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Britain faces a hung parliament and an unclear course in its approach to exit the European Union

The pound tumbled as Britain faces a hung parliament and an unclear course in its approach to exit the European Union. UK stocks rallied the most amo(...)

Robot-run hotel: the Henn-na’s dinosaur receptionist. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The receptionist at our Tokyo hotel is a little intimidating. Though polite, he growls our room number through razor-sharp teeth and leers at us with (...)

Foxconn: pulled off a $3.5 billion takeover of Japanese consumer electronics group Sharp last year. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn has approached Apple about a potential joint bid for Toshiba’s flash memory business in what could be a $28 billion takeover battle. (...)

The euro was little changed at $1.0617, and the British pound advanced 0.2 per cent to $1.2432.

Stocks in Europe and Asia rose, led by telecommunications shares, after the Standard and Poor’s 500 climbed to a fresh record last week. Unilever tumb(...)

Workers eat their lunch at a restaurant inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province in China. At present the company employs roughly a million workers across the country.

Foxconn Technology Group is considering building a US display-making facility for upwards of $7 billion, a major investment for Apple’s main manufactu(...)

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 (...)

 US president-elect Donald Trump  and Son Masayoshi, CEO of SoftBank, meet the press following a meeting at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Albin Lohr-Jones/EPA

US president-elect Donald Trump sold all company shares in June, his spokesman has said, dumping the investments at a time when the Republican was pr(...)

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(...)

CRH, which currently has a €25.2 billion market capitalisation, was relegated from the Euro Stoxx 50 index two years ago in favour of Nokia.

CRH will rejoin Europe’s leading blue-chip stocks index, the Euro Stoxx 50 this month after the building materials giant’s shares surged in value in (...)

SoftBank Group Corp chairman and chief executive  Masayoshi Son.  Photograph: Reuters

As shareholders prepared to vote on SoftBank’s £24 billion (€28bn) takeover of ARM, former City minister Lord Myners made a last minute plea for the (...)

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