Australian shares see broad gains, U.S. inflation data in focus

Australian shares see broad gains, U.S. inflation data in focus Feb 14 (Reuters) - Australian shares climbed on Tuesday, lifted by hopes around U.S. inflation data due later in the day, which could influence the Federal Reserve's monetary policy path. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO rose 0.7% to 7,466.9 by 2341 GMT, amid gains across all sectors. The benchmark had declined 0.2% on Monday.

Australian biotech CSL profit jumps on post-lockdown revival

UPDATE 2-Australian biotech CSL profit jumps on post-lockdown revival Blood plasma unit profit down 6.25% Vaccines unit profit up 9% Shares up 1% Recasts and writes through, adds analyst quote and shares By Byron Kaye and Archishma Iyer Feb 14 (Reuters) - Australian biotech giant CSL Ltd CSL.AX said on Tuesday its first-half profit jumped 10%, beating analyst estimates, as a resurgence in blood plasma donations enabled it to boost sales and more people got vaccinated against influenza.

EU regulators investigate Vifor Pharma over anti-competitive behaviour

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, June 20 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are investigating whether Vifor Pharma VIFN.S , which is being acquired by CSL Ltd CSL.AX , disparaged its rival Pharmacosmos in order to hinder competition to its blockbuster iron medicine Ferinject. The European Commission, which opened the probe on Monday, said it has indications of this behaviour going on for many years, which may be in breach of EU rules against companies abusing their dominant position.

EU antitrust regulators to probe if Vifor Pharma disparages rival

BRUSSELS, June 20 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulator on Monday launched an investigation into possible anti-competitive disparagement by Vifor Pharma VIFN.S of its closest rival Pharmacosmos in an apparent attempt to hinder competition against its iron medicine. The European Commission said it has indications of this behaviour going on for many years.


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