Dollar crisis sees flagship investment lose its fizz

South Sudan’s hard currency shortage means stocks have run dry as food insecurity rages

Fifa sponsors forced to act over Blatter

Groups pressed to make a stand and urge president to step down

Zalando focuses on tech for growth

German group eyes ‘long-term competitive advantage’

Supermarkets wage war on two fronts

Discounters on one side have been biting into share, but the battle online is gathering momentum

Italy defends EU tariff use against China

Debate comes over whether to label China a ‘market economy’

Last chance to bag a free carrier

Retailers in England with over 250 staff to charge at least 5p

Wiese lifts stake in Iceland Foods

Tycoon’s vehicle takes holding in frozen food retailer to 57%

Coke and McDonald’s ask Blatter to quit

Budweiser and Visa join Fifa sponsors seeking swift resignation

Small-cap Week, October 3

Findel, Outsourcery, Intelligent Energy and Koovs featured

Joe Cummings illustration - Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren, designer of American dream

A changing of the guard as the fashion boss hands the reins over, writes John Gapper

Morrison abandons price-matching scheme

Move illustrates how tough competition in the sector is easing

Private equity feasts on restaurant sector

Private equity’s appetite shows no sign of abating

Supermarkets urged to promote British food

Liz Truss wants more ‘protected’ brands registered with EU

Nest opens door to ‘smart home’ growth

Company to bolster developer platform and launch online store

Brands criticised over Bangladesh safety

Activists to launch formal complaint against H&M and other groups

The winners revealed: UK Private Business Awards 2015

Awards celebrate the dynamic, the profitable and the innovative

Ralph Lauren recruit on a brand new stage

Gap’s Larsson joins fashion company with brief to bring his mass market expertise to luxury group

Nestlé launches premium chocolate brand

Food group rolls out upmarket Swiss Cailler brand

Darty shares jump 19% on Fnac offer

All-share offer values share capital of chain at £533m

J Sainsbury: ripening nicely

If costs keep falling, Sainsbury might just survive the price wars


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