Olive Garden: spaghetti on the wall

It’s easy to be a food critic; dining may be the hardest business to manage

KKR sounds out DJ equipment maker

Buyout group to pay Japan’s Pioneer $550m for turntable unit

Court lifts ban on Uber in Germany

Ruling taxi drivers waited too long to seek emergency injunction

German gloom hits Thomas Cook bookings

Shares in tour operator fall as consumer confidence drops

Phones 4U questions merit answers

Calls for a probe into how suppliers pulled the plug one by one

Tui Travel and Tui AG agree merger terms

British and German groups settle on all-share nil-premium deal

Bookmakers to create gambling watchdog

Senet Group aims to counter criticism of problem gambling

Air France pilots set to strike over pay

Union demands equality for workers at subsidiary Transavia France

US investors lining up Spurs takeover bid

Group backed by Guggenheim has expressed interest in football club

This is an undated handout photo of the refurbished Club Mediterranee SA resort in Opio en Provence, France. Club Mediterranee SA, the hotelier that invented the market for low-cost all-inclusive vacations, is making itself over as an upscale resort chain after losing customers to cheaper Internet competitors. The chain is winning back clients and also luring investors who expect its stock to rise again. Source: Club Med via Bloomberg News

Fosun restarts Club Med takeover battle

Chinese conglomerate’s counterbid values holiday group at €839m

Rangers settles with Ahmad over bonuses

Cash-strapped football club set to find out result of share offer fundraising

Reignwood pays £135m for UK Surrey club

Caring takes £135m Chinese group Reignwood for Wentworth Golf Club

Wetherspoon hits at pro-union stance

Chairman critical of business chiefs sounding alarm about prices

Hertz strikes board deal with Carl Icahn

Proxy battle averted as activist wins right to appoint 3 nominees

Superyacht spats in rougher legal waters

Public battles surge in wake of financial crisis

Lack of European football to hit Man Utd

Club expects revenues to drop by as much as £48m this season

Whitbread hotel unit rebounds

Premier Inn operator says ‘improving economy’ helps to lift occupancy

Trump-linked group files for bankruptcy

Donald Trump owns 10% of the casino business

Costa Coffee to boost French presence

Expansion plans come as weaker-performing outlets are being shut

The Original Bowling Company sold for £91m

Electra Partners to invest £51m into the deal along with managers


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