A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

AbbVie defended plans to shift its tax residence to the UK after agreeing to buy Shire for £32 billion and urged US politicians to consider comprehens(...)

Pfizer’s plan to move its domicile to Britain by acquiring AstraZeneca would lower its taxes. Photograph: getty images

Rumours about a massive healthcare deal were circulating in industry circles, months before Pfizer disclosed its $100 billion pursuit of Britain’s Ast(...)

Ryanair shares fell 2.08 per cent yesterday, closing at €7.31. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks fell yesterday as fears grew over escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Analysts say that investors (...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

Regulators have fined nine drugmakers, including Denmark’s Lundbeck, a total of €146 million for blocking the supply of a cheaper anti-depressant to the market

European antitrust regulators fined nine drugmakers, including Denmark’s Lundbeck, a total of €146 million for blocking the supply of a cheaper anti-d(...)

Generic drugmaker Actavis, which has been the subject of takeover speculation, plans to buy specialty pharmaceutical company Warner Chil- cott (...)