As the dust of 2017 begins to settle on this year’s performance, planning for next year’s range of smartphones has already begun, with one of the most anticipated handsets waiting to be released being the Samsung Galaxy S9. November 15, 2017 – Forbes – That launch will dominate the headlines of the digital press. While […]

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Walt Disney has announced the launch of two ‘over the top’ streaming services, taking sharp aim at Netflix in what Disney chief Bob Iger calls a ‘major strategic shift’ in how it will distribute its content.

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German carmakers have agreed with top politicians to cut harmful emissions by updating the software in 5.3 million diesel-powered vehicles. The deal with Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen and Opel is aimed at reducing inner-city pollution whilst averting bans of diesel vehicles.

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Japanese firms have been getting involved overseas, aggressively buying assets in an attempt to boost market share in the global economy. 21 Jun 2017 – CNBC Total merger and acquisition transactions in Japan inched up 1.5 percent year-on-year to $198 billion in 2016, the report said. In particular, the country’s outbound M&A deals reached $101 […]

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The financial worth of Irish mergers and acquisitions has dropped 65 per cent this year. 19 June 2017 – News Talk The study, commissioned by the Irish Independent, found that new rules in the US to clamp down on tax inversion – where big American companies purchase smaller rivals to move their tax base to […]

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The new Beijing tightened security for outbound investments reduced the number of firms that have more than five acquisitions in progress dropped from 90% six months ago to 44% now. 8 June 2017 – South China Morning Post China’s tighter scrutiny on outbound mergers and acquisitions and capital outflows since late last year has made […]

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Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive officer, explains why the company is buying Mobileye for about $15 billion.

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After buying ARM Holdings for $32Bn, the Japanese telecom titan is already aiming to sell of 25% of it, just six months after the acquisition. 8 March 2017 – New York Times Now, just six months later, SoftBank is in final-stage talks to sell a 25 percent stake in ARM, according to a person with […]

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2016 was the year marking the end of the fear of even lower interest rates, and a new hope of a progressive rise of rates, even if not to the past prevailing pre-crisis levels. Secular stagnation (the prolonged period of low interest rates and low growth) is an over-rated concept.

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ABC Supply recently declared that it agreed to acquire L&W a building material company from Chicago in a $670m contract. 1 Nov 2016 – Biz Journals Closing of the deal completes one of the largest acquisitions ever for Beloit-based ABC Supply, the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding, windows and gutter materials. The deal […]

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