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KKR and Singapore plot Flora takeover bid

A state-backed Singaporean fund is joining forces with one of the world’s biggest buyout firms in an effort to trump rivals’ £6bn bids for Unilever’s spreads operations. Sky News has learnt that the Asian city-state’s Government Investment Corporation (GIC) has agreed to back KKR’s interest in buying brands such …

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Asda reports first rise in sale in three years

Asda has reported its first increase in quarterly sales for three years, boosted by a bumper Easter. Britain’s third biggest supermarket, owned by US retail giant Walmart, said like-for-like sales rose by 1.8%, excluding petrol, in the three months to 30 June. This compares with a 2.8% fall in …

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Apple CEO critical of Trump in leaked memo

Apple CEO Tim Cook has become the latest US executive to criticise Donald Trump over his reaction to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr Cook said he disagreed with the US President’s comments that there was blame on “many sides” for the clashes between white nationalists and counter …

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Uni vs apprenticeship: What's the best choice?

Sky News spoke to Dedipya and Serenna, who both secured roles at technology giant IBM through different routes. Why I chose an apprenticeship scheme Dedipya Rimal, 20, Client Technical Specialist at IBMI didn’t go to university because I’m a kinaesthetic learner. I can’t sit down and listen when people …

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Thanks to Business Doctors, Caroline can have her cake and eat it

Running a successful cake business was something Caroline Pearman had dreamed of since learning to bake with her grandmother as a little girl. But, after taking the plunge and leaving her busy job as a university project manager, she quickly found that her dream was turning into a nightmare. …

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Thieves steal 20 tons of Nutella and chocolate

German police have warned anyone with a sweet tooth who may be offered large quantities of chocolate to report it after thieves made off with 20 tons of Nutella and other treats in a stolen lorry trailer. The missing cargo, worth €50,000 and €70,000 (£45k-£64k), also included Kinder Surprise …

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Walnut Whip without the walnut? Whatever next?

“Walnut Whip without the walnut? Whatever next?” – one Twitter user exclaimed. Nestle’s decision to launch nut-free versions of one of its oldest chocolate brands has whirled up a storm on social media with fans branding the move as “disgusting” and “blasphemy”. The vanilla and caramel whips will go …

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UK hopes to strike new deals in Brexit transition

Ministers hope they will be able to negotiate and complete trade deals with other countries during any Brexit transitional period. But they accept they won’t be able to implement them. Speaking as the Brexit Secretary David Davis revealed future customs proposals with the EU, Government officials refused to be …

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