from Breakingviews:

ASML could be cousin to ARM in next tech wave

July 20, 2016

Dutch microchip printer maker ASML could be an analogue to takeover target ARM if two of tech’s biggest ideas merit the hype. Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to pay 24.3 billion pounds ($32 billion) for UK chip designer ARM on the basis that it will be a prime beneficiary of “the internet of things”, where appliances chat to one another over the worldwide web. That in turn should create masses of “big data” that companies can crunch to learn more about their customers. And that is where ASML, which beat analyst expectations of second-quarter earnings on July 20, comes in.

from Breakingviews:

Cheap oil no deterrent to Shell-BG deal

November 3, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Shell throws kitchen sink at low oil

October 29, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Heineken strength justifies mega-merger abstinence

October 28, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Heineken crafts telling move away from global beer

September 9, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

ABN Amro’s IPO could prove sweetly timed

August 21, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Delhaize pays for sway in 25 bln euro Ahold combo

June 24, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Ahold-Delhaize is a 25 bln euro deal full of hope

May 11, 2015

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from Breakingviews:

Shell-BG highlights rise of the micro-boutiques

April 8, 2015

An illuminated vintage Shell sign

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from Breakingviews:

Royal Dutch Shell and BG open mega-deal pipeline

April 8, 2015

A vintage Shell sign is seen illuminated at a Shell gas station

Additional reporting and writing by Fiona Maharg-Bravo. The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.