International Companies
12 Dec
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Norway's DNO confirms 152p a share takeover bid for Faroe Petroleum

DNO has confirmed its 152p per share cash offer for Faroe Petroleum.

12 Dec
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Activist investor Elliott moves on Pernod Ricard

Activist investor Elliott has taken a stake in Pernod Ricard, arguing that the world’s second-largest drinks company is underperforming its rivals.

12 Dec
SOVA Capital hires PwC's Steven Woolley as new head of compliance

Sova Capital has moved to beef-up it top ranks, hiring several well-known names in the City as it prepares to expand its geographical footprint.

11 Dec
Google CEO denies bias against right-wing in Congress testimony

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai testified before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday, where he committed to removing search results that violated hate-speech policies.

11 Dec
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Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn to remain in jail until 20 December - reports

Carlos Ghosn has had a complaint over his ongoing detention thrown out by the Tokyo District Court.

11 Dec
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CMA probes Ebay's UK motors takeover

UK antitrust authorities have launched an investigation into eBay's proposed acquisition of Motors. co. uk.

10 Dec
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Former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn charged with financial misconduct

Tokyo prosecutors charged former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct on Monday after it was found that he had understated his income for over five years and re-arrested him on new charges which could keep him detained until December 30.

10 Dec
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Chinese court bars Apple from selling multiple iPhone models on mainland

A Chinese court has barred Apple from selling several of its top-selling handsets in the Asian giant.

10 Dec
Experian to buy South Africa's Compuscan

FTSE 100 credit checking firm Experian has agreed to buy South African credit bureau and information services business, Compuscan, for ZAR3. 72bn, or around $263m, in a deal that will be funded from existing cash resources.

07 Dec
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Altria to buy 45% stake in Cronos Group

Cigarette maker Altria Group has agreed to buy a 45% stake in Toronto-based cannabinoid company Cronos Group for $1. 8bn.

07 Dec
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ANZ sale in jeopardy as Aussie regulator comes down on buyer

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group updated the markets down under on the sale of its Wealth businesses overnight, following regulatory action against IOOF Holdings as announced on Friday by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

07 Dec
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Roche's 'Tecentriq' gets another FDA approval

Roche announced on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ‘Tecentriq’ (atezolizumab) in combination with ‘Avastin’ (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin (chemotherapy), for the initial treatment of people with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with no EGFR or ALK genomic tumour aberrations.

06 Dec
Huawei arrests prompts global sell off

The FTSE 100 tumbled to a two-year low on Thursday after the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer rattled investors worldwide.

05 Dec
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Google's delivery drones to hit Europe next year

Google will test its drone delivery service in Finland next year, the company announced on Wednesday.

05 Dec
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Takeda's Shire takeover approved by both sets of shareholders

Takeda Pharmaceutical's £46bn takeover of London-listed pharmaceutical group Shire has been approved by both sets of shareholders on Wednesday.

05 Dec
UK high court dismisses union's bid for Deliveroo riders' rights

The IWGB union lost its fight to win bargaining rights for gig economy riders who work for Deliveroo on Wednesday after its bid was dismissed by the High Court.

05 Dec
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CAA launches enforcement action over Ryanair strike compensation

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has started enforcement action against Ryanair, it announced on Wednesday, following the airline's decision that financial compensation was not payable for flight disruption resulting from industrial action by the airline's staff this summer.

05 Dec
Apple tries new ways to boost iPhone sales

Apple has taken the rare step of offering promotional deals as part of its new iPhone marketing strategy to boost weaker sales.

04 Dec
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Roche upbeat on new drug study results

Roche announced new data from the ‘Venclexta’/’Venclyxto’ (venetoclax) clinical development programme on Tuesday, including longer-term results from the phase III MURANO study in people with previously-treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

04 Dec
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Ryanair reaches initial agreement with German pilots

Ryanair confirmed that it has signed a framework agreement with the German pilot union, Vereinigung Cockpit, on Tuesday.