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Pfizer boss to face UK lawmakers over Astrazeneca bid

The Chief Executive of US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, Ian Read, faces a grilling by British politicians this Tuesday over his company’s bid for rival Astrazeneca. Pfizer has made two offers to buy the Anglo-Swedish firm, worth $106 billion, but both have been rejected by its board. The US drugs maker has said it will pursue its takeover efforts, and warned that Astrazeneca faces challenges if it stands alone. Also today: a chance to apply for the "most fun job in China".

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2017-03-23 eurozone

US department store Sears faces possible closure

The future of US department store chain Sears is in doubt as it faces mounting losses and a shifting market. Meanwhile, the eurozone's chief is in hot water over some...

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2017-03-22 Uber

More countries suspend Brazilian meat imports amid scandal

The fallout from Brazil's meatpacking scandal keeps piling up as more countries suspend imports. Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland have joined the list of countries with...

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2017-03-21 agriculture

French candidates slug it out over economy

France's presidential hopefuls have put forth their visions for the country's economy during a historic debate. Meanwhile, a scandal over tainted Brazilian meat deepens, and...

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2017-03-20 Brazil

Over 30 Brazilian companies accused of selling tainted meat

In Brazil, authorities allege that major meat processing companies bribed officials in order to allow them to sell rotten beef and poultry. The government is now attempting to...

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2017-03-17 G20

G20 finance ministers to discuss free trade in Germany

G20 finance ministers are meeting in Germany, with fears of protectionism high on the agenda. Also today: Iceland says its banks are thriving after capital controls are lifted,...

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