The terms of a buy-out were agreed last year
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Saturday 06 October 2012
Time seemed to be running out yesterday for the complex and politically awkward merger of EADS and BAE Systems to come to fruition.
Monday 01 October 2012
Around 2,200 staff at JJB Sports were made redundant today after administrators closed 133 stores and agreed to sell 20 remaining outlets to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Outlook On the face of it, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) ought to be having a torrid time.
Thursday 21 June 2012
The historic engineering group Invensys last night controversially refused to issue a statement to the Stock Exchange despite a 27 per cent share price rise following reports it could be taken over by Emerson Electric of the US.
Saturday 02 June 2012
No Pain, No Gain
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Rupert Murdoch’s media empire made “veiled threats” to attack the Liberal Democrats in its UK newspapers if its controversial £8 billion takeover of BSkyB was blocked, the Business Secretary Vince Cable claimed today.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Adam Smith reveals how he was lined up as the fall guy over BSkyB bid controversy
Thursday 24 May 2012
Pinewood Shepperton tumbled to a loss after a year that saw the film studios taken over, but it still has James Bond for company.
Saturday 19 May 2012
The bean-counter John Connolly has been drafted as chairman of G4S, the security firm that will protect visitors to this summer's Olympics.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
When Kraft announced it wanted to buy Cadbury, the great-granddaughter of the confectioner's founder said the idea of selling off one of Britain's oldest and most cherished companies to an "American plastic cheese company" was a "horror story".
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Descendant of founder of British chocolate maker is to launch her own company to rival US giant
Thursday 26 April 2012
Today we are going to conduct a thought experiment. Let's imagine a giant multinational company in the field of, say, aviation – let's call it British Airways – has spent years thieving private information from people in the public domain. Somehow unnoticed by the police, whose top officers BA happens to be granting favours too, the company starts to illegally invade the privacy of the Royal Family, a serving Prime Minister of Great Britain, terrorist informers, the Governor of the Bank of England, and footballers aplenty.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
The emails present a strong case for taking plurality issues out of thehands of politicians
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Vodafone ramped up the pressure in its appeal against a $2.9bn (£1.8bn) tax bill in India yesterday, signalling that it will take the country's government to international arbitration.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Compass Group, the world's biggest caterer, said yesterday that challenging economic conditions in Britain and parts of Europe would lead to slowing organic sales growth in the first half compared with the same period the year before.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises