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Cisco set to acquire 2FA provider Duo Security

Networking hardware company Cisco announced its plans to buy two factor authorization provider Duo Security for a combination of cash and equity awards.

EU anti-trust officials probe Thales, Gemalto merger

Apo - The European Union said Monday it has launched an anti-trust investigation into the planned purchase by French aerospace and defence group Thales of SIM manufacturer Gemalto.

EU probes Alstom, Siemens rail merger

Apo - The EU launched an in-depth investigation Friday into the merger of the rail activities at Alstom, the state-controlled maker of France's iconic TGV trains, and German industrial giant Siemens.

Brazil plane-maker Embraer sees shares soar amid talk of deal with Boeing

Bras - Shares in the Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer soared Wednesday on the back of speculation that a deal to create a new company with US plane-maker Boeing was in the offing. Embraer stock was up 4.

Disney clears hurdle for Fox tie-up with US regulator approval

New York - Walt Disney's proposed mega-deal with 21st Century Fox moved a step closer to reality Wednesday as US regulators conditionally cleared the tie-up which could reshape the media-entertainment landscape.The US Department of Justice approved the $71.

US regulators approve Disney-Fox mega-deal, with conditions

New York - US antitrust regulators on Wednesday conditionally approved Walt Disney's proposed $71.3 billion purchase of key 21st Century Fox assets, boosting the chances for the tie-up to create a new media-entertainment powerhouse.

Blockbuster antitrust trial impact to go beyond AT&T, Time Warner

Washington - With a judge set to rule in the trial over the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, any decision could have a far-reaching impact on the media and communications sector and the future course of antitrust enforcement.

Bayer-Monsanto merger creates agrichemical juggernaut

Frankfurt Am Main - German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will seal a $63-billion merger with US-based Monsanto Thursday, creating an agrichemical behemoth with lofty ambitions to feed the world but lambasted by environmentalists.

Bayer to ditch Monsanto name after mega-merger

Frankfurt Am Main - German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will discard the name Monsanto when it takes over the controversial US seeds and pesticides producer this week, it said Monday.

Canada: Huge merger creates pot giant ahead of legalization

Montr - With the legalization of recreational marijuana looming in Canada, therapeutic producer Aurora said Monday it was acquiring rival MedReleaf Corp. in a huge deal set to create a giant company. Aurora said it would pay Can$3.2 billion ($2.

Trump blocks Broadcom's bid to buy Qualcomm

San Francisco - US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked an unsolicited bid by Singapore-based Broadcom to take over smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm, citing national security concerns.

Television titans bulk up to battle internet rivals

New York - Traditional television titans are bulking up in a battle with online streaming giants Netflix and Amazon as viewers take to binging on shows when and where they want.

Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm as takeover saga continues

Washington - Singapore-based Broadcom said Wednesday it was cutting its offer price for mobile chip maker Qualcomm in the wake of the US firm's increased bid for Dutch rival NXP.

Boeing, Embraer near deal on commercial air business: source

New York - US aerospace giant Boeing and Brazil's Embraer are close to an agreement to combine their commercial air operations into a new company, a person familiar with the talks told AFP Tuesday.

Sweet deal: Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero for $2.8 bn

Geneva - Nestle said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero for CHF 2.7 billion ($2.8 billion/2.3 billion euros) in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio.

Ferrero nears deal for Nestle's US candy operations

Milan - Italy's Ferrero is closing in on a $2.8-billion deal for Nestle's US confectionary business, Bloomberg said Wednesday, amid signs a deal could be completed by Sunday.

Disney-Fox deal puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

Washington - The blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox could likely put US antitrust enforcers in an awkward position following the government's challenge to another media-entertainment mega-deal.

Fur flies in Hollywood as Disney goes Fox hunting

Los Angeles - The Walt Disney Co. acquisition of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox is expected to reshape the filmmaking landscape, uniting two of the "big six" Hollywood studios under one umbrella for the first time.

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

New York - Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal set to reshape the entertainment landscape and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.

Blue skies ahead for Airbus, Bombardier CSeries partnership

Montr - Bombardier has ceded control of its new CSeries to Airbus, abandoning hope of ascending into the top echelons of passenger aircraft manufacturing alongside rivals Airbus and Boeing but securing US market access for its new jetliners.

Weinstein Company says in talks to sell movie studio

New York - The Weinstein Company announced Monday that Colony Capital had agreed to provide the scandal-plagued studio with financing and that the two parties were in talks on a potential sale.

Weinstein Company says in talks to sell movie studio

New York - The Weinstein Company announced Monday that Colony Capital had agreed to provide the scandal-plagued studio with financing and that the two parties were in talks on a potential sale.

France nudges BNP Paribas towards Commerzbank tie-up

Paris - The French government on Wednesday nudged the country's biggest bank, BNP Paribas, towards a possible tie-up with Germany's Commerzbank amid media speculation that Paris and Berlin want the two giants to merge.

EU probes Ray-Ban maker's merger with French firm

Brussels - The EU on Tuesday launched an in-depth probe into the proposed merger between French lens-maker Essilor and Luxottica, the Italian eyewear company that produces Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses.

Ryanair CEO says won't bid for Air Berlin

Berlin - Ryanair chief executive Michael O' Leary on Wednesday said his airline would not make a bid for insolvent Air Berlin, slamming what he called a German "stitch-up" designed to benefit Lufthansa.

Ryanair CEO says won't bid for Air Berlin

Berlin - Ryanair chief executive Michael O' Leary on Wednesday said his airline would not make a bid for insolvent Air Berlin, slamming what he called a German "stitch-up" designed to benefit Lufthansa.

China's Great Wall Motor eyes Fiat Chrysler deal

Bejing - China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious acquisition deal with Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles following a report that it wants to buy the Jeep brand.

China's Great Wall Motor plans Fiat Chrysler purchase

Bejing - China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious offer to buy all or part of Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Marissa Mayer fades out as Yahoo ends its run

San Francisco - Marissa Mayer was hailed as Yahoo's savior when she took charge of the pioneering internet firm five years ago.

Russia's largest bank pulls out of Ukraine

Moscow - Russia's Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
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