Biden directed regulators to find ways to limit bank mergers.
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A handful of banks now dominate the US financial sector. This consolidation has resulted in higher costs for consumers and small businesses and put the economy at greater risk of a financial crisis.
Beware of zombie companies.
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The famous jeweller Tiffany & Co has just sold for a cut-price bid.
Combine years of ludicrous leverage and the pandemic collapse, and many companies are living on borrowed time.
The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and 13 colleagues was the last roadblock to the merger.
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The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
Research shows how decision making by investors is affected by the one-hour clock change.
Australia has an unusually high degree of market concentration. Many industry sectors are dominated by a handful of large companies.
Competition policy in Australia is undermined by not knowing if it is right to let the vast majority of corporate mergers go ahead.
The two supermarkets will not become one.
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Sainsbury’s faces tough times ahead following the blocking of its merger with Asda.
It’s a bold move from outgoing Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi.
The Santos share price has slipped since its AGM in May and the board’s defence against a takeover is likely to face shareholder pressure if oil prices slide.
Australian companies have been employing many and varied takeover defences this year, including some that defy convention.
Papa John himself resigned from the company after a report said he used a racial slur.
Papa John’s is hoping to use the corporate strategy to prevent founder John Schnatter from taking back control over the pizza chain.
The sky’s the limit.
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Comcast and Disney’s bidding war for Sky can only be justified by the outside threat of Amazon and Netflix.
AT&T and Time Warner are among the latest companies to merge.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
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Facing stiff competition, the obvious solution is for Sainsbury’s and Asda to grow their customer base and revenues, while cutting their margins, through a merger.
Fruit and vegetables department at Whole Foods Market.
In 2017 the US retail giant Amazon spent nearly $14 billion to acquire the Whole Foods Market grocery chain. What are the motivations behind this acquisition and who will be the winners and losers?
Many enthusiasts judge craft beer by more than its flavor.
Labels for boutique beers made by giant corporations may give the impression that a tiny craft brewery slapped them on the bottles. That confusion is by design.
Apple’s expertise isn’t in operating theme parks.
Acquiring companies that don’t complement the main business went out of fashion more than a decade ago.
Hard hats at the ready.
Does 21st century corporate logic contain the seeds of its own destruction?
A man shops for avocados at a Whole Foods Market in New York on Aug. 28. The splashy price cuts Amazon made as the new owner of Whole Foods has attracted some curious customers.
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Amazon has pledged to continue slashing prices at Whole Foods now that it’s acquired the organic food mecca. Will that mean more affordable organic food for more people – delivered overnight?
A pioneer of ethical consumerism, wedded to a corporate giant with a questionable record? The lessons of a decade ago should be ringing alarm bells.
SAB’s resilience has allowed it to become a key player globally.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.