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A T-Mobile logo being positioned on a shop front. Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 per cent to a 16-week low on Wednesday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and acquisitions market.In the space (...)

Walgreens  pharmacy chain announced a  deal to acquire full control of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots – but without an inversion that could have saved the company billions of dollars in taxes. Photograph: Reuters

Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of European healthcare companies yesterday after the Obama administration threatened action to halt the w(...)

More than 70 US companies have shifted their tax domiciles to foreign addresses since 1983, mostly relocated their headquarters to Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Photograph: Reuters

The attraction of Ireland’s low-cost tax regime to American multinationals has again come under the spotlight in the US Congress after a new report fo(...)

 The Deutsche Post  headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post shares rose 3.3 per cent  for the largest gain on the German market

The Iseq strode ahead by 1.6 per cent yesterday as European shares rebounded due to anticipated stimulus measures from the European C(...)

Craig Farr, head of KKR Capital Markets, said KKR was keen to tap into European credit markets and Avoca was a “very good fit” given that there was little overlap in their activities in the region. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US private equity giant KKR has agreed a deal to acquire Dublin-based Avoca Capital for an undisclosed sum. The deal is subject to regulatory requirem(...)

Also taking note of the growing Chinese domestic consumption market are the pharmacy giants Alliance Boots and the US firm Walgreen, which recently bo(...)

The British Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards report said estimated impairments in Ireland between 2008 and 2011 totalled £10.9 billion,equivalent to 36 per cent of Halifax’s loan book at the end of 2008. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bailed-out British lender HBOS was so badly run it would have failed even without the 2008 financial crisis and the regulator should consider b(...)

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