GSK gives up on bigger stake in Nigerian unit; Astellas nabs FDA nod for transplant drug;

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> GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) said it has abandoned a bid to increase its stake in its Nigerian unit after minority shareholders opposed the deal. Report

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