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    pc = percentage?

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    Last October, Astra also said it planned to invest $200m in a new Chinese factory making intravenous and oral solid medicines.

    Astra’s sales in emerging markets, including China, grew 10pc to $5.8bn last year, while Glaxo’s Asia Pacific revenues grew 7pc to ?1.8bn.

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    Re: pc = percentage?

    It's clear in that context that pc=%.

    However, because of the possibility of being misunderstood, you would be wise not to use it yourself.

    There's an interesting discussion of this topic here.

    Rover

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