Japan’s ‘Donki’ rides inbound tourism surge

A customer looks at goods in the Don Quijote Co. Ltd.'s store in Tokyo, Thursday, February 23, 2006.
Photo by Haruyoshi Yamaguchi

Unconventional discount retailer buoyed by overseas visitors

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Tesco’s Dunnhumby sets up Chinese venture

Data analysis business seeks growth ahead of planned sale

Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

China slowdown and US pain drains French spirits group

Battle for Bwin reflects rising stakes

GVC and 888 must hold nerve in increasingly tense sector

CRH options not Manifold in a downturn

Irish giant might yet have cause to regret big deals

Apple to debut new iPhone

Stakes are high as group strives to defy waning smartphone growth

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Playtech banks on omni-channel gambling

Israeli groups hopes for easy win with cross-platform products

Pernod Ricard misses forecasts

Softness in China continues but India offers bright spot

Tesco eyes $844m Homeplus dividend

Payout would lower sale price of retailer’s Korean business

Odeon sale hopes revive as profits pop up

Chances of finding buyer higher as blockbusters lift cinema chain

Food groups wary of India’s new watchdog

Producers grapple with a regulator seeking to assert its authority

Betty Power makes Wm Hill the wallflower

Proposed Paddy Power-Betfair deal caps a year of frenetic deal-doing by gambling groups

Paddy Power Betfair backs ‘a winner’

Man with experience at both groups is tipped to continue his strong performance at merged entity

McDonald’s throws out BK’s combo plan

‘McWhopper’ — half Big Mac, half Whopper — rejected by chain

Paddy Power to merge with rival Betfair

All-stock deal would create largest online gambling company

Alibaba looks for new sources of growth

After stock slide some are asking if a new business model is needed

US farm incomes halved by low grain price

Huge harvests over past two years bring end to ‘golden age’

Best Buy soars on robust US demand

Stock jumps 17% as retailer sees no impact from market turmoil

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