After a rough ride in front of the U.K. Parliament’s Business Committee yesterday, Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Ian Read got gentler treatment from its science and technology panel today over his plan to take over AstraZeneca Plc.
Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Ian Read refused to be pinned down on his commitment to preserve jobs in the U.K. as skeptical lawmakers grilled him about the company’s unsolicited offer for AstraZeneca Plc.
Andrew Miller won the Costa Book of the Year award last night for “Pure,” a novel about pre- Revolutionary France. He defeated four other authors including the bookies’ favorite, biographer Matthew Hollis, and the U.K. poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to collect a prize of 30,000 pounds ($46,760).
Andrew Miller, chief executive officer of CAPA Consulting, comments on the outlook for Japan Airlines Corp., and on Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines’ bids to invest in the carrier. He spoke today in a Bloomberg TV interview from Sydney. CAPA advises airlines.
Guardian Media Group Plc, which owns the U.K.’s Guardian and Observer newspapers, returned to a full- year profit as a 29 percent increase in digital revenue helped offset declining newspaper circulation.
Best-selling authors Julian Barnes and Claire Tomalin took a back seat as Andrew Miller won the contest for top novel of 2011 and Matthew Hollis took the prize for best biography in Whitbread Plc’s annual Costa Book Awards.
Guardian News & Media Ltd., which publishes the Guardian daily newspaper and the Observer each week on Sunday, aims to cut its costs by 25 million pounds ($40 million) in the next five years to staunch losses, the Financial Times reported, citing Andrew Miller, the chief executive officer of Guardian Media Group Plc, the parent company.
The U.K.’s Guardian took down Britain’s best-selling Sunday newspaper by exposing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid hacked a murder victim’s voicemail. It may still lose an intensifying battle for British readers.