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A radical strategy for Medtronic

The sellside expects the world’s leading medtech to be outpaced by its rivals. Divestments might allow the group to defy this destiny.

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The Swiss marriage that never was

In 2001 Novartis thought it had cornered Roche, and a Swiss megamerger was on the cards. After 20 years of stalemate the awkward tie-up has ended.