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In a busy City week, Reckitt is set to declare a slowdown

Reckitt Benckiser, owner of Durex and Nurofen, kicks off a busy week in the City tomorrow, with interim results also due from FTSE 100 giants BP and GlaxoSmithKline.

GSK signs sport anti-doping deal

GlaxoSmithKline has signed a deal with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to help scientists develop early detection methods for drugs that have performance-enhancing potential in sport.

Buying British can give you a great return across the globe

The UK may no longer be a manufacturing superpower but it still boasts many world-class companies, which make most of their money from overseas markets.

You're hired!: Apprenticeships are the best way to ensure fair access to the professional world

Apprenticeships have all but died out out over the past few decades but now they're coming back

GSK's sales catch a winter cold

GlaxoSmithKline's sales dropped in the first quarter as revenue from flu products fell away sharply compared with last year's pandemic-linked surge.

The Week Ahead: BP's figures to reveal effect of rising oil prices

It may be a severely curtailed week on the markets, but there are still plenty of updates for investors to get their teeth into, including the latest figures from BP. Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, so the oil giant will be hoping tomorrow's first-quarter results bring it some cheer.

Investors receive a boost as payouts soar to £15bn

Payouts by UK companies soared to £15bn in the first three months of the year, rising by 10.3 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2010. It was the fastest quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2008.

Elliott to support Actelion nominees

Elliott Advisors, the dissident Actelion shareholder which has proposed six independent directors for the Swiss biotech's board, partially welcomed the company's recent nomination of former GlaxoSmithKline boss Jean-Pierre Garnier and ex-Schering-Plough finance chief Robert Bertolini as board members.

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