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EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.

Merger between Masraf Al Rayan and Al Khaliji to support profitability, scale: Moody's

Merger between Masraf Al Rayan and Al Khaliji to support profitability, scale: Moody's

The proposed merger between Masraf Al Rayan and Al Khaliji will not only support profitability but also enlarge Islamic franchise and market share as well as give the required scale to support the retail banking ...

Disney drops 'Fox' name from 20th Century film studio: reports

Disney drops 'Fox' name from 20th Century film studio: reports

Disney will rename 20th Century Fox to distance its legendary film studio from the assets of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, US media reported Friday.

Thyssenkrupp abandons Tata merger plans, cuts 6,000 jobs

Thyssenkrupp abandons Tata merger plans, cuts 6,000 jobs

German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp said Friday it was scrapping merger plans with Indian steel giant Tata and would slash 6,000 jobs worldwide in a structural shakeup.

Anti-trust watchdog blocks $11bn Vodafone's Australia business merger with TPG

Anti-trust watchdog blocks $11bn Vodafone's Australia business merger with TPG

Australia's anti-trust regulator blocked a A$15bn ($11bn) merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone's Australian joint venture on competition grounds on Wednesday, knocking shares in the firms involved.

QCB not to interfere in local banks' merger talks: Governor

QCB not to interfere in local banks' merger talks: Governor

Qatar Central Bank will not “interfere” in the negotiations between local banks for their possible merger, said HE the QCB Governor Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud.

A merger of Barwa Bank, IBQ to ease profitability, funding pressures: Moody's

A merger of Barwa Bank, IBQ to ease profitability, funding pressures: Moody's

The proposed merger between Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) is expected to not only alleviate the profitability pressure in the system but also ease the funding costs ...

Vodafone Idea becomes India's biggest telecoms group

Vodafone Idea becomes India's biggest telecoms group

The new $23bn Vodafone Idea giant deposes Bharti Airtel -- with its 350 million subscribers -- as India's top mobile firm.

Tesla's board says Musk started go-private talks last week

Tesla's board says Musk started go-private talks last week

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk started talks with the company's board last week about taking the electric car maker private, some board members said on Wednesday.

Australian media giants Fairfax and Nine to merge

Australian media giants Fairfax and Nine to merge

Nine will effectively be the dominant partner, with its shareholders owning 51.1% of the combined entity and Fairfax shareholders owning the rest.

Masraf Al Rayan, Barwa Bank, IBQ call off merger plan

Masraf Al Rayan, Barwa Bank, IBQ call off merger plan

The three banks said they "could not reach an agreement to complete the transaction".

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's, Asda agree merger

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's, Asda agree merger

Britain's second and third biggest supermarket chains Sainsbury's and Walmart-owned rival Asda have agreed to merge, the pair said Monday, creating a retail king that would leapfrog current leader Tesco.