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  • Primark buoys AB Foods as sugar continues to sour performance

    Shares in Primark owner Associated British Foods are up over six per cent this morning, after the group announced a six per cent rise in pre-tax profit to £434m in the first half of the financial year, ...

  • The Woolf in Mayor’s clothing speaks out City A.M. - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 04:51 BST
    The Woolf in Mayor’s clothing speaks out

    The Lord Mayor of the City of London tells Elizabeth Fournier how her historic role puts her right at the heart of UK plcTHERE’S no such thing as a typical day in the life of the Lord Mayor of the City ...

  • Primark to lift profit at AB Foods City A.M. - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 04:45 BST

    ASSOCIATED British Foods’ (ABF) booming high street chain Primark is expected to reveal a 21 per cent jump in first half operating profits this week, helping to offset falling profits at its troubled sugar ...

  • My Little Pony sales help Hasbro show a jump in quarterly profits

    MY LITTLE Pony and other toys aimed at girls have helped Hasbro beat profit forecasts in the first three months of the year.The 31-year-old pony franchise pushed revenues from girls’ toys up by more than ...

  • An exterior view shows the Kraft Research and Development facility in Morton Grove, Illinois

    The product labels are incorrect as they do not reflect the ingredients associated with the pasteurized cheese in the cheese dogs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a statement on Sunday. The products were formulated with milk, which is not declared on the product label, …

  • Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: WSJ Reuters - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:12 BST
    Apple computer shown as Google introduces Buzz in Mountain View

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Google Inc are wooing game developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing ...

  • Italy's Finance Minister Carlo Padoan smiles during a news conference at Chigi palace in Rome

    Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said in interview published on Sunday he believed that growth in 2014 could be more than 0.8 percent but that he could not say by how much. In the interview in the Corriere della Sera, Padoan was asked if growth could come in more than the 0.8 percent forecast earlier this month …

  • Bentley reveals hybrid-powered luxury car Telegraph - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 20:24 BST

    Luxury car-maker uses Beijing motor show to reveal combined petrol and electric-powered version of flagship Mulsanne

  • China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

    This picture taken on April 19, 2014 shows a Mazda car being installed in an exhibition hall ahead of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

  • U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (GM.N) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it competes with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth of the Chinese market, …

  • A BMW Vision Future Luxury concept car is displayed at Auto China 2014 in Beijing

    Premium auto maker BMW (GER:BMW) unveiled a luxury concept sedan in Beijing on Sunday, to gauge customer appetite for a car that would cost more than German manufacturer's current flagship 7 series limousine. Ian Robertson, BMW Group's board member responsible for sales and marketing said the car is being presented the …

  • The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit

    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (NYS:GM) plans to invest $12 billion (7.13 billion pounds) in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it competes with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth …

  • Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report Reuters - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 15:04 BST
    The Pfizer logo is seen next to a U.S. flag in a conference room at their world headquarters in New York

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) has approached British rival AstraZeneca (AZN.L) to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two but …

  • Pfizer considers $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 15:00 BST

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca (EUREX: AZNF.EX - news) to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between …

  • GM to invest $12 bln in China and plans more plants Reuters - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 13:51 BST

    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (GM.N) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth …

  • SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model. After nearly two decades of frenzied growth driven mainly by the very wealthy, China's auto market …

  • Pfizer mulls $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 11:44 BST

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and ...

  • Premium car brands eye China's secondhand market Reuters - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 10:42 BST

    Strong demand for new automobiles in China has laid the foundations for the next leg of business for carmakers BMW (GER:BMW), Audi and Mercedes-Benz: the second-hand premium car market. China's auto market is the world's biggest and is set to grow between 8 percent and 10 percent this year, fuelled by increasingly affluent …

  • C-class by Daimler AG is pictured before company's annual news conference in Stuttgart

    Daimler (DAI.DE) said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sale there in September priced at 369,000 renminbi ($60,000). DENZA, a local Chinese brand jointly developed with Chinese partner BYD <002594.SZ>, forms part of the German auto maker's push to expand its footprint …

  • A man uses mobile phone at showroom of Toyota Motor in Beijing

    Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> plans to make and sell hybrid versions of its Corolla and Levin sedans in China next year, fitting them with locally-made components, in its first bid to entirely manufacture gas-electric hybrids outside Japan. The backdrop to Toyota's plans are efforts by foreign and domestic automakers to kick-start …

  • VW has agreed budget car concept, design - manager Reuters - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 05:04 BST

    Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle. "The concept and design are now in place," Hans Demant, responsible for the so-called budget car project …

  • Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary

    A customer checks out used Game Boy consoles a videogame shop in Tokyo, on April 17, 2014

  • Best British Brands Lead China Motor Show Sky News - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 03:47 BST
    Best Of British Gear Up For China Car Show

    UK brands such as Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Land Rover are showing their new models at the China Motor Show in Beijing to help boost sales in an intensely competitive market. More than 1,100 vehicles will be on display at the exhibition which will also be attended by General Motors (NYSE: GM - news) , Toyota, Volkswagen …

  • Chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Li Shufu poses for a photo at an assembly line of the new Volvo automobile manufacturing plant in Chengdu

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group's biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world's largest auto market. Its car sales target ...

  • How UU fuels cars off fat of the land Telegraph - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 21:00 BST

    Fat and grease poured down drains is being sucked out of sewers in north-west England and used to fuel cars

  • Calif. customers hit with expensive Del Taco bill Associated Press - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 20:07 BST

    What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers. About 150 people who ordered this week at the Mexican-style fast food chain in Santa ...

  • The entrance of Monte Dei Paschi bank headquarters is pictured in Siena

    Italy's Treasury may allow loss-making Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MIL:BMPS) more time to pay interest on a state bailout, to ensure the sum is paid in cash rather than in bank shares, Corriere della Sera reported on Saturday. Citing sources close to the Treasury, the paper said the Treasury had told the bank it may …

  • Major food company curbs consumers' right to sue Telegraph - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 17:28 BST

    Consumers who sign up to General Mills, one of the world's largest online food companys, will be signing away their rights

  • General Mills rewrites small print to ward off litigation Telegraph - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 17:28 BST

    Consumers sign up to one of the world's largest food company's online community will be signing away their consumer rights

  • VW aims for double-digit growth in China AFP - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 15:03 BST
    VW aims for double-digit growth in China

    A photo taken on March 7, 2012 in Wolfsburg, central Germany shows the Volkswagen logo on the front of a car

  • Germany's Volkswagen (GER:VOW3) aims to increase group deliveries in China to a record of more than 3.5 million cars this year, Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn said on Saturday. "China is the biggest market for the VW group and plays a crucial role in our Strategy 2018," Winterkorn said at a VW event on the eve of the …

  • Nintendo Joins with the National Park Foundation to Support the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

    Nintendo of America announced today that it will join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to bring fun, active-play video games to

  • Austria: Ex-players led match-fixing organization Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 18:33 BST

    In the biggest match-fixing scandal in Austrian soccer, three former players are accused of attempting to manipulate 18 national league games from 2004 to 2013 with bets of up to $415,000 a match. Prosecutors ...

  • Ohio prison food vendor fined $142,000 Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 18:10 BST

    The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with ...

  • 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal to be auctioned Associated Press - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 17:55 BST

    One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week. The Minnesota collegiate hockey player who helped Team USA beat ...

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