AstraZeneca share price eyed as takeover talk heats up

ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills reports on the renewed bid by US pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer for the UK's AstraZeneca:


Prepared for take off: AstraZeneca's share price. Closed £40.80 on Friday. Pfizer initial approach in Jan £46.61. Market open in 30 mins.


AstraZeneca makes clear it's not interested in Pfizer's amorous advances. In love, Pfizer would walk away. In business can "go hostile".


Pfizer sought to "renew discussions" at the weekend but AstraZeneca "again declined to engage".


US drugs giant Pfizer reveals AstraZeneca bid

US drugs giant Pfizer has confirmed details of a multi-billion pound takeover approach for the UK's AstraZeneca.