Rupert Murdoch's flagship media business, the TV and film giant 21st Century Fox, plans to cut its links with his native land by delisting from the Australian stock market.
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Sunday 03 April 2011
Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive of Kraft, is being paid a $2.1m (£1.3m) cash award for her work last year. But that's only the icing on the cake: her total pay is a whopping $19.3m. According to Kraft, Rosenfeld is being paid the cash award part of the package even though she didn't meet all her financial incentive targets. This is mainly because she improved the "talent pipeline" by helping persuade certain Cadbury directors to stay on after the controversial bid.
Saturday 02 April 2011
Nasdaq OMX and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) hope to gatecrash Deutsche Borse's plan to merge with NYSE Euronext to form the world's largest stock exchange, unveiling their own rival bid yesterday. Their offer values the New York market at $11.3bn (£7bn), some $1bn more than the German exchange has offered to pay.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
The auction website eBay is to buy the e-commerce company GSI Commerce for $1.96bn (£1.22bn) in cash in an attempt to win more business from large store chains.
Thursday 24 February 2011
Investors are betting on a counter-bid for NYSE Euronext, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, which has agreed to merge with Germany's Deutsche Börse, amid talk that its smaller US rival Nasdaq OMX could make a takeover approach of its own.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Thursday 16 September 2010
Wednesday 25 August 2010
So the marathon man is back
Tuesday 10 August 2010
The group of investors which bought the internet telecoms pioneer Skype from eBay is planning a snap stock market flotation less than a year later.
Friday 16 July 2010
Markets on both sides of the Atlantic breathed a sigh of relief as Smart Technologies, which makes interactive whiteboards, floated successfully in the US yesterday.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
The last major unlisted bourse in North America went public yesterday when the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the biggest options trading venue in the US, began trading amid strong demand on Wall Street's Nasdaq index.
Saturday 15 May 2010
The US thermal imaging group Flir bought Raymarine yesterday in a $180m (£124m) deal after the debt-laden British manufacturer's banks put it into administration.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Regulators promised an overhaul of US stock exchanges and so-called "dark pools", after ruling out human error for last week's 20-minute stock market crash.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Apple has updated its line of high-end laptops with faster processors, better graphics and longer battery life, as the company continues to take share in the personal computer market.
Thursday 11 March 2010
At last, someone who is prepared to show bankers some kindness. The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square is showing Michael Moore's documentary Capitalism: A Love Story next week and is so concerned about the plight of our poor City folk that the first 50 bankers at each screening can get it in for free.
Friday 29 January 2010
Microsoft posted a bigger-than-expected 60 per cent jump in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of Windows 7, and said it expected business technology spending to recover this year.
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