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LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo <4568.T> denied on Thursday it had received a takeover bid last year from British drugmaker AstraZeneca <AZN.L>, as reported earlier by the online version of Nikkei Business. “This is not the fact,” the company said in a short statement. AstraZeneca had earlier declined to comment on the report, which sent the Japanese group’s share price soaring as much as 13 percent and triggered a trade suspension.

(Reporting by Ben Hirschler; Editing Martinne Geller)
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