Laura Board is The Deal’s international editor. Based in London, she leads a team producing news and features on corporate finance and regulation from Brussels to Brisbane. Board joined the The Deal shortly after its 1999 launch from the Financial Times. Before that, she worked at Bloomberg News in Frankfurt and London and at Retail Week. She speaks French, Italian, German and Spanish.
The Swiss biotech was last year reported to be a target of Shire.
Another month of falling "core" consumer prices keeps a Bank of Japan rate cut on the agenda.
The expectations component of the index unexpectedly declines though companies' assessment of the current situation improves.
Shares in the company rise as it beats first-half profit expectations.
The dollar strengthens against the currencies of most trading partners after Fed minutes and strong durable goods figures.
The IHS Markit surveys reveal healthy new orders and jobs growth.
Emerging market currencies including the rupee and the Malaysian ringgit slip further against the dollar.
Miners and oil companies pull indices higher ahead of next week's OPEC meeting.
Japanese shares rise as the yen weakens against major currencies, though stabilizes against the dollar.
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