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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Friday 01 May 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Monday 02 February 2009
It was a monumental week for the big miners as Rio Tinto sold assets, it admitted that it may have to turn to shareholders for extra capital, and talks emerged over a multi-billion investment by Chinalco, while Xstrata said it was to raise £4.1bn in a heavily discounted issue. This was against a background of weaker commodity prices which saw the sector drag down the FTSE 100 at the end of the week.
Friday 23 January 2009
Friday 31 October 2008
Telecoms giant BT issued a surprise profits warning today after its division providing services to multinational companies failed to hit targets.
Friday 31 October 2008
The consumer goods giant Unilever has revealed it expects to deliver improved underlying revenues this year, as it posted buoyant third-quarter sales and profits.
Tuesday 14 October 2008
A futuristic shelter for besieged Londoners inspired by the July 7 bombings and the Blitz was unveiled yesterday as the latest installation to fill Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall.
Friday 10 October 2008
The makers of Marmite said it was "disappointing" a council has decided to impose a ban on the spread at their school breakfast clubs.
Saturday 13 September 2008
Many companies are facing acute difficulties, and the transatlantic mortgage bail-out will not have any near-term impact. The trading environment continues to deteriorate as the still-ferocious credit crunch exerts pressure. With their limited resources, small-caps are particularly vulnerable in such brutal conditions.
Friday 01 August 2008
Tuesday 29 July 2008
Unilever completed the bulk of its asset fire sale yesterday after a private equity group secured its North American laundry business for $1.45bn (£730m), its second major deal in a week.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate, lost a touch of Italian brio yesterday after selling its Bertolli olive oil and vinegar business for €630m (£500m), as part of its drive to sell non-core businesses.
Thursday 10 July 2008
The actors are beautiful, the sets are stylish and the message could not be clearer – the woman with the paler skin gets the man.
Friday 04 July 2008
Saturday 21 June 2008
Competition regulators have raided the offices of Europe's largest manufacturers of household products, including Unilever and Procter & Gamble, it emerged last night.
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