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Germany's Bayer said it would pay up to $600m (£493m) to take control of cell therapy developer BlueRock Therapeutics.
Bank of Georgia Group said its JSC Bank of Georgia unit and International Finance Corp (IFC) had signed a GEL 100m (£28m) loan agreement to support micro, small and medium sized enterprises with local currency.
Brexit woes and the US-China trade spat hit interim results at upmarket real estate agent Savills as customers steered clear of making deals.
Russian steel maker Evraz reported a 22% fall in core earnings on Thursday due to lower prices for vanadium, coking coal and steel products as the company warned of “volatile” markets in the second half.
UK insurer Hastings reported a larger-than-expected fall in first-half profits after booking a charge to cover a change in the discount rate used to calculate personal injury claims.
Britain's largest life and general insurer Aviva said it was reviewing the future of its Asia business as first half operating profit rose 1%.