Aer Lingus

EC to investigate Ryanair’s planned acquisition of Aer Lingus

The European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday it had started an in-depth investigation into the takeover offer submitted by Irish airline Ryanair Holdings Plc (LON:RYA) for sector player Aer Lingus Group Plc (LON:AERL) on concerns that a deal could distort […]

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Virgin Voyager

Train operator FirstGroup dismisses Virgin concerns over West Coast contract

Transport operator FirstGroup plc (LSE:FGP) has dismissed the legal challenge by Virgin Rail against the recent award of the

Air conditioning

Sponsor Hellman & Friedman exits Goodman Global in $3.7bn deal

Japanese air conditioning systems maker Daikin Industries Ltd (TYO:6367) said today it had sealed a definitive deal to buy US sector player Goodman Global Inc for USD3.7bn (EUR2.9bn)

Domino's aims for speedy delivery

Domino’s UK arm to acquire Domino’s Pizza Switzerland

Domino's Pizza Group Plc (LON:DOM), which holds the master franchise for US pizza delivery company Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) in the UK, Ireland and Germany, said today it had

Mario Draghi

EU needs tighter fiscal integration without developing into super-state — Draghi

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi writes in an article, published on the bank's website today, that he does not believe that the European Union

Spain crisis

Spanish deposits shrink by €74bn as recession deepens

Depositors in recession hit Spain withdrew EUR74bn from the country’s banks in July, according to figures from the European Central Bank (ECB). The deposit loss equals 7% of Spain’s

Broadband fiber optic cables

UK aims to provide Europe’s fastest broadband speeds by 2015

The British government has confirmed its intention to provide superfast Internet covering the entire country, after Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt pledged to ensure that the UK has the


Syngenta agrees to acquire Du Pont’s insecticide business for $125m

Swiss crop protection specialist Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT) said on Wednesday it had sealed a cash USD125m (EUR99.5m) deal to buy the professional products insecticide business of US chemicals


Sponsor Clayton Dubilier & Rice in $1bn deal to acquire David’s Bridal

US private equity group Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) has entered into a definitive agreement that will make it the new owner of David's Bridal Inc, the

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