The City had its eye on the break-up of consumer goods giants yesterday as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser were in the spotlight.
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Monday 02 December 2013
Unilever has announced plans to ditch PricewaterhouseCoopers after 27 years and is set to move its £18 million a year audit to rival KPMG.
Thursday 07 November 2013
Small study finds those with lowest cardiovascular risk looked two years younger than those n other groups
Wednesday 02 October 2013
A slowdown in the once lucrative emerging markets business of Unilever dragged the rest of the consumer goods sector down with it yesterday as punters took fright.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Nearly £3 billion was wiped off the value of the Dove to Hellmann’s business Unilever today in the wake of the consumer goods giant’s shock profit warning.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Unilever, the Magnum ice cream to Dove soap giant, issued a profit warning last night, blaming the collapsing currencies in so-called “emerging markets” such as Brazil and India.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Commercial seemed to suggest that receiving news that your child is gay was comparable to receiving a bullet to the heart
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The advertising watchdog has decided not to investigate Marmite's controversial “animal cruelty” ad after receiving 504 complaints from the public.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
And the gap in salaries is also widening despite 43 years of the Equal Pay Act, new survey reveals
Friday 26 July 2013
Outlook: We are right to take some cheer from the latest run of official statistics. The evidence is mounting that our economy is, albeit very slowly, moving in the right direction.
Friday 05 July 2013
Unilever has raised its stake in Indian subsidiary Hindustan Unilever but fallen short of the 75% threshold it had originally targeted.
Friday 21 June 2013
Paul Walsh confirmed his move to swap booze for food today, with the outgoing Diageo boss becoming catering giant Compass Group’s new chairman. Mr Walsh, who will be replaced at Diageo by Ivan Menezes in July after more than 12 years at the helm of the maker of Guinness and Tanqueray gin, will join Compass as a non-executive director next January and will become chairman on 6 February.
Monday 17 June 2013
Paul Walsh, the mastermind behind the global expansion of the Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker maker Diageo, is expected to take the chair at the caterer Compass as he retires from the drinks giant next year.
Sunday 19 May 2013
Tyrrells, the maker of crisps loved by Middle England, has whetted the appetite of private-equity firms to buy the business for about £100m.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Weak exports hit manufacturers
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Unilever heads for a £3.4bn India deal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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