Financial Times : Business Europe (45)

Irish Independent owner faces 20% profit drop

Cargo ship giant Maersk Tankers invests in quant hedge fund

Group to use CargoMetrics data and analytical models to improve fleet deployment

Powerhouse Germany badly trailing rivals in broadband

Lack of infrastructure investment puts industrial stalwart behind Latvia and Mexico

Maersk Tankers invests in quant hedge fund CargoMetrics

Group to use shipping data and analytical models to improve fleet deployment

Germany struggles to overcome digital deficit

Eurozone powerhouse lags behind Latvia and Sweden on broadband fibre

Premier Oil sells stake in Western Europe's biggest onshore oilfield

Norway's sovereign fund reveals interventionist streak

Oil-backed investor voted against management in 7 of its 10 largest equity holdings

Air Berlin/Lufthansa: terminal velocity

Germany seems to favour consolidation, which is bad news for consumers

Here is the big reason banks are safer than a decade ago

Institutions rely less on wholesale funding of the kind that seized up in the crisis 

Clock ticks as Fiat's search for buyer reaches Great Wall

China may be carmaker's last hope to sell itself before chief Marchionne retires

Lithuania becomes first ex-Soviet state to buy US natural gas

Lithuanian deal is intended to weaken Europe's reliance on Russian energy

AP Moller-Maersk: bridge finance

A drilling unit is next piece of ballast the Danish group will need to sling overboard

Maersk in big step towards break-up with $7bn sale of oil unit

Danish group's restructuring plans start to take shape in deal with Total of France

Total to buy $7.45bn of oil assets from Maersk

French oil group will pay in shares, giving Maersk's parent group a 3.75% stake

Lixil sells Italian construction group Permasteelisa for a loss

Sale to China's Grandland affirms retreat by Japanese group after aggressive expansion

Banks help to drive global growth in dividends

'More synchronised' global economic growth cited as one reason for increase in payouts

Asset managers ban investments in German carmakers

Three financial groups respond to investigation of alleged industry collusion

Week in Review, August 19

US retailers, Air Berlin, China Unicom, accountants and Akzo Nobel in the news

Heineken: tavern a ball

Dutch brewer's acquisition of Punch Taverns' pubs makes sense

Atari sues Nestlé over 'Breakout' KitKat ads

Group accused of copyright infringement on retro video game built by Jobs and Wozniak

Cinven and Bain secure Stada for €4.1bn after second push

Private equity groups agree Europe's largest leveraged buyout in four years

Heineken cleared to take over Punch Taverns

Watchdog approves £403m deal after Dutch brewer agrees to sell 30 pubs

Airline and leisure stocks wobble on Barcelona terror attack

Macquarie completes £2.3bn Green Investment Bank deal

Australian group says it will build on GIB's legacy of promoting renewable energy

Solarworld resurrected with the help of Qatari investment

Group agrees to sell its key assets for about €100m to Qatari-German joint venture

BayernLB warns on regulatory cost burden

Bank's profit rise and cost-cutting fail to cancel out growth in compliance expenses

Vestas: blade stunner

Danish company's main market looks surprisingly solid for the foreseeable future

Investors sue Brussels over Banco Popular sale

EU authorities relied on 'incomplete information' in €1 deal, say bondholders

Vestas wind turbine project delays hit profits and revenues

Danish group's shares fall as it warns installation and grid problems could hurt results

Sales dip for B&Q owner Kingfisher in second quarter

Nasdaq Nordic market raises challenge to London's Aim

Exchange for small growth companies to offer UK investors tax breaks

Air Berlin collapse threatens to clip rivals' wings

Lufthansa's talks for parts of carrier's business called 'a conspiracy' by Ryanair

Air Berlin collapse hits Etihad-linked structured bonds

Yield on special purpose vehicle's debt nearly doubled

Elliott Advisors: activism ascendant

European boards used to scoff at US hedge funds seeking reforms. Not any more

Carlsberg lifts profits but volume dips

Investors push shares down as Danish brewer leaves outlook unchanged

Fiat joins BMW's self-driving car development programme

Partnership aims to become industry-wide blueprint for autonomous vehicle technology

Moller-Maersk puts cost of cyber attack at up to $300m

Container shipping conditions best since financial crisis, says Danish conglomerate

Akzo Nobel agrees peace deal with activist hedge fund Elliott

Dutch paints group to appoint 3 new directors as truce called in takeover battle

Failed Ryanair Ukraine deal is a blow to pro-western leadership

Kiev officials desperately need to attract foreign investment to boost growth

SoundCloud struggles to turn fandom into hard cash

New management must transform music streaming service into a mature business

Activist Corvex looks to squeeze value from Danone

Like many of its peers the French yoghurt maker is struggling with slowing growth

K+S abandons profit target amid muted recovery

Potash prices are recovering, but not fast enough to justify forecast

Air Berlin keeps flying after filing for insolvency

Investor Etihad criticised after Germany forced to provide €150m in temporary credit

Deutsche Bank names Tom Patrick to head Americas business

Global equities boss takes over after torrid time for Germany's biggest lender

The push for faster aid to developing countries

Western governments believe insurance will help deliver relief more effectively. But some fear the policies do not cover the real risks