Sunday 23 April 1995
The controlling Rupert family made a £1.6bn bid for the 39 per cent of Rothmans International, the cigarette maker, that it does not already own.
Hoechst, the German chemicals group, began High Court proceedings against the Inland Revenue challenging the levy of advance corporation tax on dividends paid by Hoechst's UK subsidiary to its parent.
Fisons and Medeva, the pharmaceuticals distributors, said they were looking at a £900m merger.
Investor unwillingness forced General Cable, the French cable group, to lower the price at which it planned to float shares in London and New York.
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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