LVMH, controlled by Europe’s richest man Bernard Arnault, agreed a $16 billion deal to buy Tiffany & Co last November, but got cold feet as Covid-19 walloped markets

The cancellation of the planned wedding between luxury goods brands LVMH and Tiffany has descended into the type of suit and countersuit that normally(...)

the purchase of UK chip designer Arm, announced on Sunday, is the latest big asset disposal by SoftBank as the Japanese tech group shifts from operating businesses into a global investment and asset management powerhouse.

Nvidia’s agreed purchase of Arm Holdings from Japan’s SoftBank for up to $40 billion (€33.7 billion), the largest deal in the global semiconductor ind(...)

The European Stoxx 600 index was up 0.5 per cent in early trading on Monday, as were the UK’s FTSE 100 and Germany’s Dax, driven by the technology and energy sectors.

European stocks opened the week on a positive note, climbing following reports that Oracle had struck a deal for the US operations of Chinese video-sh(...)

Employees of SoftBank Corp work outside its branch in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters/File Photo

Irish start-ups may be in line for a boost from Japanese firm SoftBank as the company comes to Dublin to participate in the smart cities test bed. T(...)

Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel.

Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel. The initiative, code named Kala(...)

If Intel’s business is significantly hampered by the chip flaw debacle, there may be unease in Ireland, where it employs about 5,000 people at its sites in Leixlip and Shannon. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Intel bosses may wish they had kept that in mind when the tech giant was formulating its response (...)

Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel.

As cyber security issues go, a design flaw that could allow hackers to access virtually every server and PC on the planet sold in the last decade is s(...)

The recent failure of Kraft Heinz’s bid for Unilever demonstrated the quandaries that large corporations could face as national barriers rise

Paul Polman thought it was just going to be an informal catch-up. But it quickly became clear that Alexandre Behring, chairman of Kraft Heinz, had som(...)

British FDI: An examination by the Financial Times of case studies cited by the UK’s  Department for International Trade in a  press release shows that many projects were announced long before the Brexit vote. Photograph: Bloomberg

British trade secretary Liam Fox’s department reheated several previously announced schemes when it claimed to have brought in £16 billion of foreign (...)

This year’s largest deal so far, Bayer’s $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, was clinched in the third quarter.

The value of announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) worldwide fell 27 per cent year-on-year to $753 billion in the third quarter of 2016, as app(...)

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