“Following recent market speculation, the board of directors of IHG states that it is not considering a potential sale or merger of the company,” the company said in a statement Friday. The company last week was exploring a possible sale or merger after receiving acquisition inquiries, Bloomberg News reported Friday. This summer, the company had been in merger talks with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the Financial Times reported, though IHG has since said those talks are off. Get the full story at Bloomberg Business