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Stock analyst, jailed in China, blames company in lawsuit

Kun Huang claims that Silvercorp Metals used its influence to have him arrested and imprisoned. Continue reading

Another activist jumps on board USA Truck

ADW Capital Partners criticizes 'ho-hum' corporate culture, agitates for sale. Continue reading

Broken levy: How U.S. tax law encourages inversions

As companies seek better treatment by relocating overseas, pressure builds to reform a system rooted in the imperial era. As one critic points out, "doing nothing borders on the irresponsible." Continue reading

Boeing sales surge fuels consolidation down the chain

Manufacturer's plan to increase production gives suppliers like Precision and Triumph reason to do more deals. Continue reading

BHP Billiton to spin out non-core assets

The Anglo-Australian mining company has announced plans to spin off unwanted aluminum and coal assets in a move that is expected to create a new business worth up to $17 billion Continue reading

Wendel pursues break-up of Materis

The French private equity house says its portfolio company Materis is in exclusive talks to sell its cement additives business Chryso to LBO France. A disposal would be the latest in a series of Materis units Wendel has pushed to reduce the company's debt. Continue reading

Scotland's last commercial shipbuilder goes under

Ferguson Shipbuilders disappears from the banks of the Clyde after 112 years, in a heavy blow for the economic prospects of the region. Continue reading

BHP Billiton 'prefers' demerger option

The Anglo-Australian miner hints a decision is close on whether to spin off its non-core assets into a separate company and concentrate on four or five core "pillars," including iron ore and petroleum. Continue reading

Big investments for Indian hydro, wind power

India's Reliance Power and GE place bets on alternative energy provision in India as the country attempts to reduce its reliance on coal while finding urgently needed new sources of electricity. Continue reading

Carmakers face a sales plateau, with an overhaul to follow

Times are good in the auto business right now, but the market could be nearing a peak. Parts suppliers are already adapting to the changing dynamics and carmakers themselves could eventually turn to mergers and acquisitions to stay ahead of the curve. Continue reading

McGraw Hill Financial construction data unit nears sale

Mostly PE firms are in the process as the sector continues to attract financial sponsor interest. Continue reading

Verso debt exchange doubt jeopardizes NewPage merger

Senior subordinated noteholders play 'high stakes game of chicken' as July 30 deadline approaches. Continue reading

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