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Contagious coups: what is fuelling military takeovers across west Africa?

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Appearing on state television, military officers read from a statement, calmly announcing the takeover of the state. In the streets of the capital, crowds celebrate, cheering as the coup is roundly condemned outside t...

‘Corporate vultures’: how Americans fearing higher water bills are fighting takeovers

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The Octoraro reservoir is a lake in south-east Pennsylvania where locals fish, kayak and marvel at bald eagles and owls. It’s a picturesque scene but in the neighbourhoods nearby there are placards which carry warning...

UK government extends powers to intervene in foreign takeovers

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Ministers have greater powers to block foreign takeovers of British firms after new rules came into effect on Tuesday giving them more scope to unpick deals that have the potential to harm national security. The Natio...

Why takeovers, rather than arms, may be the talk of UK defence fair

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Defence industry bosses have missed out on a year’s worth of hobnobbing with customers at trade fairs like the Farnborough and Paris air shows, but will have the chance to make up for lost time this week when Europe’s...

City veteran Simon Laffin on the challenges posed by controversial takeovers

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Responsible business is all the rage in the City but you wouldn’t necessarily know it: a healthcare company that makes inhalers to treat lung diseases is being sold to big tobacco and Bradford awaits its fate as the h...