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Market Report: Takeover scenario helps BSkyB recover from fall

What could the future hold for BSkyB if News Corp is forced to sell down its stake? That was the poser being mulled over in the Square Mile yesterday following a step-up in pressure on the Murdochs' control of the satellite broadcaster.

Market Report: Vedanta tops the Footsie after talk of unit merger

The simple way in life can often be the best. That was certainly what Vedanta Resources found yesterday, with the miner ending up at the Footsie's summit after a promise to tackle its complicated structure amid chatter that two of its units could be about to merge.

Lafarge-Tarmac merger in doubt

Plans for a £3bn merger of cement-maker Lafarge with Anglo American's building materials group Tarmac were up in the air yesterday, after the Competition Commission warned it had a "number of concerns" about the deal.

New brokers hired to clean up G4S mess

Security giant G4S is understood to have hired JP Morgan and Citi as its new brokers in the wake of the FTSE 100 group's failure to buy Danish cleaner ISS.

SFA announce investigation into Rangers situation

The Scottish Football Association have confirmed they will conduct a full independent inquiry into the activities of Rangers.

Market report: Takeover talk ratchets up shares and excitement

There is nothing like bid talk to get the Square Mile excited, and there was plenty to whet the appetite yesterday. The news that Vodafone is eyeing up Cable & Wireless Worldwide was not the only prospective deal on investors' minds amid claims that companies are eager to start splashing the cash.

Takeover by Vodafone could end the misery for CWW

Troubled telecoms supplier's shares leap as mobile giant admits possible bid

Phoenix talks with CVC collapse

Takeover talks between the insurance company Phoenix and the private equity house CVC that have been rumbling on since November collapsed yesterday.

Mining merger criticised by leading investor

One of the City's leading institutional shareholders last night turned up the heat on the mining giants Glencore and Xstrata by voicing fresh concerns over the pair's $90bn (£57bn) merger.

Doughty: the death of a progressive face for private equity

Business is the poorer for the passing of the Doughty Hanson boss, says Ben Chu

Another day and another deal in the pipeline

The big deal wagon rolled on again in the City yesterday as IT giant Misys said it was in talks over a £2bn merger deal.

Mining merger signals return of the megadeal

The London-listed mining behemoths Xstrata and Glencore are to stage a £50bn merger, raising hopes that the market for corporate megadeals could at last be recovering.

Return of the megadeal as miners forge £50bn merger

The London-listed mining behemoths Xstrata and Glencore are to stage a £50bn merger in a move that raised hopes the market for big corporate megadeals could at last be recovering.

Return of the megadeal as miners forge £50bn merger

The London-listed mining behemoths Xstrata and Glencore are to stage a £50bn merger in a move that raised hopes the market for big corporate megadeals could at last be recovering.

Market Report: 'Glenstrata' deal has some worried about missing out

The heavyweight miners may have been largely buoyed by the possibility of a wave of consolidation across the sector yesterday, but not everyone was cheered by the prospect. After years of speculation, the news that "Glenstrata" looks set to become a reality sparked fears over who will be left out in the cold by the deal.

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Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003