The Business Secretary Vince Cable says the government continues to monitor the proposed takeover of AstraZeneca by US drugs giant Pfizer, saying that it is in the "national interest" to do so.
Pfizer has until Monday until it admits defeat in bidding for AstraZeneca. But after the shenanigans of the past few days we cannot be sure.
AstraZeneca's share price is tumbling back down to earth after the board rejected a "final" Pfizer bid. So is the takeover really over?
Sweden's Finance Minister says the Government should be "very, very sceptical" about any promises the US pharmaceutical giant makes.