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  • China defaults mount among inter-company loans Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:52 AM ET

    Shipbuilder Sainty Marine Corp Ltd on Tuesday became the latest listed firm to report that it had failed to receive principal and interest repayments on a 900 million yuan loan to a property developer. The same day, Qiaqia Food Co Ltd announced that it would launch a lawsuit against another food producer for failing to pay interest on a 40 million yuan loan.

  • Beware of drinking Coca-Cola's Kool-Aid Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    An electronic billboard advertising Coca-Cola in Medford, Massachusetts

    Coca-Cola showed a slight improvement in soda sales trends in the first quarter. But it a real turnaround may be a ways off.

  • *European shares hit by weak sales, Ukraine crisis. LONDON, April 15- Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets on Tuesday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher.

  • LONDON, April 15- Risk appetite faded on financial markets on Tuesday, with shares weaker and bonds firmer as investors weighed up tensions between Russia and Ukraine, downbeat sales reports and signs of slowing growth in China.

  • *First-quarter sales 20.8 bln Sfr vs 21.5 bln in poll. ZURICH, April 15- Nestle expects sales growth to pick up in the next few quarters after slowing to 4.2 percent in local currencies in the first, when unusually cold weather hit sales in North America and cost-conscious Europeans continued to opt for cheaper brands.

  • LONDON, April 15- European equity indexes opened broadly flat on Tuesday as the threat of costly sanctions against Russia and mixed sales updates from bellwether consumer groups such as L'Oreal and SABMiller capped appetite for shares.

  • Nestle sales up despite slack prices in Europe Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago despite deflationary pressures in Europe.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights.

  • Chinese pork giant plans IPO to raise up to $5.3B Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    HONG KONG— China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Drink mix maker plans Indianapolis expansion Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A company that makes drink mixes and sweeteners says it's planning a $21 million project to add production and distribution facilities in Indianapolis. Carmel- based Heartland Food Products Group announced Monday that it anticipates adding up to 160 jobs in the next few years with the expansion on the north side of Indianapolis.

  • *WH Group, shareholders seeking $5.3 bln in Hong Kong IPO. HONG KONG, April 14- Two senior executives of China's biggest pork producer WH Group Ltd received a combined $600 million payout for helping the Chinese company seal last year's record $4.9 billion takeover of U.S.-based Smithfield Foods Inc, an unusually high incentive for an acquisition.

  • BEIJING, April 14- Hong Kong shares finished slightly higher on Monday in subdued trade, with a strong performance from blue chips including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd pulling up the index.

  • WH Group and some of its shareholders launched an up to $5.3 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong last week, the second-biggest ever listing by a food and beverage company. Yang Zhijun, an executive director in charge of investment, merger and acquisitions and financing for WH Group, was issued another 245.6 million ordinary shares.

  • Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    MUMBAI, India— Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. Malaysia- based GrabTaxi operates in five Southeast Asian countries and recently announced more than $10 million in new investment.

  • Beef prices climb to highest in 25 years Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season.

  • Burritos or Big Macs?     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    The FMHR traders position high flying stocks against "steady eddies," including Chipotle versus McDonald's, and Netflix versus Comcast.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Cramer: Wal-Mart doesn't know organic space     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    "You've got to be in the natural and organic business to understand the ethos," says CNBC's Jim Cramer discussing Wal-Mart's deal to sell Wild Oats' organic products at lower prices to revive their grocery sales.

  • Costco key March sales metric tops Street's view Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    ISSAQUAH, Wash.— Costco's sales at stores open at least a year rose 5 percent in March, beating Wall Street's forecast. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a 3.5 percent increase. Costco said that the five-week period included one extra day compared with the year-ago period due to the timing of Easter.

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