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  1. July 10, 2014

    Primark sales leap as ABF dismisses any online operations

    Primark, the hard discount clothes retailer, continued its rapid growth by reporting a 22 per cent jump in quarterly sales...

  2. June 5, 2014

    Associated British Foods to buy Dorset Cereals

    Dorset Cereals, known for its distinctive designer-style packaging, is to be bought by Associated British Foods, the British...

  3. April 23, 2014

    Primark in pursuit of the American dream

    Oasis and Robbie Williams failed. Adele and One Direction cracked it. The music industry is divided between those British...

  4. April 23, 2014

    AB Foods: UK retailers in the US

    At least it will be easy for bargain hunters to find. Primark’s decision to locate its first US outlet on the site of...

  5. April 23, 2014

    AB Foods heads FTSE after Primark move

    Corporate news set the pace at both the top and bottom of European equity markets on Wednesday, leaving most of the region’s...

  6. April 23, 2014

    Primark plans US venture as part of wider expansion

    Primark, the fast growing discount fashion chain, is launching an assault on a terrain that over the years has defeated many...

  7. February 24, 2014

    Strong Primark sales offset ABF sugar woes

    Strong Christmas trading at Primark, the discount fashion chain, came to the rescue of Associated British Foods, as its...

  8. February 4, 2014

    AB Foods gains on Primark analyst call

    Primark is a potential £30bn business trapped inside a £22bn food company. That was the gist of research from Morgan...

  9. January 16, 2014

    Online sales boost range of UK retailers

    UK retailers delivered a batch of strong Christmas trading figures on Thursday, with growing numbers of shoppers moving...

  10. January 3, 2014

    The UK retail sale with no bargains

    A walk down the high street is a walk into Alice in Wonderland. At first glance, everything seems upside down. The stores...

  11. November 5, 2013

    Primark growth offsets ABF sugar woes

    Associated British Foods expects earnings to stagnate next year because fast-growing profits at Primark, the discount...

  12. November 5, 2013

    M&S clothing sales continue to fall

    Is Marks and Spencer looking good? Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer, insisted the UK high street...

  13. October 31, 2013

    AB Foods advances on Primark hopes

    What next for Primark? Owner AB Foods hit a record high on Thursday, up 2 per cent to £22.67, ahead of annual results on...

  14. September 20, 2013

    Corporate subsidiaries: odd couples

    Fancy a peanut butter and sardine sandwich? Some things just do not go together. This week Glencore Xstrata, the...

  15. September 9, 2013

    Deloitte fine shows advisership is no shield from Furies

    The Furies of Greek mythology have a counterpart in a tribunal of the Financial Reporting Council, which has just fined...

  16. September 9, 2013

    Earnings outlook hits ABF and BG Group

    Weaker-looking corporate news is setting the pace at the bottom of the FTSE 100 this morning, while the overall losses on...

  17. September 9, 2013

    ABF sees second-half boost from strong Primark

    Associated British Foods has forecast better than expected second-half results after a strong performance from its low-cost...

  18. September 4, 2013

    AB Foods slides on sugar lows

    Worries about the health of the sugar market put AB Foods under pressure in a flat London market. AB Foods slid 3.2 per cent...

  19. August 4, 2013

    Family values carry businesses through good times and bad

    With a new Baby Windsor gladdening the hearts of royalists, how timely that researchers at S&P, the debt ratings merchant,...

  20. July 11, 2013

    Anglo American joins strong mining rebound

    Anglo American joined a mining sector rebound, lifting the FTSE 100 to a five-week high. Anglo bounced 5.4 per cent to...

  21. July 11, 2013

    Primark puts spring in ABF’s step

    Improved weather in May and June helped Primark recover from subdued spring trading, allowing the fast-growing discount...

  22. July 11, 2013

    Precious metals miners see US stimulus boost

    The FTSE 100 was boosted by the mining sector, as risk appetite among investors returned after dovish comments on stimulus...

  23. June 24, 2013

    Regulatory threat hangs over long-term auditing links

    When the accountancy firm that is now KPMG was first appointed as auditor to Cookson, sterling was still on the gold...

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    June 21, 2013

    Zambia: taking aim at tax avoiders

    Zambia’s plans to make companies repatriate foreign currency export earnings back to Lusaka are part of an effort to crack...

  25. June 17, 2013

    Primark sales worries take toll on parent AB Foods

    Worries about slowing Primark sales pushed AB Foods to a five-month low in a rising London market. Both Goldman Sachs and...

  26. June 3, 2013

    Asos helps Primark make online debut with range of 20 garments

    Primark has taken its debut step online as the cheap chic chain beloved of bargain-hunting clothes shoppers starts selling a...

  27. May 17, 2013

    Banks in demand as UBS backs switch to the sector

    Royal Bank of Scotland led the blue-chip risers on Friday as financial stocks helped pull the FTSE 100 to within touching...

  28. May 16, 2013

    Talk of North Sea exit boosts UK’s Cairn

    Talk of a North Sea exit helped Cairn Energy edge higher even as the FTSE 100 broke a ten-day winning streak. Cairn added...

  29. April 30, 2013

    Global retailers pledge help for Bangladesh factory victims

    Western retailers have begun pledging compensation for Bangladeshi garment workers killed or injured in last week’s building...

  30. April 28, 2013

    Zambia cracks down on miners over tax

    Zambia plans to force companies to repatriate foreign currency earned from exports back to the southern African nation as...

  31. April 24, 2013

    ENRC underperforms as investors are urged to jump ship

    ENRC lagged behind a London market after analysts raised concerns that the crisis-hit miner could be delisted. Macquarie...

  32. April 23, 2013

    CRH up amid US highway contract awards

    The FTSE 100 showed its biggest gain in nearly four months yesterday, with CRH among the risers. The aggregates maker jumped...

  33. April 23, 2013

    Strong Primark growth boosts ABF profits

    Strong sales growth at Primark, the discount clothing store, helped drive a 10 per cent rise in interim revenues at...

  34. April 16, 2013

    Smith & Nephew down as FTSE 100 falls

    Trading worries put Smith & Nephew under pressure as the FTSE 100 fell for a third straight day. S&N fell 2.9 per cent to...

  35. March 18, 2013

    From boycotts to business briefs

    A strange alchemy is under way. As big business stakes claims to being more charitable, charities are becoming more...

  36. March 4, 2013

    Peacocks owner sees Cardiff’s potential

    Philip Day, the man who rescued Peacocks in 2012, saving 6,000 jobs at the struggling Cardiff-based value clothing retailer,...

  37. February 25, 2013

    Primark helps ABF defy high street gloom

    Associated British Foods continued to buck the trend of fading fortunes on the UK high street, saying that due in part to...

  38. February 25, 2013

    ABF food brands fail living wage test

    Associated British Foods has been slammed by activists for the second time this month for failing to be a good corporate...

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