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  1. September 22, 2014

    Tesco in turmoil after profits overstatement

    Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer and one of its great corporate success stories of the last decade, has been thrown into...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Unilever comments on growth prospects spark share price fall

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  1. September 17, 2014

    Unilever comments spark share price fall

    Cautious comments on growth prospects for the consumer goods industry from Unilever’s finance director left the company’s...

  2. September 8, 2014

    Business leaders and MPs call to raise reading skills

    UK business leaders and MPs are calling for a concerted attempt to raise reading skills after the most comprehensive study...

  3. September 5, 2014

    Bear market for gilts the next big move

    The last time the FTSE 100 index was at this level, St Tony was in Number 10, boring old stocks like Unilever and Diageo...

  4. August 25, 2014

    Dealmaking surge shakes up consumer products industry

    Chocolate, frankfurters, coffee, cigarettes, lobster and bourbon. They sound like the ingredients for a particularly...

  5. August 8, 2014

    Release the hounds of the FTSE 100

    This is a tale of four dogs. They feature in most portfolios, and in that financial Battersea Dogs Home of unloved...

  6. July 30, 2014

    Stiffest competition from local business, says Unilever chief

    Unilever’s biggest competition is from fast-growing local companies, according to the head of the Anglo-Dutch group, in a...

  7. July 29, 2014

    Retail executives play musical chairs for sales growth prize

    It is one of the biggest games of executive musical chairs being played out in the City of London. Over the past few weeks,...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Drugmakers juggle non-core assets

    Reckitt Benckiser’s planned spin-off of its pharmaceuticals division adds to a dizzying range of deals in the...

  9. July 27, 2014

    Tesco chief Lewis faces heavy to-do list to turn round retailer

    When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco in October, after the sudden ousting of Philip Clarke last week, he...

  10. July 25, 2014

    Week in review, July 26

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Europe puts Google privacy policies...

  11. July 25, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Niall FitzGerald

    “I proposed to my wife here,” says Niall FitzGerald as we settle into a table at his favourite Italian restaurant. “She was...

  12. July 24, 2014

    Beer sales beat Unilever’s slow-moving consumer goods

    “Buy Unilever. It’s hot. Kids want ice cream,” a bigshot cigar-smoking equity salesman once told a fund manager acquaintance...

  13. July 24, 2014

    Emerging markets slowdown hurts Unilever

    Unilever, the consumer goods group, reported a bigger than expected drop in first-half sales after a continued slowdown in...

  14. July 23, 2014

    The inside story of how Clarke’s tenure at Tesco came to an end

    Clarke’s time at Tesco For 30 years, Tesco has sponsored a charity “pro-am” golf tournament the day after the Open...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Tesco’s shareholders must wait to feel the love

    Dave Lewis, architect of Dove’s “love your body” ad campaign and president of personal care at Unilever, may be just the man...

  16. July 21, 2014

    A stepping stone links Tesco’s Philip Clarke and Man Utd’s Moyes

    Shortly after Philip Clarke made his surprising – and, it turns out, prescient – admission at a conference in March that his...

  17. July 21, 2014

    Basket of problems awaits incoming Tesco chief, warn analysts

    Dave Lewis will have a shopping basket full of problems as the incoming chief executive of Tesco, retail analysts have...

  18. July 21, 2014

    Tesco: trouble at the top

    The UK’s biggest retailer has replaced its CEO with a Unilever executive – and has made another profit warning. Lex...

  19. July 21, 2014

    Tesco tops FTSE 100 after chief quits

    Tesco shares hit the top of the FTSE 100 on Monday after chief executive Philip Clarke announced the end of a torrid three...

  20. July 21, 2014

    Tesco turns to man behind Dove’s ‘love your body’ campaign

    Tesco’s incoming chief executive Dave Lewis may not be a household name but the products he manages are. He is the head of...

  21. July 21, 2014

    Tesco bows to City and loses CEO

    Change at Tesco Tesco bowed to pressure from City investors on Monday ousting its chief executive Philip Clarke and...

  22. July 15, 2014

    ‘Myopic management’ threatens UK’s growth

    The UK is suffering from “myopic management” that threatens its global competitiveness, an independent commission has...

  23. July 10, 2014

    Unilever sells Slim-Fast to Kainos Capital

    Unilever has shed its ailing Slim-Fast meals brand in the US, continuing its tilt away from food and towards personal care...

  24. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2014

    Guest post: MNCs betting big on India

    By Sunil Sanghai of HSBC The days of hot and smart money are over. An increasing number of long-term foreign investors are...

  25. July 6, 2014

    Science parks’ role as innovation centres ‘under threat’

    The chairman of the UK Science Park Association has warned that their role as centres for business innovation is under...

  26. FT Tech Hub

    July 2, 2014

    Facebook creates "missed call" ad product for India

    Facebook has created a new “missed call” product for advertisers in India, marking the first time that the social network...

  27. 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...

  28. June 13, 2014

    Unilever hit by poor trading concerns

    Concerns about poor trading meant Unilever tracked lower with a weak London market. Consumer goods industry data from...

  29. May 30, 2014

    Corporate citizens of the world owe fealty to us all

    The head of a British multinational declared this week that he opposed the idea of companies that exist “somewhere in the...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    From ‘Africa rising’ to ‘Africa watching’

    By Javier Blas and Andrew England Africa attracts monikers from international policymakers – and the odd journalist. It was...

  31. May 26, 2014

    Currency swings take toll on consumer groups and manufacturers

    Peroni and pushchairs may not have much in common. But SABMiller, the brewer, and Mothercare, the babywear and buggy...

  32. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE London Value: Poka-Yoka: Dan’s on the ground at the London Value Investing conference...

  33. May 22, 2014

    Japan’s Mizkan buys Unilever sauce units for $2.15bn

    Japan’s Mizkan Group has extended its reach into the western larder by paying $2.15bn cash for Unilever’s North American...

  34. May 21, 2014

    Green Economy: Ethical sales recover but price is still driving force

    Consumers are buying sustainable products again, after the global economic downturn reduced demand. “Sustainable, welfare...

  35. May 21, 2014

    Green Economy: Repurposing shows potential for high added value

    While the construction industry generates large amounts of waste, a company called Dirtt is cleaning up. It makes...

  36. May 19, 2014

    Food groups under fire from Oxfam over carbon emissions

    The world’s 10 biggest food companies emit more greenhouse gases than the whole of Scandinavia but are failing to tackle the...

  37. May 19, 2014

    Unilever seals rights deal with Lever family trusts

    When the art lover, philanthropist and Victorian industrialist William Hesketh Lever co-founded Lever Brothers, and began...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2014

    Can-do mayor of Indonesia's second city gets tough over Unilever's Wall's ice cream stunt

    Unilever boasts that the mission of its Wall’s ice cream brand is “to bring more smiles to more people”. But the consumer...

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