Kingfisher sells 70% stake in China B&Q

Latest in a string of reversals for foreign retailers in mainland

Christmas Day heading for record sales

Tablets and smartphones to drive holiday sales

Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil

Consumer goods groups struggle with Russian volatility

US labour regulator targets McDonald’s

National Labor Relations Board files 78 cases against group

Small-cap Week, December 20

MySale, Real Good Food, Fortune Oil, and Beacon Hill featured

Fosun raises bid for Club Med to €939m

Chinese group’s price is 2.5% above Italian investor Bonomi

Ecommerce groups rush to deliver the goods

Bringing orders to the buyer on time is taking on increasing importance

BAT in deal to settle asbestos dispute

Payout ends tobacco group’s seven-year legal battle with Flintkote

Club Med: happy hour

Shareholders bask in sunshine but bidding wars, like vacations, can go on too long

Dunkin’ Donuts poised for China push

Asian fund RRJ and Manila’s Jollibee Foods to sign stores deal

Tesco & Carrefour: no place like home

International divestments should be on the table

‘Nail-biting’ weekend looms for retailers

UK stores fear impact of Black Friday deals on Christmas shopping

Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war

Good harvests also help as cost of festive dinner is trimmed

Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Giant withdraws suit against egg-free producer start-up

France issues €951m price-fixing fines

Record penalty for L’Oréal and consumer goods groups

Oracle on fire after success in the cloud

US stocks bounce back on gains for tech and energy

Couche-Tard: marriage of convenience

Dealmaking rules in sector where profit margin is below 5%

Denmark’s grab for North Pole fans geopolitical rivalry

Russia and Canada expected to file competing claims soon

Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate

Three companies will dominate processing sector

London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

Bumper year finishes skewed towards first half after run of disappointments


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