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Irish airline enjoys better-than-expected first quarter in which net income rose 152 percent from a year earlier.
GSK's chief executive has opened the possibility of the group being broken up as he pushes through a sweeping overhaul of the company.
Hospira could use an acquisition of the business to redomicle its tax headquarters in France in a tax inversion.
The uncertainty surrounding the geopolitical crisis centered on Ukraine is unlikely to go away any time soon.
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The Hague arbitration court ordered Russia to pay $50 billion in damages to Yukos' former shareholders. Tim Osborne, director at GML, says Russia is likely to try and avoid paying.
Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin, says that the strong sterling is likely to remain a headwind for U.K. earnings
David Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management, says the market is rigged against his hedge fund.