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Primark is outperforming its peers but sugar looks a bit sticky, Associated British Foods said today.

Thousands flee Mexico terror gangs

Convoys of heavily armed troops, church workers and volunteers are escorting thousands of frightened Tzotzil Indians from at least three villages where armed bands have ruled by threats and violence since March. The gangs, loyal to Mexico's ruling party, are blamed for the massacre of 45 people a week ago in Chiapas state, where guerrillas of the Zapatista National Liberation Army have waged a four-year-old insurgency aimed at securing rights for the region's poor Indians.

Potted history of a love for tea

Everything stops for tea - even time itself, apparently.

Tea makers but not, alas, policy shapers

Good sorts, absolute bricks, year-round tea makers, fete holders and faithful electioneers - it is the image which still clings to the Conservative Party's "lady" supporters as much as floral dreses and sensible shoes.

Coffee's grounds for concern

CONSUMERS look likely to have to pay more for their morning coffee following a jump in wholesale costs to a five-year high.

Commodities: Producers sign coffee pact

COFFEE prices in British supermarkets could be set to rise, after last week's deal under which Latin American and African coffee producers accounting for 80 per cent of world coffee production agreed to set up an Opec-style cartel.

Hockey: Spain's changes to Typhoo Tea Cup team

Goretti Larrinaga, 18, replaces Sonia de Ignacio in Spain's squad for the Typhoo Tea Cup international against England at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham today.

Commodities & Futures: Doubts on deadline for coffee export quotas

NEGOTIATIONS are under way in London again on a new international treaty aimed at bringing about a recovery in wholesale coffee prices, which are hovering close to their lowest for 20 years.
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