Watchdog finds ‘improvement’ in UK audits

The Financial Reporting Council said a third of the audits it inspected needed improvement
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FRC ‘concerned’ that third needed more work

Google and GoPro in virtual reality deal

Tech groups team up to cut cost of technology

Poppies a hard habit to break in Mexico

The heroin crop offers high risks and few rewards for farmers

Food poisoning bug in many shop chickens

Hygiene body campaigns to cut campylobacter risk to consumers

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2015
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Michael Kors: lack of luxury

Shopping in Manhattan is no longer such a draw

Fifa: Grand Theft Football

The perennial footie game we all know and love — with a twist

B&M Bargains storefront

B&M plans more stores in southeast

Discount retail group lifts like-for-like UK sales 4.4%

‘Do it for me’ trend underpins Kingfisher

Sales at DIY-focused B & Q fall, but Screwfix chain advances

UK rural fuel price relief welcomed

Filling stations will reclaim duty to stay competitive

Tate & Lyle hit as sweetener market sours

Group warns of tough year ahead as it undertakes restructuring

Retailers turn on in-store beacons

Bricks and mortar companies in effort to better target consumers

Fifa feels long arm of American justice

At last, someone is holding the world’s football body to account

Michael Kors plunges on sales outlook

Shares hit as decade of growth in same-store figures comes to an end

Adidas limbers up to get back in the race

German sportswear company looks to catch up with rivals

The startling rise in short-sightedness

Myopia hits half of all 25-29 year olds in Europe

Ahold earnings suffer in US price war

Overall sales for Stop & Shop and Albert Heijn owner flattered by dollar’s strength

HK retailers set for plunge in rent costs

China slowdown and graft crackdown hit spending

Shifting trends hurt big US retailers

China’s booming ecommerce market helps Alibaba take top spot

Consumers turn to healthy brands

Greasy burgers, fries and fizzy drinks take a pounding as consumers switch to healthier foods

Greene King-Spirit deal nears approval

UK competition authority ready to accept company’s offer to sell off 16 pubs

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