Rémy profit falls as China gives up gifts

Cognac maker says margins hit by destocking in major market

SABMiller’s Coca-Colanisation of Africa

Brewer eyes sweet drinks to tap emerging markets tastebuds

ThyssenKrupp cable free lift

ThyssenKrupp unveils cable-free elevators

‘Holy grail’ design would allow multiple lifts to use the same shaft

Deutsche quits precious metals trade

Move completes German bank’s retreat from physical commodities

Lukoil VP sees fall in Russian oil output

Fedun cites effect of falling oil prices and western sanctions

A bottle of Remy Martin XO Excellence Cognac

Rémy: Cointreau-cyclical

The shares trade at a premium to other drinks makers, suggesting hopes of a recovery

Nuclear is exception to Germany’s rule

The intricate system for preventing political accidents has been bypassed, writes Eva Ladipo

Carlos Slim to be largest FCC shareholder

Mexican billionaire to buy into Spanish group’s rights issue

Reinsurance revolution alters landscape

New disaster risk-management vehicles shake up insurance industry

384183 13: FILE PHOTO: A crowd gathers to watch a side gusher on Spindletop Hill in Beaumont, Texas which was the site of the first Texas oil gusher, January 10, 1901. Beaumont, in the southeast corner of Texas, will host a day of centennial celebrations January 10, 2001 to commemorate the event as a historic and economic milestone. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the modern texas oil industry. (Photo by the Texas Energy Museum/Newsmakers)
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Oil price fall starts to weigh on banks

Barclays and Wells Fargo facing losses on $850m bridge loan

Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

For companies wondering where to locate, the world has turned upside down

Ireland to invest €3.8bn in social housing

Total of 35,000 homes to be built by 2020

French sell-off plan an optical illusion

Law allows state to continue to pull strings of leading companies

Nyrstar parts ways with chief executive

Junck leaves world’s largest zinc producer shortly ahead of refinancing vote

Seadrill halts dividend as profit slides

World’s largest oil rig operator complains of ‘perfect storm’

Change at the top of French energy sector

New heads face a combination of political and economic pressures

Zoopla needs to renovate to keep investors coming through the door

Even rundown terraces aren’t losing value as fast as the house-hunting website

Spotify pays most turnover to rights holders

Revenues surge but music streamer fails to turn profit

Google: trust and antitrust

US search engine’s EU woes may get worse before they improve

The absurdity of German energy policy

Berlin increasingly needs dirty coal to make up for scrapping nuclear


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