Week in Review, April 19

Week in Review

Featuring Citigroup; Tesco; Google, Diageo, and Imperial Tobacco

Lidbetter preaches Co-op reform

Chairman has month to convince board ahead of AGM

Small-cap Week, April 18

Featuring: French Connection; PetroNeft Resources; Amara Mining, and Versarien

Joe Cummings illustration of Gerrie Nel

Gerrie Nel, Pistorius’s pit bull prosecutor

South African lawyer, renowned as a battler in the cause of justice, who shuns the limelight

Chocolatiers: licking their lips

Need to focus on faster-growing markets while managing developed ones

Tanzanian cola targets poorer consumers

New drink is latest homegrown offering to take on market leader

Singapore uncorks Asia wine hub potential

Record sales in southeast Asia lure western merchants

Snack appetite fuels PepsiCo profit

Net income up 13% in spite of flat drink sales

Walmart pushes into money transfer market

Retailer aims to attract customers without bank accounts

Co-op: cannonade against the commissars

Revolution at the Co-op is needed to avert mutual’s assured dwindling

Co-op forced to renegotiate loan terms

Amazon faces fresh wave of German strikes

Pay talks with second-largest union break down

Mulberry reverses high-end foray

Fourth profit warning in two years for British luxury goods group

Co-operative Group posts £2.5bn loss

Problems add up for mutual following ‘disastrous’ year

Activist Ader adds pressure on Bwin.party

New York-based investor puts forward four board nominees

China crackdown hits Diageo and Rémy

Europe’s leading distillers see Asia-Pacific sales decline

Mulberry embraces ‘affordable’ to rebuild

Luxury group shifts strategy as it warns of missing expectations

Anger over S Korea ferry rescue efforts

Divers make desperate search for 282 missing people

Tesco chief in vow over turnround plan

Clarke’s comments to press ahead come amid 7% profit fall

Tesco makes sales gains in central Europe

Retailer undeterred by previous difficulties

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