IRN-Bru maker AG Barr has announced an 8 per cent increase in third quarter sales after the company bounced from its failed merger with Britvic.
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Wednesday 14 March 2012
Andrew Strauss expects Sri Lankan conditions to provide a tough physical test for England.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
The City piled into Persimmon yesterday as the housebuilder unveiled a £1.9bn dividend giveaway, sending the shares roaring 13 per cent higher to 706.5p.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Yahoo is threatening to sue Facebook for allegedly infringing more than a dozen patents covering how to personalise websites, serve adverts and run a social network.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
It has been 15 months since Marc Bolland unveiled his three-year plan for Marks & Spencer and – judging by the market's reaction – investors have hardly been blown away. Since the boss of the high street institution, who had started the job just six months earlier, announced an ambitious, £900m investment program in November 2010, its share price has dropped more than 10 per cent.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen, the No 2 car maker in Europe, surged yesterday on news that it was discussing an alliance with General Motors of the US, which could include the two companies taking stakes in each other.
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, By Etgar Keret, trans. Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston & Nathan Englander
Friday 17 February 2012
In the title story of Etgar Keret's fifth collection, a writer is confronted by a series of guests: all armed, each wanting to hear a story. As he tries to satisfy their demands, a gun against his head, the narrator ruefully reflects, "I bet things like this never happen to Amos Oz or David Grossman". It's a slyly comic aside that also serves as a point of differentiation. Keret may have glowing testimonies from the likes of Salman Rushdie, Yann Martel and Oz himself, but is yet to achieve the huge international status afforded his fellow Israelis. While Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is unlikely to raise Keret to such a rarefied field, it remains a maddening, abruptly moving and effortlessly funny collection.
Saturday 11 February 2012
A sudden spike in crude oil pushed up manufacturers' costs in January, giving the Bank of England a fresh inflation warning a day after it voted to pump an extra £50bn into the struggling UK economy.
Sunday 05 February 2012
The chief of the world's second-biggest consumer goods company has defended his position on scrapping the firm's final salary pension scheme.
Friday 27 January 2012
The restaurants giant Yum Brands has appointed an accountancy firm to sell its Pizza Hut UK business.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
The Co-operative Group's food business is to cut more jobs at its Manchester head office next month after warning of a financial hit from "some of its toughest trading conditions in recent history".
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs.
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