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Telecoms Merger

Optimism grows for a buoyant 2015 M&A market

International law firm Allen and Overy published its M&A Index on Friday, which indicates that the mergers and acquisitions market is set to return to strong growth in 2015. The figures are based on global M&A deals worth more than USD100m and […]

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Banks not helping small businesses

Barclays divests non-core businesses

International financial services provider Barclays Bank PLC revealed on Monday that it is continuing to dispose its non-core businesses, having agreed the sale of its Retail Banking, Wealth


Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail reach agreement on all-share merger terms

The boards of mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse Group plc and electrical retail company Dixons Retail plc announced on Thursday that they have recommended an all-share merger

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UK Government sells shares in Lloyds Banking Group for £4.2bn

The British government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group, following the sale of 7.78% of its shares at GBP0.755 per share, HM Treasury announced

UK economy has become dominated by debt driven household and government spending

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre acquired by Delancey and APG for GBP80m

The Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, a retail, leisure and office complex of 327,000 sq ft in Central London, has been sold for GBP80m to property developer Delancey


Npower sells Electricity Plus and Gas Plus subsidiaries to Telecom Plus for GBP218m

Competition in the UK domestic energy supply market is set to be enhanced according to UK energy company RWE npower, which announced on Wednesday that npower Limited is


Europe’s watchdog to take a closer look at Hutchison’s deal to acquire Telefonica Ireland

The European Commission may launch a lengthy examination of Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd's (HKG:0013) agreed takeover of Telefonica Ireland Ltd, doing business as 02 Ireland, if

Rolls Royce

Board of UK motor dealer HR Owen recommends offer from BPI to shareholders

UK franchised motor dealer HR Owen Plc (LON:HRO) said today that its board had recommended that shareholders should tender their shares in the increased GBP1.70 (USD2.69/EUR2.02) per share

Tesco continue to struggle

Tesco agrees to sell US arm to investment group Yucaipa

UK retailer Tesco Plc (LON:TSCO) said it had agreed to sell US grocery arm Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc to YFE Holdings Inc, part of investment firm

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Lloyds seeks buyers for 600 TSB-branded branches ahead of possible listing

UK lender Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) may manage to sell its more than 600 bank branches, which it is rebranding as TSB, to a trade or financial

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