Category: Economic Affairs

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain…

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Financial Markets: more transparency and less speculation

Strasbourg, 07.06.2016 – The European Union will have new and tougher standards on financial market transactions from January 2018. The European Parliament adopted the new Directives on Markets for Financial Instruments (MiFID II) today. “The MiFID is the cornerstone of Europe’s post-crisis financial markets regulation, which is why it should enter into force as quickly…

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Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks Complete Transactions

Charter Names Tom Rutledge Chairman of the Board of Directors and Appoints Board Members STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 18, 2016 – Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries, “Charter”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced transactions whereby legacy Charter, the previous public company (“legacy Charter”), has combined with Time Warner Cable…

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Shell Announces Successful Completion Of BG Merger

The BG Group will now be officially delisted from the London Stock Exchange after Royal Dutch Shell’s Scheme of Arrangement with the group has become effective. The entire issued ordinary share capital of BG Group is now owned by Shell. Shell announced the successful completion of the merger after delivering the court order to the…

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10th annual salute to small business winners honored by KSBW 8 and Union Bank

Seven of the superior small businesses in Monterey County were honored by Union Bank and KSBW 8. The Intercontinental Hotel in Monterey hosted the 10th annual Salute to Small Business awards ceremony. The event awarded small businesses in seven categories, including Agribusiness, Business Professional, Entrepreneur of the Year, Hospitality, Minority-owned Business, Nonprofit 501c3, and Woman-owned…

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Pfizer and Allergan to Combine

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer, a global innovative biopharmaceutical company, will combine with Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma, in…

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