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FTSE 100 packaging giant’s anger over Venezuela seizure

President Nicolas Maduro's regime took control of Smurfit Kappa's Venezuelan operations, which employed 1,600 people and which owned production plants in Caracas and paper mills and a recycling plant elsewhere in the country, in August last year

Bearish outlook prompts investors to sit on cash piles

It appears that the market professionals feel exactly the same

Mini flash crash sees Swissie on the slide

On 6 May 2010, as Britons were going to the polls in an election that would ultimately lead to the creation of the first coalition government since the Second World War, the New York Stock Exchange suffered its worst one-day fall in decades

Why it makes sense for Nissan to build X-Trail in Japan

For Remainers, the decision is a direct consequence of the vote to leave the EU, as well as a harbinger of the harm that Brexit will do to the UK's car-making industry longer term

Bad news for water companies – good news for customers

Jeremy Corbyn is threatening to nationalise the sector and, with the extreme weather conditions of recent years, the industry is having to think harder about how it builds resilience for both droughts and the sudden flash floods that have become more common in the summer

Tesco positions itself as merger threatens dominance

The first and most obvious is that, in common with the entire grocery sector, Tesco needs to keep a lid on costs

Why did Fuller’s sell its brewing arm to company known for...

As Jackie Parker, the chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale, points out: "Fuller's has been a family brewer in Britain for more than 100 years, and it's a very sad day to see such a well-known, historic and respected name leaving the brewing business."

Kier seeks Chief Executive to push shares to previous highs

So Haydn Mursell, the chief executive of construction services group Kier, must have known he was on borrowed time when, in December, just 38% of Kier's investors took up their rights to buy new shares in the company at a deeply discounted price

GSK chairman Sir Philip Hampton to step down

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline announced this morning that Sir Philip, its chairman since May 2015, is looking to step down and that a search for his successor has begun

Jamie Dimon: Should JP Morgan pay its boss £24m a year?

In the US it has emerged overnight that Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JP Morgan Chase, America's biggest bank, was paid $31m (£24m) during 2018, representing a 5% pay increase