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Green light for AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner

On June 12, a federal judge approved telecommunications giant AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner in a rebuke to the US Justice Department.  The deal, worth $85bn, has sparked fears of a frenzy of media acquisitions that would make the market less competitive. The Department of Justice’s attempt to block the merger drew suspicions of political…

Green light for AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner

On June 12, a federal judge approved telecommunications giant AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner in a rebuke to the US Justice Department.  The deal, worth $85bn, has sparked fears of a frenzy of media acquisitions that would make the market less competitive. The Department of Justice’s attempt to block the merger drew suspicions of political…

Bayer to retire Monsanto’s name upon completion of merger

On June 4, German drugmaker Bayer announced it would retire the Monsanto name upon closing its acquisition of the company, taking its products under Bayer’s portfolio. The merger, which received regulatory approval on May 29, is set to close on June 7 and will be the biggest outbound merger by a German company since Daimler-Benz bought…

Bayer to retire Monsanto’s name upon completion of merger

On June 4, German drugmaker Bayer announced it would retire the Monsanto name upon closing its acquisition of the company, taking its products under Bayer’s portfolio. The merger, which received regulatory approval on May 29, is set to close on June 7 and will be the biggest outbound merger by a German company since Daimler-Benz bought…

Federal Reserve announces proposed changes to Volcker Rule

On May 30, the US Federal Reserve unveiled proposed changes to the compliance requirements of the Volcker Rule, one of the foundational pillars of the Dodd-Frank Act that was put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Critics see the move as a continuation of the Trump administration’s undoing of measures put in place…

Federal Reserve announces proposed changes to Volcker Rule

On May 30, the US Federal Reserve unveiled proposed changes to the compliance requirements of the Volcker Rule, one of the foundational pillars of the Dodd-Frank Act that was put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Critics see the move as a continuation of the Trump administration’s undoing of measures put in place…

Promoting diversity within a corporate world

April 2018 saw the deadline for the new gender pay reporting regulations pass, and it is clear that there is still some way to go before there is pay parity between the genders. In 2010, the European Commission officially named gender balance as a priority on its political agenda. Yet, eight years on, it is questionable…

Promoting diversity within a corporate world

April 2018 saw the deadline for the new gender pay reporting regulations pass, and it is clear that there is still some way to go before there is pay parity between the genders. In 2010, the European Commission officially named gender balance as a priority on its political agenda. Yet, eight years on, it is questionable…

Top 5 biggest financial scandals of all time

When millions, or even billions, of dollars are up for grabs, some individuals are willing to play dirty to get their hands on them. Below, World Finance examines five of the biggest financial scandals ever to take place. Charles Ponzi In 1919, Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant living in Boston, came up with a scheme…

Top 5 biggest financial scandals of all time

When millions, or even billions, of dollars are up for grabs, some individuals are willing to play dirty to get their hands on them. Below, World Finance examines five of the biggest financial scandals ever to take place. Charles Ponzi In 1919, Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant living in Boston, came up with a scheme…