PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 24
April 24 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Dec 12 Accenture Plc
* Accenture PLC - under new contract, accenture will continue to provide Microsoft with procurement, accounts payable, financial and accounting services
* Microsoft awards accenture seven-year contract extension for finance, accounting and procurement business process services Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
April 23 U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and Co will acquire C R Bard Inc, in a $24 billion cash-and-stock deal, adding Bard's devices to its portfolio in the high-growth sectors of oncology and surgery, both companies said on Sunday.