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Many prominent US companies have set up operations overseas to lower their tax bills

BRANCHING OUT: Founded more than 60 years ago as a medical equipment repair shop, Medtronic now sells thousands of pieces of medical devices, from ventilators to intubation tubes, across the world.


MEDICAL device maker Medtronic found itself in an enviable position in March when one of its executives joined a US trade mission to Peru, where there is a booming healthcare market. The trip included "matchmaking" meetings with Peruvian businesses and networking luncheons with