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Roche quits drugs deal with Antisoma

Shares in the cancer specialist Antisoma fell yesterday after the Swiss drug maker Roche pulled out of a partnership to develop two cancer treatments. Roche returned the rights to the lung cancer treatment, AS1404, a potential blockbuster drug, despite promising results from clinical trials. The stock closed down 16 per cent at 19.25p.

Focus: Trillium is proving to be a hot property

High above the City in an anonymous tower block overlooking the Barbican centre the telephone lines are humming red hot. On busy days there may be as many as 1,800 incoming calls and 3,000 outgoing ones. The bright young twenty-somethings who man the phones from 7am to 7pm never know quite what to expect. One moment it might be a complaint about a malfunctioning coffee machine, the next someone requesting an update on an entire office refurbishment.

Obituary: Alan Clark

I KNEW Alan Clark at Eton, where I don't remember his playing the wall game, writes Anthony Blond [further to the obituaries by Alan Watkins and Ion Trewin, 8 September]. He was very much a "slack bob" at Oxford, where he philandered in a large car and insisted on being described by an American newspaper as a "wealthy sportsman", and later in Albany, where we shared his father's set, Alan living in the servant's quarters upstairs.

World's richest man to be its leading philanthropist

BILL GATES' personal charitable foundation is close to being the world's largest after he and his wife donated another $5bn (pounds 3bn).

Delancey buys 6.76% stake in Tops

DELANCEY ESTATES, the property company owned by Jamie Ritblat, son of British Land's John, and the financier George Soros, yesterday announced it had acquired a 6.76 per cent stake in the pounds 118m Tops Estates. In a statement Delancey said: "The acquisition is in line with Delancey's stated policy of acquiring interests in property companies where it believes it can enhance shareholder value."
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