Sugru raises £1m to expand into US


Fundraising via Crowdcube will give valuation of £25m

The startling rise in short-sightedness

Cases of myopia have doubled in Europe

Implants can be designed to fit exactly

P&G gets skin in 3D bioprinting game

Consumer goods maker explores printing of living human tissue

Lixil faces loss from China-based arm

Joyou files for insolvency and eyes legal action against ex-heads

Haiti: Rising from the rubble

Much has been rebuilt since the 2010 earthquake, but it is more difficult to ensure the country’s economic future


Euro weakness upsets luxury brand pricing

Volatility in currency markets exacerbates price global differentials

Alison Brittain

UK boards miss target for women directors

Push for greater diversity yet to achieve widespread change

Suffering Australian miners turn to pot

Resources groups swap mechanical diggers for medicinal marijuana

Tobacco groups start action over branding

Standardised packaging rules infringe rights, companies claim

Reckitt faces regulatory friction on K-Y

UK watchdog raises concern over impact on competition

HP revenues hit by falling printer sales

Whitman flags up innovation as company prepares to split

M&S sees first profits rise in four years

Retailer pledges £150m cash return this year via share buyback

The lessons of China’s noodle cartel

Foreign groups should note how Beijing dealt with local collusion

Unilever finance chief Huët to step down

Decision suggests CEO Polman has little intention of moving on

Ceramics industry in battle over heritage

Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton sale reignites brand debate

Hoaxes and fakes: hollow laughs

It pays to apply the commonsense test to fishy share bids

Avon hoax raises SEC filing questions

Fake bid shines spotlight on mundane piece of market plumbing

Sharp under fire over restructuring plan

Investors unclear if electronics group will make hard decisions

Avon’s mystery caller ramps up shares

‘$8.2bn bid’ from unknown private equity firm is only skin deep

Reckitt causes carbon offset upset

Canadians say UK group is buying too much farmland for forestry


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