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ChemChina offers to buy Syngenta in £43bn takeover

8 February 2016  Business

Directors welcome deal that will allow agrochemicals giant to establish a presence in China


BP to cut 7000 jobs

4 February 2016 Business

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UK oil company reduces its workforce to cut costs in response to low oil price and charges from Deepwater Horizon incident

Medical devices consolidation continues

4 February 2016 Business

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Abbott to buy Alere for $5.8bn to augment its point-of-care diagnostics business

Seed secrets thief jailed

3 February 2016 Business

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Chinese born US citizen pleads guilty to conspiring to steal trade secrets from DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto

Merck & Co joins hepatitis C party  

New drug adds new treatment options and increases competition in premium market

J&J to cut 3000 jobs in medical devices unit  

Cost-saving cuts will help ‘accelerate the pace of innovation’, company claims

GSK scientists indicted for trade secret theft  

Two researchers accused of passing research data and manufacturing details to Chinese firm

Fatal blast at US peroxide plant  

One dead and three injured in an equipment explosion at PeroxyChem in Texas

Clinical trial death highlights hazards  

Pain drug trial has left one dead and five hospitalised in France, with little indication ...


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