| ||05/02/2018 - 09:08|
Representatives from the wine and spirits industry across Europe and the UK met at the EU Commission this week, in a bid to move Brexit trade discussions forward. read more
| ||21/06/2016 - 12:38|
Zurich - Swiss watch exports dropped in May, bringing the industry’s slump close to a full year as it faced plunging demand across Asia and Europe. read more
| ||20/06/2016 - 11:28|
Three megamergers in the agrochemical sector including Bayer and Monsanto, have raised concerns among farmers who fear higher prices and of consumers who fear more genetically modified (GM) food. read more
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| ||21/04/2016 - 12:56|
Cape Town - As consumer preferences differ and the demand for low fat meat and meat products increases, the European Union (EU) has implemented a unique system to guarantee high quality of meat that is brought to South Africa. read more
| ||30/11/2015 - 12:36|
German consumer confidence slipped for a fourth month in a row in November as shoppers worried about the impact of a record influx of asylum seekers, a survey found on Thursday. read more
| ||06/11/2014 - 11:07|
South Africa is the 81st most prosperous country in the world, according to the Legatum Institute’s prosperity index, a position down from 77th in 2013, and far away from its 67th position in 2009. read more
| ||21/10/2014 - 10:40|
London - Jimmy Choo inched higher on its London stock market debut, watched closely by even the least fashion-conscious of bankers after a flurry of cancelled listings across Europe. read more
| ||21/10/2014 - 10:15|
The most discredited agricultural commodity, ostriches, are back on the farming radar after the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the National Development Corporation, earlier this year concluded a feasibility study and an execution plan, to investigate the revival of the ostrich industry. read more
| ||20/10/2014 - 11:58|
Johannesburg - In South Africa, 63 000 people are among the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world.
| ||22/09/2014 - 13:49|
Johannesburg - South African stocks ended Friday slightly lower as subdued commodity prices and concerns about Chinese growth pulled resource shares down, although global market relief propped up other sectors over the outcome of Scotland's referendum. read more
| ||27/03/2014 - 12:05|
Beijing - China's commerce minister said the Chinese and European wine industries had reached a deal to end an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into European wine imports, ahead of a trip to Europe by China's president. read more
| ||24/03/2014 - 07:48|
Madrid - Spain must cut individual and business tax rates and increase levies on consumer items from alcohol to fuel to repair one of Europe's lowest tax takes, according to proposals the government took in hand on Friday. read more
| ||06/03/2014 - 14:09|
London - Heineken NV, the world’s third-biggest brewer, expects sales to advance this year after reporting a decline in 2013 profit amid weak consumption in central and eastern Europe.
| ||06/03/2014 - 13:48|
Frankfurt - Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, said Wednesday it expects the World Cup football championships in Brazil to boost earnings this year, but warned that the crisis in Ukraine could hurt its business. read more
| ||21/02/2014 - 08:23|
Stockholm - Carlsberg reported earnings that beat analyst estimates as the fourth-biggest brewer gained market share in Russia by selling more premium beer. The stock rose the most in two years. read more
| ||17/02/2014 - 10:20|
Paris - L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company, has said its net profit rose by 3.2% last year to €2.96bn ($4.0bn) on sales which rose by 2.3% to €22.98bn read more
| ||17/02/2014 - 08:55|
Stockholm - Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said Wednesday it planned to open its first store in India in 2014. read more
| ||30/01/2014 - 10:27|
Johannesburg - Furniture maker and retailer Steinhoff plans to sell as much as $631m of bonds convertible into shares to push out debt maturities, it said on Thursday.
| ||20/12/2013 - 08:21|
Cape Town - SABMiller [JSE:SABMiller] announced on Wednesday that its chairperson Graham Mackay, who has been with the company for 35 years, has passed away. Mackay was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2013.
| ||19/11/2013 - 08:37|
Johannesburg - The EU is preparing a ban on South African citrus imports that could take orange juice off Europe’s breakfast tables next summer and sour efforts in Brussels to broaden trade with Africa’s biggest economy. read more
| ||22/10/2013 - 08:31|
Meat processing companies, Meatco and Witvlei Meat, have once again bid for the lucrative beef export quota to Norway, which is set at 1600 tonnes per year and pays 72% more than exports to other parts of Europe. Earlier this month, the Meat Board of Namibia requested for bids for the Norway quota from local meat companies. read more
| ||18/10/2013 - 09:07|
BOS Ice Tea has recently celebrated its third birthday in South Africa, and has taken the first steps into European markets, launching in Belgium and Holland earlier this month. read more
| ||18/10/2013 - 08:41|
Johannesburg - Markets across the world on Thursday gave a lukewarm reaction towards the US debt deal, due to fears that the scenario will repeat itself early next year. read more
| ||09/10/2013 - 08:19|
Brussels - The CEO of Delhaize Group's European division has resigned, effective Oct. 31, the Belgian supermarket operator said. read more
| ||23/08/2013 - 08:13|
Frankfurt - Germany, Europe's second-biggest grain producer after France, reported a 3.0% increase in its harvest this year, despite the bad weather and flooding, data showed on Thursday. read more
| ||25/07/2013 - 15:17|
On Carrefour’s second-quarter results, Gildas Aitamer, Retail Analyst at Planet Retail, commented: read more
| ||22/07/2013 - 08:57|
New research from the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that PC shipments in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) continued to contract in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13). read more
| ||08/07/2013 - 08:08|
New York - US stocks Friday opened higher following a better-than-expected US jobs report, even as US Treasury yields spiked.
| ||15/05/2013 - 09:25|
New York - There's expensive and then there's Hong Kong. read more
| ||02/05/2013 - 09:28|
Zurich - Luxury goods group Richemont [JSE:CFR] said its annual profit rose nearly a third from the previous year's €1.54bn, helped by favourable currency swings.
| ||30/04/2013 - 08:12|
Not only is Germany forming a last line of defence against the euro’s implosion, the land of steins and beer kellers also offers fertile ground to distillers foraging for sales in Western Europe’s withered landscape. read more
| ||26/04/2013 - 10:32|
Unilever’s breadth of businesses and markets would enable it to ride out the tough environment in Europe, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company said yesterday as it reported weaker-than-expected first-quarter growth. read more
| ||26/03/2013 - 10:09|
(Reuters) - Global wine production fell sharply last year due to bad weather in Europe and a recent policy to drain its "wine lakes", while Chile and United States saw a jump in harvests, according to a recent report. read more
| ||22/03/2013 - 07:58|
Cape Town - Major fishing company bosses on Wednesday described a meeting with Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson as a watershed moment.
| ||19/03/2013 - 13:16|
Bucharest - French food industry group Danone said Monday it had withdrawn some of its dairy products from sale in Romania after a potentially carcinogenic substance was found in milk from one of its suppliers.
| ||06/03/2013 - 08:28|
Johannesburg - South African furniture maker and retailer Steinhoff International reported a 5 percent rise in first-half profit on Tuesday as the weaker rand currency helped offset slack consumer demand.
| ||04/03/2013 - 07:58|
A wine company bearing the name of the former president Nelson Mandela has been established in the United States, the Sunday Sun reported. read more
| ||28/02/2013 - 14:52|
The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF), which represents the entire red meat industry chain, from primary producer through the abattoir to the meat trader and eventually the consumer, has noted with extreme concern the condemning statements made on the research findings by Prof Louw Hoffman and his colleagues on the inclusion of various unlabeled ingredients used in meat products sampled from retail butcher stores and butcheries. read more
| ||26/02/2013 - 08:56|
Mastercard unveiled its bid to dominate the mobile payments market on Monday with a ‘virtual wallet’ allowing customers to keep personal payment details in their phone and avoid checkouts by scanning bar codes in-store to pay. read more
| ||26/02/2013 - 07:50|
Stocholm Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn some of its company-branded meatballs in 14 European countries after horsemeat was found in the product by Czech authorities, the company said on Monday.
| ||14/02/2013 - 08:53|
Cape Town - South African meat consumers have nothing to fear from a horsemeat scandal currently rocking Europe.
| ||07/02/2013 - 07:50|
London - GlaxoSmithKline, Britain's biggest drugmaker, renewed its promise to return to growth this year, after failing to deliver a hoped-for sales and margin recovery in 2012. read more
| ||05/02/2013 - 08:09|
London - Global consumer confidence dipped at the end of last year, a survey showed on Monday, and more than 60 percent of respondents said the next 12 months would not be a good time to spend. read more
| ||29/01/2013 - 11:17|
Abu Dhabi - Dutch food retailer Spar International plans to enter the Middle East, aiming to have 30 stores in the region by the end of 2015, its managing director said on Sunday. read more
| ||13/12/2012 - 09:11|
London - Drug companies are spending record amounts on acquisitions in emerging markets, with China the most attractive target nation, reflecting sharply rising sales of western medicines in the country.
| ||23/08/2012 - 09:46|
London - Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday following recent gains, mirroring events across world stock markets, as traders showed caution ahead of Greek talks, Fed minutes and US energy inventory data.
| ||26/07/2012 - 09:01|
London - British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday said its second quarter net profit rose 13.3% from a year earlier to £1.21bn. read more
| ||22/06/2012 - 07:37|
The downturn in the euro zone’s private sector is becoming entrenched and Chinese factories are finding the going increasingly tough, business surveys showed yesterday, painting a gloomier outlook for the world economy. read more
| ||14/06/2012 - 08:12|
Johannesburg – As global demand firms and domestic demand remains robust‚ economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to strengthen to 5% in 2012‚ the World Bank says in its newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP).
| ||07/06/2012 - 08:59|
Brussels - The eurozone narrowly escaped technical recession in the first quarter as exports offset a plunge in investment and inventories to produce a flat reading, data showed on Wednesday, but it was unlikely to escape contraction again in the second quarter.
| ||11/05/2012 - 08:20|
Manufacturing output contracted unexpectedly in March, suggesting that the recession in Europe is already taking a toll on exports and signalling growth in the economy may be slowing more sharply than expected.
| ||02/02/2012 - 14:51|
Planet Retail, the leading global retail analysis company, has strengthened its European division with the appointment of Frank Weibelzahl as Sales Director.
| ||31/01/2012 - 08:47|
Georges Plassat, Carrefour (CA) SA’s fourth chief executive officer in eight years, relishes a challenge.
| ||09/01/2012 - 07:33|
Hong Kong - Fresh signs of a mooted wave of Chinese money looking to buy European assets on the cheap emerged on Friday, with a major bank said to be in the running for parts of Britain's RBS and an Italian yacht maker seen in the sights of Shangdong Heavy Industry. read more
| ||08/12/2011 - 09:03|
European glass packaging production volumes have grown by 4.7% in the first half of 2011, according to figures from the European Container Glass Federation (Feve). read more
| ||08/12/2011 - 08:54|
Cocoa has hit its lowest level since December 2008 on the back of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and increased supplies from West Africa according to commodity analysts familiar with the industry. read more
| ||08/12/2011 - 08:44|
As European leaders head into the last summit of the year today, the future of the euro as a currency will come under the scrutiny of both global policy makers and investors, as politicians try to restore confidence in the currency used by 17 nations within the European Union (EU). read more
| ||01/12/2011 - 16:30|
Jupiter Drawing Room in Cape Town has been notified that as of the end of January, Woolworths will no longer be doing business with them. read more
| ||01/12/2011 - 08:49|
Johannesburg - South Africa’s trade account recorded a wider-than-expected trade shortfall of R9.6bn in October compared with a R2.5bn surplus in September, the South African Revenue Service said on Wednesday. read more
| ||30/11/2011 - 10:14|
Pretoria - South Africa’s economic growth came in less than expected at 1.4% in the third quarter of 2011 on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis, compared with a 1.3% rise in the second quarter, data showed on Tuesday. read more
| ||29/11/2011 - 08:51|
Bureau for Economic Research survey shows domestic order volumes rose to a four-year peak, while export sales and order volumes gave positive readings for the first time in more than eight years read more
| ||18/11/2011 - 08:01|
London - Brewer SABMiller [JSE:SAB] narrowly missed forecasts with an 11% rise in half-year earnings on Thursday, and warned that trading in Europe and North America will stay tough as its input costs tick higher. read more
| ||16/11/2011 - 08:35|
Washington - US retail sales rose broadly in October and a gauge of New York state manufacturing showed growth this month for the first time since May, suggesting the economy started the fourth quarter with vigour. read more
| ||07/11/2011 - 08:40|
Hong Kong - Hong Kong's wine imports have remained strong even as global economic uncertainty cuts demand for luxury goods, underscoring the city's credentials as a preeminent wine hub buoyed by strong demand from mainland Chinese buyers.