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Market Report: Bid talk casts Shire as buyer, not target

Traders have named the pharmaceuticals group Shire as a takeover target more times than they have taken paracetamol, but yesterday the City was overdosing on rumours that Shire was lining up a takeover of a US drug group.

Bumi shakes up management team on way to a 'relaunch'

Embattled coal miner Bumi has revamped its management team in what chief executive Nick von Schirnding claims will be a "relaunch".

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 23 July 2013

Shell bids to strike lucky in Brazil

Bumi battle nears end with $501m deal

The long-running saga of separating the battle-bruised miner Bumi from Indonesia’s powerful Bakrie family could finally be coming to an end after the parties announced a potentially decisive $501m (£330m) deal yesterday.

The Business Matrix: Friday 12 July 2013

SuperDry enjoys a super set of results

TM Lewin set to choose advisers for £100m sell-off

TM Lewin, the maker of shirts worn by hordes of City workers, is close to appointing advisers to sell the business for up to £100m.

Bumi in £113m deal with the former boss of its 'black hole' subsidiary

Bumi, the scandal-scarred coal miner, has struck an agreement to restore its reputation and ultimately lift the suspension in trading of its shares.

Simon English: Will outspoken Mr Buxton continue to talk out loud when he joins Old Mut?

Last month Richard Buxton suddenly quit as head of UK investment at Schroders, the venerable City fund-management house which commentators can seldom resist describing as "blue-blooded".

Bumi shares leap on sale of Rosan Roeslani's pivotal 10% stake

Shares in beleaguered Indonesian coalminer Bumi jumped by nearly 5% yesterday after major investor Rosan Roeslani sold his pivotal 10% stake in the group ahead of a crucial vote on Thursday.

Bumi digs in despite the feuding and hits targets

The bitter feud between Bumi’s co-founders hasn’t affected the coal miner’s performance, as the firm today announced it had met 2012 production targets and cut quarterly costs.

What the Sunday Papers said

Goldman Sachs' chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, has admitted that media pressure forced the Wall Street bank to drop its plan to save its British employees millions of pounds in bonuses through tax avoidance. "We were very, very influenced by the press, and that's certainly not embarrassing. We have to take account of it," said Mr Blankfein at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Iraq to sue Genel Energy over exports

Baghdad is preparing to sue Genel Energy, the oil company run by the former BP chief executive Tony Hayward, for "illegally" exporting some of the oil it produced in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.

Bumi lender quits Standard Chartered

A leading Standard Chartered banker involved in making a $1bn (£620m) loan to the Indonesian chairman of the London-listed miner Bumi has quit after the bank struggled to get other lenders on board.

Mining: The darker side of the London market

The Bumi drama highlights how many in the City want to shine more light on foreign firms gaining from a London listing

Foreign miners to be subject to tighter London listing rules

The City regulator will this week announce a clampdown on listing rules aimed at preventing the kind of scandals which have surrounded foreign mining companies such as Kazakhstan's ENRC and Indonesia's Bumi.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee