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Jimmy Choo in London IPO for Asia growth

LONDON, UK: Shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo unveiled plans for a London stock market listing valuing it at up to £800m. The money will be used to fund expansion in Asia.

25 Sep 2014

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UK bosses earn 143 times more than workers

LONDON, UK: The heads of Britain's largest companies earned 143 times more than their average employee last year, a study has revealed, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.

19 Aug 2014

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Honda will cut UK jobs on weak European car demand

LONDON, UK: Honda will axe 340 jobs by cutting shifts at its factory in western England in response to weak European demand for its cars, the Japanese car manufacturer said.

26 Mar 2014

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Dry weather in Brazil drives up coffee price

LONDON, UK: The price of coffee rose to the highest levels for months on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, because of exceptionally dry weather in Brazil which could crimp harvests in the country, the world's biggest producer and exporter.

5 Feb 2014

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Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales in 2013

LONDON, UK: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the largest car manufacturer in Britain, achieved record global sales in 2013, the Indian-owned luxury car manufacturer said.

13 Jan 2014

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Tesco unveils its own tablet computer

LONDON, UK: Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has unveiled its first tablet computer, as the supermarket chain seeks to boost flagging sales in its domestic market.

26 Sep 2013

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First 'ethically-made smartphone' is a risk

LONDON, UK: A device billed as the world's first ethically sourced smartphone was unveiled in London this week and despite thousands of pre-orders its designer says the project remains a huge gamble.

20 Sep 2013

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Home-improvements chain Kingfisher says profits soar

LONDON, UK: Kingfisher, Europe's biggest home-improvements retailer, said on Wednesday (11 September) that group net profit surged by 70% during the first half of its financial year mainly thanks to an exceptional tax gain.

12 Sep 2013

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Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,700 jobs in UK

LONDON, UK: Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Tuesday (9 September) that it will create 1,700 jobs at a plant in central England in a £1.5bn investment.

10 Sep 2013

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Video game helps elderly keep their minds sharp

PARIS, FRANCE: A video game can help elderly people fight cognitive decline, scientists reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday (4 September).

6 Sep 2013

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AstraZeneca buys US cancer drugs firm

LONDON, UK: AstraZeneca said on Tuesday (27 August) that it has agreed to buy US-based cancer drugs company Amplimmune, as the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical group seeks to bolster its flagging pipeline of new products.

28 Aug 2013

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Colds and flu boost Reckitt Benckiser

LONDON, UK: British household goods and drugs firm Reckitt Benckiser on Monday (22 April) posted higher first-quarter sales, boosted by a prolonged colds and flu seasons in North America and Europe.

23 Apr 2013

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Britain's manufacturing output up

LONDON, UK: British manufacturing output rebounded in February, data showed on Tuesday, dampening speculation that the economy slid back into recession in the first quarter, analysts said.

10 Apr 2013

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Informa comment: Sony's latest strategy

LONDON, UK: In the past week Sony announced that it was likely to post record losses of US$6.4bn. Later, new CEO Kazuo Hirai announced the latest strategy to try and turn the company around. Much of the talk focused on the idea of 'One Sony' but many have tried and failed to make Sony at least as valuable as the sum of its parts.

By Andrew Ladbrook 13 Apr 2012

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