Shareholders in biotech company Elan got an update on their opportunity to vote on Michigan-based pharmaceuticals group Perrigo’s proposed acquisition of the Irish company on November 18th in Dublin. Photographer: John Cogill/Bloomberg News

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Telecom Italia is seen as a potential takeover target due to its prized Tim Participacoes mobile unit in Brazil. Photograph: Marc Hill/Bloomberg

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Most Dublin residents already have to pay for broadband internet access in their homes, and now it seems they will have to meet the cost in part of th(...)