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Latest update : 2014-05-19

Astrazeneca rejects Pfizer’s ‘final’ takeover offer

The Anglo-Swiss pharmaceutical firm Astrazeneca has rejected a new takeover bid from Pfizer, worth almost $119 billion. Pfizer says it won’t improve its offer further, nor will it proceed to a hostile takeover by approaching shareholders directly. Also today: Nutella, the staple of French breakfast tables, celebrates its 50th birthday.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2015-01-26 eurozone

Greece 'set to run out of money by March'

Greece's goverment is set to run out of money by the end of March if it doesn't come with a new source of funding. That's one of the economic challenges that will face the new...

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos 2015: Businesses 'cautiously optimistic' in Japan

Japan has been on a rollercoaster ride since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began his plan to kick-start the economy. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24’s Stephen Carroll...

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2015-01-23 Yemen

Davos 2015: Doing business in an unstable climate

Bassim Haidar is a telecoms entrepreneur who started his Channel IT firm in Nigeria, and now operates in 19 countries across Africa and the Middle East. He says his company has...

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2015-01-23 technology

Davos 2015 - Tech Mahindra: France needs 'business-friendly policies'

The head of one of India's biggest IT services companies, Tech Mahindra, has said that businesses need "friendly policies" in France. The firm is among those meeting President...

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2015-01-22 Davos forum

Davos 2015: Tax changes to have 'little impact' on Ireland's appeal

The closing of tax loopholes, including the "double Irish", won't hurt Ireland's appeal for investors, according to the head of the agency charged with attracting foreign...

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