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    1. October 28, 2014

      Lloyds: mechanisation is never mechanistic

      A push by Lloyds to invest £1bn in technology to cut costs by £400m a year brings to mind an old advertisement of NatWest’s....

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2014

      Eggbanxx benefits!

      No, it’s not a new cryptocurrency initiative focused on exploiting the naturally occurring phenomenon of “coin eggs”, which...

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    1. June 29, 2014

      Nestlé accredited as first ‘living wage’ manufacturer

      Nestlé UK has become the first large British manufacturer to be accredited as a “living wage” employer, giving a boost to...

    2. May 29, 2014

      UK lesson for Stryker and Pfizer

      Twice in two weeks, US companies interested in buying UK groups have walked away after coming up against British takeover...

    3. May 22, 2014

      Judging the panel on AstraZeneca

      Britain’s takeover rules exist to reassure investors that if a company they own is involved in a deal they will have the...

    4. May 18, 2014

      The public interest argument on AstraZeneca is overdone

      It is unsurprising that Pfizer’s takeover offer for the UK drug company AstraZeneca has raised a political storm. These are...

    5. May 14, 2014

      Investors must have the final word on AstraZeneca

      The proposed takeover by Pfizer of AstraZeneca has engaged the public, enraged politicians and triggered, in some quarters,...

    6. May 2, 2014

      Cameron green flag for Pfizer’s proposed AstraZeneca purchase

      David Cameron on Friday effectively raised a green flag for Pfizer’s proposed purchase of AstraZeneca, in a sign to his...

    7. April 28, 2014

      Tilt at AstraZeneca has something to offend everyone

      Who should feel most offended by Pfizer’s plan to take over AstraZeneca for more than $100bn in shares and cash? Americans...

    8. April 21, 2014

      Pfizer approach raises questions over UK’s takeover stance

      AstraZeneca’s products may not have the same emotional appeal to Britons as Dairy Milk chocolate, but any takeover of the...

    9. February 18, 2014

      Mondelez set for new cost-control strategy

      Mondelez has hired Accenture to help it implement a severe cost-control budgeting system championed by 3G Capital, the...

    10. February 12, 2014

      Mondelez struggles amid tough environment for food groups

      Mondelez International’s fourth-quarter earnings and sales missed analyst expectations as the maker of Oreo cookies and...

    11. November 8, 2013

      Competition hots up for coffee capsule market smooth operators

      Consumers have been waking up and smelling the coffee during the recession – and realising that it can be cheaper to get...

    12. November 6, 2013

      Mondelez lowers sales guidance

      Mondelez lowered its guidance for 2013 organic net revenue growth as it reported lower-than-expected third-quarter revenues...

    13. October 4, 2013

      Court overturns Cadbury’s claim on purple packaging

      Cadbury has lost the latest round in a legal battle with Swiss rival Nestlé to register a distinctive shade of purple for...

    14. August 8, 2013

      Mondelez raises buyback to $6bn

      Mondelez International has approved a $4.8bn boost to its share buyback programme as the global snacks group spun out of...

    15. July 12, 2013

      Lack of size and focus put Invensys in play

      Slightly too small, lacking in focus and constrained by its pension deficit to develop a long-term strategy. These are the...

    16. June 20, 2013

      Lombard: Tax breakdown rule would give avoiders the Willies

      Cadbury is mythologised in the UK as a Quaker confectioner hijacked by greedy Americans. But an FT investigation shows the...

    17. June 20, 2013

      Cadbury: The great tax fudge

      It was a deal that provoked visceral reactions in Britain. Even before Kraft completed its contentious £11.5bn purchase of...

    18. June 20, 2013

      Pre-takeover Cadbury’s aggressive tax avoidance exposed

      Cadbury, the British confectionery maker that became a cause célèbre for tax justice campaigners after it was acquired by US...

    19. June 19, 2013

      Consumer giants shun food labelling system to help health choices

      Attempts to introduce a new standardised system of food labelling in the UK have been undermined after several consumer...

    20. June 12, 2013

      Sir Roger Carr confirmed as BAE chair

      BAE Systems has confirmed its widely rumoured selection of Sir Roger Carr as the FTSE 100 defence company’s new chairman....

    21. May 31, 2013

      Carr emerges as forerunner in BAE’s hunt for chairman

      In India, one of Sir Roger Carr’s sweetest personal successes as chairman of Cadbury was capturing a 70 per cent share of...

    22. May 30, 2013

      Mondelez expands appeal to Antipodeans with bigger chocolate bars

      Let them eat chocolate. Kraft, the food group that angered Brits by shrinking its chocolate bars shortly after gobbling up...

    23. May 28, 2013

      Lombard: BAE’s chairman search is not a race against the clock

      The law of supply and demand works differently in the boardroom. The greater the demands of the role, the shorter is the...

    24. May 22, 2013

      Bangladesh and the clothes on our backs

      On Friday, it will be a month since the collapse of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza, which housed several clothing factories. More...

    25. beyondbrics

      May 9, 2013

      BMW latest target in India's tax push

      The Indian government has for some time been clamping down on tax evasion by big multinationals, chasing up on everything...

    26. May 8, 2013

      Farming: Exodus raises fears for future of commodities

      While child labour remains a cause for concern in coffee and cocoa production in the developing world, global buyers of...

    27. May 7, 2013

      Mondelez targets emerging markets growth

      Mondelez International is reinvesting some of its profits in emerging markets, which account for nearly 40 per cent of its...

    28. April 10, 2013

      Those we have loved and lost

      The UK confectionery maker Cadbury still gets calls asking if it will ever bring back its Aztec bar. This would be...

    29. April 8, 2013

      Kraft and Mondelez: snacks and snags

      Mergers are designed to prove that 1 + 1 > 2. Conversely, bosses and bankers argue, spin-offs can prove that 1 = 0.6 + 0.6....

    30. April 3, 2013

      Mondelez chief nets $10m for Kraft split

      Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive of global snacks group Mondelez, was handed a $10m special bonus last year for...

    31. March 23, 2013

      ABI to investigate short-termism in UK stock markets

      The UK’s most influential shareholder group has launched an inquiry into the role of the UK stock market amid growing...

    32. March 20, 2013

      Investors hit at India business climate

      In the eyes of government ministers in New Delhi, India has in the past eight months embarked on a bold programme of...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 6, 2013

      Cadbury's sticky situation over 'imaginary' Indian factory

      How do you tax a factory that doesn’t exist? This seems to be the problem vexing India’s revenue authorities, who have...

    34. February 25, 2013

      Food scandal to sustain Fairtrade boost

      Cash-strapped British shoppers may be cutting back at the grocery tills but still spent nearly 20 per cent more in 2012 on...

    35. February 19, 2013

      HSBC bids farewell to Panama

      Panama is home to straw hats, General Noriega, and, at one time, death-faking “canoe man” John Darwin. But it will no longer...

    36. February 19, 2013

      Checkout guy

      Quoted companies have to cope with unwanted shareholders, just as hotels have to accommodate unwelcome guests. But the long...

    37. February 14, 2013

      Heinz: too rich

      Let us all give Warren Buffett a stern lecture about overpaying. The Sage of Omaha needs a good talking-to after Berkshire...

    38. February 13, 2013

      Kraft snacks group spin off suffers softness

      Mondelez International, the snacks group created in the Kraft Foods split, remains “bullish about the future” despite...

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