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Here some of Tuesday's big movers on European stock markets:Whitbread, Storebrand, Iberia, ABN Amro, Barclays, Friends Provident, Technical Olympic and Deutsche Post.
We are on the verge of marking the 50th anniversary of the European Union -- taking as its birth the Treaty of Rome -- and politicians will spend this weekend in Berlin toasting the treaty.
Britain's media regulator Ofcom said on Tuesday it would investigate the pay TV industry, dominated by BSKyB, and decide whether the market should be referred for scrutiny by competition regulators.
Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said Monday that it filed complaints against wireless technology company Qualcomm in Germany and the Netherlands.
Here some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets: TUI, ABN Amro, Capitalia, AstraZeneca and Alcatel-Lucent.
Britain's Barclays is expected to confirm on Monday it is in preliminary merger talks with ABN AMRO Holding, British newspapers reported.
Britain's Imperial Tobacco will continue to push for a deal to acquire Franco-Spanish tobacco company Altadis, which rejected an offer of 45 euros ($59) a share.
The Wall Street Journal said a second group of investors comprising Bain Capital, Apollo Management and Vornado Realty Trust may be interested in the U.K. grocer.
U.S. drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb is moving assets of up to $25 billion from an Irish holding company, it said on Friday, fanning worries in Ireland that it is growing less competitive.
The central Bank of Norway will increase interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the sixth time since May in a bid to cool off Norway's oil-fired economy, the bank said Thursday.
Here some of Thurday's big movers on European stock markets: Altadis, Imperial Tobacco, Pirelli, Cap Gemini, Swedish Match, Omega Pharma and AstraZeneca.
Britain's Imperial Tobacco on Thursday confirmed it had made a bid approach to Altadis at 45 euros a share in cash valuing the Spanish firm at 11.5 billion euros ($15.2 billion).
AOL Wednesday withdrew an estimated $900 million cash offer for Swedish online marketerTradeDoubler after failing to gain the approval of 90% of shareholders.
Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Kingfisher, Carrefour, J. Sainsbury, HBOS, RBS, Deutsche Bank, SEB, Skanska and Holcim.
Here some of Tuesday's big movers on European stock markets: Cadbury Schweppes, Altana, Altadis, Alliance Boots, SABMiller, Lagardere and Swisscom.
Akzo Nobel said on Monday it was selling its drugs unit Organon BioSciences to Schering-Plough for 11 billion euros ($14.5 billion), dropping plans to float it in a public share offer.
Stocks were set to start the week lower after concerns about sub-prime mortgage lending dented enthusiasm for a very busy Merger Monday.
The CEO of Akzo Nobel may be feeling like a lottery winner this morning after making a deal with Schering-Plough.
Swedish hygiene and paper product maker SCA said on Monday it had signed a deal to buy all of Procter & Gamble's European tissue operations for 512 million euros ($672 million) in cash.
Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Alliance Boots, WM Morrison, Sainsbury, Tesco, Volkswagen, EADS, Xstrata and Deutsche Postbank.