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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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Kelly's €1bn boost for Magnum

Celebrity Kelly Brook has helped Unilever's Magnum ice cream join its €1bn club of brands, as shares in the consumer goods giant hit an all-time high.

Unilever chief gloomy on prospects for Europe

The boss of Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, today warned that Europe's economies face at least a decade of bumping along the bottom, and raised fears over the recovery in the United States.

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Visitors admire 'Marsyas' a gigantic sculpture at The Tate Modern gallery in London October 2002, created by sculptor Anish Kapoor.

Unilever pulls sponsorship of Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Brand conglomerate Unilever is ending its sponsorship of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall after 12 years and 13 commissions.

Lollies on ice but emerging markets set to lift Unilever

A damp, cool summer for much of northern Europe has meant Wall's Magnum, Twister, Calippo and Mini Milk ices have been stuck in the freezer rather than being gobbled up.

The Market Report: Unilever is back in favour with the City

Love it or hate it? With Marmite-owner Unilever, the Square Mile has done both this week. After investors had lost their appetite for the consumer goods giant thanks to profit warnings from Danone and Procter & Gamble (P&G), yesterday they were finding it rather more to their taste.

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Danone issues profits warning

Christ the Redeemer is lit up to celebrate Rio+20

Rio de Janeiro: Corporate giants pledge to go green

UN's biggest ever global-business event – the Rio+20 forum – sees 1,200 executives make commitments on more ethical, greener ways to work

Unilever site closures to eliminate hundreds of jobs

Hundreds of jobs are set to be lost at consumer goods giant Unilever under plans to close a number of sites, although its biggest factory will receive a £40m investment boost.

Struggling sector is given a £6.5m boost

The Government is investing £6.5m in 16 new research and development projects in an attempt to help boost the struggling manufacturing sector.

Unilever to axe jobs and close factories but still puts £40m into main site

Hundreds of jobs are set to be lost at consumer goods giant Unilever under plans to close a number of sites, although its biggest factory will receive a £40m investment boost.

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