EU antitrust regulators have approved US drugmaker Eli Lilly’s $5.4 billion takeover of Swiss peer Novartis’s animal health business. Photo: Reuters

EU antitrust regulators approved US drugmaker Eli Lilly’s $5.4 billion takeover of Swiss peer Novartis’s animal health business on Friday.The Europea(...)

Sir Philip Hampton is in line to become GlaxoSmithKline’s next chairman after more than five years overseeing the restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotland. Photo: Bloomberg

Sir Philip Hampton is in line to become GlaxoSmithKline’s next chairman after more than five years overseeing the restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotl(...)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) “will continue to learn” from Chinese experience. Photo: Reuters

A Chinese court has fined British pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline three billion yuan (€380 million) for paying bribes, the biggest fine ever impo(...)

Keith Banks (Nestlé Ireland), Ireland AM’s Anna Daly and Joe Shannon at the Ireland Am Studio in Tv3 Studios Dublin announcing Nestle Carnation as the new sponsor of TV3’s Ireland AM cookery segments

Over at TV3 they’re no slouches when it comes to reeling in the sponsors for the station’s busy and bright Ireland AM breakfast show.Nestlé Carnation (...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  reform plan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The leading European business lobby group, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, has called on Beijing to speed up the process of economic (...)

Computer-aided rendering of Ebola virus. Illustration: Thinkstock

An Irish scientist is to lead trials of the first vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus, following this week’s decision by British authorities to give(...)

Apple: under intense scrutiny from China’s consumer watchdogs.  Photograph: AP Photo/Andy Wong

It’s not just the Europeans who are feeling targeted by China’s antitrust probes. A new survey by the US-China Business Council shows that foreign bus(...)

Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of the World Health Organisation, speaks to the media after a meeting on therapies and vaccines with potential to treat or prevent Ebola virus. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that blood taken from survivors of Ebola could be used in the effort to treat others with the virus. (...)

David Sloman of Royal Free Hospital looks on as British Ebola sufferer William Pooley speaks during a press conference yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A British man who contracted Ebola in west Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free H(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom in central Beijing. An anti-trust probe into global auto makers is being cheered on by car dealers in China, who say that companies such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been exploiting their dominance to boost profits. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is decidedly dar(...)