China’s iKang Healthcare Group Inc. received a preliminary $1.5 billion acquisition offer from an investor group that includes its main rival, setting the stage for a face-off with the company’s chairman who earlier this year made a bid to take the health-care service provider private.
For investors craving that old Silicon Valley standby, harvesting fast money from an initial public offering in technology, the place to look right now is Europe.
General Atlantic LLC and Warburg Pincus LLC, two U.S. private equity firms, acquired a 49 percent stake in United Arab Emirates-based payments processing company Network International LLC.
It’s a fall evening in Tokyo, and Nikesh Arora is supposed to be in two places at once.
Widespace AB’s software helps Coca-Cola and Disney pinpoint the right potential customers in Europe for mobile ads and tracks success to get the companies more bang for their money. Now the Swedish startup is seeking funding to take on Google and Facebook Inc. and carve out a niche for itself in the U.S., the world’s largest ad market.
Gene Spiegelman of Cushman & Wakefield examines how e-commerce is impacting retail real estate, the expansion of the retail experience to attract customers and the increase of retail space by non-traditional services. He speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)
Dave Clark, senior vice president of operations and customer service at Amazon, discusses Amazon's expectations for Cyber Monday sales, the infrastructure the company has built, the business potential of drones, and the challenges of offering same day delivery. He speaks on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)
Retailers have extended their sales offerings beyond Black Friday in a bid to capture a larger slice of consumers' dollars during the holiday shopping season. Bloomberg's Shannon Pettypiece and Carl Riccadonna examine how shoppers took to this year's Black Friday offerings. They speak on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)
Maximilian Bittner, chief executive officer at Lazada Group, discusses the change in retailing from bricks and mortar stores to online shopping, e-commerce in Asean and his partnerships with other retailers to bring goods to the region. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
NDP Group Chief Industry Analyst Marshal Cohen discusses brick-and-mortar and online retailing. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Future of the Living Room
“The Hunger Games” finale retained its box office lead in North America, outdrawing three new releases including Pixar’s second movie this year, a “Rocky” sequel and a fresh take on Frankenstein.
ESPN’s declining subscriber base -- down 7 million in two years -- is presenting owner Walt Disney Co. with tough choices.
Walt Disney Co. dropped the most in three months after reporting that ESPN lost 3 million subscribers in a year, reviving concerns about shrinking demand for traditional pay-TV packages and dragging down U.S. media stocks.
U.S. stocks fluctuated in a shortened post-Thanksgiving trading session, as energy companies dropped with oil prices and Walt Disney Co. led declines in media shares.
Treasuries rose after the Thanksgiving holiday as a drop in Chinese shares drove demand for the relative safety of fixed income. U.S. stocks fluctuated as energy companies dropped with oil prices and Walt Disney Co. led declines in media shares.