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Soft drinks merger given go-ahead

Soft drinks merger given go-ahead | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
The Competition Commission has provisionally cleared a planned merger between drinks makers AG Barr and Britvic
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merger between two big soft drinks companies to go ahead. Likely to cause harm to competitors and raise prices of soft drinks as a whole

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Severn Trent bidder set to walk away

Severn Trent bidder set to walk away | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
The consortium that had a third bid rejected for the water supplier Severn Trent will walk away unless the water supplier engages in takeover talks.
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takeover unlickely to happen

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Tui Travel to buy 60 Boeing aircraft

Tui Travel to buy 60 Boeing aircraft | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Tui Travel says it has agreed to buy 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with an option to buy a further 90 of the same model.
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Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'

Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn' | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Yahoo's board has approved a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m; 857m euros), US media reports say.
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new on the mergers and acquisition section could be useful in the exam. Yahoo wanting to gain more share over the social media.

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Morrisons agrees deal with Ocado

Morrisons agrees deal with Ocado | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Morrisons, the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain, says it will launch online shopping by January 2014 after agreeing a tie-up with Ocado.
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Morrisons joining with Ocado to enter the online groccery shopping. To try and keep up with the competition.

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HSBC may cut up to 14,000 more jobs

HSBC may cut up to 14,000 more jobs | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
HSBC says it may cut an additional 14,000 jobs globally as part of its three-year restructuring plan to reduce costs.
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emerging markets... HSBC aiming to streamline the bank's operations by focusing on high-growth markets in Asia.

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Can UK firms make it in the US?

Can UK firms make it in the US? | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Supermarket group Tesco has announced it is getting out of the United States following a strategic review of its Fresh & Easy stores. So why is the US market so difficult to crack for UK retailers?
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Many locals were very suprised to hear tesco pulling out of the US market as there fresh and easy supermarkets always seemed busy. Anthony Dukes blamed it on being to 'European'. Saying US people go shopping once a week this was more once every other day supermarket. This could be why it lead to failure.

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BMW to assemble Mini cars in India

BMW to assemble Mini cars in India | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
BMW is to begin building the Mini in India, in a move that suggests confidence in the country's emerging car market.
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Related to todays lesson. Mini being made in an emerging market one of the fastest growing in the world.

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Recession Buster - Dominos On the March

Students looking for a suitable strategy case study to research how a business can take advantage of the opportunities presented by the recent recession in the UK would do well to spend some time looking at Dominos UK..
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Help for the homework set

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BBC NEWS | Business | Is Tesco too big?

BBC NEWS | Business | Is Tesco too big? | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Tesco's bumper profits on Tuesday will cheer investors, but is it good news for consumers and suppliers of Britain's biggest grocer?
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Pressures that Tesco faces from local stores and how they bully shops out of the business.

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Airbus expansion creates 3,000 jobs

Airbus expansion creates 3,000 jobs | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
About 300 new jobs are being created by plane-maker Airbus at its plants in Flintshire and Bristol with 3,000 across Europe.
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Airbus sales providing many more jobs in the uk

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CSR and Starbucks - Meet their Chief Community Officer

An interesting, though obviously positive perspective here on Starbucks' approach to corporate social responsibility in urban America. CEO Howard Schultz also features - as you might expect..
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if CSR comes up

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Ryanair profits at record high

Ryanair profits at record high | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Discount airline Ryanair reports record full-year profits and rising revenues despite soaring fuel costs, but hits out at "bizarre" EU takeover decision.
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Ryanairs proifits rise even when fuel cost are at a high.

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Emerging Markets Strategy - JCB Exploits the International Opportunity

Students looking for a great example of how a UK business can transform its fortunes by focusing on the opportunities in emerging markets need look no further than JCB..
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great article on how the english business JCB are exploiting the immerging markets.

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BP's Gulf compensation costs soar

BP's Gulf compensation costs soar | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
The costs of the court-approved scheme for BP to compensate businesses claiming to be hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be many billions of dollars more than the company expected.
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Great article abput CSR and Government intervention. BP being told they need to pay £100+ more on top of what they have paid for the disaster in the gulf of mexico and are thinking about asking the british government to intervene.

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EADS profits up on Airbus deliveries

EADS profits up on Airbus deliveries | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
EADS reports a sharp rise in profits for the first three months of the year, thanks largely to rising revenue from its Airbus subsidiary.
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Airbus in the driving with revenue rising 16%

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Sony doubles earnings forecast

Sony doubles earnings forecast | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Sony doubles its earnings forecast for the year to March 2013, helped by the weaker yen and money raised from asset sales.
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Exchange rate making all the difference to sony!

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BP engages with socially responsible investors | Features | BP

BP’s Mark Bly and Bernard Looney have met with socially responsible investors in London and New York as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to communicate progress on safety and risk management to investors.
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Maybe useful in CSR question BP trying to make things right.

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Thomas Cook to cut 2,500 jobs in UK

Thomas Cook to cut 2,500 jobs in UK | Buss 4 extras | Scoop.it
Travel group Thomas Cook announces it will cut 2,500 jobs in the UK and close some stores as it attempts to revive its profitability.
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Thomas cook focusing on certain stakeholders over the emplyees as the ceo is cutting jobs to try and keep its customers happy with low prices.

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