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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:35:09 GMT

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Week in Review, February 25

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:35:09 GMT

PSA lays out vision for Opel; Walmart, ABB, global miners, and Apple in the news



Hyena capitalism receives a Unilever giraffe kick

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:44:28 GMT

The circle of life and a hot stock market to replace the Elton John soundtrack



Tiffany & Co: silver fox

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:04:48 GMT

US jewellery brand is less glitzy than that Fifth Avenue address suggests



Unilever defends rebuff of Kraft Heinz deal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:58:38 GMT

Consumer industry ponders which group might be next on the menu for 3G



Online criticism on sexism gets under Uber’s skin

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:11:55 GMT

Social media resets the balance between ordinary people and big corporations



Unilever deal highlights conflict risk for financial PR

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:47:19 GMT

Conflicts of interest seen as inevitable given small pool of agencies with scale 



BAT aims to double size of vaping business

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:46:27 GMT

Sterling’s decline and price rises help cigarette maker offset flat volumes



Crown Resorts: princely returns

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:03:45 GMT

Market’s response to the Australian casino operator’s poor numbers is hard to fathom



Playtech keen to remain on the acquisition trail

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:49:41 GMT

Gambling software group eyes ‘window of opportunity’ on back of strong revenue growth



Crown loses chief as China fallout hits revenue

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:35:38 GMT

Australian casino operator shelves hotels spin-off and unveils A$500m share buyback



Traders hiss but Labour is split on business rates

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:01:53 GMT

Javid feels the heat from both his party and the opposition



AO World founder John Roberts steps down as CEO

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:51:12 GMT

Maverick entrepreneur will remain on board as executive director with pay cut



Clothes retailers snub Bangladesh conference

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:38:58 GMT

H&M and C&A cite workers’ conditions and Dhaka’s detention of labour activists



Unilever: an alternative pivot

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:35:07 GMT

The group cannot assume its world returns to normal after rebuffing Kraft Heinz



Unilever to review business following Kraft Heinz bid

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:35:11 GMT

Company pledges to hit higher profit targets after aborted bid raised questions over operations



Hotel Chocolat weighs dividend after bumper Christmas

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:11:10 GMT

Half-year profits jump 28% as sales continue to rise at upmarket chocolatier



Buffett needs a new investment recipe

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:01:38 GMT

Kraft Heinz’s failed Unilever bid shows the food industry has run out of growth



Campbell Soup aims to recapture wholesome image

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:36:56 GMT

Investment in start-up offering genetically tailored meals shows appetite for growth



Woolworths Australia: counter jumper

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:29:55 GMT

Competition from discounters takes bite out of fat margins



William Hill poised to promote Bowcock to chief

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:03:25 GMT

Bookmaker to end search with internal move after rebuff by external candidates



Sweden’s strict controls drive ‘booze-cruise’ economy

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:02:15 GMT

A state monopoly has survived porous borders and EU accession



Walmart: heavyweight boxer

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:01:57 GMT

The company needs to learn from Amazon’s ambition. It has the scale and cash to do so



Nicolas Sarkozy joins AccorHotels board

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:53:35 GMT

Former French president turns to business after primary defeat



Tiffany agrees board revamp after activist pressure

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:12:09 GMT

Deal with Jana Partners to appoint three new directors amid search for new chief



Burger King’s owner to buy Popeyes for $1.8bn

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:53:41 GMT

Southern fried chicken chain will be expanded at ‘quicker pace’ in the US and abroad