Thursday July 9, 2020

News round-up: top news on Tuesday

* Royalty withdraws Elan bid * G8 meeting agrees on Syrian "transitional government". * IMF notes positive signs in Irish economy. * European car registrations fall to 20-year low. * The Troika's long goodbye.

18th June, 2013
At the G8: Enda Kenny (left) chats with Nick Clegg and the IMF's Christine Lagarde

The top stories on Tuesday:

**Elan takeover:** in the latest twist in the Royalty Pharma/Elan saga, Royalty Pharma has withdrawn its request for a judicial review of the ruling that forces it to lapse its takeover offer for Elan under certain conditions, and has confirmed that its offer has now lapsed.


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