5.11 Tactical owner gunning for IPO

Owner eyes sale or listing of police uniform and weapons maker

Emerging markets slowdown hurts Unilever

Weakening currencies wipe €413m off operating profits

Apple: sweet position

Company has met insatiable appetite from China but market will get tougher

Ackman ‘death blow’ enlivens Herbalife

Stock shoots up as investors brush off probe results

Swatch warns over Hong Kong outlook

Watchmaker’s profits decline for the first time in five years

LG on mission to reshape flexible screens

Industry doubts OLED’s ability to displace LCDs

Tesco taps brains behind Dove ads

Lewis was responsible for brands such as Lynx and Tresemmé

Philips looks ahead after weak sales

Net profit falls 23% in second quarter for Dutch group

Reynolds hit with $23.6bn damages bill

Smoker’s widow wins Florida court case against tobacco company

Bestway to buy Co-op pharmacies for £620m

UK mutual to use proceeds to reduce its debt

Sports Direct full-year profit climbs 16%

Retailer hints at resolution of Adidas shirts spat

Tobacco town breathes a sigh of relief

Winston-Salem hopes Reynolds-Lorillard deal will preserve jobs

FCA squeezes life from payday lending

Capping spiralling interest charges will not boost competition

US tobacco’s future emerges through vapour

Imperial powers ahead in ecigarette market

Blu acquisition from Lorillard catapults UK group ahead of rivals

Reynolds / Lorillard: smoke signals

Second and third-largest US tobacco companies combine forces

The power of parent bloggers

Advertisers are courting the most influential mums online -and the odd dad

Apple denies iPhone security risk report

Chinese TV claims iPhones pass state secrets to US intelligence

Big Tobacco set for $56bn merger

Reynolds and Lorillard combination may see Imperial buy assets

Week in Review, July 12

Samsung takes some knocks; Maersk, HSBC and insider trading case also in the news

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