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. This year would be “pivotal” for AstraZeneca, its chief executive, Pascal Soriot, has said for ages. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of July 2017 03:19:10 PM
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. More than £10bn has been wiped off the market value of AstraZeneca after a major setback in a key lung cancer drug trial sent its shares plunging by more than 16%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... NP. “Nothing can break the momentum you have established, and certainly not rumours,” said AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot in a “Dear all” email to staff at the end of last week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Apart from the banks and the media companies, there is a lot more to keep the City busy this week. Among the major firms reporting results are: the pharmaceuticals giants GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca; British American Tobacco and booze group Diageo from a related sector made up of other legalised drug pedlars; plus International Airlines Group, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Dutch Shell and Anglo American from assorted other lines. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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AstraZeneca shares dive after failure in key lung cancer drug trial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 07:36:16 AM
. More than £10bn has been wiped off the market value of AstraZeneca after a major setback in a key lung cancer drug trial sent its shares plunging by more than 16%. ...
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.... NP. “Nothing can break the momentum you have established, and certainly not rumours,” said AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot in a “Dear all” email to staff at the end of last week. ...
Frankly, banks – it’s time to give a damn about your image image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Apart from the banks and the media companies, there is a lot more to keep the City busy this week. Among the major firms reporting results are: the pharmaceuticals giants GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca; British American Tobacco and booze group Diageo from a related sector made up of other legalised drug pedlars; plus International Airlines Group, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Dutch Shell and Anglo American from assorted other lines. ...
FTSE 100 dips ahead of election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:34:08 AM
.... . Meanwhile, AstraZeneca lost 1% after its announcement that it had sold the rights for its migraine drug Zomig for $302m. ...
FTSE 100 boosted by AstraZeneca rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:54:47 AM
. The FTSE 100 closed higher, boosted by a rise for AstraZeneca after it reported that a cancer drug trial showed promising results. ...
Investors should get a bigger say on executive pay, says IoD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:25:49 AM
.... Last week more than two-thirds of investors voted against the group’s pay report after the company paid a bonus of £343,000 to chief executive John Fallon despite the business posting the biggest loss in its history. There have also been rebellions at Crest Nicholson, AstraZeneca, Thomas Cook and Ladbrokes Coral earlier this year. ...
Dulux owner Akzo Nobel has shown its colours by rebuffing takeover bids | Nils Pratley image
.... But Theresa May, if she is still contemplating tightening the UK takeover code, as she once promised, should follow events keenly. The stricter Dutch code does not forbid unwanted bids, and not all UK companies are powerless, as Unilever (which is actually Anglo-Dutch) and AstraZeneca have shown. ...
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....All the same, shareholders may need some convincing if M&S declares the experiment to be a success and decides to plunge in further: yet another round of investment in distribution infrastructure is probably not what they want to hear. AstraZeneca keeps getting into a mess over pay. ...
AstraZeneca shareholders revolt over chief executive's £13m pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:13:55 PM
. AstraZeneca has suffered another shareholder revolt over executive pay, with two-fifths opposing a £13m package for its chief executive. ...
Barclays boss’s spy act is a funny old business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:00:05 AM
....They say that there is nothing new under the sun – a point made by both Ecclesiastes and the City, and routinely reinforced by this column. So it will prove again this week when the drugs group AstraZeneca holds its annual general meeting, where tradition (and possibly the company’s constitution) dictates that there will be a tasty little scrap over executive pay. ...
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....Yet that line is too simplistic, for the reasons Theresa May gave in her speech launching her leadership campaign last summer. “As we saw when Cadbury’s – that great Birmingham company – was bought by Kraft, or when AstraZeneca was almost sold to Pfizer, transient shareholders, who are mostly companies investing other people’s money, are not the only people with an interest when firms are sold or close,” she said. ...
UK government should help companies targeted by foreign bids, says Unilever image
.... Theresa May has previously said the government should have more powers to block predatory bids for companies in important industries for the economy. The prime minister has indicated she would have blocked Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury in 2010 and Pfizer’s failed attempt to buy pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca. ...
UK plans draft response to foreign takeovers after failed Unilever bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:07:18 PM
.... However, a week earlier in her campaign speech shortly before she became prime minister, May signalled a willingness to take a more interventionist role in foreign takeovers. She highlighted Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury’s, and Pfizer’s failed bid for AstraZeneca, as examples of deals that could have benefited from closer government scrutiny. ...
Theresa May must take £115bn hint from Kraft Heinz's failed Unilever bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:33:19 PM
.... The time is ripe to insist that mega-bids of this type should pass a public interest test. Last July, in her campaign to secure the Tory leadership, May seemed keen on the idea when she cited Pfizer’s failed tilt at AstraZeneca in 2014 and declared: “A proper industrial strategy wouldn’t automatically stop the sale of British firms to foreign ones, but it should be capable of stepping in to defend a sector that is as important as pharmaceuticals is to Britain. ...
GSK needs no medicine despite talk of poor performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:49:04 PM
....If you had reinvested your dividends along the way, you would have enjoyed a 116% return on your money by owning GlaxoSmithKline shares in the nine years since Sir Andrew Witty became chief executive. That record is much better than the FTSE 100 index’s, but poorer than AstraZeneca’s, which is one reason why the perception persists that GSK has been a laggard. ...
Church of England: we'll vote to block excessive boardroom pay deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 05:31:51 PM
....”. The Church Commissioners’ largest stakes are in banking groups such as Lloyds and HSBC, supermarket group Tesco and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. ...
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....Aren’t our big pharmaceutical firms meant to be depressed about Brexit and the prospect of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the pan-EU regulator, moving out of London?. Pascal Soriot, chief executive of AstraZeneca, didn’t exactly sound excited but he made a couple of interesting points about the EMA’s departure, which he views as inevitable. ...
AstraZeneca to move some UK jobs to Poland, Costa Rica and Malaysia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:26:06 PM
. AstraZeneca has said it will move some back office jobs from the UK to Costa Rica, Poland and Malaysia in a drive to cut costs following a slide in profits. ...
FTSE 100 edges higher in quiet trade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 09:11:31 AM
....The FTSE 100 closed up by 11 points to 6,840. Drugs company AstraZeneca was among the top gainers, following an upgrade from the broker Liberum. ...
GSK tops list of drug firms improving global access to medicine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:35:03 AM
. GlaxoSmithKline has come top of a league table that monitors the availability of medicine in developing countries, with fellow UK drugmaker AstraZeneca making it into the top 10. ...
Trump's $1tn pledge sounds impressive but beware the small print image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 07:45:58 PM
.... Hillary Clinton, who had pledged to cap drug prices, will not be entering the White House but it’s hard to know what Trump’s changes imply. Pascal Soriot, chief executive of AstraZeneca, has the right idea. ...
AstraZeneca chief: US healthcare set for big changes under Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:22:21 PM
. AstraZeneca’s boss has warned of major healthcare changes in the US after Donald Trump’s surprise election victory. ...

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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 06:21:52 PM
.... But even hardline Remainers must have noticed the difference between what pro-EU businessmen were saying before the vote and what they are saying – and doing – now. Before the vote, the bosses of the pharmaceutical giants GSK and AstraZeneca claimed in a letter that leaving the EU would be “bad for business and research”. ...

AstraZeneca shares rally to record high despite generic onslaught
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 10:36:37 AM
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GSK: UK still 'attractive' post Brexit as it invests £275m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 06:33:08 AM
...."It is testament to our skilled UK workforce and the country's leading position in life sciences that we are making these investments in advanced manufacturing here," said Sir Andrew. There were some fears that pharmaceutical firms such as GSK and AstraZeneca may seek to move their headquarters following the outcome of the EU referendum. ...

Breakthrough lung cancer drug must be available on NHS, AstraZeneca says
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 03:06:39 PM
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:14:47 AM
.... The heavy weighting towards these groups is very misleading," said Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital. "The likes of Fresnillo, Randgold, AstraZeneca, Royal Dutch Shell, British American Tobacco - these are hardly dependent on, or reflective of, the UK economy. ...
George Osborne's reassuring words fail to comfort the markets | Nils Pratley image
....5% yesterday – is that it is stuffed with multinationals that make most of their money in dollars, which suddenly buy many more pounds, the currency in which FTSE 100 share prices are quoted. The big winners from Brexit, in terms of sterling share prices, have been Shell, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Unilever, Diageo and so on. ...
Neil Woodford's Imperial Innovations stake tops 20% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 10:11:07 AM
....Woodford, whose decisions are closely watched by retail investors, is known for taking stakes in companies based on what he sees as enduring trends instead of trading on short-term events or fads. He has taken stakes in several healthcare and pharmaceutical companies such as AstraZeneca. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:30:00 PM
.... . His favoured holdings include pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, tobacco stocks Imperial Brands and British American Tobacco, and other household names such as BT and Legal & General. ...
Top FTSE 100 bosses landed pay rises of nearly £100m in 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 12:52:16 PM
....The third largest rise was awarded to Sky’s Jeremy Darroch, who more than trebled his pay to £16. 9m, followed by Pascal Soriot of AstraZeneca, who more than doubled his package to just under £4. ...
Brexit ‘will put UK access to cutting-edge medicines at risk’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of May 2016 07:50:14 PM
....British people benefit at the earliest opportunity from the best medicines produced by “cutting-edge” research because the UK is part of the EU, 93 business leaders and organisations from the life-sciences industry say. The group, which includes executives from the top trio of companies – GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Pfizer – says EU funding for research and Europe-wide regulations help produce new, more effective drugs more quickly. ...
UN urges countries to stem tide of firms profit-shifting to tax havens image
....”. The British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca was found in 2015 to have paid no tax on £3bn of profits after channelling funds through a subsidiary in the Netherlands. ...
UN urges countries to stem tide of firms profit-shifting to tax havens image
....”. The British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca was found in 2015 to have paid no tax on £3bn of profits after channelling funds through a subsidiary in the Netherlands. ...
Times are hard for bankers – but they did nearly bankrupt the planet image
....0. After the revolts over pay at oil giant BP, medical equipment group Smith & Nephew and miner Anglo American, this week the City’s troublemakers are looking forward to fixtures at pharmaceutical groups Shire and AstraZeneca, plus the fund manager Schroders, where scraps are almost guaranteed for different reasons. ...
AstraZeneca to sequence 2m genomes in hunt for new drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 02:28:59 AM
. AstraZeneca has teamed up with genome pioneer Craig Venter to launch a huge gene hunt in the most comprehensive bet yet by a pharmaceutical firm on the potential of genetic variations to unlock routes to new medicines. ...
AstraZeneca slips on talk of possible £7bn bid for US cancer specialist image
. AstraZeneca has slipped back following weekend reports it was considering a £7bn bid for San Francisco cancer treatment specialist Medivation. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell defends £63m pay package ahead of AGM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of April 2016 11:01:01 PM
.... Just hours later, more than 50% of investors voted against pay deals at the medical equipment group Smith & Nephew. The boards of other firms such including AstraZeneca and Reckitt Benckiser, where the pay of the chief executive, Rakesh Kapoor, almost doubled to £23m last year, could face potential rebellions over pay at their AGMs. ...
FTSE 100 falls despite M&S boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 11:26:08 AM
....20p after Credit Suisse lifted its rating on the company to "outperform" from "underperform", and also raised its share price target to 290p from 240p. Drugmakers AstraZeneca and Shire were trading higher as speculation continued about future deals in the sector following the collapse of Pfizer's merger with Allergan. ...
FTSE climbs on Fed comments and oil rise, but Pearson slides image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:37:14 AM
....6p, helped by JP Morgan raising its target price from 600p to 665p. AstraZeneca has added 75p to 4202. ...
Pfizer's merger collapse prompts speculation it will seek new takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 12:31:01 PM
....Pfizer, best known for Viagra and its cholesterol pill Lipitor, will pay the Botox producer Allergan $150m for pulling out of what would have been the world’s biggest healthcare deal, first announced in November and now abandoned after the US Treasury Department stunned financial markets with measures to clamp down on tax efficient mergers and takeovers. Shares in the pharmaceutical companies Shire and AstraZeneca were the biggest gainers on the FTSE 100, each rising by more than 4. ...
Drugs firms lead FTSE 100 rebound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 10:03:58 AM
.... Shares in Shire rose 5. 16% and AstraZeneca climbed 4. ...
Pfizer scraps $160bn Allergan deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 09:44:20 AM
.... . Pfizer made an offer to buy UK drugs group AstraZeneca in 2014. ...
EasyJet slips after update but Shire climbs as deal concerns fade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 09:26:29 AM
....Meanwhile Bank of America/Merrill Lynch analysts suggested Shire itself could be a target following the collapse of the Pfizer-Allergan deal. AstraZeneca has also moved higher, adding 102p to £40. ...
FTSE edges higher as AstraZeneca shrugs off drug disappointment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 09:48:27 AM
....Leading shares are holding firm despite the terrorist attacks in Brussels, albeit in quiet trading ahead of the Easter weekend. AstraZeneca has added 2p to 3917p, shrugging off disappointing results from a clinical trial. ...
Mind the gap: when will women finally be able to celebrate equal pay? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 11:56:37 AM
....“I am at a loss to understand why it has taken ministers a further six years [to make reporting mandatory], particularly as it was quickly clear that their voluntary Think, Act, Report approach was having minimal impact,” says Kate Green, shadow women and equalities minister. Think, Act, Report launched in 2011, but saw just five firms publish their gender pay gaps – Tesco, Friends Life, PwC, AstraZeneca and Genesis Housing – despite more than 200 signing up to the initiative’s principles. ...
BT shares rise as it appoints new finance director image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 11:36:22 AM
....The company has made much play of Lowth’s experience in “driving major cost transformation and performance improvement programmes. ” As well as BG, he has been a director at ScottishPower and AstraZeneca, and has been a non-executive at Standard Chartered since 2010. ...
Standard Life sounds Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 01:35:06 PM
....” He also highlighted buying opportunities for those investing for the next three to five years. A number of other prominent business figures, including the bosses of engine maker Rolls-Royce, pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, have said Britain is better off inside the EU. ...
AstraZeneca wins EU approval for gout drug image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 11:06:34 AM
. AstraZeneca has been granted approval to sell a gout treatment in Europe that could help millions of people who suffer from the disease every year. ...
FTSE 100 ends winning streak, weighed down by mining and oil image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 06:30:01 PM
.... Banks and drug companies were among other significant fallers in the FTSE. AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline went ex-dividend, meaning the companies have transferred divi payments to their shareholders. ...
AstraZeneca wins breakthrough status from US regulators for key cancer drug image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 12:39:47 PM
. One of AstraZeneca's most promising cancer drugs has been granted 'breakthrough' status from US regulators. ...
Steel is suffering like coal once did: but Cameron will not oppose China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 09:00:13 AM
.... Government spending, particularly on infrastructure, has the power to lead to sustainable growth. Five companies voluntarily publish their gender pay gap: Tesco, Friends Life, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AstraZeneca and Genesis Housing. ...
Gender pay gap reporting for big firms to start in 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 09:46:29 AM
....The former acting Labour leader Harriet Harman initiated the push for government powers to force companies to reveal their gender pay gap in the Equalities Act of 2010 but the coalition failed to enact the provisions in that law, favouring a voluntary approach. After only five companies voluntarily published the gender pay gap – Tesco, Friends Life, PwC, AstraZeneca and Genesis Housing – the Liberal Democrats argued for the introduction of mandatory reporting, with former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg securing an amendment in March that would force ministers to make regulations on the subject within the next 12 months. ...
Pharma's woes: profits, policies and patients as NHS England tries to save money on drugs image
.... When you can’t find a useful product then use some financial engineering to beef up profits. Pfizer, which has shrunk (not yet closed) its huge research campus at Sandwich, in Kent – gratitude for discovering Viagra, it is said – made a $100bn bid for the UK’s AstraZeneca. ...
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 09:28:54 PM
.... . Formed in 2001 as a way of merging and spinning off the agricultural chemicals businesses of Britain’s AstraZeneca and Switzerland’s Novartis, Syngenta is the world’s largest producer of agri-chemicals, such as insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, ahead of Germany’s Bayer, and its third biggest provider of seeds, behind Monsanto and DuPont. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 07:58:00 PM
.... . OVER £3billion was wiped from AstraZeneca’s market value after it warned revenue and earnings would weaken with the arrival of generic rivals to one of its top-selling drugs. ...
AstraZeneca warns of lower profits as generic competition grows image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 03:33:38 PM
. AstraZeneca has warned that sales and profits will decline in 2016 as some of its blockbuster drugs, including hit cholesterol-fighting treatment Crestor, lose exclusivity and face an onslaught of cheaper generics. ...
AstraZeneca warns of declining profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 01:46:14 PM
. AstraZeneca has warned that revenues and profits will fall this year as the drugmaker loses patent protection on its cholesterol pill Crestor in the US. ...
Crestor-owner warns of declining profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 07:37:49 AM
. AstraZeneca has warned that the expiry of the patent on its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Crestor will cut its profits this year, as cheaper, generic versions come to the market. ...
AstraZeneca's lung cancer pill wins speedy EU approval image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:01:50 PM
. AstraZeneca's new lung cancer pill, Tagrisso, has won early approval for use in the EU, three months after US regulators gave the treatment the green light. ...
Financial stocks drag FTSE 100 sharply lower image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 08:28:29 AM
.... . AstraZeneca's new lung cancer pill, Tagrisso, has won early approval for use in the EU, three months after US authorities gave it the green light. ...
Why 'big pharma' stopped searching for the next Prozac image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 12:00:04 PM
....Stuart Watson, a psychiatrist and industry lead with the National Institute for Health Research’s clinical research network (mental health), echoes Friedman, adding that even when trials of new drugs show promise in early stages they often fall at the final hurdle, reducing the incentives for investment: “There are real challenges. We did see AstraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline, the big boys, pulling out of mental health. ...
Business News: Opec, GlaxoSmithKline, Fairline image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Firms anticipate some domestic growth over the next quarter, but export new orders and output are expected to remain flat. Glaxosmithkline , AstraZeneca and US drugs rival Johnson & Johnson are backing a fund to help university research to translate faster into new medicines. ...
Revealed: the best employers to work for in the UK image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 01:04:50 PM
. Jaguar Land Rover, AstraZeneca and Harrods have been declared the best employers to work for in the UK. ...
FTSE rises on Chinese exports, while GlaxoSmithKline boosted by break-up hopes image
.... However, any break up wouldn’t happen for at least a year or two, as the company continues integration after its deal last year with Novartis that created market-leading businesses in vaccines and consumer health. Glaxo has been pursuing a strategy of diversification, in contrast to rivals such as AstraZeneca who have decided to focus on smaller, core areas. ...

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