The history of ICI and the British pharmaceutical industry may provide some pointers to show how shareholders and policymakers should react to Pfizer’s bid for Astra Zeneca.
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30 April 2014
John asks what should Scottish business really think about the forthcoming independence referendum.
26 March 2014, Financial Times
Just as dammed water finds new channels of escape, crowdfunding seems to provide a way around the blockage.
19 March 2014, Financial Times
The test of an organisational structure is not how it handles success but how it copes when things go wrong.
05 March 2014, Financial Times
The most important source of economic advance comes not from doing the same things better, but from achieving the same objective in a completely different way.
12 February 2014, Financial Times
Big data can help us understand the past and the present but it can help us understand the future only to the extent that the future is, in some relevant way, contained in the present.
05 February 2014, Financial Times
Obtaining better information about companies is essential to the efficiency of markets and society: obtaining it fractionally earlier is of no public value at all.
11 December 2013, Financial Times
Although transactions with low probability of large loss and high probability of small gain carry the potential for disaster, they can appear attractive for a very long time – perhaps for ever.
30 November 2013, Financial Times
The centre of political gravity in Scotland is far to the left of that of the UK and that is at the centre of the concerns – widely held but little expressed – of Scottish business over independence.
06 November 2013, Financial Times
Ethics are about what to do when good behaviour and profitable business are not necessarily the same thing.
14 January 2011, Scottish Affairs
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