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Pharma stocks crater as investors brace for billions in heartburn drug litigation charges

Pharma stocks crater as investors brace for billions in heartburn drug litigation charges

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Haleon all sold off sharply this week, shedding tens of billions in market value, amid investor fear over potential US litigation charges focused on popular heartburn drug Zantac. This has been a known issue bubbling in the background for years but investor concern exploded this week in the lead-up to …

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Stock futures are flat as Wall Street takes a breather after Dow's 400-point rally

Stock futures are flat as Wall Street takes a breather after Dow’s 400-point rally

Bank of England announces largest interest rate hike in 27 years The Bank of England on Thursday hiked interest rates by half of a percentage point, the sixth consecutive increase and first bump of this size since 1997, in an effort to cool off inflation. Inflation in the UK is also at a 40-year high, …

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Euro zone economy grows 0.7% in the second quarter despite gas crisis and inflation surge

Euro zone economy grows 0.7% in the second quarter despite gas crisis and inflation surge

Growth in the euro zone economy accelerated in the second quarter of the year, but the region’s prospects get hit as Russia continues to reduce gas supplies. The 19-member bloc registered a gross domestic product rate of 0.7% in the second quarter, according to Eurostat, Europe’s statistics office, beating expectations of 0.2% growth. It comes …

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