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Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Margarethe Vestager cleared Dow’s merger with DuPont The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the merger of US chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont. The deal values the merged company at $130bn (£103bn) and is expected to lead to cost savings of $3bn. The EC’s approval is dependent […]

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UK banks given new stress test scenarios

Image copyright AFP The UK’s biggest banks have been told to prepare for a wide range of challenges, as part of the Bank of England’s latest stress tests. One key test will be to prove they can manage any sudden slowdown in foreign interest in UK assets. The banks will have to show they have […]

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FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar

Image copyright Getty Images UK shares started the week lower as the pound jumped to a seven-week high against the US dollar. The dollar was weaker against most currencies following the defeat of Donald Trump’s planned healthcare reforms on Friday. Analysts say the failure to push the reforms through has raised questions over whether Mr […]

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Five tips on how to be an art collector

The organisers of Art Basel in Hong Kong – Asia’s biggest art fair – have tapped into a growing market with an appetite for high-end works, even though the economy is slowing down. So if you’re in the market, what should you know? We asked two art experts for their tips. Source link

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Just google it: How one company came to dominate search

Image copyright Getty Images “Dad, what happens when you die?” “I don’t know, son. Nobody knows for sure.” “Why don’t you ask Google?” Of course, Google isn’t clever enough to tell us whether there is life after death, but the word “google” does crop up in conversation more often than either “clever” or “death”, according […]