NEW YORK, Dec 6- A federal judge on Friday rejected a last-ditch effort by consumers and travel agents to stop American Airlines and US Airways from merging next week, a move they fear would drive prices up and service down and make planes more crowded.» Read More
FRANKFURT, Oct 8- German drugs distributor Celesio is in no rush to forge an alliance or merger with a U.S. peer even though this would have some merits, its chief executive told a German newspaper. Reuters reported in July that U.S. drugs distribution groups McKesson Corp and Cardinal Health were both in talks to possibly take a stake in Celesio.
Apollo Tyres' $2.5 billion deal for Cooper Tire & Rubber has flared into a war of words as the companies haggle over price.
LONDON, Oct 3- Barclays is finding new ways to boost its commodities business, offering trading services as part of a mix of capital solutions and merger advice in an approach showing banks can succeed in keeping trading desks despite tighter regulations.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- With the U.S. government shutdown in its second day on Wednesday and no end in sight, a worrisome reality is sinking in on Capitol Hill: The standoff is merging with a much more complex fight in mid-October over raising the federal debt limit.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- IntercontinentalExchange Inc and NYSE Euronext said on Wednesday they moved a step closer to ICE finalizing its proposed takeover of the Big Board operator after a European regulatory group said it would not object to the deal.
LISBON, Oct 2- Portugal Telecom is to merge with Brazil's largest fixed-line telecoms group Oi to form a new company worth about 5.6 billion euros and with 100 million subscribers.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 2- The combined entity formed by Portugal Telecom SGPS SA and Brazil's Grupo Oi SA will continue to focus on debt reduction as a key part of strategy, Zeinal Bava, the chief executive of the Brazilian company, said on Wednesday.
*DFM shares soar 15 pct; Dubai's index hits 5- yr high. *J.P. Morgan, First Gulf Bank, Citigroup chosen as advisers. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, Oct 2- Abu Dhabi and Dubai have hired banks to advise on a possible merger of their two main stock exchanges, a state-backed deal that could energise financial markets in the United Arab Emirates, sources familiar with the plan said.
*J.P. Morgan, First Gulf Bank, Citigroup chosen as advisers. By Stanley Carvalho and Dinesh Nair. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, Oct 2- Abu Dhabi and Dubai have hired banks to advise on a possible merger of their two main stock exchanges, a state-backed deal that could energise financial markets in the United Arab Emirates, sources familiar with the plan said.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Department of Justice, fighting a proposed merger of US Airways Group Inc and American Airlines parent AMR Corp, lost a bid to delay the case on Tuesday, and share prices for both companies jumped on perceptions that prospects for the deal had brightened.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The Texas attorney general said on Tuesday that his state was dropping out of the U.S. Justice Department lawsuit seeking to block the merger of American Airlines parent AMR Corp and US Airways Group Inc..
MILAN, Sept 27- Truck and tractor maker CNH Industrial is aiming for an investment grade credit rating and could distribute the money saved on interest payments to shareholders, the group formed from the merger of Fiat Industrial and its CNH unit said.
WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that US Airways and American Airlines, whose proposed merger has been stalled by government opposition, should not get access to internal analyses prepared in its review of previous airline combinations.
EBay said it would buy payment platform Braintree for about $800 million in cash to add to its PayPal business.
Stryker will buy smaller peer Mako Surgical for about $1.65 billion to gain access to Mako's technology for robot-assisted orthopedic surgery.
David Rubenstein, Senior Analyst at Advanced Research Japan, discusses what a merger between AMAT and Tokyo Electron would mean for their rivals.
David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, said that although there are some risks associated with merging two companies from two different corporate cultures, the move is probably the right one.
*Applied Materials shares rise on merger with Tokyo Electron. *Facebook leads Nasdaq on report it could be allowed in China. Tea Party- backed U.S. senators, threatening to stall a bill to fund the U.S. government, ran into a wall of resistance from top Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
*Telecom Italia up as Telefonica agrees to raise stake. LONDON, Sept 24- European shares crept up on Tuesday as merger and acquisition activity in the telecoms sector outweighed downbeat U.S. and German data and a drop in profits for cruise operator Carnival.
*Telecom Italia up as Telefonica agrees to raise stake. LONDON, Sept 24- European shares crept up on Tuesday as merger and acquisition activity in the telecoms sector outweighed downbeat U.S. and German data and weakness from cruise operator Carnival which posted a drop in profits.