• April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A review could come as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Time Warner and Comcast did...

  • Who could be interested in Fortescue?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Who could be interested in Fortescue?

    David Walker, senior analyst at stocksinvalue.com.au, explains why Chinese firms may be more interested than Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore in acquiring Fortescue Metals.

  • Yahoo not in talks to acquire Foursquare: Sources   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Yahoo not in talks to acquire Foursquare: Sources

    CNBC's David Faber reports there is no truth to the rumor Yahoo will acquire Foursquare.

  • Yahoo not in talks to acquire Foursquare: Sources Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:08 AM ET

    Update: Sources deny any deal between Yahoo and local social "check-in" app Foursquare.

  • Nokia confirms it will buy Alcatel-Lucent Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    Finland's Nokia will tie the knot with Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock deal that values the French telecom company at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), the companies said on Wednesday.

  • *U.S. stock futures point to lower open on Wall Street. LONDON, April 14- Global stock markets edged down on Tuesday as investors worried about the impact of a strong dollar on U.S. company earnings and unease over Greece's debt crisis overshadowed news of a possible merger between two big European telecoms equipment firms. News that Finland's Nokia was in talks to...

  • SINGAPORE, April 14- Gold hovered below $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday after slipping nearly 1 percent the session before, pressured by the possibility that U.S. interest rates could rise in the near term. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,198.20 an ounce at 0023 GMT. *Canadian gold miners Alamos Gold Inc and AuRico Gold Inc unveiled a $1.5 billion merger plan, setting...

  • Alamos Gold, AuRico Gold merging in $1.5B deal Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    A mine worker displays a large ingot of gold during the refining process at the Loulo-Gounkoto gold mine complex operated by Randgold Resources Ltd. in Loulo, Mali, Nov. 1, 2013.

    Canadian gold mining companies Alamos Gold and AuRico Gold are merging in a deal valued at approximately $1.5 billion.

  • NEW YORK— Canadian gold mining companies Alamos Gold and AuRico Gold Inc. are merging in a deal valued at approximately $1.5 billion. The combined business will have assets including AuRico's Young- Davidson mine in Canada and Alamos' Mulatos mine in Sonora, Mexico. John McCluskey, president and CEO of Alamos Gold, will serve as CEO of the combined business.

  • Has Noble fought back the tide of Muddy Waters? Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 9:45 PM ET

    Asian commodity trader Noble Group has managed to fight off another round of research flak, this time from prominent short seller Muddy Waters.

  • Expect more energy mergers to come: Pro   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    Expect more energy mergers to come: Pro

    Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer of Ayers Alliance Securities, explains why Shell's $70 billion deal for BG group may just be the first of many energy mergers.

  • More energy M&A ahead?   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    More energy M&A ahead?

    After Shell's big deal, are more takeouts coming down the pike? Lawrence McDonald and Andrew Keene discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • LONDON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds in the first major energy industry merger in more than a decade, closing the gap on market leader U.S. ExxonMobil after a plunge in oil prices. 1/ 8 nL3N0X441R 3/ 4. Goldman Sachs and Robey Warshaw LLP are expected to earn $50.3 million each for advising BG, with Bank of America...

  • These could be the next energy buyers and sellers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Exxon could make a deal soon, and targets for oil majors range from U.S. shale producers to distressed mining and resources firms, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Shell-BG merger is 'great deal'   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Shell-BG merger is 'great deal'

    Royal Dutch Shell is set to buy BG Group for £47 billion. Marina Petroleka, head of energy and infrastructure at BMI Research, says it's "a great deal" offering plenty of advantages.

  • Sunday telephone call sparked $70 bln Shell-BG deal Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Karolin Schaps. LONDON, April 7- Sometimes it takes little more than five people to put together a $70 billion oil mega-merger. Helping to make it happen were three bankers who have advised on some of the oil industry's biggest takeovers-- Alastair Maxwell from Goldman Sachs, Julian Mylchreest from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and former...

  • *Greek PM Tsipras in Moscow. LONDON, April 8- Global stocks remained upbeat on Wednesday as a $70 billion mega-deal in the European oil and gas sector stoked the merger and acquisition fever that has gripped investors this week. Shares in BG Group rose as much as 42 percent in early trade after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay that amount for its smaller rival, making...

  • *Sky rallies after sources say Vivendi mulling takeover. PARIS, April 8- European shares rose in early trading on Wednesday, led by a rally in energy stocks after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy BG Group for 47 billion pounds in the first oil super-merger in a decade. Shares in BG jumped 39 percent, while Tullow Oil soared 10 percent, BP gained 4 percent, Repsol added 1.8...

  • The feel-good factor in M&A   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    The feel-good factor in M&A

    Talking about recent merger and acquisition deals, Benjamin Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin, discusses whether businesses are overpaying for the companies.

  • *Glencore free to refresh bid for Rio Tinto under UK rules. MELBOURNE, April 8- Australia's treasurer has told business representatives he would not allow Glencore Plc to merge with Rio Tinto due to concerns about losing tax revenue, a person familiar with his comments said on Wednesday. Treasurer Joe Hockey said based on the tax implications he had seen from the...