Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Business

Flying Under the Radar No More, FMC Goes Big

Describing FMC as “under the radar,” admittedly, is probably a stretch. But in a snap of the fingers, FMC upped its game and aligned itself with the biggest names in ag. It’s not only buying up DuPont’s crown jewel insecticides and cereal herbicides, but the game-changer: its robust pipeline and ...

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A new ‘diet’ prosecco is coming to London

= It’s an age-old quandary: you want to down a bottle’s worth of Berlusconi’s tears (that’s prosecco, FYI) to yourself, but you’re damned if you’re sloshing back that many calories in half an hour with summer just around the corner. But not anymore. A ‘light prosecco’ has landed in London, promising ...

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Tesco has apologised over ‘Good Friday got better’ ad

LONDON: Tesco has apologised after a newspaper advert for discounted beer said: “Good Friday just got better.” The supermarket said it was sorry for any offence caused after linking alcohol with Good Friday – the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion. It said the ad would not be used again. ...

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First UK-China train to depart today, passing through 7 nations

LONDON: The first rail freight service from the United Kingdom (UK) to China will reportedly depart on a 7500-mile long journey by passing through seven nations. The train with 30 containers carrying British goods will depart from Essex today for China. The goods include whiskey, soft drinks, vitamins and other ...

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KFC to curb antibiotic use in the chickens it buys

LOS ANGELES: Yum Brands US KFC chain plans to curb the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, making it the last of the big three chicken restaurants to join the fight against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs. KFC, the second-biggest US chicken chain by sales after ...

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London finance chief upbeat after Brexit trigger

LONDON: The outlook for London’s financial sector has improved since Brexit was triggered, insists the man charged with its policy, even as banks remain set to move some jobs abroad. Mark Boleat, who spoke after British Prime Minister Theresa May activated the process for Britain’s EU exit, nevertheless urged speedy ...

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UK wants to become ‘important partner’ for CPEC

LONDON: The United Kingdom has expressed its desire to become a key partner in the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Britain is a country of global influence and can be an important partner for China and Pakistan in the delivery of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which has the potential to ...

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Pepsi pulls widely mocked Kendall Jenner ad

PARIS: Pepsi on Wednesday pulled an ad after it was widely mocked and criticised for appearing to trivialise protests for social justice causes. “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the company said. “Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologise.” It said it ...

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YouTube launches $35 a month YouTube TV service

PHILADELPHIA: YouTube is launching a streaming TV service Wednesday. It’s one of many – Sling, PlayStation Vue and local cable companies among them. But Google-owned YouTube TV offers several features the others don’t. They include a cloud-based DVR with no storage limits, allowing users to record as many shows as ...

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