What the Sunday Papers said
Monday 19 May 2014
The Independent on Sunday: MPs ‘barking up the wrong tree’ on Pfizer bid
A tax expert fears the US firm may have secret plans to move AstraZeneca’s drug trademarks – which include cancer and diabetese drugs – out of Britain to cut its tax bill after buying the UK firm. Moving to a jurisdiction such as Luxembourg would see the firm copying the tax structure used by Amazon.
The Sunday Times: Americans line up £10.5bn grab for Boots
Walgreens drugstore chain is examining a takeover of Britain’s biggest chemist, in the latest deal to be driven by tax flight from the US. The move would see Walgreens take full control of Alliance Boots and move its tax domicile to Britain or Switzerland to save billions of pounds a year.
The Sunday Telegraph: Marks & Spencer bids to soothe investors
Marks & Spencer chief Mark Bolland will reveal plans to boost shareholder returns and focus on improving profit margins when he announces a third year of declining profits this week. The clothing and food chain is expected to report a 8 per cent fall in pre-tax profits to £615m.
- 1 Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
- 5 Zayn Malik quits One Direction: Hundreds of workers request compassionate leave following band member's exit
Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
Amanda Knox murder conviction: Italian court overturns verdict for US student and Raffaele Sollecito in the killing of Meredith Kercher
Saudi Arabia says it won't rule out building nuclear weapons
The battle for the Middle East's future begins in Yemen as Saudi Arabia jumps into the abyss
#FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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