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Jul 29, 2015
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Novartis spinoff is neat cure for Big Pharma ills

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Biotech investors can be better at valuing and nurturing small drugs than Big Pharma. Recognising this, Novartis is spinning three drugs-in-development into a new entity backed by UK investors. With biotech markets hot, there’s room for copycat deals.

Jul 29, 2015
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Novartis spinoff is neat cure for Big Pharma ills

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Biotech investors can be better at valuing and nurturing small drugs than Big Pharma. Recognising this, Novartis is spinning three drugs-in-development into a new entity backed by UK investors. With biotech markets hot, there’s room for copycat deals.

Jul 27, 2015
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Teva exits Mylan mess with $40.5 bln Allergan deal

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Teva has found a neat exit from its Mylan mess. The Israeli pharmaceutical firm has been locked in a bitter battle to take over the Dutch drugmaker. Now it has agreed to buy the generic business from Allergan for $40.5 billion. The swap makes sense.

Jul 27, 2015
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Teva exits Mylan mess with $40.5 bln Allergan deal

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Teva has found a neat exit from its Mylan mess. The Israeli pharmaceutical firm has been locked in a bitter battle to take over the Dutch drugmaker. Now it has agreed to buy the generic business from Allergan for $40.5 billion. The swap makes sense.

Jul 10, 2015
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Tsipras U-turn only lowers short-term Grexit risks

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Alexis Tsipras’ U-turn only lowers Grexit risks in the short term. Greece’s latest bailout plan accepts most of what its July 5 referendum rejected. The 61.3 percent of voters who chose “Oxi” will be a little confused.

Jul 10, 2015
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Tsipras U-turn only lowers short-term Grexit risks

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Alexis Tsipras’ U-turn only lowers Grexit risks in the short term. Greece’s latest bailout plan accepts most of what its July 5 referendum rejected. The 61.3 percent of voters who chose “Oxi” will be a little confused.

May 21, 2015
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Renzi is still dodging big Italian pension fight

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Matteo Renzi seems to have won a tricky pension battle. But Italy’s prime minister has only skirmished with the real enemy.

May 21, 2015
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Renzi is still dodging big Italian pension fight

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Matteo Renzi seems to have won a tricky pension battle. But Italy’s prime minister has only skirmished with the real enemy.

May 8, 2015
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Monsanto heaps pressure on Syngenta

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Monsanto is heaping pressure on Syngenta. A $45 billion takeover proposal from the world’s biggest provider of seeds to farmers to the top seller of crop-protection chemicals was quickly rejected as too cheap and too risky. The Swiss target has a point on the difficulties, but needs to lay out just how it will create more standalone value.

May 8, 2015
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Monsanto heaps pressure on Syngenta

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Monsanto is heaping pressure on Syngenta. A $45 billion takeover proposal from the world’s biggest provider of seeds to farmers to the top seller of crop-protection chemicals was quickly rejected as too cheap and too risky. The Swiss target has a point on the difficulties, but needs to lay out just how it will create more standalone value.