merger creates a scale world-class payments group in a dynamic market … It will serve a wide range of customers, with a strong position in the four core regions of the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
.... Bradley, it seems, is minded to accept the Ofcom verdict on Sky and media plurality. Unless the Swizz Family Rupert give further binding oaths, she’ll refer the merger to the Competition and Markets Authority. ...
Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:12:56 PM
....As a result she told MPs she was "minded not to refer" the bid for a phase two investigation in relation to those concerns. "While there are strong feelings among both supporters and opponents of this merger, in this quasi-judicial process, my decisions can only be influenced by facts, not opinions - and by the quality of evidence, not who shouts the loudest," she said. ...
Labour MPs warn ministers against ‘grubby deal with Murdochs’ over Sky image
....Ofcom, Karen Bradley added, had concluded that the extra inquiry was required because the Murdoch family would have “material influence” as a result of buying Sky – but held the door open for potential negotiations that would avoid a full inquiry. The minister said that Fox, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his sons Lachlan and James, now has until 14 July to offer concessions to Bradley in an attempt to prevent the television mega merger being referred for further scrutiny. ...
Sky's the limit? How broadcaster has fared over three decades image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:05:49 AM
....AugustBSkyB launches live coverage of the first season of Premier League football, revolutionising UK TV sport and boosting the company’s subscriber numbers. NovemberAfter a costly battle for subscribers with rival BSB, Murdoch engineers a 50/50 merger creating BSkyB, with Sky executives taking most senior jobs in the new company. ...
Tesco and Booker call for fast-track competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 07:11:24 AM
....Tesco announced it had agreed to buy Booker in January and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) started an initial review in late May. The firms now want the CMA to move "more quickly" to probing the merger through an in-depth "Phase 2" process. ...
Net-a-Porter owner opens tech hub in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:25:53 AM
.... Online luxury sales are expected to double as a proportion of the market to 14% within five years. Federico Marchetti, founder and chief executive of YNAP, told the Guardian he was disappointed that he did not have a chance to work with Massenet – now non-executive co-chair at Farfetch – and had been “caught by surprise” when she left the business just before the merger. ...
Nisa members air discontent at prospect of Sainsbury's takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:07:36 PM
....But Harj Dhasee, who owns a store in Mickleton, Gloucestershire, said a tie-up with Sainsbury’s could offer opportunities: “On a personal level, running a Sainsbury’s Local franchise would be a game changer for me, because for consumers it’s all about brand loyalty and recognition. If the Tesco/Booker merger happens, they will have all the volume, and the whole industry works on sales volumes. ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
....". John Kwoka, a professor of economics at Northeastern University in Boston, believes that taking a tougher line on mergers and acquisitions won't necessarily be enough to combat the rising power of giants like Amazon. ...
Channel 4 confirms Alex Mahon as chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 03:37:43 PM
....Mahon joins from Foundry, a design and visual effects software firm with film credits including Guardians of the Galaxy and technology licensing deals with Hollywood heavyweights such as Disney, Weta Digital and Sony Pictures Imageworks, which she has run since 2015. Mahon joined Foundry after leaving Shine Group following its merger with Big Brother maker Endemol and American Idol producer Core Media in 2014. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
.... Among European airlines, BA has some of the lowest satisfaction scores for customers and staff, according to surveys by Glassdoor and Skytrax. Walsh’s tough efficiencies have led to booming profits for IAG, with Iberia, the first partner in the 2011 merger, forced to slash its fleet and wage bill. ...
PPG drops bid to buy Dulux owner AkzoNobel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:57:44 AM
....Some of Akzo's largest shareholders supported a deal, but investors had expected PPG's decision given Akzo Nobel's fierce opposition. In April, Akzo put forward an alternative plan to the merger, promising to give shareholders 1. ...
Investment groups tell investors to give up tobacco industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 02:27:31 PM
...." . He goes on to explain that mergers and a move into non-traditional tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes and "heat-not-burn" tobacco products, could boost share prices further. ...
Tesco boss named as witness in fraud case against former directors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:58:27 PM
....• The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into Tesco’s proposed £3. 7bn merger with the grocery wholesaler Booker. ...
Watchdog probes Tesco-Booker deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 11:54:19 AM
....Among its recommendations, the CMA could force Tesco to sell stores if it believes the deal will harm competition within the industry. When the merger was announced, Tesco and Booker said they did not expect it to be completed until late 2017 or early 2018, suggesting both companies expected closer scrutiny from the watchdog. ...
Dulux owner wins court victory in shareholder battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 09:01:01 PM
.... . The Dutch company, which claims its own plans for growth are superior, has also been urged to reject the merger by the Dutch government and its own workers. ...
The Crusader: Insurance sleuthing finds forgotten cash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM
.... . But quite how fluid the world of insurance, with its mergers and takeovers, turned out to be still surprised them. ...
If London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley image
....One might say the Co-op Bank’s 4 million retail customers would be a nice addition. So they would be, but they would arrive with unwanted baggage, such as the Co-op Bank’s “legacy” issues from its ill-fated Britannia merger in 2009 plus commercial and local authority lending operations. ...
CMA to examine Aberdeen/Standard Life merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:48:09 PM
. The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into the planned £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. ...
Could citizens’ wealth funds halt the dominance of the financial elite? image
....Part of the finance could come from the revenue from natural resource exploitation – from minerals (including shale gas) and land to the licencing of the airways. Other sources could include occasional one-off taxes (paid in shares) on windfall profits, and a direct charge on those financial and commercial transactions – such as merger and acquisition activity – which redistribute corporate wealth upwards. ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
....Governments are listening. You won’t find the word “Unilever” in last week’s Conservative manifesto but the passage on reforms to rules on takeovers and mergers almost nodded at the Kraft saga, which illustrated the government’s lack of formal powers of intervention. ...
Mine craft: why BHP's strategic overhaul could help repel a hedge fund predator image
.... For one thing, it’s not even called that any more. As part of its “Think Big” rebranding theme, the world’s biggest mining company opted to shed the Billiton moniker it acquired in a 2001 merger with a Dutch-South African company and revert to its previous true-blue Aussie name. ...
Facebook fined £94m for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:56:52 AM
....When Facebook took over the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014, it told the commission it would not be able to match user accounts on both platforms, but went on to do exactly that. The commission found that Facebook staff knew in 2014 that it was technically possible to link WhatsApp phone numbers with Facebook users’ identities, contrary to their public statements about the merger. ...
EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:12:36 AM
....Facebook said the errors it had made were not intentional. In a statement, the Commission said: "The Commission has found that, contrary to Facebook's statements in the 2014 merger review process, the technical possibility of automatically matching Facebook and WhatsApp users' identities already existed in 2014, and that Facebook staff were aware of such a possibility. ...
Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath | Nils Pratley image
....He has been in the stock for more than 15 years, he said, so grumpiness is perhaps understandable. At the time of the grand merger in 2000, GSK’s share price was pushing £20. ...
Mining company BHP drops Billiton from name in $10m ad campaign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 12:52:45 AM
.... We realised we had to start by telling people what BHP Billiton is and what we do,” the chief external affairs officer, Geoff Healy, said. The miner started out life in 1885 as the Broken Hill Proprietary Company, or BHP, and retained that name until its 2001 merger with Anglo-Dutch mining company Billiton Plc. ...
Final taxpayer shares in Lloyds Banking Group to be sold off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 02:28:48 PM
....6bn cost incurred by the government although the bank’s chief executive, António Horta-Osório, told last week’s AGM that the government would make at least £500m from the bailout. The return to the private sector has led to 57,000 job cuts – in part because of cost-cutting implemented in the merger but also subsequent efficiency drives to boost profitability. ...
Fake news or not, the future belongs to Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:00:08 AM
....And social media, its reach ever more complete, its algorithms ever more sophisticated? It remains the elephant in the computer room. The Google/Facebook hegemony may survive, although mergers and reshuffles may mean some nominal change. ...
Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ image
.... A £25m arts centre to be built on a derelict plot that had not felt a cultural pulse since the closure, 15 years earlier, of the legendary Haçienda nightclub. It would be called Home, formed by the merger of two proud but financially imperilled institutions – the Cornerhouse cinema and gallery, and the Library Theatre Company – and would, its backers hoped, revive a forgotten corner on the city’s southern edge. ...
Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
.... “I asked myself whether I have run out of energy and ambition,” Son said. On Friday, it emerged that SoftBank, Sprint’s largest shareholder, and Sprint have had informal contact with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom about a potential merger. ...
Chinese hackers must pay $9m over insider trading scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:04:50 PM
.... . The US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) said Iat Hong, 26, Bo Zheng, 30, and Hung Chin, 50, breached the websites of US law firms and accessed confidential information about mergers and acquisitions. ...
Vodafone axes pager business 'based on ageing technology' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:37:13 AM
....Vodafone’s withdrawal from the market will mean PageOne is the UK’s only remaining supplier of paging services across a wide area. Commenting before the company surprise decision to pull the plug on the division, the CMA said it was concerned that a merger of the two would result in price rises for customers and a poorer service. ...
Just Eat faces competition inquiry over Hungryhouse takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:38:30 AM
.... Hungryhouse is Just Eat’s biggest UK rival. “Following its initial investigation into the merger, the Competition and Markets Authority has found that the companies are close competitors because of the similarity of their service and their broad geographical coverage,” the regulator said in a statement. ...
Aberdeen-Standard deal 'to cost 800 jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:28 AM
. About 800 jobs are to be cut in a planned merger of two of Scotland's biggest financial companies. ...
Energy regulator under scrutiny as both Tories and Labour vow to act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:23:35 AM
.... Ironically, as chair there between 2011 and 2014, he oversaw the deregulation of the domestic energy market, ending the regulation of prices for householders. Earlier roles saw Nolan work as chief economist at the Irish communications regulator and manager of the mergers division at the country’s competition watchdog. ...
Standard Life and Aberdeen merger likely to mean 10% job losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:19:54 PM
. Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management expect to cut 800 jobs, nearly 10% of the firms’ total workforce, within three years of their looming merger, Standard Life said after announcing on Tuesday that the combined group will be named Standard Life Aberdeen. ...
Dulux owner Akzo Nobel owner rejects third PPG takeover bid image
.... . The company, which claims its own plans for growth are superior, has been urged to reject a merger by the Dutch government and its own workers. ...
BHP Billiton executives warned they could face charges if they shift company out of Australia image
.... “We take our foreign investment guidelines and regulations very seriously,” he told ABC Radio National on Thursday. “About 15 years ago, in 2001, BHP merged with another company and that merger was agreed to approval but subject to conditions including that BHP remain listed on the Australian stock exchange. ...
Lego Batman and CNN star as Time Warner profits rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:14:29 PM
.... . The company recorded $82m in costs associated with the pending merger. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
.... Content is sold around the globe and a serious US production business created. In short, ITV has become the company it was meant to be after the merger of Carlton and Granada in 2004. ...
New Zealand media merger: watchdog blocks tie-up of biggest print companies image
. A media merger between New Zealand’s two largest print media companies has been rejected because it would have concentrated ownership to an “unprecedented level” and reduced healthy competition in the newspaper sector. ...
If Barclays CEO is shown the door, let it be for the right reason | Nils Pratley image
.... Those folk will still be doing their jobs, and in some cases could be given bigger roles, which would mean a pay rise. They are the gainers from the merger. ...
Ocado shares boosted by M&S deal report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:52:03 AM
.... . The fund manager also said that its planned merger with Standard Life was "on track" and should be completed later this year. ...
Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:47:03 AM
...."The request is usually time-sensitive and often coincides with the close of business hours to make verification of the request difficult," the report explained. "Such attacks often take advantage of publicly reported events such as mergers, where there may be some degree of internal flux and uncertainty. ...

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