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China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash


BEIJING/SHANGHAI - China's stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world's second-largest economy.

Aetna’s Humana deal to bring scrutiny on other insurer tie-ups

NEW YORK - Aetna Inc's $37 billion deal to buy smaller health insurer Humana Inc will face rigorous scrutiny from U.S. regulators, which antitrust experts said could also make other large-scale mergers in the sector more difficult.

Breakingviews 03 Jul 2015

Toshiba accounting errors may be over $800 million: source

TOKYO - Japan's Toshiba Corp may need to mark down past earnings by over 100 billion yen ($814 million), more than double earlier estimates, after an investigation into past accounting practices found more irregularities, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

Breakingviews 04 Jul 2015

Airlines' undisciplined talk may have led to antitrust probe: experts

WASHINGTON - Frequent assurances by U.S. airline executives that they would maintain "discipline" when adding seats on competitive routes were a red flag for antitrust regulators on alert for collusion between the four largest air carriers, antitrust experts said Thursday.

Tunisia seeks to block HSBC settlement in Geneva: paper

ZURICH - Tunisia has filed an objection to HSBC's agreement to pay 40 million Swiss francs ($42.5 million) to settle a money laundering investigation at its Swiss private bank, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday.

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Germany's Heckler & Koch goes to court over alleged gun faults

FRANKFURT - German gun maker Heckler & Koch is going to court to rescue the reputation of its G36 gun, its signature product whose quality has been questioned by the German government.

Breakingviews 04 Jul 2015

Brazil probes currency market activity of 15 global banks

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA - Fifteen of the world's largest banks are under investigation on suspicion of rigging the Brazilian currency, antitrust watchdog Cade said on Thursday, the first such probe in one of the busiest foreign exchange markets globally.

Top U.S. regulator expects action on Fiat Chrysler over recalls

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday he will move quickly to take action in response to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's mishandling of recalls involving up to 11 million vehicles.

Breakingviews 02 Jul 2015

FTC approves Dollar Tree's takeover of Family Dollar

- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga.

Breakingviews 02 Jul 2015

Investors tell court they were shortchanged $1 billion in Dole deal

WILMINGTON, Del - Former shareholders of Dole Food Co pressed a Delaware judge on Thursday to award them a judgment of more than $1 billion for what they claim was a lowball buyout of the company in 2013 by its chief executive, David Murdock.

Breakingviews, 02 Jul 2015

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