"Spider-Man", the "X-Men" and over 5,000 other characters belonging to Marvel Entertainment are to join the big Walt Disney family after the entertainment giant on Monday announced a cash deal worth four billion dollars to acquire Marvel.
Boosted by the acquisition of Wall Street investment bank Merrill Lynch, Bank of America made $4.2 billion in net profits in first-quarter income, nearly triple what it earned over the same period a year ago.
South Korean shipbuilder STX more than doubled its participation in Norway's Aker Yards, Europe's biggest shipyard. This step brings the South Korean group closer to being the world's leading shipbuilder.
Tata Motors, an Indian car and truck manufacturer, announced its successful $2.3 billion acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover on Monday, adding that the two car brands would keep their distinctive identities.
The European aerospace group will identify two acquisitions this year in defence, security or services including at least one in the United States, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters news agency.