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    1. February 3, 2016

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    2. January 19, 2016

      Emerging markets: moods and money

      Tougher market conditions. High volatility. Just some of the words consumer goods group Unilever chose, in its...

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    1. January 19, 2016

      Investment in student digs highlights value of education

      It’s the little touches that give student areas their distinctive charm. Overflowing bins. Underwear dangling from...

    2. January 19, 2016

      Unilever warns of ‘high volatility’ and tough trading in 2016

      Unilever, the maker of Dove deodorant and Hellmann’s dressings, said it was preparing for tough trading conditions this...

    3. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Unilever is looking to innovate to ride out volatile markets in 2016, Chinese GDP growth for 2o15 was its lowest since...

    4. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Unilever warns of 'high volatility' in 2016

      Unilever has warned that it is braced for tougher market conditions and “high volatility” this year despite ending 2015...

    5. January 18, 2016

      CEOs who want to change the world struggle for name recognition

      Chief executives who want to lead the charge to improve trust in business and transform society for the better have a...

    6. January 15, 2016

      Investors Chronicle: Apple, Unilever, Dunelm

      Buy: Apple (AAPL) The current share price looks exceedingly cheap for the most profitable company in the world, even if...

    7. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Tesco shares jump as Christmas sales delight

      Good news has often been in short supply at Tesco but shares in Britain’s biggest retailer are jumping more than 7 per...

    8. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Tesco third-quarter and Christmas sales beat expectations

      Tesco fared better than expected over Christmas but with like-for-like sales dropping by 1.5 per cent in its key home...

    9. January 14, 2016

      Mergers on the menu for food and drink industry

      For those who like putting ketchup on their macaroni and cheese, the $62.6bn takeover last year by Heinz of Kraft —...

    10. December 22, 2015

      Pope and Kim Kardashian help turn emojis into marketing phenomenon

      What do the Pope, Pepsi, Playtex tampons and reality-television star Kim Kardashian have in common? They all exist in...

    11. December 9, 2015

      Banks tumble in list of best UK workplaces

      Online travel company Expedia climbed 24 places to top a list of employees’ 25 best places to work in the UK — a list...

    12. November 27, 2015

      David Cameron comes under fire over green cuts

      A clutch of big companies including Tesco and Ikea have urged David Cameron to rethink his government’s plans to slash...

    13. November 13, 2015

      Tears at Tesco as revival falls short

      Dave Lewis is not a happy man. The task of reviving Tesco is proving more Sisyphean than he could have imagined when he...

    14. October 20, 2015

      Top straight allies reach billions as they champion LGBT rights

      1 Mark Zuckerberg Founder & CEO, Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, the 31-year old founder and chief executive of Facebook, has...

    15. October 15, 2015

      Unilever gains sales edge through product innovation

      Espresso-flavoured Magnum ice-cream and a new range of dry spray deodorants in the US, helped propel quarterly sales at...

    16. September 23, 2015

      Kellogg faces tough environment as it expands in Nigeria

      The startling admission by Nestlé that it overestimated the size of Africa’s growing middle class has done little to...

    17. September 17, 2015

      Facebook to verify that ads are visible to users

      Facebook has become the latest big internet company to give in to pressure from advertisers and permit independent...

    18. September 11, 2015

      Shell leaves Prince of Wales climate change group amid concerns

      Shell has left an influential climate change lobbying group sponsored by the Prince of Wales amid concern about the...

    19. August 27, 2015

      India food watchdog leaves foreign groups wary

      Nestlé’s Maggi noodles were not the only food to disappear from India’s shop shelves in June, after regulators banned...

    20. August 12, 2015

      Unilever stumbles amid online grocery fears

      Unilever had its worst day in more than three years on Wednesday after Goldman Sachs raised concerns about its ability...

    21. August 9, 2015

      Social media proves its power as Unilever feels the heat in India

      Paul Polman, Unilever chief executive, likes to see himself as the social conscience of the business world: a former...

    22. August 5, 2015

      Beiersdorf: face value

      Does the world really need olive-oil-and-lemon-flavoured lip balm? And does any investor really need to own shares in...

    23. July 27, 2015

      Reckitt’s boss is nicely focused on raising revenues and margins

      Reckitt Benckiser, which boasts of how its health and hygiene products benefited from pestilence and disease in the...

    24. July 23, 2015

      Unilever aims to push deeper into skincare as it shifts focus

      Unilever plans to challenge L’Oréal and Estée Lauder in high-end skincare while pushing deeper into China via...

    25. July 23, 2015

      Aberdeen Asset Management retreats to its granite bunker

      It suits some investment managers when markets swing wildly on a sixpence worth of information. Not Aberdeen Asset...

    26. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Unilever best-known brands boost growth

      Unilever shares are topping the early risers on the FTSE 100, up 2 per cent on second-quarter growth beating...

    27. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Tesco 'steps forward' with sales fall

      Tesco has made a “step in the right direction” says CEO Dave Lewis….with another sales fall. FT Opening Quote, with...

    28. June 21, 2015

      Henkel: Splitting hairs

      A nice problem to have. German adhesives-to-soap-powder group Henkel has negligible net debt and generates lots of...

    29. June 18, 2015

      Africa: a long game

      The “Africa rising” narrative — mid-to-high single-digit economic growth, rising incomes, an emerging middle class —...

    30. June 2, 2015

      Pernod Ricard: Absolut or relative?

      Pernod Ricard wants to persuade drinkers that it is worth paying extra for whisky that has spent 18 years in a barrel...

    31. June 2, 2015

      Finalists: Responsible Business Awards 2015

      Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards celebrate the powerful and positive role of business in...

    32. May 19, 2015

      Unilever finance chief Jean-Marc Huët steps down after five years

      Unilever’s finance director Jean-Marc Huët is to quit the Anglo-Dutch company after five years in the job. But he will...

    33. May 13, 2015

      SABMiller: the beer necessities

      Emerging markets are about as fashionable as Watney’s Red Barrel right now. But when they return to favour, are shares...

    34. May 6, 2015

      Does it matter which ‘soap powder brand’ wins UK election?

      City analysts are supposed to be good at spotting risks. But a perusal of brokerage research on the election shows they...

    35. April 20, 2015

      G4S becomes latest to scale back quarterly reports

      G4S, the world’s biggest security provider, has become the latest company to reduce their number of trading updates...

    36. April 17, 2015

      Reality needs to match Haiti’s aspirations

      Every year, more than 500,000 tourists step on to the golden sands of Haiti’s northern shore to enjoy barbecues, water...

    37. April 16, 2015

      Emerging market woes ease for Unilever, but deepen for Diageo

      After heady growth, emerging markets turned into a headache for consumer goods companies. But on Thursday, that...

    38. April 16, 2015

      Unilever declares ‘good start’ to year as weak euro lifts sales

      Unilever declared a “good start” to the financial year, reporting higher-than-expected first-quarter sales and signs of...

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