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World Cup 2018: The best beers to drink for every nation

May 16, 2018

  From a Danish tipple with the flair of Christian Eriksen to a dark German doppelbock that will hit you harder than a Mats Hummels double-footer, these are the beers you need to be drinking throughout this summer’s tournament. Rejoice! After a four year wait it’s time to load up the fridge with beer in anticipation Read More…


East Coast train line to be put into public control

May 16, 2018

  Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are being brought back under government control. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told Parliament that temporary state ownership would provide the smoothest transition to a new operator. The service is being renamed London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) a brand last used in the 1940s. It is Read More…


Tetley’s beer brewed in Leeds after six-year hiatus

May 12, 2018

  Tetley’s beer is being brewed in its home town again after a break of more than six years. The firm, one of Leeds’s oldest companies, saw its brewery close in 2011 after almost 200 years. At its peak it was Britain’s largest cask ale brewery, employing thousands of people, and having ownership of about Read More…


Beast from East bites into Greggs sales

May 9, 2018

  Greggs shares tumbled on Wednesday after the bakery chain said that March’s cold snap had hit sales. The Beast from the East forced temporary closures of several stores and added to overall weaker trading in early spring. Like-for-like sales slowed to 1.3% in the first 18 weeks of the year, down from 3.5% for Read More…


Retail sales ‘fall off a cliff’ as Easter timing hits spending

May 9, 2018

  UK retail sales fell “off a cliff” in April, although the figures were distorted by the timing of Easter. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said like-for-like sales, which strip out the effect of new store openings, fell by 4.2% compared with April 2017. Total sales were 3.1% down year-on-year, the sharpest fall since the Read More…


Vanilla price rise proves chilling for ice-cream makers

May 7, 2018

  The price of vanilla has soared over the last two years, sending a chill down the spine of UK ice-cream makers. At around $600 per kilo the sweet ingredient costs more than silver. Snugburys Ice Cream is run by three sisters near Nantwich in Cheshire. The business churns out around five tonnes of ice Read More…


Nestle pays Starbucks $7.1bn to sell its coffee

May 7, 2018

  Nestle has announced that it will pay Starbucks $7.1bn (£5.2bn) to sell the company’s coffee into homes. The Nescafe and Nespresso owner will own the rights to market Starbucks’ coffee, which it says generates $2bn in annual sales. Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider described it as a “significant step”. Mr Schneider, who in 2016 Read More…


Argentina raises interest rates to 40%

May 4, 2018

  Argentina’s central bank has raised interest rates for the third time in eight days as the country’s currency, the peso, continues to fall sharply. On Friday, the bank hiked rates to 40% from 33.25%, a day after they were raised from 30.25%. A week ago, they were raised from 27.25%. The rises are aimed Read More…



T-Mobile agrees $26bn deal to buy rival Sprint

April 30, 2018

  US wireless carrier T-Mobile has announced a $26bn (£18.9bn) acquisition of Sprint Corp. The all-stock deal would see the companies – third and fourth-largest in the US telecoms industry – combine to serve 127 million customers and employ more than 200,000 people. The agreement is likely to attract regulatory scrutiny, with concerns over competition Read More…