Premier Foods, the UK's largest food producer behind brands such as Hovis bread, Bisto gravy and Ambrosia custard and rice pudding, has completed the disposal of its Sweet Spreads and Jellies Business to US peer Hain Celestial. [29 Oct '12]
The Tempus column in The Times writes that Experian has wasted no time in snapping up the minority interest in Serasa, the Brazilian credit bureau that it first bought into in 2007. This is despite signs that the Brazilian economy is flagging, not least because global economic uncertainty is hitting the country's exports. [24 Oct '12]
Premier Foods has appointed a Chief Operating Officer to help accelerate its transformation from a stodgy, overweight and indebted company to something leaner and more attractive to investors. [3 Oct '12]
Standard Chartered has embarked on a last-ditch push to secure a settlement with American prosecutors over money laundering allegations ahead of a crunch meeting on Wednesday. The British bank was last week accused by a New York state regulator of illegally processing $250bn (£160bn) of payments for Iran. Peter Sands, chief executive, has furiously denied the claims, insisting that almost all the payments were legal. A broad range of politicians and City figures have accused [12 Aug '12]
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