Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Macron-Putin: "a frank exchange"

Read more

THE DEBATE

Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

Read more

ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

The violinist of Venezuela's protests; and France's dying bees

Read more

FOCUS

Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

Read more

THE DEBATE

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-05-13

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".

By Stephen CARROLL

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-05-29 airlines

British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

Thousands of stranded passengers could add up to tens of millions of pounds in customer compensation claims for British Airways. Also today: Airbus breaks ground on the first...

Read more

2017-05-26 oil

Oil tumbles on disappointment over OPEC output cut

Oil prices have dropped after OPEC's decision to extend an output cut by nine months fell short of investor expectations. Also today, we look at how Egyptians are struggling to...

Read more

2017-05-25 oil

OPEC looks set to extend production cut

The OPEC cartel of oil-producing nations is expected to extend last year's deal to cut production, this in an effort boost oil prices. Meanwhile, here in France, there's some...

Read more

2017-05-24 China

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

China's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's over fears of rising debt in the world's second-largest economy. We get the latest reaction from our correspondent in...

Read more

2017-05-19 Greece

Greek government trades austerity for bailout, again

Despite public opposition, Greece's parliament has approved new austerity measures in an effort to convince its creditors to unlock 7.5 billion euros in bailout cash. Meanwhile,...

Read more