FRANKFURT Blackrock , the second-largest shareholder in both Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange Group , publicly voiced its support for the $28 billion merger of the two European exchanges as key regulatory decisions on the tie-up loom.
MILAN/PARIS Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 46 billion euro ($49 billion) merger to create a global eyewear powerhouse with annual revenue of more than 15 billion euros.
MILAN By sealing one of the biggest European merger deals of recent years, 81-year old spectacles tycoon Leonardo Del Vecchio has added another chapter to one of Italy's most legendary rags-to-riches stories.
ZURICH Syngenta Chief Executive Erik Fyrwald expects regulatory approval soon for ChemChina's proposed $43 billion takeover of the Swiss pesticides and seeds group, he said on Monday.
STOCKHOLM Sweden's Atlas Copco said it would split into two listed companies in 2018, forming an industrial business and a separate mining and civil engineering firm whose equity would be distributed to the same shareholders.
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) said on Monday it had no plans to shift the operations of its LCH clearing business from Britain to Germany following the group's merger with Deutsche Boerse .
JAKARTA Indonesian tycoon Tahir said on Monday he is interested in buying all of PT Bank Permata Tbk and merging it with PT Bank Mayapada Internasional Tbk , starting with the stake held by Asia-focused lender Standard Chartered Plc .
PARIS Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor confirmed on Monday plans to agree on a merger worth some 46 billion euros ($48.83 billion) to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear market.
HONG KONG Morgan Stanley has received China securities regulator's approval to boost its stake in its Chinese securities venture to 49 percent, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, making it the first foreign bank to get such a nod.
LONDON Mergers and acquisitions activity in the United Kingdom will drop sharply in 2017 due to uncertainty over the terms of its exit from the European Union, law firm Baker McKenzie said in a report published on Monday.
ATLANTA/NEW YORK Martin Luther King's daughter said on Monday that "God can triumph over Trump," but the slain civil rights leader's son struck a conciliatory tone after meeting with the president-elect on the U.S. holiday that honors their father. | Video