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Heineken

CMA gives green light for Heineken-Punch deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled that Heineken´s offer to sell a number of pubs across 33 separate areas was enough to allay earlier concerns over the deal

James Hester
AkzoNobel Dutch multinational company

AkzoNobel and activist investor Elliott Advisors resolve dispute

The long-running clash and legal battle between AzkoNobel, the Dutch multinational paints and chemical company, and shareholder, Elliott Advisors have reached a truce

Claire Hunte

Insurer Admiral hit by Ogden change but downplays impact

Admiral Group plc has become the latest UK insurer to cite the changes made earlier this year to the Ogden rate as a factor in its financial results for the first six months of 2017

Brian Bollen
oil

Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler come closer to sealing merger

Oil services company Wood Group and rival Amec Foster Wheeler were closer to completing their proposed merger after the UK´s competition authority gave a provisional thumbs-up to the deal.

James Hester
power

RWE gets nuclear tax refund boost

German utility RWE reported strong first half results and announced a special dividend. The company was boosted by a $1.9bn payment from the German government

James Hester
mining

Glencore shares slip despite profits jump

Glencore shares lost ground today after the company reported strong financial results but disappointed hopes of a share buyback or dividend increase.

James Hester
Gold

Havens appeal as US-North Korea sabre-rattling upsets stocks

Stock markets take the brunt of risk-averse trading after an escalation of tensions between the US and North Korea forces investors into haven assets such as gold, Treasuries and the Swiss franc

Neil Dennis
payments

Worldpay agrees £9.3bn merger with Vantiv

Online-payments group Worldpay has agreed the final terms to a merger with US rival Vantiv, creating a combined entity worth around £22bn.

James Hester
Disney

Disney streaming move hits Netflix shares

Walt Disney, the entertainment group, announced on Wednesday after the Wall Street close a major new shift in strategy to tackle the rising prominence of online streaming competitors such as Netflix and Amazon Prime

Neil Dennis




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