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If you’re a fan of the corporate mega-mergers that keep getting announced, there’s a good chance you’re going to love 2018.At least that’s the wisdom being touted by banks across Wall Street.

Elsewhere in deal news:

In markets news, it’s easier than ever to bet on the death of brick-and-mortar retail.

And in crypto news, traders on a $US1 billion cryptocurrency exchange say they can’t withdraw money and are left in the dark about why. Goldman Sachs asked clients about bitcoin’s price trajectory. And one VC firm is starting a new blockchain fund – and plans to fund it with an initial coin offering.

Lastly, an 18-year-old is raffling off his uncle’s £130,000 Porsche Panamera Turbo for £35 a ticket.

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