Deals: A Good Start on Holiday Shopping
Vivendi-Activision video-game combination leads a surge of strategic buying, followed by Philips Electronics $2.75 billion bid to become the biggest lighting company in North America.
Down but Not Out
Private equity may have lost some of its leverage, but it's still a force for companies looking to buy, sell, or just attract capital.
Debating the Need for Speed
How does a company balance the pros and cons of accelerated share repurchases?
China Merchants Bank Vaults into U.S.
It will be the first Chinese bank to do business in the States after a 15-year exclusionary policy recently reversed by the Fed.
China’s Next Miracle?
After 15 years of excluding them, the Fed mulls reopening U.S. doors to Chinese banks.
Six banking executives discuss their concerns about the credit crunch and its ever-widening implications.
Testing, Testing: Sun Asks Analysts to Wait
CFO Mike Lehman is managing a massive Oracle ERP implementation as part of his effort to turn around Sun's flagging fortunes, and he's not going to rush it.
Premiums Without Peril
While bidding high to beat rivals for a target can be an acquirer's undoing, some have developed valuation tools to help them safely offer more.