Softbank hires Sony Xperia creative chief

Exit comes as Sony strives to revamp smartphone unit

C&C shares slide after Spirit Pub approach

Spirit’s board has rejected the proposal and is awaiting a firm offer from Greene King

Chiquita slips from Fyffes grasp

Deal with Brazilians looms as shareholders reject merger with rival

The Vinyl Factory is the old EMI vinyl works in Uxbridge, Middlesex, producing limited edition vinyls of new releases, plus re-presses of classics. They also act as a distributor of vinyl releases. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)

Back to black: The vinyl renaissance

Many businesses are benefiting from the resurgence of the record format

P&G to sell off Duracell battery business

Chief executive seeks to give company greater focus

Amazon shares tumble as losses blow out

Ecommerce group promises ‘selective’ spending after $437m loss

Lazard profits soar on merger activity

Bout of deal-making central to improved performance

Amazon shares drop as loss widens

Deficit of $437m is worse than expected

Tesco admits overstating profits for longer

Broadbent will stand down to draw line under affair

Tesco CEO must grasp strategic nettle now

Danger for Lewis is he listens to sound of tills filling with cash and loses sense of urgency

Unilever sales growth at 5-year low

Sharp slowdown in China adds to Europe woes

Weak Gucci sales hold back Kering growth

Analysts sceptical about French luxury group’s upbeat remarks

Unilever: blame Europe

Is the decline in growth at consumer goods maker purely cyclical?

Charting Tesco: What must Dave Lewis do?

Nine graphs illustrating the woes of the UK’s largest supermarket by sales

Discounters squeeze Premier Foods

Bisto maker blames Aldi and Lidl for its sales decline

Tesco: bargain hunters beware

The first-half results are a mass of depressing numbers

Debenhams suffers steep profit fall

UK retailer hit by competition from John Lewis

Rakuten opens UK online marketplace

Ecommerce giant launches British portal

Witty goes some way to disarm gainsayers

Better news on drug pipelines still needed to pacify doubters

Luxottica picks P&G man for co-CEO post

Adil Mehboob-Khan to run Italian company alongside insider Massimo Vian from January

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