Elliott Advisors amends takeover proposal for Aryzta

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Aryzta is seen during the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Duebendorf, Switzerland November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss-Irish bakery firm Aryzta said on Tuesday that Elliott Capitol Advisors had amended its potential takeover offer for an indicative price of 0.80 Swiss francs per share. “Aryzta notes that it […]

Biden to choose ex-Fed chair Yellen as first woman Treasury secretary, allies say

Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury Secretary, according to two Democratic allies. A spokesman for Biden’s campaign declined to comment. Yellen, reached by phone, also declined to comment. Yellen, 74, would be the first woman to head […]

Nicola Sturgeon launches new SNP Scottish Bank to help ‘rebuild’ country after COVID-19

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Nicola Sturgeon will launch Scotland’s National Investment Bank which will use £2billion of Scottish Government funding over its first decade to invest in businesses and projects. The concept will allow the Government to […]

Famous alien-hunting telescope shut down to avoid ‘catastrophic failure’

Scientists have lost one of their most powerful tools for hunting asteroids, planets and alien life after damage forced Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory to shut down for good. The massive facility is one of the largest single-dish radio telescopes in the world and has played a major role in scientific discoveries over more than five decades. […]

COVID-19: Firms need a week’s notice of lockdown exit plan, says CBI

Businesses should be given at least seven days’ notice of the government’s lockdown exit plan so they can prepare for the key Christmas trading period, the CBI has said. The lobby group said firms will need time to activate supply chains and call in staff ahead of the expected reopening in England on 3 December. Notice […]

EU regulators to decide on $30 billion Willis, Aon deal by December 21

FILE PHOTO: An office building with Aon logo is seen amidst the easing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the Central Business District of Sydney, Australia, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Loren ElliottBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Aon AON.N has sought EU antitrust approval for its $30 billion bid for Willis Towers WLTW.O, with the EU watchdog setting […]