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Pressure for tax reform building as corporate 'inversions' continue, says expert

The reported resurgence of cross-border mergers involving US companies that then move their corporate headquarters abroad shows that anti-tax avoidance measures passed last year were "a sticking plaster rather than a long-term solution", an expert has said... 17 Jun 2015

Chinese groups fight to buy Portuguese Novo Banco bank

Portuguese bank Novo Banco is likely to be taken over by either Anbang Insurance or Fosun International in what would be the biggest acquisition of a European financial services organisation by a China-based buyer, the Financial Times has reported.  03 Jun 2015

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French companies caught in the fight against double voting rights attached to loyalty shares

French asset management company PhiTrust Active Investors is leading a "shareholder engagement campaign" against the new Florange law that gives double voting rights to investors who have held stock for over two years. 20 Apr 2015

Nokia agrees to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Finnish telecoms company Nokia is to buy French rival Alcatel-Lucent in an all-shares deal that values Alcatel-Lucent at €15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion).  15 Apr 2015

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