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US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan. European shares finished lower, weighed down by tr(...)

Universal Music Group artist Taylor Swift performing earlier this year. Photograph: Christopher Polk / NBCU via Getty Images.

Vivendi is in talks to sell up to 20 per cent of Universal Music Group (UMG) to Tencent, valuing its prized asset at around 30 billion euros ($34 bill(...)

Vodafone plans to create a separate European mobile masts company. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

European stocks nudged up in the final session of the week, as British, German and French stocks all finished higher. The tentative recovery came amid(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Bank of America dipped 1.4 per cent ahead of results on Tuesday. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European shares ended higher on Monday with telecom and retail stocks leading gains as Sino-US trade optimism and strong Chinese economic data eased s(...)

Insurer FBD was in demand, advancing 2.9 per cent to €8.50. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European shares advanced on Friday to their highest level in three months, as investors cheered reports of progress in US-China trade talks and as a E(...)

The Ricard family is the largest shareholder in Pernod Ricard, with a 16 per cent stake and 22 per cent of voting rights.  Photograph: iStock

Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management pounced on another European corporate icon, building a stake in Pernod Ricard in an effort to boost retur(...)

Seagram’s Edgar Bronfman jnr  (centre), with  Frank J Biondi   of Universal Studios and Cornelis Boonstra  of Royal Philips Electronics.  An erstwhile film producer and songwriter, Bronfman had a fateful preference for studios over distilleries. Photograph: Jon Levy/AFP/Getty Images

Open the filing cabinet marked “mergers and acquisitions”, go straight to the fat folder labelled “cautionary tales” and eventually you will reach the(...)

Kerry Group ended the day up more than 3.5 per cent at €93.65.

European shares dipped on Friday as traders held their breath over the draft Brexit deal hammered out with Britain and Italy’s budget showdown with th(...)

Vincent Bollore, a former chairman at media group Vivendi, attending the company’s shareholders meeting in Paris, France, in April. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Vivendi shares rose on Friday after the French media conglomerate reported better-than-expected third quarter sales, helped by growth at its Universal(...)

Former Telecom Italia chief executive Amos Genish. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

The ousted chief executive of Italy’s biggest phone group, Telecom Italia, described his sacking on Tuesday as a Soviet-style putsch and vowed to rema(...)

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