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  1. August 27, 2014

    Petrofac bounces on neutral FTSE 100

    Shares in Petrofac bounced back in early London trade on Wednesday, after the hit taken by the stock over the previous...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Pharma shares slide on fears of ‘tax inversion’ clampdown

    Investors fled global healthcare stocks on Wednesday after the Obama administration threatened action to halt the wave of...

  1. August 6, 2014

    FTSE 100 bid stocks lead broad losses

    Stocks at the centre of recent bid activity faltered on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, as jitters spread from news overnight of...

  2. June 16, 2014

    Medical device makers in a race to merge

    Medical device companies are eyeing more consolidation after Medtronic agreed to buy Covidien in a $42.9bn deal that...

  3. June 5, 2014

    Smith & Nephew jumps on takeover speculation

    Smith & Nephew remains the London market’s favourite gambling chip. The orthopaedic device maker spiked on Thursday, rising...

  4. May 30, 2014

    Smith & Nephew lifted by deal talk

    Smith & Nephew hit a record closing high on Friday on hopes that the orthopaedics maker has been put into play. UBS analysts...

  5. May 29, 2014

    UK lesson for Stryker and Pfizer

    Twice in two weeks, US companies interested in buying UK groups have walked away after coming up against British takeover...

  6. May 29, 2014

    Smith & Nephew pushed into deal frenzy

    Smith & Nephew was pushed firmly into the deal frenzy gripping the healthcare industry on Thursday after its US rival...

  7. May 28, 2014

    Smith & Nephew shares rise after Stryker confirms bid work

    Shares of Smith & Nephew rose 2.7 per cent in early trading on Thursday after the chief executive of Stryker confirmed that...

  8. May 1, 2014

    Smith & Nephew dismisses fears of threat from consolidated rivals

    The chief executive of Smith & Nephew shrugged off fears of stronger competition from rivals in the medical products...

  9. April 28, 2014

    Bid moves boost European stock markets

    AstraZeneca’s shares jumped in early trading on Monday after Pfizer confirmed it had made a renewed approach for the UK...

  10. March 28, 2014

    Break-up talk pushes S&N higher

    Break-up speculation lifted Smith & Nephew on Friday. S&N rose 2.4 per cent to 921.5p after Investec Securities said the...

  11. February 3, 2014

    Unending PPI agony shows Lloyds is a flawed prefect

    Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório has positioned the bank as the bright prefect who sits at the front of the class. But...

  12. February 3, 2014

    Smith & Nephew to buy US medical products group for $1.7bn

    Smith & Nephew has stepped up its hunt for growth by agreeing to pay $1.7bn for ArthroCare, a Texas-based medical devices...

  13. January 23, 2014

    Gap widens between UK executive pay and results

    Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been picked as the worst financial performers in the FTSE 100 index relative to the...

  14. October 1, 2013

    Medical taxes: own devices

    Amid the partisan rancour, little patches of agreement persist. Consider the excise tax on medical devices, which helps to...

  15. August 1, 2013

    Wound products lift S&N revenues

    Buoyant demand for advanced wound-care products has propped up first-half revenues at Smith & Nephew, offsetting dwindling...

  16. August 1, 2013

    Smith & Nephew buoyed by wound-care products in emerging markets

    Buoyant demand for advanced wound-care products in emerging economies has propped up first-half revenues at Smith & Nephew,...

  17. July 11, 2013

    Anglo American joins strong mining rebound

    Anglo American joined a mining sector rebound, lifting the FTSE 100 to a five-week high. Anglo bounced 5.4 per cent to...

  18. May 2, 2013

    Smith & Nephew launches share buyback

    Shareholders in Smith & Nephew are poised to receive a $300m windfall this year, after the FTSE 100 medical device maker...

  19. April 16, 2013

    Smith & Nephew down as FTSE 100 falls

    Trading worries put Smith & Nephew under pressure as the FTSE 100 fell for a third straight day. S&N fell 2.9 per cent to...

  20. February 7, 2013

    Burberry’s board changes beg more finesse

    The moves could be as well co-ordinated as a stylish coat and handbag. Stacey Cartwright is standing down as Burberry’s...

  21. February 7, 2013

    S&N solid finish outweighs weaker outlook

    Smith & Nephew has cautioned of a likely dip in profitability this year, as the maker of medical devices shrugged off...

  22. January 23, 2013

    Strategy lessons, 101

    Strategic Transformation: Changing While Winning, by Manuel Hensmans, Gerry Johnson and George Yip. Palgrave Macmillan...

  23. December 10, 2012

    StanChart shrugs off US fine over Iran

    Standard Chartered shrugged off news of a US fine on Monday as the FTSE 100 crept to its highest closing level since March....

  24. November 30, 2012

    Letter from Lex – perfect pairs

    An old journalist adage has it that two is news and three is a trend. This was a week of twos. The US began with an online...

  25. November 28, 2012

    Smith & Nephew – non-invasive

    The medical term is “minimally invasive”. It applies both to Smith & Nephew’s products – which include keyhole surgery tools...

  26. November 28, 2012

    S&N buys US wound care group for $780m

    Smith & Nephew has agreed to pay more than $780m for Healthpoint Biotherapeutics, a US-based advanced wound care company, in...

  27. November 9, 2012

    Admiral leaps on signal of huge dividend

    Hopes of bumper dividend helped Admiral bounce from a nine-month low Friday. The auto insurer rose 3.4 per cent to £10.54...

  28. October 7, 2012

    Anxiety prompts return to share buybacks

    Share buybacks are coming back into vogue as concerns about the murky global economy deepen and companies’ cash piles grow....

  29. September 17, 2012

    Reckitt and head of finance agree to part

    Reckitt Benckiser is parting ways with its chief financial officer of just two years – citing a mismatch between her “way of...

  30. September 17, 2012

    Reckitt Benckiser: Kerpowed by Kapoor

    One momentous question blots out all considerations strategic, economic or geopolitical for senior executives of a...

  31. August 2, 2012

    Smith & Nephew increases interim dividend

    A focus on bringing more innovative medical devices to market and a tight control of costs has encouraged Smith & Nephew to...

  32. August 2, 2012

    National Grid powers ahead in London

    A flight to defensives put National Grid among the top performers in a sliding London market. Its shares edged up 0.6 per...

  33. June 8, 2012

    Sweden’s EQT wins BSN Medical auction

    Swedish buyout fund EQT has won the race for BSN Medical, the German bandages maker, in a deal worth €1.82bn, people close...

  34. May 14, 2012

    Bohuon clicks with Smith & Nephew

    When Olivier Bohuon took over at the helm of Smith & Nephew after only six months in charge of French drugmaker Pierre...

  35. May 14, 2012

    Medical device groups ‘fail to innovate’

    Medical device companies are themselves to blame for falling margins because they are failing to innovate sufficiently, said...

  36. May 3, 2012

    S&N starts to see restructuring benefits

    Smith & Nephew has begun to see the benefits from its $150m cost-cutting programme, helping to offset a slip in demand for...

  37. May 3, 2012

    Weir faces threats from mining cutbacks

    Weir Group hit a seven-month low on Thursday on fears of reduced spending by mining companies. The pumpmaker, which is...

  38. March 26, 2012

    DoJ fines Biomet $23m over bribery

    Biomet, a US medical device company, has been fined $23m by US regulators for false record keeping and bribery in China and...

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