Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Futures Dragged Lower on Euro Zone Fears Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were dragged lower Wednesday, with the euro trading near 23-month lows against the dollar, as worries over the euro zone crisis intensified.

  • Last Call: RIM Keeps Playing Through the Heavy Stuff Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:20 PM ET
    RIM Headquarters

    Blackberry maker Research In Motion warns of a bleak first quarter, Facebook gets word its Instagram deal may face extended review and Groupon and Salesforce.com make acquisitions, the Rockefellers and Rothchilds unite.

  • Richard Li Bids for ING’s Asian Assets Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 7:42 PM ET
    Richard Li, chairman of PCCW has emerged as a surprise bidder for ING's Asian assets.

    Richard Li has lodged an indicative bid for the south-east Asian businesses of ING’s $6bn Asian insurance operations, which the Dutch financial group is selling after taking government bailout cash during the financial crisis. The FT reports.

  • Stocks End Higher, but Spain Weighs; FB Sags 9% Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks rallied more than 1 percent across the board Tuesday to close near session highs, but the euro remained near its lowest level against the dollar since July 2010 amid renewed jitters over Spain.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Case-Shiller Report Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 9:09 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their strong gains Tuesday after the Case-Shiller home price index report and as investors seemed to temporarily shrug off worries over the euro zone.

  • PTT Looks to Tap African Gas via Cove Energy Bid Monday, 28 May 2012 | 10:09 PM ET

    PTT will help provide a fast-growing market for the natural gas from U.K.-listed Cove Energy’s east African fields, if it wins a bidding war with Royal Dutch Shell, the CEO of the company Pailin Chuchottaworn told CNBC.

  • Stocks End Lower, but Log Best Week in May Friday, 25 May 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower in thin trading Friday as investors hesitated to stay long over the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend amid ongoing worries over the euro zone.

  • Futures Turn Lower as Fears Over Greece Linger Friday, 25 May 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures slipped Friday, tracking shares in Europe, as concerns lingered over the euro zone debt crisis in what could otherwise be a light trading day ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Stocks Recover to End Flat; Facebook Logs Gain Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 5:26 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from steep losses to finish narrowly mixed Wednesday following several reports on the euro zone that helped soothe fears over the region's debt crisis.

  • Futures Lower as Hopes Fade Over Euro Zone Fix Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investor caution replaced hope of a resolution to the euro zone debt crisis ahead of a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels.

  • Last Call: Facebook IPO Forensic Examination Begins Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 1:58 AM ET

    As the controversy around the Facebook IPO grows, regulators say they will look into it; Moody’s lifts Ford’s credit rating; Dell shares slide after earning; Yahoo charts a new direction.

  • Stocks End Flat Amid Renewed Greece Woes Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks erased most of their gains to finish flat Tuesday following reports that former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said preparations for Greece's exit from the euro zone are being considered. 

  • Futures Turn Mixed; Facebook Declines Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures trimmed earlier gains to turn mixed in a volatile pre-market session, as investors awaited data on existing home sales and after Fitch cut Japan's credit rating.

  • Could Evernote Be Acquired? Founder & CEO Says No Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:11 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 3Gs

    Evernote, a U.S. mobile startup whose shareholders include NTT DoCoMo and Sequoia Capital, has no intention of being acquired and its owners have "no exit strategy", according to founder and CEO Phil Libin.

  • Stocks Snap 6-Day Losing Streak; Facebook Falls Monday, 21 May 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks ended near highs Monday to post their best trading session in May, with the Dow and S&P 500 snapping a six-day losing streak and the Nasdaq posting its best one-day percentage gain this year, as investors snapped up beaten-down stocks.

  • Futures Higher, but Facebook Turns Negative Monday, 21 May 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    US Stock index futures pointed to a rebound on Wall Street on Monday following a sloppy debut by Facebook on Friday that spoiled hopes for a spectacular open for the company that would brighten the mood in what has been a gloomy month for equity markets.

  • Stocks Log Worst Week in 2012; FB Closes Flat Friday, 18 May 2012 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks closed near session lows Friday, with all three major averages posting their worst weekly drop this year, as investors were cautious ahead of the weekend amid fears over the euro zone and euphoria over Facebook's trading debut fizzled.

  • Futures Edge Higher Ahead of Facebook Debut Friday, 18 May 2012 | 8:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, struggling to recover from a string of recent declines, and ahead of Facebook's widely-anticipated trading debut later this morning.

  • For a Post-IPO Facebook, Lots of Cash and Possibilities Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 11:04 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Last month, Mark Zuckerberg unilaterally decided to shell out $1 billion for Instagram, a social network based on mobile photos. By end of day Friday, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have even more money to throw around. So what is Facebook going to do with all that cash?

  • Dow, S&P End Lower for 4th Day on Greece Woes Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:13 PM ET

    Stocks logged another decline in choppy trading Wednesday following the Fed's meeting minutes and after conflicting reports suggesting the ECB could halt monetary operations to certain Greek banks, reigniting jitters over the debt-ridden nation.

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