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Alistair Dawber

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  • The New North Sea Oil Rush
    Higher crude prices and improved access to capital are fueling a renewed exploration boom in the North Sea, with drilling nearly doubling in the past year
  • U.S. Companies Eye British Takeovers
    British companies such as AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, and Balfour Beatty could become takeover targets for U.S. buyers thanks to the weaker pound, says S&P
  • Cable: No More U.K. Aid for Automakers
    Britain's new Business Secretary, Liberal Democrat Vince Cable, warned that automakers can't rely on government support in the future to make ends meet
  • Miners Furious over Australian Tax Plan
    The mining industry reacted with outrage to a proposed 40% "super-tax" on profits in Australia, but they'll likely cope with the surcharge—if it's…
  • Britain Slashes Swine Flu Vaccine Order
    Amid signs that H1N1 flu will be milder than feared, the U.K. government has cut its vaccine order by two-thirds. But drugmaker GSK isn't lowering…

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  • The Man Behind London's Shard Skyscraper
    Meet Irvine Sellar, the ambitious developer of the Renzo Piano-designed Shard of Glass in London, slated to be Europe's tallest building when it…
  • Europe Launches Probe into Pharma Deals
    The European Commission aims to know whether deals struck between big drug companies and makers of generics violate competition laws and hurt consumers
  • U.S. Companies Eye British Takeovers
    British companies such as AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, and Balfour Beatty could become takeover targets for U.S. buyers thanks to the weaker pound, says S&P
  • AstraZeneca Chief Talks Pharma Challenges
    The American CEO of the Anglo-Swedish drug giant faces daily demands, ranging from layoffs and R&D problems to patent protection and the U.S.…
  • Bailout for Jaguar Land-Rover
    The troubled British auto group, now owned by India's Tata, gets the go-ahead for a $400 million bailout from the European Investment Bank

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