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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 (...)

GSK plans to increase production of next-generation respiratory drugs and biotech medicines.

GlaxoSmithKline plans £275 million of new investments at three drug manufacturing sites in Britain, signalling its confidence in the country despite (...)

Verizon Communications Inc is expected to announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion

Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond arrives for his first  cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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Image of the Week: Organ of State Philip Hammond, the new UK chancellor of the exchequer, arrived for his first cabinet meeting chaired by British pr(...)

There are fears that the ARM deal could be the first in a new wave of foreign takeovers as overseas buyers capitalise on the strength of their currencies against the battered pound. Photograph: ARM Holdings/PA Wire

“Wow. That’s good.” That, according to SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son, was how prime minister Theresa May greeted the news that Britain’s most successful (...)

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warns global growth  estimates may be cut.   Photograph: AFP

European stocks fell from a three-week high, while demand for haven assets including US Treasuries and gold rose. The Australian and New Zealand dol(...)

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