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Mondelez sale sees Vegemite go home to Australia

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:36:42 GMT

Deal with Bega Cheese along with other Antipodean brands comes as growth stagnates



Man Utd takes top spot on football’s rich list

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:01:42 GMT

Premier League club nets lead ranking for first time in more than a decade



Burberry returns to growth in Asia markets

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:53:40 GMT

British fashion house buoyed by UK sales as pound’s weakness draws overseas shoppers



Premier Foods feels pressure from rising costs

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:15:39 GMT

In 12 months, wheat prices have risen 13% in euros but 27% in pounds



Paulson hits out at Premier Foods over profit warning

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:12:42 GMT

US hedge fund accuses group of being ‘grossly mismanaged’ as shares slump



Sotheby’s files lawsuit over forgery of Old Master

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:33:36 GMT

Auction house demands repayment of proceeds over sale of ‘Saint Jerome’ painting



Burberry: beyond sterling

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:39:27 GMT

Outlook would be less clear once the impact of a weaker pound fades



Rolls may be grateful for latest instalment in bribery saga

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:29:48 GMT

Aircraft engine maker’s wrongdoing spanned 23 years and 12 countries



BAT eyes resurgent US tobacco with Reynolds deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:20:14 GMT

UK group’s $49bn tie-up marks return to sector’s ‘largest profit pool’ outside China



Tiffany fails to shine in shadow of Trump Tower

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:59:57 GMT

Increased security at president-elect’s New York office hits sales at jeweller



Greggs upgrades profit forecast but warns on costs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:55:11 GMT

Bakery chain serves up healthy sales rise with new products and delivery service



Zalando shares slide on quarterly sales miss

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:59:36 GMT

German online fashion retailer’s revenues pass €1bn but trail analyst forecasts



BAT/Reynolds: front-running Trump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:48:23 GMT

If the incoming president cuts corporate taxes, the deal will look cheap



BAT agrees takeover of Reynolds in $49.4bn deal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:45:15 GMT

Acquisition will create world’s largest listed tobacco group by sales



Amazon pours resources into voice assistant Alexa

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:04:58 GMT

Ecommerce group hopes digital mind involved will become ubiquitous



Luxottica and Essilor eye connected vision with €50bn merger

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:36:49 GMT

Ray-Ban owner and lens-maker plot growth through technology and new markets



New Burberry CEO faces long wait to take his coat off

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:18:57 GMT

Contract prevents Marco Gobbetti diving straight in at top of fashion group



Profile: Essilor’s Hubert Sagnières

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:33:14 GMT

Dubbed the ‘chief evangelical officer’, the Frenchman is on profit-driven mission



Luxottica and Essilor agree €50bn eyewear merger

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:28:13 GMT

Deal will create a global leader in the fast-growing industry



Luxottica/Essilor: vision thing

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:17:33 GMT

The merger makes sense if Luxottica’s founder bows out gracefully



Hugo Boss profits set to fall by less than feared

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:06:50 GMT

German suit-maker says turnround plan on ‘right track’ as Asia sales perform strongly



Vietnam eyes 2017 tailwind for privatisation drive

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:36:18 GMT

Bankers hope booming Southeast Asian country will finally live up to dealmaking promise



Profile: Luxottica’s Leonardo Del Vecchio

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:57:00 GMT

Italy’s richest man shows no sign of taking a back seat after deal with Essilor



Sanctions and scandal call time on Russia luxury boom

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:50:30 GMT

The appetite of rich Muscovites for expensive timepieces has diminished



How do jewellers capture every last particle of gold dust?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:49:53 GMT

An ingenious industry is turning workshop waste into profit