US president Barack Obama: His administration   brought in new   taxation rules that blocked    pharma giant Pfizer’s takeover of Dublin-based Allergan. Mr  Obama called the law that would have enabled the inversion “one of the most insidious loopholes out there”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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