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Wednesday 01 June 2011
The doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is to double its number of UK stores over the next five years as the country's desire for sweet treats grows.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Britain has developed an economy that is "dangerously dependent" on too many low skilled jobs, a Labour politician warned today.
Monday 02 May 2011
Stock markets around the world received a boost today from the news that Osama bin Laden was dead, with the event also triggering a fall in oil prices.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to buy Synthes, the Swiss maker of screws and plates to fix broken bones, for Sfr19bn (£13bn) in the US healthcare giant's biggest-ever acquisition. The deal will boost J&J's orthopaedic business and cushion it from a tide of consumer product recalls and loss of patents on drugs.
Sunday 24 April 2011
Monday 11 April 2011
China recorded its first quarterly trade deficit since 2004 in the first quarter of this year as domestic growth and rising global commodity prices pushed import costs higher than export values.
Thursday 07 April 2011
Liverpool have confirmed that United States basketball star LeBron James has become a minority stakeholder in the club after signing a deal with club owners Fenway Sports Group.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Cocoa prices nudged 32-year highs over $3,714 a tonne yesterday after Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president, decreed that the state would become the sole purchaser of cocoa in the world's top grower and handle its export.
Monday 07 March 2011
The international market for company listings began the year in buoyant fashion, with the first two months of 2011 seeing more than $25bn raised in 193 deals, according to an Ernst & Young report.
Thursday 03 March 2011
E.ON is selling its British networks business to US power group PPL for £4bn as part of the German electricity giant's plans to pay down its debts and expand into new global markets.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Another 800,000 travellers will be flying every year by 2014, taking the total to 3.3 billion, according to the latest estimates from the International Air Transport Association (Iata).
Thursday 10 February 2011
More than 5 per cent was wiped off the market capitalisation of the consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser yesterday after its fourth-quarter results failed to meet City expectations.
Monday 10 January 2011
Manufacturing industry is capable of leading the economy further out of recession during 2011, its trade body will say today, with strong demand for exports – from emerging markets particularly – set to provide a further filip to the sector.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
Cocoa farmers on the small African island of São Tomé in the Gulf of Guinea used to struggle to make a living. They were getting a very low price as they had to sell their cocoa by the roadside to middle men.
Saturday 11 December 2010
HSBC has promoted capital markets veteran Samir Assaf to take over the multimillion-pound role as head of investment banking, replacing Stuart Gulliver who becomes group chief executive next month.
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