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2nd April 2013

A brief summary of Tuesday's main business headlines... Extensive coverage of Novartis patent fight, triple-dip fears, Apple apology....


Apple bows to Chinese pressure - Chief apologises for after-sales services

US has lost 2m clerical jobs since 2007 - New technologies replace office workers in crisis for middle class

Cyprus bank chief seeks to allay fears - Demetriades promises steady lifting of capital controls

US banks weigh EU bonus cap options - Query over whether London right base

Shell to expand energy technology R&D

Carrefour eyes Brazil and China for growth

Eurozone SMEs struggle to access finance

Norwegian airline pins hopes on Asia

Dutch consensus for austerity starts to crack

China left out of Obama free trade party - Washington seeks deal with EU and Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japanese shares lead Asian markets lower - Yen?s rise after soft US data hits exporter shares in Tokyo

India patent rulings pique pharma groups - Court decision on Novartis drug seen to have wide implications

Hess to sell Russian subsidiary to Lukoil - Move follows steps set out in restructuring plan

Investors pour $35bn into reinsurance

Nasdaq OMX in $1.2bn deal to buy eSpeed

Chesapeake foresees higher gas prices

Tesla set for first-ever quarterly profit

UK fraud fines total 1bn since 2007

LEX COLUMN: BMC Software: 'frame and fortune' - It is the mainframe business that is driving calculations to take Texas group private

Bank cost cutting: ROE on toast - Time to look at expenses in general ? not just pay ? to improve returns

China wealth management: blooming risk - Without limits on the sector, defaults could lead to contagion and a liquidity crisis

Taylor Morrison: hot property - Largest housebuilder IPO in more than two decades hopes to raise $500m

TripAdvisor: pack for rain - Travel advisory website should fight Google without regulatory help, but its fat margins will take a beating


1bn plan to put Britain on the road to recovery

International bidders queue for Crossrail

Novartis loses fight in India for cancer drug patent

CBI warns reforms may hold back growth

Apple chief Tim Cook says ?sorry? to Chinese


Coutts warns clients of threat from debt markets amid bubble fears

Investors peg hopes on global recovery

Osborne's growth policies 'not good enough'

China cracks down on 'magic' car licence plates

Cambridge 'needs cash more than Liverpool'

Apple chief Tim Cook apologises to China

Cyprus leader faces capital flight probe

Plan to slash red tape 'may hit SMEs?

Novartis loses landmark patent case in India

Vodafone attacks Indian government over phone licences

Panasonic 'investigated over bribery allegations'

TripAdvisor borrows anti-fraud techniques from finance

IAG 'to order Airbus A350s for British Airways'

Tesco goes head-to-head with Thailand's wet markets

TalkTalk calls for Ofcom action on broadband

KFC to create 1,600 UK jobs in 2013

Banks still being too risky, say executives

First Utility claims Big Six energy firms 'quash? competition

Spain 'to revise down growth forecast'

Questor: Aberdeen AM well placed for growth markets appetite


City star predicts positive year for London markets

Apple says sorry to Chinese for warranty problems

New dawn in regulation as Osborne launches PRA

Chinese luxury shoppers seek home comforts

Angry voters deluge MPs with air tax complaints

Costly renewable energy 'will damage UK's economy'

Accounts at EU banks are 'a joke', warn analysts

City has new watchdogs to avert fresh financial crisis

Not just an app, a Marks & Spencer's app

US giant CH2M Hill looks for infrastructure deals after buying British engineer

The Week Ahead: Babcock takes on Heathrow baggage

Investment View: Buy LSE while they're cheap and hold on to them


No triple dip but a slow UK recovery, BCC survey predicts

Indian court rejects Novartis cancer drug patent bid in landmark ruling

Eurozone needs one banking policy, one fiscal policy - and one voice

Private equity firm pays 185m for Oasis Healthcare

AstraZeneca move will leave the north-west without a vital element

Supermarkets watchdog gets ready to 'sort out the bullies'

Ecclestone fails to deny Sainsbury's boss rumours

Facebook to announce Android move

Qataris pay 400m for London hotel


Briefing: Chill could make easyJet a hot ticket

Triple-dip fears fade as key sectors bounce back

George Osborne told to put transport first

US tourists fuel Easter high street sales boost

Demand fears hit oil prices

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