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  1. August 20, 2014

    CFTC and traders clash on cotton verdict

    A notorious episode of wild cotton price swings was “orderly”, a US regulator has said, a conclusion at odds with many...

  2. May 22, 2014

    Dairy Crest on track with diversification

    Dairy Crest Group, the British milk producer, said it was on track with a diversification plan that would boost annual...

  1. September 23, 2013

    Dairy Crest finds whey to meet baby milk demand

    Dairy Crest, the UK milk supplier, has said it aims to capitalise on global demand for baby food by selling a cheese...

  2. May 20, 2013

    Court battle over cotton price gyrations centres on supplies

    A court battle between two big names in world cotton trading has escalated over who should have secured a cushion of bales...

  3. November 13, 2012

    Cotton merchant rejects price manipulation

    The world’s biggest cotton merchant has brushed off market manipulation accusations by Glencore’s former head of cotton as...

  4. October 2, 2012

    Talanx shares place amid weak Europe stocks

    Talanx pulled off its second attempt at a market debut as the German insurance group flouted wider weakness across European...

  5. July 2, 2012

    Dreyfus sued over cotton ‘price-fixing’

    The former head of cotton at Glencore has personally sued rival Louis Dreyfus Commodities, accusing the trading house of...

  6. June 29, 2012

    Dairy Crest sells St Hubert

    Dairy Crest has increased its exposure to Britain’s liquid milk sector by selling its highly profitable St Hubert spreads...

  7. April 17, 2012

    Dairy Crest loses Tesco contract

    Dairy Crest, supplier of about one-third of the UK’s supermarket milk, suffered a fresh blow as Tesco, Britain’s biggest...

  8. April 11, 2012

    Blair says his government opposed rendition

    Tony Blair has insisted he was not aware of any occasion that his government dropped its opposition to rendition amid claims...

  9. April 10, 2012

    Whitehall refuses to rule out Libya rendition deal

    The government is not ruling out the possibility of reaching an out of court settlement with Abdul Hakim Belhadj, the Libyan...

  10. March 30, 2012

    J&D’s Foods wants slice of coffin market

    No, it is not an April Fool’s joke. J&D’s Foods, the Seattle-based makers of bacon salt and bacon mayonnaise, have launched...

  11. March 8, 2012

    World championship: Snooker on rebound as busy calendar is good for business

    You might think that snooker – with its proliferation of numbers and rapid scoring – was made for spread betting, and...

  12. February 15, 2012

    Overseas groups look to cream off dairy profits

    For an industry characterised by hard graft and almost non-existent profits, British dairy is attracting a lot of foreign...

  13. December 4, 2011

    Food producers feel pinch of rising costs

    Crates of rosy crabs, freshly plucked from the sea, are stacked against the factory wall waiting to be processed. Nearby, a...

  14. November 10, 2011

    Cheese offsets poor Dairy Crest milk returns

    Operating margins on milk evaporated to virtually nothing at Dairy Crest, one of the biggest suppliers of the staple to...

  15. November 10, 2011

    Cotton becomes new ‘widow maker’

    Natural gas epitomised the “widow maker” trade of the 2000s after a series of big bets went wrong in the notoriously...

  16. September 25, 2011

    Glencore cotton trading plans suffer setback

    Glencore has suffered a setback in its plans to expand into cotton trading after losing money in the first half of the year...

  17. September 5, 2011

    Q&A: MI6 in focus over rendition

    Why are Britain’s intelligence services in the spotlight once again ? The reason is the discovery of a letter which appears...

  18. September 4, 2011

    UK aided rendition of Libyan rebel

    Britain’s intelligence services are under pressure to spell out the full extent of their links with Colonel Muammar...

  19. September 3, 2011

    UK implicated in Libya rendition plot

    Britain was complicit in a successful US plot to capture and send to Libya an Islamist terror suspect who is now a senior...

  20. July 19, 2011

    Fuel and packaging costs weigh on Dairy Crest

    The high cost of fuel and plastic packaging continues to take its toll on Dairy Crest, in spite of the maker of Cathedral...

  21. June 19, 2011

    Dairy Crest looks afresh at yoghurt unit

    Dairy Crest, the milk supplier behind Britain’s leading cheese brand Cathedral City, has signalled its intent to buy or...

  22. May 19, 2011

    Dairy Crest struggles with rising input costs

    Dairy Crest, the company behind cheese brand Cathedral City, yoghurt drink Frijj, Country Life butter and Clover spread,...

  23. February 5, 2011

    Dairy Crest sales rise on contract wins

    Dairy Crest, the company behind leading cheese brand Cathedral City, yoghurt drink Frijj, Country Life butter and and Clover...

  24. December 11, 2010

    Shore anniversary

    Shore Capital founder Howard Shore celebrated 25 years since he founded his brokerage for just £10,000 at Claridges this...

  25. November 29, 2010

    Plans diverge as region makes patchy recovery

    Many emerging markets came through the global economic crisis largely unscathed – but one stark exception was central and...

  26. November 29, 2010

    Economy: Exports to Germany help relieve crisis

    Ivan Miklos, the Slovak finance minister, has little doubt as to why his small and open country will notch up one of the...

  27. November 12, 2010

    Dairy Crest blessed by cheesemaking

    Higher cheese sales helped offset a fall in first-half profits from the supply of milk to retailers by Dairy Crest, the UK’s...

  28. July 22, 2010

    Straw to consider attending Megrahi probe

    Jack Straw, the former UK justice secretary, said on Thursday night he would consider the “highly unusual” invitation to...

  29. June 28, 2010

    UK chiefs herald new pension trend

    Early retirement has often been a way of getting rid of senior staff. Recently, however, a small number of prominent UK...

  30. June 27, 2010

    UK chiefs herald new pension trend

    Early retirement has often been a way of getting rid of senior staff. Recently, however, a small number of prominent UK...

  31. May 19, 2010

    Dairy Crest milks benefit of diversification

    Promoting branded cheese and spreads and winning new milk contracts boosted profits at Dairy Crest, the owner of Cathedral...

  32. May 18, 2010

    Dairy Crest benefits from diversification

    Key brand: Cathedral City cheddar cheese has been heavily promoted Promoting branded cheese and spreads and winning new milk...

  33. February 2, 2010

    Dairy Crest to follow rivals in depot upgrade

    Dairy Crest is to invest £75m ($120m) in its milk business, following in the footsteps of rivals Robert Wiseman Dairies and...

  34. November 12, 2009

    Special offers boost Dairy Crest

    Special offers and a high-profile advertising campaign have boosted interim profits at Dairy Crest. The dairy foods group,...

  35. May 20, 2009

    Dairy Crest defends its pay-out cut

    Dairy Crest soured news of solid progress at its foods division by a cut in dividend as it committed to trimming its pension...

  36. May 20, 2009

    Dairy Crest defends its dividend cut

    Dairy Crest soured news of solid progress at its foods division by a cut in dividend as it committed to trimming its pension...

  37. March 27, 2009

    Johnny Rotten boosts Dairy Crest sales

    Dairy Crest said using John Lydon, the frontman of punk band the Sex Pistols, in Country Life adverts had helped to boost...

  38. February 4, 2009

    Dairy Crest gives debt reassurance

    Dairy Crestsought to reassure investors about its debt position as it reiterated the profit guidance it gave last November....

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