One structure being considered would see UBS hive off its asset-management unit and fold it into Deutsche’s DWS in exchange for shares in the larger group. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The asset-management arms of Deutsche Bank and UBS are in serious talks to merge, according to people close to the discussions, in a deal that would c(...)

Senior management of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have begun exploratory merger talks

The senior management of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have begun exploratory merger talks on Sunday after the executive boards of Germany’s two large(...)

The fight has centred on a battle for Sky’s 23 million subscribers. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The £26 billion (€29 billion) battle for control of Sky, the European pay TV operator, between Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and US cable group Co(...)

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile operators, is close to buying large parts of John Malone’s European cable group Liberty Global

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile operators, is close to buying large parts of John Malone’s European cable group Liberty Global in a deal w(...)

Shire Plc’s offices stand at the Citywest Business Campus in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley / BLOOMBERG

Japan’s largest pharma group Takeda is considering a takeover bid for Irish rare disease specialist Shire. Takeda said Wednesday that its deliberatio(...)

 Geely chief executive Li Shufu: seeking to build the firm into a Chinese version of the Volkswagen group with brands in different market segments.

Geely has acquired close to 10 per cent of Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler for about $9 billion (€7.32 billion), becoming its largest shareholder in the l(...)

Amin Nasser, chief executive and president of Saudi Arabian Oil Company Saudi Aramco: The Saudi state oil company has struggled to select a suitable international venue for its shares

Saudi Aramco is considering shelving plans for an international listing in favour of a private share sale to the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund(...)

Leif Johansson, non-executive chairman of AstraZeneca: Pfizer had “failed to make a compelling strategic, business or value case” for what would be the biggest foreign takeover of a British company.

AstraZeneca has rejected a “final” £69.4 billion takeover approach from Pfizer, triggering the biggest one-day drop in its shares on record.The Britis(...)

The bogus Tweet from Associated Press’s main account told its millions of followers President Barack Obama had been injured in an explosio.

US equity markets suffered a brief but violent sell-off after a news agency’s hacked Twitter account post(...)