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Tech Energy Business Strategy Videos Awards

Walmart and Google challenge Amazon with voice shopping partnership

The two industry giants are aiming to improve their position in the ecommerce market by offering consumers voice-based shopping via their smartphones

BHP set to sell underperforming US shale business

The world’s largest mining company could make $10bn from the sale of its US shale division, but that would still represent a significant loss on its 2011 investment

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Total acquires Maersk Oil in $7.45bn deal

The French oil group will pay $4.95bn in shares and assume part of the Danish company’s debt

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Walmart’s online sales soar in the US

Walmart, the world’s largest offline retailer, sees good results in e-commerce sales

Rural Mexican farmers rally against NAFTA renegotiations

Rural farmers in Mexico take to the streets to protest the government’s attempt to save free trade with the US

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Microsoft advances in the cloud computing space with latest acquisition

Microsoft’s purchase of Cycle Computing could see high-performance applications move from Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services to Microsoft’s Azure platform

Linde ovecomes union pressure to begin acceptance period for $75bn Praxair merger

Linde and Praxair shareholders have 10 weeks to approve a merger that would create a new leader in the gas industry

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FMC set to buy home dialysis systems manufacturer NxStage for $2bn

Fresenius Medical Care has sought to expand its home care provision by acquiring dialysis treatment rival NxStage

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Toyota and Mazda enter joint venture to build $1.6bn US assembly plant

Japanese car manufacturers Toyota and Mazda have agreed to share a new $1.6bn manufacturing plant in the US, while further pooling resources to research the development of electric vehicles

Uber rivals Didi Chuxing and Taxify form cross-continental partnership

China’s largest taxi app, Didi Chuxing, will invest in Europe’s Taxify in order to help the company expand its operations

Ride-hailing app Grab attracts record $2.5bn investment as Uber falters

Substantial investments from Softbank and Didi are set to propel Grab towards record levels of funding

London Stock Exchange teams up with IBM for mainstream blockchain trial

LSE’s Italian subsidiary will be the first financial service provider to conduct a mainstream trial of blockchain