Week in Review, April 19

Week in Review

Featuring Citigroup; Tesco; Google, Diageo, and Imperial Tobacco

Joe Cummings illustration of Gerrie Nel

Gerrie Nel, Pistorius’s pit bull prosecutor

South African lawyer, renowned as a battler in the cause of justice, who shuns the limelight

Chocolatiers: licking their lips

Need to focus on faster-growing markets while managing developed ones

Tanzanian cola targets poorer consumers

New drink is latest homegrown offering to take on market leader

Singapore uncorks Asia wine hub potential

Record sales in southeast Asia lure western merchants

Snack appetite fuels PepsiCo profit

Net income up 13% in spite of flat drink sales

China crackdown hits Diageo and Rémy

Europe’s leading distillers see Asia-Pacific sales decline

Anger over S Korea ferry rescue efforts

Divers make desperate search for 282 missing people

Starbucks moves Europe HQ to London

Relocation means coffee chain will pay more tax

British coffee chain market heats up

Artisan coffee shops seen as threat and opportunity for Starbucks

Ferguson puts reds, and whites, up for sale

Former Man Utd manager to auction some of his vintage wines

Archer Daniels Midland abandons sale of cocoa unit

Agribusiness company opts to sell chocolate factories

Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

L’infer, c’est les non-fumeurs

China and LatAm support Coca-Cola sales

SABMiller considers selling Tsogo Sun stake

London-listed brewer reviewing options for $1bn shareholding

Bonus payments hit WH Group’s bottom line

Two executives receive $597m for role in sealing Smithfield deal

Diageo bids $1.9bn for United Spirits stake

Open offer for up to 26% of Indian liquor-maker’s shares

SKF forecasts hint at industrial rebound

Bearings maker predicts rising demand in US and Asia

Nestlé revenues hit by currency headwinds

Group’s performance struggles in face of Swiss franc’s strength

Temasek bets big on rise of the consumer

Olam and AS Watson deals mark shift at Singapore investment group


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