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    1. August 4, 2014

      AstraZeneca chairman Leif Johansson defends Pfizer rebuff

      Leif Johansson wants to set something straight: he does not want to be prime minister of Sweden. This was just one of the...

    2. May 23, 2014

      How Pfizer snatched defeat from victory

      It was a warm and sunny spring day in the craggy archipelago that guards the entrance to Gothenburg harbour but when Leif...

    1. May 21, 2014

      Burberry’s Bloomsbury groupies must split roles clearly

      You would have thought a bloke with a £440,000 clothing allowance could run to a tie for the annual results. But Christopher...

    2. May 21, 2014

      Pfizer and AstraZeneca locked in war of nerves over merger deal

      By Andrew Ward, Pharmaceuticals Correspondent Dead or alive? With five days left before the deadline for Pfizer to turn its...

    3. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - How did we get so busy? (Why was Keynes wrong?) - Forget the cloud. Tech’s future is in the fog. -...

    4. May 19, 2014

      Pfizer snub triggers recrimination at Astra

      Pfizer’s pursuit of AstraZeneca was hanging by a thread on Monday after its “final” £69.4bn offer was rejected by the UK...

    5. May 19, 2014

      AstraZeneca and Pfizer: High-stakes brinkmanship ends with recriminations

      When Ian Read flew back across the Atlantic on Thursday evening after a four-day stay in London, he was feeling cautiously...

    6. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the stubborn refusal of bond yields to rise. NEWS AstraZeneca turns...

    7. May 19, 2014

      Timeline: How Pfizer’s approach for AstraZeneca unfolded

      November 25 2013: Ian Read, Pfizer’s chairman and chief executive, makes the first contact with Leif Johansson, chairman of...

    8. May 19, 2014

      Astra labs must work miracles to justify deal snub

      AstraZeneca’s rejection of a £55 a share bid approach from Pfizer leaves Leif Johansson in a tricky position. The UK drug...

    9. May 19, 2014

      AstraZeneca shares tumble as it snubs Pfizer’s ‘final’ bid

      AstraZeneca has rejected a “final” £69.4bn takeover approach from Pfizer, triggering the biggest one-day drop in its shares...

    10. May 5, 2014

      Downing St under pressure to recalibrate reaction on Pfizer bid

      The British government has rushed to recalibrate its reaction to Pfizer’s bid for AstraZeneca following a warning from the...

    11. April 30, 2014

      AstraZeneca warns on ‘big is better’ strategy

      When Pfizer started plotting its proposed £60bn takeover of AstraZeneca, it must have been encouraged by the record of the...

    12. April 30, 2014

      AstraZeneca’s Johansson hits at Pfizer ‘big is better’ bid

      AstraZeneca warned that “bigger is not always better” as it launched its defence against Pfizer’s £60bn approach, but some...

    13. April 29, 2014

      Pfizer chief executive pins faith on its powers of persuasion

      What do you get if you cross a Scotsman, a Swede and a Frenchman? Answer: a battle for control of one of Britain’s biggest...

    14. April 28, 2014

      Pfizer sets stage for corporate showdown

      Pfizer is not known to give up on deals easily. The US drugmaker has been trying to buy its smaller UK rival AstraZeneca...

    15. March 13, 2014

      Manufacturers demand co-ordinated European energy policy

      Europe’s leading manufacturing lobby group warned on Thursday that a lack of co-ordinated action on energy competition was...

    16. March 5, 2014

      Swedes must scrutinise VW bid for Scania

      The sale of a national champion is normally accompanied by wailing and gnashing of teeth in its home country. But the...

    17. December 15, 2013

      Alert over Europe’s struggle to compete

      Europe’s 50 top industrialists are sounding the alarm about Europe’s gap in competitiveness to US and Asian rivals,...

    18. January 15, 2013

      AstraZeneca’s new chief shakes up top team

      AstraZeneca’s new chief executive has replaced the company’s head of research and development and the top commercial...

    19. October 2, 2012

      AstraZeneca’s new chief suspends buybacks

      AstraZeneca’s new chief executive asserted his authority on his first day in the job by suspending share buybacks for the...

    20. August 28, 2012

      Roche executive named AstraZeneca chief

      AstraZeneca has poached a top executive from Roche to head the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company as it seeks fresh deals...

    21. May 31, 2012

      AstraZeneca prepares for upheaval

      The new chairman of AstraZeneca says his top priority is finding a permanent chief executive for the troubled Anglo-Swedish...

    22. April 27, 2012

      AstraZeneca needs new chief and new strategy

      No one disagrees on the cause of AstraZeneca’s current financial malaise. The problem – as David Brennan, the chief...

    23. April 23, 2012

      Gout firm cure for AstraZeneca afflictions

      Gout was historically associated with overindulged dandies who were past their prime. So it is apt that AstraZeneca, a...

    24. April 9, 2012

      AstraZeneca faces calls for shake-up

      Some of the biggest investors in AstraZeneca are calling for a radical shake-up of the board and executive team, as a new...

    25. March 30, 2012

      AstraZeneca gives workers a bitter pill

      Telling 7,300 employees, or 12 per cent of staff, they are being made redundant is awkward for any company. To follow such a...

    26. March 1, 2012

      AstraZeneca names new chairman

      AstraZeneca has reinforced its Swedish roots with the appointment of Leif Johansson, chairman of telecoms group Ericsson, as...

    27. January 2, 2012

      Three cheers for new year trepidation

      Hurrah for uncertainty! Three cheers for trepidation! As the world tiptoes gingerly into 2012, let’s celebrate the...

    28. December 7, 2011

      Europe warned on erosion of R&D base

      Europe’s industrial research and development base will erode over the next 10 to 15 years unless European countries produce...

    29. April 28, 2011

      Volvo welcomes slowdown in Asia sales

      Volvo, the Swedish truckmaker, has welcomed the slowdown in its Asian business as a sign that China is settling into a more...

    30. April 27, 2011

      Volvo raises forecasts for US and Europe

      Volvo has raised its forecasts for the European and North American truck markets this year in a sign of confidence that...

    31. March 16, 2011

      Persson to succeed Johansson at Volvo

      Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truckmaker, has named Olof Persson to take over as chief executive when Leif Johansson...

    32. February 4, 2011

      Volvo’s Europe and US truck orders surge

      Volvo’s chief executive declared “the old world is fighting back” after reporting a surge in truck orders from the US and...

    33. February 4, 2011

      Volvo upbeat in spite of missing expectations

      Volvo’s fourth-quarter profits missed expectations but the Swedish truckmaker raised its outlook for truck sales in North...

    34. January 31, 2011

      Industry warns Europe on competitiveness

      Europe needs to take “urgent steps” to stay competitive or it will risk falling behind Asia and the US, according to 50 of...

    35. January 11, 2011

      Volvo chief becomes contender for Ericsson role

      Leif Johansson is in contention to become chairman of Ericsson after he steps down as chief executive of Volvo this year,...

    36. December 8, 2010

      Johansson to step down from helm of Volvo

      Leif Johansson is to step down next summer as chief executive and president of AB Volvo, the Swedish truckmaking group said....

    37. October 22, 2010

      Volvo chief warns on currencies

      Volvo’s chief executive has warned world leaders against igniting a currency war that could derail the recovery in trade as...

    38. October 22, 2010

      Volvo reports demand on road to recovery

      Volvo said the global truck market was continuing to recover from last year’s deep downturn as it narrowly beat expectations...

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